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GOP Warns That Releasing Trump’s Taxes Could Lead to More Transparency


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#1 AnBr

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:12 AM

https://nymag.com/in...ansparency.html

It is telling when one party wants more transparency and the other wants to keep their dealings hidden.

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The Democratic lawmakers faced stiff objections from congressional Republicans, who accused them of seeking to violate Mr. Trump’s privacy, setting a dangerous precedent for political retribution and abusing the power laid out in the law…

“Where does it end?” [GOP congressman Mike] Kelly asked. “What about the tax returns of the speaker? Members of Congress? Federal employees? Or, for that matter, any political donors? There is no end in sight for those whose tax information may be in jeopardy.”

“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 11:28 AM

Maybe they should release college transcripts...
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we have the military pay to protecting the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes up very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 12:59 PM

Release of college transcripts: that was a right wing demand of President Obama. They wanted both college and law school transcripts in an effort to show he was an "affirmative action student". Aside from political game playing, I would question the relevance of college transcripts to political candidacies other than when fraudulent credentials are being offered by a candidate.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:22 PM

View PostJackD, on 09 February 2019 - 12:59 PM, said:

Release of college transcripts: that was a right wing demand of President Obama. They wanted both college and law school transcripts in an effort to show he was an "affirmative action student".
I should have added a <snark> at the end.
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we have the military pay to protecting the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes up very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 09 February 2019 - 03:55 PM

… Michelle Obama's senior thesis at Princeton was considered fair game.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 04:04 PM

"Fair game": considered by whom?

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:06 PM

I'm agreeing with you, by giving another example of how the Obama's were treated.
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Posted 09 February 2019 - 05:49 PM

Sorry, my snark detector needs tuning.

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Posted 09 February 2019 - 08:55 PM

No problem, we're kind of all overdosing on irony these days. :)
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:41 AM

View Postbaw1064, on 09 February 2019 - 08:55 PM, said:

No problem, we're kind of all overdosing on irony these days. :)

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