Pappy wrote:Cate McCalley wrote:Pappy, if I ever ask for your confidence and vote (even for county dog catcher) my tax forms would be released on the day I announced my candidacy.
Just as I have no need or intention of asking for anyone’s vote or confidence, I have no need or intention of making my tax forms public.
There’s a reason the public should be able to see the kinds of investments and businesses anyone running for the highest office in our nation. It’s to determine if a President would have interest contrary to our national security and safety.
Over 13 million documents are in the recently released ‘Paradise Papers’. Documents that name 120,000 people and companies invested in offshore accounts of more than $10 Trillion that pay no taxes. Among those whose financial affairs are mentioned are Queen Elizabeth II, the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos, and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, with more ‘bigly’ names to come.
You tell me...why would anyone wanting to honestly do the best possible job for the people in this country, not be willing to share their financial information and tax forms with the people? Is the person asking the public to loan them their trust any different that someone asking a bank for a loan?
How is it okay for a Loan Officer to expect a financial statement, and tax form filings to confirm a person is qualified and trustworthy enough to pay back the bank’s investment, but it’s not okay to expect a Presidential Candidate to prove his/her financial and tax filings confirming their qualifications and trustworthiness?
Bottom line....it’s not ‘okay’.
Cate im not talking tax returns.LMAO
Okay...I get it.