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Activists use Tax Day to say to Trump: Show us your returns

Democrats and liberal advocates plan to use the annual tax filing deadline as a showcase to demand the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns and to call for more electronic tax filing, as Republicans focus on a legislative overhaul. "I think it's important for us, we the people, to express First Amendment rights and say we want to see them".

A contributing factor is the cloud of suspicion around you from continuing to withhold your tax information.

Trump admitted to sales-tax cheating in 1983 after he bought more than $65,000 of jewelry at Bulgari, across the street from newly open Trump Tower, and having empty boxes sent to a CT address so he could evade more than $4,000 of taxes.

Massachusetts Peace Action took donations via PayPal to "make the Tax Day Rally as big as possible". Our president should be working only for us - not for his own enrichment through deals with offshore partners closely tied to foreign leaders.

"The message is, it's time to actually do real tax reform", Americans for Fair Taxation President Steve Hayes told WND and Radio America. One ethics expert has noted that numerous foreign businesses with which Trump has struck deals are connected to "unfriendly governments".

"I for one am really, really wary and anxious about getting committed to another land war", he said, adding that "I think Congress would be opposed to that".

A veteran US senator, Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), has asked the Senate Intelligence Committee to investigate Trump's business ties to Russia as part of its larger probe of Russian meddling in our elections.

Like stated before, the goal of this march is to pressure Trump to release his full tax reports.

Modeled on the Women's March after Trump's inauguration, the protests will feature a march in Washington, D.C., with satellite protests now planned in over 120 cities across the country, ranging from Manhattan to Mar-a-Lago.

The CNN anchor persisted, circling back to the tax returns when the interview turned to Trump's repeated and repeatedly unproven claims that he had given millions to charity.

The Fair Tax would scrap federal income taxes for individuals and businesses, along with payroll taxes and state sales taxes and replace it with a 23 percent national retail sales tax.

The Trump Organization, the president's hospitality and real estate company that operates the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx, is the only city vendor that now meets those specifications, Johnson said.

Schumer, D-N.Y., said voters are "going to say, 'Oh, he's not doing that because it's good for me, he's doing it because it's good for him.' So for his own good, he ought to make them public". Hayes said that's not true, noting that Americans living under the poverty line would get monthly assistance on top of any income, in essence lowering their effective tax rate from what it is now.

He would abolish the estate tax, our nation's only tax on inherited wealth, paid exclusively by the richest one of every 500 families.

South Orange-Maplewood is mobilizing to join thousands in NYC to demand President Trump's tax returns on April 15.

Frank Clemente is executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness.


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