Veiled threats are coming from the left on every single issue the Trump administration tries to get through congress. This time Chuck Schumer “suggests” that Trump is going to have a tough time getting tax reform accomplished without first releasing his own returns.
Newsmax has the story:
Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., warned President Donald Trump must release his tax returns if he is going to try and push through a comprehensive tax reform package.
“It’s going to make tax reform much harder” if Trump doesn’t release his returns, Schumer said
Anytime the president proposes something on tax reform, “the average American is 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. And the big mystery is why he hasn’t.”
“I think he just has an obligation to come clean. When you clean up the swamp, it’s not keeping things secret and applies to yourself.”
The Washington Post reported this about Trump’s returns:
Trump paid $38 million in federal income tax in 2005 on more than $150 million, for an effective rate of 25 percent, and reported a $105 million write-down, according to a copy of his federal tax return revealed last month.
The revelation provides the most recent glimpse at Trump’s income. Last fall, the New York Times reported that Trump reported a massive $916 million loss in 1995, which enabled him to avoid paying income taxes for decades.
And so it goes. The left would rather make the American people suffer.