Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Tax Day's Coming. Remind You Of Something?
In one of the several outrages over the weekend, piranha-human hybrid and Orwellian liar-for-hire Kellyanne "Alternative Facts" Conway declared that sociopath and Putin puppet Donald "Rump" Trump wouldn't be releasing his tax returns, as every President has for decades. Recall that during the primary campaign and general elections, Rump made a point of saying that he'd release his Federal income tax returns, but that they were being audited (a claim that's never been verified -- the only comment from the IRS was that they were not stopping Rump from releasing his tax returns).
Speculation that Rump was hiding something (a "bombshell" per "Mittens" Romney) ranged from dealings with Russian financiers/banks and organized crime connections, to that he pays no income tax, to the more mundane possibility that his income was far lower that he's boasted. It could be a combination of all three. Whatever it is, his inner circle considers it damaging enough to resist releasing it, despite overwhelming public opinion (74%) saying that he should (contrary to Alternative Facts Conway's patent lie that the people "don't care"). One would think our intrepid "journalists" would see this as an investigative challenge to them, given the highly suspicious resistance by Rump and Co. We'll see, but we're not optimistic when it comes to the majority of the access-addicted Fourth Estate. Perhaps more nationwide marches or other forms of protest will be in order around April 15. Or perhaps hackers will do the job.
With taxpayers struggling to balance their expenses and doing their best to pay taxes owed, it's almost certain that he's been paying no Federal income taxes for at least 20 years, taxes that pay for everything from our national security to food safety and disease control. Whatever he's hiding must be so perilous to him that he's willing to try to ride out public disapproval. We can't let him get away with it.