Schumer: Tax Reform Won't Be Easy Unless Trump Releases His Returns

The Trump-branded golf course opened in 2015 and made more than $8 million in profits in its first year, according to city records.

"The message is, it's time to actually do real tax reform", Americans for Fair Taxation President Steve Hayes told WND and Radio America. "This weekend's marches will prove that's not true - the people care", said Joe Dinkin, national communications director for the Working Families Party, one of the progressive political organizations now helping coordinate the march.

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is warning that President Donald Trump needs to release his personal tax returns if he hopes to achieve comprehensive tax reform in the coming months.

Fittingly, there even will be a Tax March in Orlando, not far from the Disney World hotel where Richard Nixon set this all in motion.

A few hours later, comedian Frank Lesser tweeted the same idea. "That's what the tax marches across the country are all about - local constituents asking their own representatives to perform their constitutional duty to act as a check on an out-of-control President". "The only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, okay?" Trump's son has said his father's real estate business sees "a lot of money pouring in from Russian Federation". Candidate Trump himself said that not paying any federal income taxes makes him smart.

White House Press secretary Sean Spicer said Monday that Trump's financial disclosures are more revealing than his tax returns and that middle class people are more concerned with their own tax bills than with seeing Trump's taxes. The Park Service permit indicates that organizers expect up to 10,000 people.

The Tax March will begin at noon Saturday on the west lawn in front of the Capitol with a lineup of speakers that includes Sen. Ron Wyden and the fierce Trump critic from California, Rep. Maxine Waters.

From there, protesters will march west along Pennsylvania Avenue NW before ending near the Lincoln Memorial.

Not to be confused with "Donald Duck", the prominent protest poultry from during the 2016 campaign, the march mascot with the signature orange coif has been making the rounds in Washington and is expected to pop up at events around the country.

Trump has said that Americans "don't care at all" about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. Taxes are inclusive, Price said, and so is being a citizen. While he was not prosecuted, his tax lawyer went to prison for backdating documents to take fraudulent tax deductions.

Hayes said there are multiple reasons for pursuing a simpler system like the Fair Tax, starting with the need to curb deficits. The first answer is for President Trump to release his tax returns. The highest rates were in Europe with many countries approaching a 50 percent tax burden for a single worker without children while the USA equivalent is around 32 percent.

"If there's anything that's going to help reduce the urge of these guys to reduce the urge to spend and look for ways to cut, it's going to be everybody watching them closely, because every time we make a purchase, we see the cost of government", Hayes said.

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