If no one wants to see Trump’s tax returns, why will thousands be marching this weekend?
The White House excuses continue: Trump’s under tax audit, he’s already released a riny-dink financial disclosure form, people don’t care or they wouldn’t have voted for him. None of it accounts for Donald Trump’s failure to let voters have a look at the financial interests that might be driving his decisions as president. In fact, 64 percent of Americans would like to know what’s lurking in Trump’s tax returns—a desire that is expected to drive thousands to nationwide tax rallies this weekend. Perry Stein writes:
An idea that sprung from a law professor’s tweet after President Trump’s inauguration will unfold Saturday on the Mall, where thousands of protesters plan to call on Trump to release his personal tax returns. The demonstration is expected to be the largest of more than 100 affiliated protests planned across the country.
The Tax March, which falls on the nation’s traditional April 15 deadline to file taxes, is expected to be one of the most high-profile demonstrations of the Trump era since protesters around the world participated in women’s marches — marches that served as an unprecedented rebuke to Trump’s presidency on his first full day in office.
Of course, tax reform just happens to be high on the agenda of GOP lawmakers, who are champing at the bit to lower tax rates for businesses and individuals (especially the rich ones, who would disproportionately benefit under almost any GOP tax scheme). The tax poll conducted by Global Strategies Group found that agenda doesn’t exactly line up with the wishes of a great many Americans.
Ninety-two percent of those surveyed say there are currently too many tax loopholes for wealthy people, and 90 percent say there are too many loopholes for corporations.
The National Park Service anticipates the anti-Trump Tax March along with the Science March the following weekend will be the largest protests in Washington this spring. Looks like people do care after all.