April 15 is traditionally income tax filing day in the US. When it falls on a Saturday, you actully have until the following Monday, but Americans across the country are using the weekend date to voice their concerns over the President’s failure to release his returns.
Throughout the campaign he switched between promising he would release his returns and stating he couldn’t because they were “under audit”. Well this new filing can’t be audited yet so he surely has an opportunity to prove all the doubters wrong by simply showing us what he has been hiding all this time.
When we didn’t see Obama’s birth certificate, he took that to mean that he was born outside the US. When we didn’t see Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails, he took that to mean she was engaged in criminal activity. So using his own logic, what are we to take from his refusal to do what every presidential candiate has done for the last 40 years?
Here’s what the organisers of the “Tax March” have to say :
The Tax March is a movement gaining momentum around the country to demand transparency and fairness from our Commander-in-Chief. Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump told the American people he would release his tax returns. Despite intense public pressure, President Trump has not yet done so – breaking with 40 years of precedent in the process. His administration’s excuse? “People don’t care.”
We do care. Without seeing his tax returns, we have no idea what he’s hiding – shady business deals? Financial ties to foreign countries? Conflicts of interest? – or who his policies are really benefitting.
On April 15, we’re marching on Washington and in communities across the country to send a clear message to Donald Trump: You work for us, and we demand answers.
It will be interesting to see how the marches are covered by the mainstream media, if at all.