One Sentence Question for Tuesday, April 18, Tax Day 2017 in the United States of America

Should Presidential candidates and/or Presidents be required release their tax returns?

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Comment by koshersalaami on April 18, 2017 at 6:29am

Obviously

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 18, 2017 at 7:23am

the better question would be Why ought such a release be optional? 

Comment by Ron Powell on April 18, 2017 at 7:38am

It's been an 'option' since first done by Nixon pursuant to his declaration that he was not a crook.

As a matter of political expedience, the practice of releasing tax returns has been raised to the level of habit and expectation, but not to the level of legal requirement, which is the question raised here.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on April 18, 2017 at 7:43am

yes, Ron, yet I think mine is the more appropriate query    (no one need agree, of course)

Comment by nanatehay on April 18, 2017 at 7:54am

One Sentence Question for Tuesday, April 18, Tax Day 2017 in the United States of America - 

Why Can't A Pompous Idiot Posting Nothing More Than A Bombastic Title And Vacuous One Sentence Query Be Bothered To Proofread Either the Title Or The Sentence To Correct Glaring Typographical And Grammatical Errors Even A Precocious First Grader Wouldn't Have Overlooked?  

Comment by JMac1949 Today on April 18, 2017 at 8:00am

I'm no fan of the Beast "45", but, absent a criminal conviction, no one should be required to release any personal or financial information to the public.

Comment by Ron Powell on April 18, 2017 at 8:58am

@N; Thanks for the heads up.

Unlike many here, I don't conflate ego and error

I stand corrected.

Comment by nanatehay on April 19, 2017 at 2:20am

Sorry, Ronny, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but, news flash:  nearly every comment and post you write here is an egregious conflation of ego with error. 

Comment by Terry McKenna on April 19, 2017 at 6:15am

Ron: given the possibility of conflicts of interest, yes they should.   

Comment by Rodney Roe on April 19, 2017 at 6:37am

1) They should if they do not divest themselves of all business interests before entering office.

2) I'm not talking about a "blind trust" either. 

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