Liberal States Already Trying To Toss Wrench In Donald’s Works With The TRUMP Act…
I’ve always been of the mind that even if you don’t agree with someone on everything you at the very least try to work with them.
That way if you still don’t like their ideas you can at the very least with a clear consistence say that you tried to do the best that you could. That’s what Donald Trump is doing. Despite people giving him hell because they are still holding a candle for Hillary Clinton; he wants to try to work with everyone.
Donald Trump doesn’t officially become president until the swearing in ceremony 16 days from now. However, that hasn’t stopped blue state Democrats from already trying to stop Trump’s re-election in 2020.
Since the billionaire never released his taxes during the 2016 campaign, liberals are making moves. Dems from Maryland, New York, Massachusetts, California, and Maine are introducing a bill mandating five years of tax returns for candidates if they want to be on future ballots. A liberal from the Empire state wants to call it the Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public (TRUMP) act.
From Washington Post: Lawmakers in several deep-blue states want to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot in those states, a sharp rebuke of President-elect Donald Trump’s ongoing refusal to make his tax records public.
A pair of Maryland Democrats on Tuesday announced they would introduce a bill mandating the release of five years of tax returns, mirroring similar proposals in New York, Massachusetts, California and Maine.
If approved, the proposals could keep Trump from appearing on some ballots in 2020 if he continues breaking with the decades-long tradition of financial transparency and decides to seek a second term.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in May introduced a federal bill requiring major-party candidates to release their returns, but that legislation didn’t advance in the Republican-controlled Congress.
The state lawmakers say they want to enshrine into law what’s been a long-standing norm among presidential contenders: the public release of tax returns detailing sources of income, business interests and charitable giving.
It will be interesting to see if any of these states pass the TRUMP Act.