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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:16 PM

Richie Neal and Trump's Taxes

Richie Neal and Trumpís Taxes
Jeff Hauser & Eleanor Eagan
March 13, 2019
The costs of having a corporate Democrat chair the House Ways and Means Committee

As most House Democrats enthusiastically jump on the long-dormant congressional oversight train, one senior lawmaker has conspicuously chosen to stay on the platform. Under the leadership of Representative Richard Neal, the House Committee on Ways and Means has shown none of the zeal for oversight exhibited by its counterparts.

The announcement two weeks ago that Neal would finally request Trumpís tax returns, after a good deal of pressure from the Democratic Caucus, might have appeared to be a welcome reversal. But look at the fine print and youíll see that the committeeís strategy is basically a continuation of Nealís obstinate refusal to deliver on Democratsí 2018 campaign promises.

Not only is Nealís request still set for some uncertain time in the nearish future (approximately two and a half or more months too late), the request he is contemplating is wildly inadequate.

That is because Neal plans to disregard tax law experts and request only the presidentís personal returns.

Nealís lame excuse is that business returns for Trumpís over 500 Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) are too complex. Neal is right that understanding Trumpís finances will be unjustifiably arduous, but as one of the few people in the country with the power to gather the resources and expertise to conquer this task, surrender in the face of this complexity is a cowardly dereliction of duty.



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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:15 PM

1. Funny thing,did we not here a similiar line of


garbage about the to big to fail Bankers.

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