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Has hypocrisy become the national religion?

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by JerseyGator01, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. JerseyGator01

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  2. BLING

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    If they are going to require it for the President, they should require it for all other state politicians as well.

    I think think such disclosures should be required for all levels of govt in all 50 states. Financial disclosures for elected officials should include at least a few years worth of tax return information. No hypocrisy here.
     
  3. fredsanford

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    Poor original post. I assume “they” are NJ pols?

    It has always been a presidential tradition to release returns. I don’t believe it is for any type of congressional position.
     
  4. PITBOSS

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    What is trump hiding?
     
  5. fredsanford

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    1. Connections to the companies of Russian oligarchs.
    2. Lower income than people think.
    3. Many years of no taxes paid.
     
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  6. fredsanford

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    The OP has a perpetual issue with relating two unrelated items as the same.
     
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  7. gatorpa

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    In this specific case the OP is point out the fact that many scream for Trump's returns yet many don't want theirs given over...
     
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  8. gatorpa

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    All holders of high office should put theirs out. Senate, Congress, USSC, President, VP, Cabinet members. Last 5 years at least.
     
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    I would also add that in additional to disclosure, the same conflict of interest rules that apply to every other federal employee including both career civil servants and political appointees should also apply to the president. Rex Tillerson was required to divest over $180 million in Exxon stock as a condition of accepting the position of Secretary of State. Trump should have been required to divest his interest in the Trump Organization and transferring control and/or ownership to his children would not have been sufficient to satisfy the condition.
     
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  10. gatorpa

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    I like the spirt, however should someone be hammered with capital gains taxes to be in high office?
     
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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    You have a perpetual issue of allowing your hate for our President to blind you to the truth.
     
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    Yes, no one is forcing them to run.
     
  13. gatorpa

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    Trouble also is how do you determine a true conflict of interest? Some situations are clear, many are very hazy.
     
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  14. gatorpika

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    Why pre screen the candidates with a bunch of rules? Let the voters decide. If they don't want someone with a bunch of potential conflicts of interest, don't vote for that person.
     
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    Have NJ state office holders ever been expected to do so in the past like presidents have?
     
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    Not a bit
     
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  17. gatorpa

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    Not really the point.

    In the past Pres candidates have done it as a curtesy.

    "In fact, publicizing tax filings has only been a custom in the United States since Richard Nixon released his tax returns in 1973 during the backlash of the Watergate Scandal. Since Nixon, Gerald Ford is the only president not to release his tax forms. Ford instead provided a public summary of a decade of his past tax data."
     
  18. The_RH_Factor

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    He thinks his tax returns are his business and none of yours.
     
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  19. Gatorhead

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    Agreed
     
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