President Donald Trump’s tax returns are still an ongoing argument today, since his many promises to America that he would release them during his campaign have yet to be fulfilled.
With the Democratic Party threatening to not cooperate with his future policy agenda, it makes it extremely hard for our president to make decisions that will benefit the country as a whole.
It’s not just the Democratic Party that may be a set back in policy, but the Republican Party as well. This would be hard to cooperate with a man who has yet to keep his word.
But we must remind ourselves that anything dealing with money in the U.S. is a gut-wrenching topic for Americans.
I do not think President Trump is trying to penalize or hide anything to hurt us, and the president’s tax returns are probably the least concerning thing that should be discussed in the media right now. Tax planning is not easy, and it takes many tries before a plan can even be carried out to negotiations.
Even though a plan has not been proposed to this date, we must remember that it has not even been 100 days since President Trump was sworn into office. That being said, I think it is important for the president to have his own right to privacy.
He is an American citizen just like the rest of us, and he is entitled to keep his taxes private from the public if he chooses to do so. It is unfortunate that he has not released anything yet like he promised, but how would you feel giving out your yearly earnings and tax return to nearly 319 million people?
I think we need to keep in mind that the releasing of tax returns to the public while running for the highest office in our country, is only a custom and not a mandatory action. I do not think it is the end of the world that President Trump is withholding this extremely private document from the public. Rather, I believe it’s his privilege as an American citizen.
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