Search
Username

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Senator Wyden: Candidates should make tax returns public!

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has called on all Presidential candidates to release their tax returns for public scrutiny by introducing legislation to require disclosure of tax returns. 

"Since the days of Watergate, the American people have had an expectation that nominees to be the leader of the free world not hide their finances and personal tax returns,” said Wyden.

click to enlarge wyden.jpg

Wyden's Presidential Tax Transparency Act says 
that within 15 days of becoming the nominee at the party convention, the candidate must release their most recent 3 years of tax returns to the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Should the candidate refuse to comply, the Treasury Secretary will provide the tax returns directly to the FEC for public release.

“Tax returns deliver honest answers to key questions from the American public,” said Wyden. “Do you even pay taxes? Do you give to charity?  Are you abusing tax loopholes at the expense of middle class families? Are you keeping your money offshore?  People have a right to know.”








Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

Join Our Newsletter

More by Brian Jennings

  • A River Runs Through Here

    A River Runs Through Here

    Water issues downriver in Jefferson County affect those upriver, too, impacting the economy, recreation and food
    • Aug 15, 2018
  • Crowds in the Backcountry

    Crowds in the Backcountry

    As national forest leaders consider quotas for local wilderness areas, some local wilderness advocates weigh in
    • Jul 11, 2018
  • Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...

    Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch...

    It was once an over-grazed range that became the home of Rajneeshpuram. Now another type of religion occupies the space, along with ranchers committed to land restoration
    • Jul 5, 2018
  • More »

Latest in Bent

© 2018 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation