tuesday 4/18/2017 CALL TO ACTIVISM FOR DEMOCRACY!
there's another way to trump's taxes: tell congress, no tax reform unless we see them.
even gop reps agree, trump "evading" tax release makes it harder to pass tax bill.
(NY TIMES) "President Trump’s promise to enact a sweeping overhaul of the tax code is in serious jeopardy nearly 100 days into his tenure, and his refusal to release his own tax returns is emerging as a central hurdle to another faltering campaign promise.
As procrastinators rushed to file their tax returns by Tuesday, the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, emphasized again on Monday that Mr. Trump had no intention of making his public. Democrats have seized on that decision, uniting around a pledge not to cooperate on any rewriting of the tax code unless they know specifically how that revision would benefit the billionaire president and his family.
And a growing roster of more than a dozen Republican lawmakers now say Mr. Trump should release them."
HOW TO USE YOUR VOICE:
1) Call the Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121
2) To Reach Your Representatives, Press 2.
3) To Reach Your Senators, Press 1.
trump taxes script
Hello, my name is (YOUR NAME) and I am calling today because I have grown frustrated with Congress' inaction when it comes to examining President Trump's tax returns.
It is no secret that Congress wishes to pass sweeping tax reform. I strongly believe that no tax plan should be passed unless we know exactly how it impacts the President and his family.
According to experts there are a few ways Congress can examine the returns through legislation or with the power of oversight in various committees. Billionaire Donald Trump has business dealings spread across domestic and international spheres. One of the strongest foundations of our country is the premise of government oversight and accountability to the public. By not releasing his tax returns, the President is sending a message that he believes he does not owe such responsibility to the nation.