Presidential Tax Audit Bill

 

Democrats are trying to push through a bill requiring the annual audit of a sitting President’s taxes:

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/trump-taxes-irs/2022/12/22/id/1101628/

As the sitting President who would be the first to undergo this, will Biden sign the bill?

As a suggestion, how about we audit the President, the Vice President, all cabinet secretaries, and all members of Congress every year?  Think we’ll get some meaningful tax reform then?  Think we’ll find out just how they all become rich after being in office?

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  1. GrannyDude Member
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    Great! Let’s audit the Bidens, by all means! Audits all ’round!

    Actually, I’m somewhat serious, as long as the results are public. Those people are paid with our tax dollars. We should know if their incomes suddenly skyrocket.

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  2. David C. Broussard Coolidge
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    @Dbroussa

    They would be happy to be audited because their deals are off the books. You could review President Binden’s taxes and never see the 10% for the big guy because it’s going to not be in his name. Trump never planned on being President so he structured his finances to be optimized for being a businessman, politicians structure their finances to be reviewed and hide their slush funds in other ways. Look at the way the Clinton’s did it with their “foundation”.

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  3. Kevin Schulte Member
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    David C. Broussard (View Comment):

    They would be happy to be audited because their deals are off the books. You could review President Binden’s taxes and never see the 10% for the big guy because it’s going to not be in his name. Trump never planned on being President so he structured his finances to be optimized for being a businessman, politicians structure their finances to be reviewed and hide their slush funds in other ways. Look at the way the Clinton’s did it with their “foundation”.

    This in spades .

    It’s a way for my dingbat dem coworkers to say my side is clean. Then they go to msnbc and read the deep state leaks on the deplorables like Trump for example. And they say . “See, See, See !!!!

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  4. Hang On Member
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    @HangOn

    Considering the Pentagon can’t pass an audit and trillions of dollars are unanswered for, sure go ahead.

    And why aren’t they in favor of audits on money to Ukraine?

    Lots of audits should be made.

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  5. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    Sounds like a good way to keep normals from invading the fiefdom the politicians believe they should own.

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  6. WillowSpring Member
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    GrannyDude (View Comment):
    We should know if why their incomes suddenly skyrocket.

    FIFY

     

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  7. Steve Fast Coolidge
    Steve Fast
    @SteveFast

    I suggest that every year that the budget doesn’t balance that Congressmen’s salaries be cut by another 5% every year. If they raise taxes, their tax rates should go up by twice the percentage increase for everyone else. We would have a balanced budget without tax increases in a hurry. No need to audit their taxes

    I know it’s just a dream.

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  8. kedavis Coolidge
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    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    I suggest that every year that the budget doesn’t balance that Congressmen’s salaries be cut by another 5% every year. If they raise taxes, their tax rates should go up by twice the percentage increase for everyone else. We would have a balanced budget without tax increases in a hurry. No need to audit their taxes

    I know it’s just a dream.

    Salaries?  You think they care about their salaries?

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  9. GrannyDude Member
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    Kevin Schulte (View Comment):
    dingbat dem coworkers

    I resemble that remark!

    Or at least…I used to. Sigh.

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  10. Flapjack Lincoln
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    I suggest that every year that the budget doesn’t balance that Congressmen’s salaries be cut by another 5% every year. If they raise taxes, their tax rates should go up by twice the percentage increase for everyone else. We would have a balanced budget without tax increases in a hurry. No need to audit their taxes

    I know it’s just a dream.

    Salaries? You think they care about their salaries?

    Instead, cut $ for staff by 5%.  Or 10%.  Strip them of people.

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  11. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member
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    Flapjack (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    I suggest that every year that the budget doesn’t balance that Congressmen’s salaries be cut by another 5% every year. If they raise taxes, their tax rates should go up by twice the percentage increase for everyone else. We would have a balanced budget without tax increases in a hurry. No need to audit their taxes

    I know it’s just a dream.

    Salaries? You think they care about their salaries?

    Instead, cut $ for staff by 5%. Or 10%. Strip them of people.

    I’m pretty sure that making the grift a greater part of their income is not the path to reform. Maybe requiring  office holders to put their assets into a blind trust, perhaps something more or less tied to the performance of the US economy.  

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  12. Brian Clendinen Member
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    Considering the Pentagon can’t pass an audit and trillions of dollars are unanswered for, sure go ahead.

    And why aren’t they in favor of audits on money to Ukraine?

    Lots of audits should be made.

    Neither can the bureau of Indian Affairs. GOA audits never give a clean bill of health on either of these agency when others basically pass.

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  13. Brian Clendinen Member
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    @BrianClendinen

    I much rather have a law passed that forces congress and staffers to abide by the same insider trading rules us plebs have to abide by. That would do way more for transparency and help with corruption than require audits of everyone in the government.

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  14. cdor Member
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    President Trump’s response to Congress leaking his tax returns:

    https://rumble.com/v222tua-president-donald-j.-trump-illegal-seizure-and-leak-of-his-tax-returns.html

    When he is on, he’s really good.

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  15. Red Herring Coolidge
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    cdor (View Comment):

    President Trump’s response to Congress leaking his tax returns:

    https://rumble.com/v222tua-president-donald-j.-trump-illegal-seizure-and-leak-of-his-tax-returns.html

    When he is on, he’s really good.

    Trump is the only person with the guts to call out the Democrats.

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  16. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    This tax audit bill should fix everything.  Glad, nay, relieved, that our federal geniuses are working hard to fix problems for us.

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  17. kedavis Coolidge
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    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    I suggest that every year that the budget doesn’t balance that Congressmen’s salaries be cut by another 5% every year. If they raise taxes, their tax rates should go up by twice the percentage increase for everyone else. We would have a balanced budget without tax increases in a hurry. No need to audit their taxes

    I know it’s just a dream.

    Salaries? You think they care about their salaries?

    Instead, cut $ for staff by 5%. Or 10%. Strip them of people.

    I’m pretty sure that making the grift a greater part of their income is not the path to reform. Maybe requiring office holders to put their assets into a blind trust, perhaps something more or less tied to the performance of the US economy.

    If they know what’s in the trust at the start, or what is likely to be, they can still benefit.

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  18. Stad Coolidge
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    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):
    Maybe requiring  office holders to put their assets into a blind trust

    Actually, I thought this was the law . . .

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):
    Maybe requiring office holders to put their assets into a blind trust

    Actually, I thought this was the law . . .

    It may not be required at all levels such as House members etc, but even if it is, like Pelosi they just give the insider information to their spouse etc.

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  20. Steve Fast Coolidge
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    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):

    Flapjack (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    I suggest that every year that the budget doesn’t balance that Congressmen’s salaries be cut by another 5% every year. If they raise taxes, their tax rates should go up by twice the percentage increase for everyone else. We would have a balanced budget without tax increases in a hurry. No need to audit their taxes

    I know it’s just a dream.

    Salaries? You think they care about their salaries?

    Instead, cut $ for staff by 5%. Or 10%. Strip them of people.

    I’m pretty sure that making the grift a greater part of their income is not the path to reform. Maybe requiring office holders to put their assets into a blind trust, perhaps something more or less tied to the performance of the US economy.

    Good point – cutting staff would hurt more. We could ban overseas trips until the budget is balanced. Or make them donate 5% of their net worth annually to the Treasury until the budget balances.

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  21. Steve Fast Coolidge
    Steve Fast
    @SteveFast

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):
    Maybe requiring office holders to put their assets into a blind trust

    Actually, I thought this was the law . . .

    It may not be required at all levels such as House members etc, but even if it is, like Pelosi they just give the insider information to their spouse etc.

    Or perhaps Paul Pelosi gets his stock tips from hammer-wielding gay prostitutes whom he picks up.

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Steve Fast (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):

    Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler (View Comment):
    Maybe requiring office holders to put their assets into a blind trust

    Actually, I thought this was the law . . .

    It may not be required at all levels such as House members etc, but even if it is, like Pelosi they just give the insider information to their spouse etc.

    Or perhaps Paul Pelosi gets his stock tips from hammer-wielding gay prostitutes whom he picks up.

    The prostitute was pretending to be Thor, and Paul Pelosi was Natalie Portman.

     

     

     

    Ick.

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  23. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    Steve Fast (View Comment):
    Or make them donate 5% of their net worth annually to the Treasury until the budget balances.

    That is so evil, I love it!

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