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    EDISONPARKS Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I was involved in a Ricochet spat awhile ago over the notion that Trump’s tax returns are being kept “secret”.

    My point to my fellow Ricochetti was if the taxing bodies which Trump reports to, have all his relevant tax information then Trump’s tax returns are not being kept “secret”, but rather “confidential”. Keeping tax returns confidential is the right of every person who files a tax return. In Trump’s case those who need to know, have the relevant information.

    The inference my fellow Ricochetti was trying to make was, if the public were able to see Trump’s confidential tax returns that information would reveal Trump is a tax cheat … or something nefarious like that.

    My larger point which I failed to make back then, but want to take the opportunity to make here is: If a person were cheating on their taxes the last place one would locate the “cheating” is on the tax returns, because in most instances the “cheating” involves unreported income and by definition the unreported income is NOT on the tax return.

    The trick for investigative bodies is to locate the unreported income (ie: income not on the tax return) in order to prosecute tax evaders.

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    • March 12, 2019, at 4:32 PM PDT
  2. Charlotte Member
    Charlotte Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Yay! Welcome back, Byron.

    • #2
    • March 13, 2019, at 5:40 AM PDT
  3. Taras Coolidge

    @edisonparks — You’re absolutely right.

    The liberal media wanted Trump‘s tax returns because they knew, whatever they found, they could use it to attack him or embarrass him. 

    When he refused to play, to defy the media (and the fake conservatives), I thought it was a masterstroke.

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    • March 13, 2019, at 6:43 PM PDT
  4. John Russell Thatcher
    John Russell Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Great interview, as is Byron York’s standard. I can not say the same for the audio. I counted several instances in which the audio track seems to skip a beat (or more).

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    • March 31, 2019, at 6:49 PM PDT
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