Thousands of Protesters To Call for Trump's Tax Returns on Saturday
- Author: Jon Douglas Apr 16, 2017,
Apr 16, 2017, 0:36
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, has said Trump's refusal to release his returns could hinder Republicans' prospects for a rewrite of the tax code. Organizers for Tax March San Francisco discovered the chicken and re-dubbed it "Chicken Don" to poke fun at the President for being too afraid to release his tax returns.
His charitable giving is an area he bragged about during the campaign, even though a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post report did not find proof in most instances of the donations Trump said he made.
Trump has said that Americans "don't care at all" about his tax returns, but polls show 74% of Americans say he should release them. She concedes she isn't sure what to expect - organizers think thousands will show up at some locations, possibly only dozens at others.
Protesters are expected to take part in Tax Day demonstrations nationwide, calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns.
The tweets caught on, and now Taub and Lesser are co-founders of the march, which has garnered the support of almost 70 progressive organizations.
The IRS has strict rules for auditing presidential tax returns: They are automatically audited each year.
The Tax March, which falls on the nation's traditional April 15 deadline to file taxes, is expected to be one of the most high-profile demonstrations of the Trump era since protesters around the world participated in women's marches - marches that served as an unprecedented rebuke to Trump's presidency on his first full day in office.
"I'm all about 'follow the money, '" Taub said.
The rally is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. "That's what the tax marches across the country are all about - local constituents asking their own representatives to perform their constitutional duty to act as a check on an out-of-control President". Price said he's been getting the word out only to be told people are already aware the march is happening.
When voters demanded tax reform in 1969, they got it.
Jennifer Taub sparked the effort following her participation in Boston's women's march the day after Trump's inauguration.
Several Democrats, who have been at issue over the release of the president's tax return, are set to speak at the rally in Washington, D.C., including Sen. Despite intense public pressure, President Trump has not yet done so - breaking with 40 years of precedent in the process.
Organizers were initially hesitant about embracing the inflatable fowl, but as Taub recalled, "Somebody on our executive committee said, 'Well, you can't really have a blow-up balloon of the US Constitution'".
How much he paid in taxes: The president has often bragged about paying as little tax as possible while at the same time boasting of his great wealth. Many lawmakers, including some Republicans, have also called on him to make them public.