For Immediate Release
Patriotic Millionaires Demand to See Trump’s Tax Returns
Members of the 1% call on Trump for tax justice & inclusive economics
WASHINGTON - Joining hands with Americans across the nation, Patriotic Millionaires marched on Saturday to demand that President Trump release his taxes. His flippant lies about his audit and blatant refusal to release the documents can only mean one thing: he is hiding serious conflicts of interest. At a time when trust in the American government is at an all time low, President Trump is creating more hostility and more distrust.
Patriotic Millionaires in their own words:
"I believe our government has important responsibilities to help make this country a good place to live, not to just cut my taxes at the expense of the low income and middle class. I’m deeply concerned the upcoming tax plan will be used as just another opportunity to cut my taxes and the taxes of other wealthy people, making our country a worse place to live for everybody" said Patriotic Millionaire Rich Boberg, Entrepreneur.
“‘I’m being audited’ is not an excuse for President Trump to not release his 2016 tax return. Tax returns are not under audit the day they are submitted! This is particularly important because the Republican congress is about to consider tax reform. Frankly, the republicans should demand their release because this will be a major obstacle to getting public support for their tax agenda. Remember the Obamacare debacle?” said Patriotic Millionaire Frank Patitucci, CEO of NuCompass Mobility.
“This Tax Day, when millions of Americans are fulfilling their civic duties, President Trump should fulfill his obligation to the American people and release his tax returns. The American people need to know there are no conflicts of interest in the White House. President Trump has a vast array of business ties that could conflict with his responsibilities as President. If the White House is advocating for tax policies, the American people need to know how the president and his family may benefit,” said Patriotic Millionaire Terry Meehan, Chairman of Azimuth Investment Management, LLC.
“If Trump wants to run the country like a business, then he, the CEO, needs to answer to the board, the citizenry. We, the board, want transparency, and we want to see to what degree our CEO is compromising our legacy. Show us the numbers. You are not selling us real estate, anymore. You ran for president. Accept the consequences,” said Patriotic Millionaire Pierce Delahunt, Philanthropist.
“There is just too much at stake with Trump’s tax return. We can’t allow conflicts of interest to hold the US presidency hostage to a nation that is trying to destabilize our democracy. The fact that President Trump refuses to budge on this issue is not a good sign. He should relent,” said Patriotic Millionaire John Hooker, retired healthcare professional.
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.
The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of high-net worth Americans who are committed to building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality; guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans; and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay a greater percentage of taxes. You can find out more at http://patrioticmillionaires.org/about/