Letters to the Editor

Clinton, not Trump, needs full disclosure

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a gathering on the Boardwalk Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses a gathering on the Boardwalk Wednesday, July 6, 2016, in Atlantic City, N.J. AP

Have you seen the picture of Donald Trump sitting next to a stack of IRS forms when he signed his taxes? The stack was about 10 to 12 inches high.

How many people would be able to understand the massive pile of IRS forms created by Donald? In fact, I doubt if any one person in the IRS would be able to explain them. My stack is less than 1/8th of an inch high and I have to have help understanding them.

Just why is it that people want Mr. Trump to release his taxes? Most people wouldn’t understand them.

So what is it that people want to see? Perhaps it is what he gave to his church, but then that should be between Mr. Trump and his church. Perhaps you want to know what he pays his employees? But isn’t that something that is between Mr. Trump and his employees?

The point is we shouldn’t be concerned about his taxes. We just need to know how he is going to "Make America Great Again."

Hillary Clinton is quick to point out that Trump should make his taxes public; after all, she claims, her and Bill have released their taxes for the last 30 years. But then the Clintons have been government employees most of that time and are required to make tax documents public.

It’s not the Clintons’ taxes that should be disclosed, it is all the transcripts of the closed-door speeches she has made to her Wall Street contributors that should be disclosed. Why haven’t we seen those? After all, wouldn’t they give us more of an insight to what she has in mind for the rest of us?

Thomas Gilbert

Bradenton

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