The Wednesday Read

As I was getting in bed, she said, “You’re drunk.” I said, “How do you know?” She said, “You live next door.” – Unknown

Today’s topics include:

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Trump’s Tax Returns
  • Things You Should Read

Hillary Clinton:

Hillary Clinton is not running for President in 2020. In an interview with News 12 in the Bronx Clinton said, “I’m not running, but I’m going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.”

That’s the right choice for Clinton. While I think she would have made a better President than Donald Trump, she is a polarizing figure. I imagine some on the left are happy with this announcement.

I would like to see her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, run for elective office in the future.

Clinton’s announcement won’t keep the ignorant wackos on the right from going after her, though. It seems social media is still full of posts about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. I would suggest that those who support Trump concentrate on the 10-15 Democrats who are actually running for President.

Hillary is not running and Obama can’t run again. By the way, they are not going to jail no matter how much your Facebook friends post about it.

Of course, President Trump had to comment via Twitter about the news that Clinton won’t run:

“(Crooked) Hillary Clinton confirms she will not run in 2020, rules out a third bid for White House.” Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!

Someone responded to Trump’s tweet with this:

Funny how you call her Crooked while you and your team are under investigation and she is at home laughing at you.

That’s a mic drop moment…

Trump’s Tax Returns:

I think Donald Trump should release his tax returns. I am fine with him releasing the returns from the time he announced he was running for President and every year after until he is no longer holding elective office.

The financial statements required to run for President are not enough. Open Secrets reports that candidates running for president (or any federal office) are required to detail their financial holdings, debt, and sources of income so that the public can identify any conflicts of interest they may have.

Releasing tax information would help in this area, too. There’s no law that says the President or Presidential candidate must release their tax returns, although there should be. Since Trump decided not to release his tax returns, speculation has grown about what he is hiding. The “they are under audit” excuse is as lame as “the dog ate my homework.”

Most everyone running for President or serving as President has released their tax returns. Vice President Mike Pence has released 10 years of tax returns. Barack Obama released 16 years of tax returns. Joe Biden has released 18 years of his returns. (taxnotes.com)

I believe the federal courts will decide if the House Democrats can get Trump’s tax records.

Things You Should Read:

From the New Yorker, there’s an interesting story called “The Making of the Fox News White House.” Click HERE to read it.

From the Washington Post, there’s a story called “‘Grab that record’: How Trump’s high school transcript was hidden.” Click HERE to read it.

 

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2 thoughts on “The Wednesday Read

    • Mary – No, not for blog fodder. I have watched her being interviewed a few times and she seems very intelligent and understands the issues. I think we need more young people running for office. Thanks for reading, -JmB

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