Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Marches Set Nationwide to Protest Trump Tax Returns

Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles SchumerSchumer: Tax reform gets harder if Trump doesn't release his returns How Gorsuch's confirmation shapes the next Supreme Court battle Trump's U-turn on Chinese currency stance a step in the right direction MORE (D-N.Y.) is warning that it will be more difficult to pass tax reform until President Trump releases his tax returns.

"For him to look at the television and to see that people are marching", Price said of Trump, " ... and for the people who watch to see that there are other people out there who care, they can feel more justified in caring, too".

Saturday's rallies - sponsored by a large coalition of mostly left-leaning groups - is unlikely surpass that magnitude, but cities from Denver to Washington, DC are nonetheless expecting tens of thousands.

"Let's plan a nationwide #DivestDonald and #showusyourtaxes protest for Saturday, April 15", she tweeted on January 22, frustrated but still buzzing in the aftermath of the massive Women's March demonstrations the day before.

An anti-Trump protest in November. In Manhattan, demonstrators are set to gather at 1 Bryant Park.

The Tax March website says the goal of the march is to demand that President Trump release his returns as he promised-since 1920 every president has voluntarily released their tax returns, showing transparency to the rest of the country.

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"I'm all about 'follow the money, '" Taub said.

Protests are scheduled in Washington, D.C., and across the country Saturday as part of the national Tax March protest.

The Trump tax marches were launched by a single tweet, organizers said.

She said less should be spent on wars, and more should go to public service television and the Meals on Wheels programme, which Mr Trump has made funding cuts to in the first months of his presidency.

However, the reasons citizens believe taxes are unfair differ largely and have become more partisan since 2015: 75% of Democrats say it "bothers them a lot" that some corporations and wealthy people don't pay their fair share of taxes, whereas only 44% of Republicans are bothered by that same issue. "Donald Trump has eroded the tradition and norm of presidential candidates releasing their tax returns to ensure there are no conflicts of interest or financial entanglements that would worry the American people". Despite intense public pressure, President Trump has not yet done so - breaking with 40 years of precedent in the process. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), ranking member on the Senate Finance Committee; Rep. Organizers say that speakers will include U.S. Representative Ted Lieu and L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. It has legal authority to obtain confidential tax records, and could vote to make them public. "This is true of Democrats, it's true of independents - and it's also true of Republicans", said Global Strategy Group President Jefrey Pollock.

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