PHOTOESSAY: The April 15 Tax March

Donald Trump should show us his taxes.

Why do I care?

As someone who just actually learned how to pay my taxes this year (and registered myself as an employer, woo), I can say that I am officially accountable to myself as well as the government. I expect the President to have the same accountability to the people.

It’s about more than taxes; it’s about transparency, and a knowledge of where our leaders have assets and where and how they are generating income. Why do we care about that? Because we deserve to know how decisions from diplomacy to pipelines to prisons to the catering company for a political brunch are personally benefiting our leaders.

If you’ve been following any news, you also know that these taxes may also hold the keys to innumerable secrets and probable illegal dealings or tax fraud. Why else hide them? If he didn’t want to be held to this high a standard of accountability, maybe he shouldn’t have run for public office.

Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

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7 Comments

  1. Do I dare make a sign for the St. Louis MO Science March “Trump cuts science research funding – he’s eating the seed corn!” Does that make sense to all you Bicoastal city slickers?

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