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.