This journalist DOES care about President-elect Donald Trump’s Tax Records

In his latest press conference of Jan. 11, 2017, President-elect Donald Trump said no one cared about his tax returns except for “the reporters,” and that the American public isn’t concerned about his tax returns, saying “No, I don’t think they care at all.” Even repeating, “I don’t think they care at all.” Wrong. I care. The American public cares–and those of you who scoff this off, should not.

In the current, dis-unified condition of our country, how can any foundation of trust be created and established if the tax records of President-elect Donald Trump are not revealed–before his inauguration.

As reported by Joshua Gillin in his PolitiFact article, “Trump wrong that Americans don’t care about his tax returns” (Jan. 2017:

Trump said on Jan. 11, 2017, that he had no financial ties or business deals with Russia. He then dismissed the concerns of a reporter who asked Trump whether he would be releasing his tax returns to prove it.

“I’m not releasing the tax returns because, as you know, they’re under audit,” Trump said. The reporter pointed out that presidents have been releasing their returns since the 1970s. Trump interrupted her and said, “Oh, gee, I never heard that.”

“You know, the only one that cares about my tax returns are the reporters, okay? They’re the only ones,” he said, saying he thought the American public isn’t concerned about it. “I won; I mean, I became president. No, I don’t think they care at all. I don’t think they care at all. I think you care.”

This journalist cares. I call upon President-elect, Mr. Donald Trump to release his IRS records–in good faith–before inauguration day.

#KimChildress #childressink #OnPolitics #IRS #Trump #UseYourVoice #WhatDoYouStandFor

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Health Care and the Next Seven Days

Whatever your opinion on President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump, I look to the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act.

In review, the Affordable Health Care Act passed through every branch of government. It was first voted upon by the people, then passed by both houses of Congress, then signed by the president. Later, the Act was upheld in the United States Supreme Court, not once but twice. To repeal the Affordable Health Care Act would waste time and taxpayer money; would be a long, dreadful process filled with golden opportunities for gridlock in Congress, and ultimately, repealing the Affordable Health Care Act would be a step backward instead of progress forward as the nation begins a new presidency in a wave of unknowns.

What is real and known is this: The Affordable Health Care Act has been approved and passed through every branch of government, was voted on and approved by the people, Congress, and the executive branch. And in two previous repeal attempts, the Act was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lest we forget the goal, the Affordable Health Care Act has led to reduced health-care costs and has been projected to save $2.6 trillion over five years, according to Fortune magazine and a recent study by the Urban Institute and Robert Wood Johnson foundation.

This journalist suggests Congress and the presidential and legislative branches work together to compromise and improve parts of the existing policies that are working, while brainstorming solutions to problems, rather than repeal the Act and start from scratch. 

Citizens, I call on you to spread the word and be involved! We need to use our voices in the days ahead. Congress, I call on you to work together, first among yourselves, then with the incoming executive branch, so perhaps this can be the first of many opportunities to look at broken policies with fresh eyes, and work in partnership rather than partisanship.

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Kim Childress has a passion for patriotism and for sharing the amazing story of the United States. Kim is also editor and contributor to Our Constitution Rocks! by Juliette Turner. Learn more at ChildressInk.com.

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