#2 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-12-05 04:22 PM
I really hope they rule against him. Not necessarily so we can see his taxes, though that would be nice.
It's not about nice - that's the whole enchilada. That, along with the testimony of the subpoenaed IRS whistleblower, is the key to exposing Donald The Orange Dotard Trump as a con man, criminal financial fraud and money launderer for foreign princes and Russian oligarchs to the mass of cultists who worship him because he is the "self-made billionaire Wizard of Wealth and King of Debt". This will also make it easier for NYSD DA office to amass evidence of fraud so they can prosecute him and/or impose very large "clawback" fines, even if he is no longer a New Yorker.
Everything about Orange Dotard revolves around money, so... Follow the money!
Hopefully it will make it so presidential candidates no longer see a benefit in not releasing their taxes when they are campaigning for election.
If you are Democrat it is no longer possible to campaign for President without providing tax records (should be for any national and state-wide office) and if Republicans don't make it a requirement (which could have saved the country from Orange Menace in 2016, and the U.S. would possibly have either a sane, noncriminal President or Hillary) in their primaries then hopefully, given the Trump example, GOP voters decide he or she has something to hide and would not make it anywhere near to the nomination, which would force the party to make it official.
And hopefully, people finally will look at idiotic McCain-Feingold "take money out of politics" Campaign Finance Act which inevitably leads to billionaires and half-billionaires to having much better chances in primaries because they can self-finance and don't have to rely on limited paltry donations which kills chances of most decent candidates which could have been financed (and properly disclosed) by such rich patrons, so they could be judged on the merits of who they are (and who finances them) instead of how much they can raise in retail net of campaign expenses.
Prime example and yet another victim of McCain-Feingold - Kamala Harris, who couldn't raise enough money to run a decent campaign because she "isn't a socialist". PAC and Super PAC money don't go to campaigns. Citizen United doesn't do anything except recognize and acknowledge that trying to "take money out of politics" is a fools game and to pretend otherwise is downright dangerous.
By the way, the "honorable" John McCain himself was able to finance his floundering 2008 campaign by taking a "loan" from his rich wife - 'nuff said.