There is a lot of talk about the personal tax return of President Trump. Recently the New York Times published Trump’s income tax during the time that he had financial difficulties. This was presented as news. But it was no news. After all, Trump discusses his financial issues in his popular tv show and in his books.
This is out of big concern for me. After all, the only method the NYT can get access to this tax information is via a tax agency employee who leaks the information. It is normal for government employees to release secret documents of those they oppose to. But the tax organization should be politically neutral.
Think about this for a moment. If you oppose the current political leader of a country: should you be treated differently than others? The proper answer is no. But if it is no, then why is no one outraged about what is happening with the Trump tax records that are being leaked.
Now we come to the importance of privacy. Tax agencies are being used by the political elite to intimidate the opponents. Do you remember the TeaParty scandal?
The TeaParty scandal was a massive offensive from the Obama administration to intimidate those that disagree with Obama. Churches had to submit the preaches in advance and Obama critical publishers were frequently intimidated.
I’m a big defender of President Trump right for privacy. But also for everyone. With the political problems we see in the world it is important to stand up for those rights.
After all. We see over and over that the tax agency is being used to intimidate us. After all. The tax agency is feared by everyone. Hitler used tax crimes to bring fleed Jews back to Germany.
So let’s stand up against the tax agencies and for privacy.