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CA Law Requires Tax Returns for Candidates

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give it back to mexico,

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OverSword
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11 hours ago, susieice said:

There's 4 now. Some on behalf of voters.

https://thehill.com/policy/finance/456250-voters-sue-california-over-tax-return-law-targeting-trump

Who didn't see this was going to court?

 

Good arguments, assuming that a candidate has any privacy rights at all.

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DieChecker
On 8/1/2019 at 1:20 PM, RoofGardener said:

Middle Class ? In California ? They are a rapidly dying breed.. .or rather.. an emigrating breed. 

Lots of them moving up to the Portland Metro area of Oregon, and up to Seattle. Making the urban areas even more liberal then the existing hippies did.

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Here's a recent article. 

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/california-trump-reelection-constitution-harmeet-dhillon

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You don’t even have to take my word for it that the new law brazenly defies our Constitution. Two years ago, the California state legislature passed essentially the same bill, only to have it vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a liberal Democrat who declined to release his own tax returns when he ran for his party's presidential nomination in 1992.

In 2017, California’s nonpartisan Office of Legislative Counsel warned state legislators that the bill “would violate the qualifications clause of the United States Constitution” if enacted. Brown agreed, writing in his veto statement, “While I recognize the political attractiveness – even the merits – of getting President Trump’s tax returns, I worry about the political perils of individual states seeking to regulate presidential elections in this manner.”

t may not be constitutional,” Brown continued. “Second, it sets a ‘slippery slope’ precedent. Today we require tax returns, but what would be next? Five years of health records? A certified birth certificate? High school report cards? And will these requirements vary depending on which political party is in power?"

Slippery slope, Pandora’s box, can of worms … whatever analogy one invokes, the law commits constitutional carnage.

 

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Farmer77
On 8/12/2019 at 7:19 PM, DieChecker said:

Lots of them moving up to the Portland Metro area of Oregon, and up to Seattle. Making the urban areas even more liberal then the existing hippies did.

It's funny we see the opposite in AZ. Upper middle class conservatives fleeing "high taxes" who get here and are then appalled at the state of our infrastructure :lol:

 

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Read an article that the far left Governor of Oregon, Kate Btown, wants to enact the same thing here. Taxes or not on the ballot.

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On 8/14/2019 at 7:54 PM, DieChecker said:

Read an article that the far left Governor of Oregon, Kate Btown, wants to enact the same thing here. Taxes or not on the ballot.

Ok so if you remove the current political context from the situation can you see the legitimacy behind the thought process?

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On 8/21/2019 at 11:54 PM, Farmer77 said:

Ok so if you remove the current political context from the situation can you see the legitimacy behind the thought process?

I see the thought behind the process. It could help reduce possible corruption and such.

But, then I think voter ID cards are sweet also.

 

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