September 17, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Let's see tax returns Donald Trump has said we should not support NATO allies who don't pay their "fair share. " The American people need to know whether Trump is paying his fair share of taxes - or is he dodging his share of our national-security costs and forcing them to be paid by hard-working Americans. What is he hiding by not releasing his tax information, as all other modern-day candidates have done? |Greg McCoy, Chadds Ford
September 15, 2016 |
President Obama made the case for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Philadelphia on Tuesday, praising his former secretary of state's experience while painting Republican Donald Trump as an unqualified fraud. Describing the November election as "a choice about the very meaning of America," Obama said the Republican Party had been preying on fear with a "dark, pessimistic" vision of the country - and contended that its nominee didn't deserve the support of working people.
August 29, 2016
Thomas Hylton is the author of "Save Our Land, Save Our Towns" All year, Donald Trump has resisted calls to voluntarily release his income tax returns, which for decades has been standard practice for presidential candidates. But why does he even have a choice? For that matter, why does anyone have a choice? Shouldn't everyone's income tax return, or at least a summary of it, be a public document? Government at all levels requires money to operate, and every citizen is expected to pay his or her fair share.
June 2, 2016 |
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is launching a pilot program to intensify its examination of sales and use tax returns, the agency said Tuesday. The new unit in Harrisburg will conduct what the revenue department called "remote examinations" of business activities by comparing information reported to the state with other sources, such as the IRS, other state agencies, and third parties. If discrepencies are found, the department will send letters asking for an explanation, it said.
May 13, 2016 |
Democrat Hillary Clinton attacked presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's character and questioned his refusal to release his tax returns as she campaigned Wednesday in New Jersey ahead of the state's June 7 primary. Clinton was just beginning an assault on Trump's proposal for steep tax cuts for the wealthy when a man in the audience at Camden County College in Blackwood shouted, "What about his tax returns?" She smiled and said, "We'll get to that. " "Because when you run for president, especially when you become the nominee, that is kind of expected," Clinton said.
May 10, 2016
Donald Trump has stated that he is currently under IRS audit and claims to be audited every year. Due to this, he has stated he will not make his tax returns public. Every other candidate has released their tax returns even though some of those tax returns are still available under the IRS statute of limitations for audit. I believe that voters must be allowed to see what Mr. Trump and his attorneys or accountants have sworn under the penalties of perjury are true and correct to the best of their knowledge.
April 13, 2016
Below are excerpts of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interview Monday with the Inquirer Editorial Board via conference call. Question: The question that keeps coming up [from readers] - and these are Democrats - is whether or not you are trustworthy to be president. And this has nothing to do with Benghazi or the emails. It's all about the Wall Street connection and the fact that you made speeches and received such large amounts of money for them. ... I'm wondering how you are reassuring people that there is no linkage between those speeches and how you would perform as president, and to also ask why you have not been more forthcoming about the content of the speeches you made to some of these Wall Street groups.
February 27, 2016
Lyndon Johnson simply was exasperated. Barack Obama's mischief was methodical. Four days before the 1966 congressional elections, Johnson, asked about criticism from Richard Nixon, testily responded: "I do not want to get into a debate ... with a chronic campaigner like Mr. Nixon. " Johnson's disparagement endeared Nixon to Republican voters, thereby propelling him toward the presidency. Four days before Saturday's South Carolina GOP primary, Obama improved Donald Trump's standing with Republicans by volubly deploring him and cannily placing him in the Republican mainstream: "He says in more interesting ways what the other [Republican]
February 25, 2016 |
Renee Chenault-Fattah, the longtime NBC10 news anchor, has parted ways with the station, six months after she was placed on leave following the federal indictment of her husband, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah. "Renee Chenault-Fattah no longer works at NBC10," the station said in an email Tuesday. "She remains a friend and valued colleague to all of us. We are truly grateful for her many years of service to the station and our viewers. " NBC10 would not say if Chenault-Fattah, who anchored the 4 and 6 p.m. broadcasts, had agreed to leave or was fired.
November 5, 2015 |
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday called Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. a "cheat," a "deadbeat," and a "scam artist" who duped banks, clients, and the Philadelphia School District out of thousands of dollars to support his extravagant personal tastes. Fattah lobbed accusations of his own, saying government lawyers had no concept of how business works and only prosecuted him because "he spent money in ways they don't agree with. " Those barbs - traded across a courtroom - came as both sides made their final pitches to the eight-man, four-woman jury that will soon decide Fattah's fate on federal bank- and tax-fraud charges.