Tax Returns Of Presidential Candidates


Resolution 12-11.07

WHEREAS, the character and values of the President of the United States are of paramount importance because he/she wields enormous power and influence in our country and in the world, and financial practices including payment of taxes legitimately influence voters' evaluation of presidential candidates, and

WHEREAS,  presidential candidates beginning with George Romney, have released their tax returns for several prior years in order to demonstrate that they have nothing unseemly to hide, and

WHEREAS, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate has refused to release his tax returns in the face of allegations that he failed to pay taxes and hides his income and wealth in foreign countries, 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urges the Congress and President to require presidential candidates to release their tax returns for the past ten years and the results of any IRS investigations of those returns, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party transmits this resolution to President Obama, Vice-President Biden and the California Democratic Congressional Delegation.

Author: Bob Gerecke.  Sponsored: LACDP


Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2012 Executive Board Meeting
Westin Hotel, Millbrae
November 18, 2012 




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