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Should we require candidates make their tax returns publicly available?

Disclosures of tax returns, along with specific assets and liabilities could be used to determine how charitable candidates are and to which entities they owe money.

Submitted by: Brent L. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 1:04 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
44

Are the wealthy keeping America back by not paying their share of taxes?

Everyone has to pay taxes or the entire system unravels, as it is doing. The fact that a select few at the very top have ways of avoiding paying taxes is unfair in and of itself.

Submitted by: Basil R. from CA
Oct. 7, 2016, 10 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
24

How much do you plan to raise taxes?

Taxes concern everyone.

Submitted by: Joseph M. from TX
Sept. 29, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
5

How will big plans be carried out

Both candidates have big plans but the country is broke and has no money. Where are the candidates getting the funding

Submitted by: Matthew R. from NJ
Oct. 6, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
17

With 67% of discretionary spending on military & vets: where are u going to cut?

People always claim that the government wastes too much, however they never get specific with where they would cut

Submitted by: Chris G. from OK
Sept. 27, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
7

How is your tax reform is going to make sure that we all pay our fair share?

Specific details on how the wealthy are going to be off welfare and how that money is going to be used for the benefit of our country.

Submitted by: Walter I. from WI
Oct. 7, 2016, 9:57 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
14

Could you explain your stance on the estate tax, and step-up basis

Also would there be any interest in (1) moving to the VAT?

Submitted by: Thomas H. from NY
Sept. 29, 2016, 12:29 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
62

Would you be in favor of changing the CPI for COLA increases to senior index

It seems you are concerned with increased pay for entry jobs to 15.00/hr but, seniors are trying to live on much less than 15.00/hr with cost of housing,food, health,,etc..Do seniors count ?

Submitted by: Tracey Z. from CA
Sept. 27, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
12
Submitted by: Melissa T. from NY
Oct. 7, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
18

How should we determine a person's "fair share" of the nation's total taxes?

Both candidates favor a strong military, infrastructure spending, and protecting social security and medicare. How should we calculate how much each individual owes toward our national budget?

Submitted by: Susan F. from CA
Oct. 3, 2016, 3:34 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
1

companies pension r allowed to under fund their pensions to pay infrastructu

These companies are allowed to fund their pensions using a 25yr avg rate of return instead of the normal 2yr rate of return. In my pension letter (UPS) the difference was $400 mil compare to $1.6 bill

Submitted by: J L. from RI
Oct. 9, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
9

Do you support a significant simplification of the tax code?

The tax code is overly complicated and has been written to benefit special interests. Simplification would increase fairness and would shift costs associated with compliance back into production.

Submitted by: Joshua S.
Oct. 7, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
50

Why increase the tax burden on those who build businesses and create jobs?

Isn't it antithetical to punish those who have sacrificed so much to succeed financially, and in the process have built great companies and put taxpayers to work?

Submitted by: Roger S. from TX
Sept. 27, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
13

What is way you would prioritize your choices for investments into new programs?

It was recently reported that 1/3 of all calls to the veteran's suicide hotline go unanswered. Why should we trust the investment value of anything additional when we are presently failing here?

Submitted by: Doug N. from CA
Sept. 28, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
10

What will you do to fix tax loopholes that enable to rich to not pay taxes?

Mr Trump has just admitted that he is smart because he has not paid any federal taxes in almost 20 years because he has taken advantage of these laws/loopholes. Very unfair to us that do pay faithful

Submitted by: Eliza J. from WA
Oct. 7, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
11

Would you support statehood for all of the US territories and DC?

District of Columbia and territories have either no voting rights and/or representation in Congress and Senate. These are Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, and 13 others.

Submitted by: Isabel R. from MA
Oct. 7, 2016, 1:16 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
25

What specific federal income tax reforms will you urge Congress to pass?

Most Americans pay as little tax as the law allows, but super-rich Americans can use the laws to far greater advantage than the majority of us.

Submitted by: Maureen A. from GA
Oct. 4, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
3

How will you reduce the costs of goods and materials?

How will you as president reduce the costs of goods and materials, especially in major cities where it is now too expensive to live?

Submitted by: James B. from NY
Oct. 8, 2016, 2:48 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
9

Will you support s FULL Government AUDIT of the Current Leadership?

With Cash Handouts to Iran, Money sent to Mexico for their border(?) Open Border Policy and HB1 Visas, Giving Money to Palestine

Submitted by: Angie C. from MO
Oct. 8, 2016, 3:23 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
12

What is a fair tax rate for you? Should the rich be allowed any deductions?

When speaking of taxes, there is always debate about fair share but no one ever defines what that is. Should we continue a system where the wealth can avoid paying taxes?

Submitted by: J R. from GA
Oct. 7, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
95

Do you support privatization for soc.security savings if desired?

I believe that since soc. security is essentially a forced insurance program, I would like the opportunity to invest all or part of it as option.

Submitted by: Brian C. from UT
Sept. 26, 2016, 4:09 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
13

Is it smart or unpatriotic to pay no taxes? How then is infrastructure fixed?

During first debate, one candidate stated it was smart to pay no taxes. How does infrastructure complained about get fixed if the objective is to pay no taxes? How would you support US infrastructure?

Submitted by: Kitty S. from CT
Oct. 5, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget
13

How would your proposed tax plan affect your own personal taxes?

If you applied your proposed tax plan retroactively to your 1995 personal tax filings, how would it change the amount you would have owed?

Submitted by: Kristen K. from MD
Oct. 3, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
Issue area: Taxes & Budget

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