Warren releases 2018 tax return, reveals $900,000 in income

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  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 10, 2019 4:15 p.m.

    HVH
    If they wanted to set an example, why did they claim the tax credit for the solar panels? They can easily afford those without the tax credit. If you’re gonna talk the talk, walk the walk.

    Frozen
    Again, if her proposals apply to them, and they are such good ideas, what’s stopping her from implementing them personally? Why take the credit? Why isn’t she writing a separate check to the treasury (which you can do)?

    Dal Pal
    You don’t want someone who has more than baseline success ($50k is lower than median household income) in the Whitehouse?

  • Dal Pal Rexburg, ID
    April 10, 2019 3:39 p.m.

    Conservative or liberal, I want a president that made $50,000 a year their whole lives. I feel like rich people are running for office because they're bored or something.

  • Frozen Fractals Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2019 2:31 p.m.

    @ute alumni
    "2008 to 2017 4% charitable contributions
    2018 9%
    such a jump, why?"

    Maybe there was something that interested her, maybe she had much more income one year so a lot more was leftover. She released 10 years so it's not like it hides lower contributions.

    @lost in DC
    "But of course, with dems it’s always let the OTHER guy pay more taxes."

    Their tax proposals on people making over 250k a year apply to themselves just as much as it does anyone else. Similarly I don't think there's anything wrong with Republicans collecting from federal programs when they want to cut spending.

    @MacMama
    "According to Warren and AOC and all those running for president on the left, she should be paying about $630,000 (70%) in taxes."

    That 70% tax rate proposal would be for households making over 10 million.

    @Thid Barker
    "If Dems in Congress really had the power to subpoena President Trump's tax returns they would have already done so!"

    There is specific authority for specific positions to request those documents, set in place after the Teapot Dome scandal. You're complaining that they're starting with a request instead of a subpoena?

  • wgirl , 00
    April 10, 2019 1:43 p.m.

    conservative scientist: "they do not show that she is poor and any talk of understanding the plight of the poor is likely a political stunt and hyperbole."

    She describes her family growing up as "teetering on the edge of middle-class." Her father was a salesman, but after he had a heart attack, he worked as a janitor. Her Mother took a clerical job in the catalog department at Sears to help support the family, and Warren started waiting tables, at the age of 13, to help out as well.

    Do you think Trump ever waited tables?

    Warren has a college degree in speech pathology, she has been a stay-at-home mom, she went back to college when she still had young kids and got a law degree. She taught law at a few universities, including Harvard. She is an author and a Grandma.

    She is an example of self-reliance, hard work, and grit.

    More than a decade ago, I picked up a book called "Two Income Trap." It predicted the housing crash and cautioned against going into debt. The financial advice was similar to what I'd learned in church. I didn't know anything about the author other than her name...Elizabeth Warren.

    That was right about the time Trump was bankrupting the Taj Mahal Casino.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    Thid, we do not know what is in the Mueller report, we have not seen it. The law clearly states that certain members of congress can request anyone's tax returns, which they have done, it also clearly states the IRS SHALL provide them. If Trumps minions violate the law then they will subpoena the returns. Its not surprising you give him a free pass for violating his promise to release them after he was elected. And just when is Mexico going to pay for the wall?

  • conservative scientist Lindon, UT
    April 10, 2019 11:18 a.m.

    Kudos for her releasing her tax returns. The bad news is they do not show that she is poor and any talk of understanding the plight of the poor is likely a political stunt and hyperbole.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    April 10, 2019 11:17 a.m.

    mcclark - If Dems in Congress really had the power to subpoena President Trump's tax returns they would have already done so! Why haven't they? Because federal law protects tax returns from being made public: Its the law! The IRS is responsible for examining tax returns, not the Democrats or the news media! If President Trump is hiding something on his taxes its the IRS's job to prosecute, not the Democrats. This is just another fit of anger by Democrats because they lost all credibility when the Mueller probe failed them!

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 10, 2019 11:12 a.m.

    I'm betting her income is about 900,000 more than Trump made (not counting under the table payments).

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    April 10, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    @ute alumni: "[Warren's tax returns] 2008 to 2017 4% charitable contributions
    2018 9% such a jump, why?"

    Cannot say for sure, but increased need often prompts increased giving. Perhaps she is stepping up her support of the Ex-Republican Resettlement Program?

  • wgirl , 00
    April 10, 2019 10:32 a.m.

    Hey - at least she had the decency to release her taxes for everyone to pick over and gripe about.

    It is pretty hypocritical to support a man, in part because he is so successful, but then post snarky things like "socialism is great - for other people." Trump himself has said that we wouldn't want a poor person for our President. I wonder how many tax credits he has taken advantage of? He won't tell us. I wonder how much he has contributed to charity? He won't tell us. (His charity organization was recently shut down for fraud...so probably not much).

    It is especially important we see Trump's taxes because he has refused to give up his private business dealings - like all other Presidents before him have done. He has refused to divest or put his assets in a blind trust. He talks regularly in private to the people that are supposedly running his company for him - some even work with him in the WH!

    The opportunity for him to be taking advantage of his office for his own personal gain, or making policy decisions based on what is best for him financially, are huge. It was so easy for the Russians to dupe him during the campaign - are they now?

    He doesn't want us to know.

  • mcclark Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    How about we take a look at Trumps taxes and compare it to Warrens? We cant because Trump is hiding them.

  • Prometheus Platypus Orem, UT
    April 10, 2019 10:13 a.m.

    MacMama said: "But that’s only 22% of her income! According to Warren and AOC and all those running for president on the left, she should be paying about $630,000 (70%) in taxes. If she really believes that, why isn’t she doing it voluntarily?"

    Some people just like to make things up, it's those who make over 10 million, so 900,000 thousand isn't even close, but why work with facts it sure doesn't stop fox news and donald.

    How much has Donald paid in taxes? until you can answer that, you have nothing to say, nothing.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    April 10, 2019 10:10 a.m.

    This is the way that presidential candidates do it, they don't lie about audits and make promises they never intend to keep.

    She put it out there for anyone who wants to look, even those extreme hypocrites who actually attack her, when their dear leader lied to them, and they continue to defend his dishonesty as strength, it's weakness and he is trying to conceal something.

    Congratulations on an honest candidate setting an example, instead of making pathetic excuses.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2019 10:02 a.m.

    It seems that socialism is great - for other people.

  • MacMama Sandy, UT
    April 10, 2019 9:14 a.m.

    But that’s only 22% of her income!
    According to Warren and AOC and all those running for president on the left, she should be paying about $630,000 (70%) in taxes. If she really believes that, why isn’t she doing it voluntarily?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 10, 2019 9:10 a.m.

    “The couple also claimed a small tax credit for the installation of residential solar electricity equipment.”

    So despite making $900 big ones, they want the feds to help pay for their solar panels.

    If they truly think the wealthy are not paying their fair share, these wealthy folks could have easily foregone the solar tax credit. But of course, with dems it’s always let the OTHER guy pay more taxes.