It's not your business Nadler

By DAVID "DANIEL" BEILSTEIN
Column: Lion's Den
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WAVERLY, Ohio -- Under the leadership of House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler, Democrats are pushing for the President to release his income tax record.

Last week, I wrote "Enough Jerry, enough."

Not surprisingly, my column went unnoticed by the New York representative.

Oh well. people's personal income taxes are no one's business. It's not the public's business what the president's taxes are. If they do not like it - easy! - they can choose not to vote for the president in 2020 - and could have decided not to vote for him in 2016. Yet, the American people through our electoral process elected Donald Trump as president despite him not releasing his taxes.

Oh well. people's personal income taxes are no one's business. It's not the public's business what the president's taxes are. If they do not like it - easy! - they can choose not to vote for the president in 2020 - and could have decided not to vote for him in 2016. Yet, the American people through our electoral process elected Donald Trump as president despite him not releasing his taxes.

I am sure President Trump not releasing his taxes to the public in 2016 lost him votes, and probably gained him votes too.

If Congress wants presidential candidates or a president's tax returns to be public knowledge, they need to pass a law - the point and duty of Congress.

President Trump, along with every other presidential candidate in 2016, signed the necessary papers to run for president. If Congress wants more info, pass a law.

What they should not be doing is digging into the president's personal financial business because they want to nail him to the wall and impeach him. It is not okay for Democrats to do to a Republican President.

Not okay for Republicans to do to a Democrat President beyond the necessary paperwork to run.

Congress holds the power to impeach - a political remedy. If they think the President has committed high crimes and misdemeanours, they should write articles of impeachment and get on with the show. But the needless political stunts and grandstanding are tiresome and attenuate the goal of good and decent governance.

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Short Bio

David "Daniel" Beilstein, spent the better part of a decade in Central Florida, in New Smyrna Beach as a reporter for the former daily community newspaper, the New Smyrna Beach Observer, in 2008, and later attended Full Sail University. A kidney issue forced him to return to Essex, Vt., in November 2014, but he has agreed to continue writing his community column, the "Lion's Den" for HeadlineSurfer.com, owned and operated by award-winning journalist and Online News Publisher Henry Frederick. Beilstein currently lives in Waverly, Ohio, and is awaiting a kidney transplant.