Well just because she isn’t, doesn’t mean the House isn’t. And I would bet that neither she nor the president are smart enough to figure mine out…and they are particularly straight forward and uncomplicated…well except the new forms for 2018 suck.
But any number of people are overlooking one of the House’s main constitutional functions…the federal budget and therefore taxes. And the main group in the House that is concerned with taxes? Well the House Ways and Means Committee…so we are to think that no one on the committee or more directly…that the committee has no tax expertise on staff? LOL!
The Committee on Ways and Means is the chief tax-writing committee of the United States House of Representatives. Members of the Ways and Means Committee are not allowed to serve on any other House Committee unless they are granted a waiver from their party’s congressional leadership. The Committee has jurisdiction over all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures, as well as a number of other programs including Social Security, unemployment benefits, Medicare, the enforcement of child support laws, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and foster care and adoption programs.
The United States Constitution requires that all bills regarding taxation must originate in the U.S. House of Representatives, and House rules dictate that all bills regarding taxation must pass through Ways and Means. This system imparts upon the committee and its members a significant degree of influence over other representatives, committees, and public policy.
And as I told by a tax accountant earlier today…really? I bet Trump’s taxes are nothing when compared to Senator Mitt Romney’s. And they managed to ‘figure’ those out during his presidential campaign! LOL!
Instead of worrying about whether Congress can understand the president’s taxes…they should start to worry that none of them are smart enough to understand the Constitution.