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      04-08-2019, 12:44 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
Sounds mandatory.
What "sounds mandatory"? Us having a right to know if our very highest leadership might be beholden to foreign powers and influences?

Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
How far would this go? Would this extend to family members? Businesses where he/she owns substantial control? Charitable organizations? How far down the political totem pole would these mandatory disclosures go? State Governors? Senators? Congress people? Mayors? School board members? Union leaders? Non-profit executives?
Again, not sure where you're getting "mandatory" disclosures from. Do I think it's a good idea for politicians to release their tax returns? Yes, I do.

How far does it go? The heretofore established norms seem fine to me. Although, I will grant you that the increasingly global economy presents challenges that simply weren't a concern back in the days of, say, Teddy Roosevelt.

Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
What if the improper relationship between a candidate or elected official isn't monetary? What if the relationship is based on common goals... Like say, a congressperson or President is leveraged by a foreign special interest group? Should these relationships also have to be revealed?
Common goals should be plainly obvious based on the politician's stances/positions, no?

Originally Posted by glennQNYC View Post
Funny that people were ridiculed when concerns were/are raised about foreign contributions and personal compensation to the Clintons.
Not me.