Bernie Sanders' Tax Returns Show He's Now A Millionaire

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I think the middle class continues to struggle, and I think what you're seeing here in Gary is not unreflective of what's going on in many, many other parts of our community, ' he contended in IN on Saturday.

The Sanders campaign said in a press release that he paid 26 per cent effective tax rate in 2018. Bernie Sanders' tax returns for the first time. "I worry that the corporate money CAP is receiving is inordinately and inappropriately influencing the role it is playing in the progressive movement".

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders released 10 years of tax returns on Monday, providing details of his growing status as a millionaire fueled by a sharp jump in income from book royalties since his losing 2016 White House run.

CAP, founded in 2003 by John Podesta, who was former President Bill Clinton's final chief of staff and Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign chairman, and its top officials have often been accused by progressives loyal to Sanders of seeking to undermine his political agenda - debates that frequently blow up on social media platforms like Twitter.

Sanders's tax returns are likely to show he's become a millionaire in recent years, which he attributes to a best-selling book he authored.

It's tradition for presidential candidates, and most candidates for federal office, to release their tax returns. This year, facing intense pressure, Sanders says he'll release ten years' worth of returns.

"Anyone who thinks I should apologize for writing a best selling book, I'm sorry, I'm not going to do it", he said.

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'I wrote a best-selling book, ' he told the New York Times. According to a Harvard-Harris poll from February, three out of four voters who said they'd back a Biden run don't have a college education.

He said that his view has always been that the wealthiest Americans ought to pay more taxes.

The Vermont Independent has been forced to go on the defensive from Fox News, the Drudge Report and other conservative news outlets that have attacked him this past week as a "millionaire socialist" for his successful 2016 and 2018 book sales.

Before Sanders moved on, he said, 'By the way, this bothers me ... "As a strong proponent of transparency, the senator hopes President Trump and all Democratic primary candidates will disclose their tax returns".

In 2014, the year before he launched his first presidential campaign, Sanders had an adjusted gross income of $205,271.

A liberal website, ThinkProgress, earlier this month posted a video about what it called "Bernie's millionaire problem". The senator and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, a lawyer, reported an adjusted gross income of about $1.9 million in 2018, substantially more than the $142,000 Harris declared in 2004 when she was the district attorney of San Francisco. His effective tax rates in 2016 and 2017, his other high-earning years, were 35 percent and 30 percent, respectively. "Hey, President Trump. My wife and I just released 10 years".

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