Bernie Sanders Releases 10 Years of Tax Returns, Confirming Millionaire Status

Bernie Sanders Releases 10 Years of Tax Returns, Confirming Millionaire Status

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sent a scathing letter to the liberal and arguably pro-Democratic establishment group ThinkProgress after the organization released a video slamming the democratic socialist for dropping criticism of millionaire from his rhetoric as soon as he started earning income in that price range.

"If you want to run for vice president or president of the United States, hey, what's wrong with providing your tax returns for the past five years?" Kamala Harris of California reported an income of $1.9 million between her and her husband, who is an attorney - he is most well-known for having made his career by railing against the economic inequalities caused by America's richest, a system he criticizes for leaving the bottom 99% with less money than the top 1%. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a rally on April 06, 2019, in Fairfield, Iowa.

"He didn't do a whole lot, economically or tax-wise, other than earn his Senate salary, Social Security income, and book royalties, as well as paying state and local taxes and giving about US$19,000 to charity", Shaviro said.

Watch:"I didn't know that it was a crime to write a good book, which turned out to be a best seller". Bernie Sanders is now among those that can be called a millionaire, according to his federal tax returns. One of them was a bestseller on the New York Times bestseller list.

"I don't think it's a problem that someone has been successful in the private sector", said Sullivan, who supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 primary.

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A number of Sanders' rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination - including Sens.

The perception of a contrast between Sanders' wealth and his rhetoric has become a campaign issue on both the left and the right. "If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too".

"We believe the content of the ThinkProgress video critiquing Sen". Tax transparency has been in the spotlight as Donald Trump bucks decades of presidential tradition by declining to show voters his tax filings and House Democrats seek to force him to turn them over. For months, the Vermont senator has said he would release several years of tax information, but had continued to delay the release, raising questions about whether there was something in his financial history that would upset his supporters. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Sanders had come under increasing pressure to make the tax disclosures as his primary rivals rolled out their own returns and critics - along with some allies - began to agitate for a more complete, public look inside the candidate's pocketbook.

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