Bernie Sanders Just Showed His Full-Throated Embrace of Capitalism

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders hold a substantial lead over their Democrat competitors for the 2020 presidential nomination according to a poll released Monday

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders hold a substantial lead over their Democrat competitors for the 2020 presidential nomination according to a poll released Monday

"These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate".

US Senator Bernie Sanders, who has made income inequality a hallmark of his presidential campaign, earned with his wife, Jane, about US$566,000 past year and US$1.15 million in 2017.

In 2009, the first year of returns Sanders released on Monday, he had an adjusted gross income of $314,742.

Sanders: And we're going to fight for a wealth tax. He declined to do so, disclosing only his tax return for 2014.

Pressed by anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum as to why he was holding onto his wealth rather than refusing deductions or writing a check to the Treasury Department, Sanders began laughing dismissively and, in an apparent non sequitur, asked why MacCallum didn't donate her salary. President Trump watches your network a little bit, right? Sanders said to the moderators. Hey, President Trump, my wife and I just released 10 years. "Please do the same".

Democratic presidential candidate, U.S. Sen. "Families in the USA earning $421,926 or more a year are part of this group". Sanders said that his newer returns will show that he is a millionaire thanks to book sales. You make more money than I do. The people--in 2016--of this country did not care about it.

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Sanders also defended his new millionaire status. By 2018, his wife, 69, was also taking Social Security, providing the couple with almost $52,000 for the year. Sanders has said in interviews that his recent increase in income is due to the success of his books: 2016's "Our Revolution", which came out after Trump took the presidency and earned a spot on the Times' bestseller list and 2018's "Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance". In multiple forums, including a CNN town hall shortly after he entered the race in February, Sanders pledge to share them "soon".

Emerson's poll put Sanders in first place with 29 percent support, Biden in second with 24 percent, and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg in third with nine percent.

Jane Sanders was a co-founder of the nonprofit, along with her son, David Driscoll, who became the institute's executive director.

His millionaire status, paired with decades of avid criticism of the millionaire and billionaire class, sets him up for scrutiny in a crowded field of Democrats running for the 2020 nomination.

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Kamala Harris of California, as well as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, have all already made their 2018 tax returns public.

The former Florida governor released 33 years of tax returns during his failed 2016 presidential bid. "This clearly is not the tax return of someone who does either a lot of tax planning or complex investing". "Okay, so I think it's rare, I think it's being made into a political issue, but at the end of the day, I believe that the decision over abortion belongs to a woman and her physician, not the federal government, not the state government, and not the local government".

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