Bernie Sanders Releases A Decade Of Tax Returns

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has finally released his long-awaited 10 years of tax returns.

The returns show that the couple earned almost $2.8 million in the three years since Sanders' first presidential campaign catapulted him to national political prominence.

Senator Cory Booker, who declared his candidacy on February 1, raised over $5 million, or an average of $85,498 per day. That year the couple paid about $340,000 in taxes.

"It's not vilifying to say that people have a whole lot of money, in some cases billions of dollars of wealth, they should pay their fair share of taxes", Sanders said. In 2014, prior to his first presidential run, he reported an income with his wife of about US$206,000, according to his tax returns. If Sanders were paying taxes under his own plan, he would be shelling out an additional $36,819.11 to the government, and have a tax liability of 32.7 percent of his income. The Post's James Hohmann pointed out Tuesday that the most interesting nugget from the Democrats' recent tax revelations is that numerous candidates have not given much to charity.

Trump has not released any of his tax returns, despite fervent calls from Democrats and American voters for him to do so.

He specifically criticized the recent ThinkProgress reports for having "dishonestly attacked me for hypocrisy in my effort to address income inequality in America".

"I wrote a best-selling book", he said in the interview.

Sanders pointed to advances and royalties of his books Our Revolution: A Future To Believe In and Where We Go From Here as the catalyst for his income increases. Sanders paid for the home without taking out a mortgage.

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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.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who far out-raised other Democrats in the first quarter by bringing in nearly $18.2 million, received an average of about $443,568 per day.

Elizabeth Warren will be the third 2020 presidential candidate to visit Colorado in recent days when she makes a campaign stop in Aurora for a town-hall style discussion Tuesday evening.

In a statement Monday, Tanden said the video was "overly harsh".

"We have an absurd tax system".

Warren released 10 years of her tax returns last year and followed with an 11th year of released returns last week.

According to returns provided by his campaign, Sanders and wife Jane's bottom line jumped from $240,622 in 2015, the year he launched his first White House bid, to $1,073,333 a year later, as the once-obscure lawmaker became a political sensation on the left and a bestselling author with royalties pouring in.

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