Bernie Sanders Explodes When Asked About His Taxes, Hypocrisy Called Out

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But among presidential candidates, Jeb Bush still holds the modern-day record for the size of a total tax release.

"As a strong proponent of transparency, the senator hopes President Trump and all Democratic primary candidates will disclose their tax returns", Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said in a statement.

According to tax returns released by the Sanders campaign, Sanders had an adjusted gross income of $561,293 in 2018, $1,131,925 in 2017 and $1,062,626 in 2016. 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%.

In an interview with the New York Times before the returns were made public, Sanders dismissed the idea that his newfound wealth undercut his billionaire-bashing message.

I didn't know that it was a crime to write a good book which turns out to be a bestseller. Today, Sanders has said that his tax return will be a little different because he's now a millionaire thanks to money earned from writing his book.

Here's a closer review of his 2014 tax return so you can compare it to his more recent tax returns. Most of the money came in connection with the book Sanders wrote after his 2016 bid, Where We Go From Here.

The tax returns released on Monday showed Sanders paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on his adjusted gross income in 2018.

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.

It's been standard for major-party nominees to release their tax returns, but in 2016, Trump became the first general-election candidate in more than four decades to keep his private. Trump has continued to ignore calls to release his returns, and House Democrats are now trying to use their majority power to obtain the documents from the Internal Revenue Service.

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As Democrats continue to hammer Trump on the issue, several presidential candidates have now made a point of releasing their own financial information earlier than presidential hopefuls have in past campaigns.

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

The effective rates and income both represent substantial increases from 2014, which was the past year of tax returns publicly released by the candidate, when he earned $205,617 and paid a 13.4% effective rate. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have also released returns dating back to 2007. Sen.

Warren was the most generous.

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

Streaming service Netflix paid no federal income tax on $856 million of United States income.

Taxes paid: $230,965, or $27.3%.

Taxes paid: $65,927, or 19.5%.

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