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The Politics Of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Tax Returns

The Politics Of Sen. Bernie Sanders' Tax Returns

Hours after Senator Bernie Sanders' town hall aired on Fox News, US President Donald Trump fired up his Twitter app to vent about both the 2020 candidate and the network's newest addition: Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile. "I look forward to facing whoever it may be", Trump tweeted, and then added, mysteriously, "May God Rest Their Soul!" Meanwhile, the Center for American Progress is using its resources to smear Senator Booker, Senator Warren, and myself, among others.

Sanders reported he paid $137,573 in federal taxes in 2018 and owed $8,267 in taxes for the year, according to files released by his campaign.

"Bernie Sanders has been filing detailed financial disclosures for nearly 30 years, and he is proud to voluntarily make these tax returns available many months before the election, " said campaign manager Faiz Shakir. "Looking back, I recognize that there were a few moments when my drive to put Hillary in the White House led me to take too stiff a jab".

In 2016, Sanders and his wife Jane had a total income of $1,073,333.

There is no requirement that presidential candidates release their tax returns, but many have done so by tradition.

Trump seemed fully confident that he would defeat any Democratic challenger and later retweeted a message from Turning Point USA founder and president Charlie Kirk about the ostensibly insurmountable obstacles Trump faced when he ran in 2016. They also had a business income of $4,900.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Iowa on April 07.

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

Bernie and Jane Sanders have three homes, one in Burlington, a second in Washington and a third, on a Vermont lake front. Sometimes they result in a headline or two, as when the socialist Mr. Sanders was revealed to be a millionaire.

Vermont Senator and 2020 Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders' new proposals will likely cost upwards of $20,000 per American taxpayer, according to a nonpartisan group focused on the USA budget and deficit.

The records show Sanders' growing income and confirmed his status as a millionaire, largely on the strength of proceeds from book sales, including the bestselling "Where We Go From Here", published with Macmillan in 2018.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren earlier this month released a tax return that showed she and her husband earned about US$906,000 in 2018. Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee have also released returns dating back to 2007. Sen.

During the last campaign, Sanders released his 2014 tax returns and said he would release more if he earned the nomination.