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LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Leu2500
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Leu2500

Sanders in a statement said the returns “show that our family has been very fortunate.”
“I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country,” he added. “I will continue to fight to make our tax system more progressive so that our country has the resources to guarantee the American Dream to all people.”

LieparDestin

The trolls on Twitter have so little to work with they complain about tax rates he paid but is campaigning to raise or resort to Jane smears.

Leu2500
Leu2500

It’s orchestrated. And I read somewhere today that posters on twitter are whiter & richer than the average American.

LieparDestin

Yes, much like facebook. The youngfolks are all doing their own things elsewhere, knowing what the big-corps are up to.

LieparDestin

Leu2500
Leu2500

Bernie has released his taxes. Hacker you from The NY Times: Bernie Sanders Released His Tax Returns. He’s Part of the 1%.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/us/politics/bernie-sanders-taxes.html

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont disclosed 10 years of tax returns on Monday, providing a more detailed look at his finances than he offered when he ran for president in 2016.

The returns show that Mr. Sanders’s earnings shot up after his last presidential bid, when he built up a vast national following. His income topped $1 million in 2016 and 2017 as proceeds from books drove up his earnings.

Mr. Sanders and his wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, had an adjusted gross income of $561,293 in 2018, according to their most recent tax return. Mr. Sanders had about $393,000 in book income last year, and he and his wife reported giving $18,950 to charity.

Their federal taxes came to $145,840, for an effective federal tax rate of 26 percent.

Mr. Sanders’s income puts him within the top 1 percent of taxpayers, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.
“These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate,” Mr. Sanders said in a statement. “I am very grateful for that, as I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and I know the stress of economic insecurity.”

jcitybone

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bernie-sanders-and-his-wife-earned-17-million-in-last-two-years-returns-show/2019/04/15/442d02a4-5f84-11e9-87b8-3f2ec40cd81c_story.html?utm_term=.002a2aa71c99

Daniel Shaviro, a New York University School of Law professor of taxation, who examined the 2018 return at the request of The Post, said the return was straightforward.

“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 $19,000 to charity,” Shaviro said. “This clearly is not the tax return of someone who does either a lot of tax planning or complex investing.”

bernin
bernin

Pretty cool to see Bernie say “Healthcare is a human right” and get a big applause from an audience on Fox! I hope some minds can be opened tonight.

PS, I don’t have cable so I’m watching it on this YouTube stream:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62ANYjJd6r4

bernin
bernin

OK, that just went down, maybe this is a better stream: https://www.twitch.tv/sanders_for_president

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