Bernie Sanders' tax returns reveal he's a millionaire

Grant Boone
April 11, 2019

Bernard Sanders, a democratic socialist who has spent much of his political career railing against "millionaires and billionaires" and America's "1 percent", is making no apologies for his new millionaire status.

Senator Bernie Sanders has been repeatedly pressed to release his tax returns, and he is now pledging to do so by Tax Day this coming Monday.

"I wrote a best-selling book". Sanders has faced growing criticism in recent weeks for not having released his tax returns, even while congressional Democrats pursue any avenue they can to force President Trump to release his tax returns.

"On the day in the very immediate future, certainly before April 15, we release ours, I hope that Donald Trump will do exactly the same", Sanders said to The Times. "We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns". Sanders has bristled at comparisons between his behavior and the president's.

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The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful told CBS's Ed O'Keefe that Medicare for All would put an end to insurance companies and drug companies making billions of dollars while essentially reducing private insurance companies to covering cosmetic surgery. Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA released 10 years of her returns last year.

In January, Sanders was a top choice of 23%, and Biden was pick of 32%; Warren had 15% support of those voters at that time. But that was criticized as not a full disclosure.

But since his 2016 run for the presidency, Sanders' financial fortunes have improved. He published another book, Where We Go From Here, in 2018.

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