Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday

Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday

Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday

Sen. Bernie Sanders defended "Medicare for All" on CBS News, as he unveils an updated version of his universal health care plan on Wednesday. "I wrote a best-selling book", he said.

"I wrote a best-selling book".

Sanders, who has been outspoken about wealth inequality for decades, made headlines this week when he announced that he will release 10 years of tax returns on Monday - filings expected to show that the senator made millions from book sales.

"April 15 is coming", Sanders told the The New York Times. "We wanted to release 10 years of 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.

Since the 1970s, every president has been audited by the inland revenue service, but CNN reports this should not prevent Trump from releasing his tax returns.

Anyone find it odd that this 2020 Democratic candidate hasn't credited capitalism - at least publicly - for all that extra money in his pocket? 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.

But, he predicted, his would be tiresome in comparison to the president's.

Sanders' refusal to release his full tax returns was a relatively minor issue in the 2016 Democratic primaries, when Hillary Clinton goaded him to be more transparent. Senators Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY have both released a decade of their own returns. His Senate salary is $174,000 per year.

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