Sanders leads crowded 2020 Democrats field in total fundraising

Sanders leads crowded 2020 Democrats field in total fundraising

Sanders leads crowded 2020 Democrats field in total fundraising

It included clips of Sanders criticising the influence of "millionaires and billionaires" alongside a chart showing how he became a millionaire through his books sales. But his efforts at transparency paled in comparison to his opponent for the Democratic nomination Hillary Clinton, who released eight years of her tax returns.

About half an hour later, Sanders responded to the criticism with his own tweet.

Turning serious, he explained: "I make what a United States senator makes".

"What we want is a country in which everyone has an opportunity", Sanders insisted on Monday night.

The Sanders campaign said those rates do not reflect charitable proceeds given from one of his books, which he did not deduct from his taxes. "We were just stating the facts". Bethlehem is nestled between two counties in eastern Pennsylvania, one that Trump won with just 50 percent of the vote and the other narrowly captured by Clinton with 50 percent.

Sanders augmented his Senate salary with book royalties in each of those years, particularly in 2016 and 2017 when he made more than $800,000 each year in royalties. The couple fell into the highest marginal tax bracket - 37% - and paid $698,000 in taxes.

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"Democratic socialism to me is creating a government and an economy and a society that works for all rather than the top 1 percent", he said.

"Maya MacGuineas, the president of independent and bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, warned on "Fox and Friends" Tuesday morning that Bernie Sanders' proposed policies could cost $20,000 per taxpayer", reports Fox News. In February, he led Sanders 27 percent to 17 percent, and in March, the two were tied at 26 percent.

In a letter provided to CNN by his campaign, Sanders addressed the board of the Center for American Progress and CAP Action Fund on Saturday, alleging that its activities are playing a "destructive role" in the "critical mission to defeat Donald Trump". He has called on Trump to reject his renegotiated NAFTA deal, arguing it's too weak to stop American jobs from going to Mexico after the president promised in 2016 to bring back lost manufacturing jobs.

Sanders, who will run for president again in 2020, released his returns on tax day, the deadline for most Americans to file their tax returns.

The tax returns show that Sanders earned more than $1 million recently, making $1,131,925 in 2017 between himself and his wife Jane and paying a total of $343,882 in taxes at a 30 percent tax rate.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her husband Bruce Mann earned an average of $880,000 per year during the last three years, with gross income of $905,742 in 2018.

Sanders in 2018 made $110 in music royalties, presumably for his 1987 folk album, "We Shall Overcome", and an additional $1,810 from his 1997 memoir, "Outsider in the House", which was published by Verso. Philip Bump at WaPo gave him credit for "piercing the Fox News bubble" while noting that Fox News quickly did damage control in their post-town hall programming. "If anyone thinks I should apologize for writing a bestselling book, I'm sorry, I'm not gonna do it".

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