Published: Wed, April 17, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Sanders releases long-awaited tax returns, showing millionaire status

Sanders releases long-awaited tax returns, showing millionaire status

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In an interview with the New York Times before the returns were made public, Sanders dismissed the idea that his newfound wealth undercut his billionaire-bashing message.

Sanders reported earning over $850,000 as an author in 2017 and almost $800,000 as an author in 2016.

However, Brock concedes that an effort to prevent Sanders from winning the nomination backed by big-money Democrats could potentially be exploited for the democratic socialist's political gain. Today, Sanders has said that his tax return will be a little different because he's now a millionaire thanks to money earned from writing his book.

In 2016, during his first presidential campaign, Sanders released only one year of records - from 2014.

Earlier this month, the Sanders campaign announced it raised $18.2 million over the first six weeks.

In a recent op-ed, he outlined his now-familiar promise to take on the "powerful special interests" stemming from "the greed of Wall Street, the power of enormous multinational corporations and the influence of the global billionaire class". Tax returns should have been only the baseline for transparency; a thorough accounting of his business arrangements and possible conflicts of interest was also needed.

The list of Democratic candidates include South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Sens.

The earliest return released yesterday, for 2009, was done by hand, which may indicate that the Sanders did the taxes themselves.

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Steven Rosenthal, a senior fellow at the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, said the 2020 Democratic primary candidates have set a new standard for financial transparency for future White House bids. The Vermont independent reported income from his job in the Senate and more than $381,000 in income from book royalties in 2018.

Ever since President Richard M. Nixon set the example, presidents and major candidates have revealed their tax return information to offer voters a view of how these national leaders conduct their private affairs.

This time, Sanders said he would release several years of his taxes, but had continued to delay the release.

Sanders released ten years' worth of tax returns Monday night, fulfilling a long-standing promise to do so.

Trump has said he can not released his tax returns because they are under an IRS audit (which has now lasted four years.) but that he would release them when the audit is complete.

"My trillions of dollars of investment in Saudi Arabia or Russian Federation". Brett Baier of Fox News pointedly asked Sen.

If Sanders successfully explains how his personal finances can coexist with his 1% messaging, "I don't think this is a long-term issue that he has to worry about", Dickinson said. "If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too".

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

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