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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:23 PM

 

Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich.



Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released 10 years of personal tax returns Monday, showing that he is in fact a millionaire.

He still supports a wealth tax.

In 2018, Sanders’s income was $561,293, on which he paid a 26 percent effective tax rate on that adjusted gross income. In 2017 and 2016, his income was more than a million — $1.15 million and roughly $1.1 million respectively — because of the advance and royalties from his bestselling book about the 2016 election. Sanders and his wife Jane Sanders paid $145,840 in taxes last year; $343,882 in 2017; and $372,368 in 2016.

They also donated 3.4 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity last year. But the campaign was also sure to note that they also gave the proceeds from Sanders’s book, The Speech, directly to charity, and that they did not take the tax deduction for those contributions, which is why they don’t show up in the tax returns.

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“We have an absurd tax system, and while millions of people today are paying actually more in taxes than anticipated, Amazon, Netflix, and dozens of major corporations, as a result of Trump’s tax bill, paid nothing in federal taxes,” Sanders said. “I think that’s a disgrace.”

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https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/4/15/18311337/bernie-sanders-releases-tax-returns-fox-news-town-hall

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Reply Bernie Sanders released his tax returns showing he is a millionaire. He still wants to tax the rich. (Original post)
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 OP
njhoneybadger Apr 2019 #1
rpannier Apr 2019 #2
Post removed Apr 2019 #3
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #5
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #8
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #10
yaesu Apr 2019 #23
sheshe2 Apr 2019 #18
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #19
sheshe2 Apr 2019 #21
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #22
sheshe2 Apr 2019 #33
George II Apr 2019 #28
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #13
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #16
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #14
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #31
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #32
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #34
rgbecker Apr 2019 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #6
George II Apr 2019 #27
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #30
Power 2 the People Apr 2019 #36
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 #9
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #11
Uncle Joe Apr 2019 #12
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2019 #15
rgbecker Apr 2019 #17
bahrbearian Apr 2019 #20
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #24
bahrbearian Apr 2019 #26
Decoy of Fenris Apr 2019 #29
C Moon Apr 2019 #38
tblue37 Apr 2019 #7
C Moon Apr 2019 #25
JudyM Apr 2019 #35
jalan48 Apr 2019 #37
pnwmom Apr 2019 #39

Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. So he didn't release them just to provide cover for tRump

 

That's what some people have said
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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:31 PM

2. Yeah, I saw those as well

 

But, give them time, they'll come up with a new line
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Response to Post removed (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:45 PM

5. Were you seriously expecting the circular firing squad against Bernie to stop??

 

It's just a symptom of a "third-degree Bern."


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:47 PM

8. Pft. Not in the least. nt

 

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:50 PM

10. Yeah, didn't think so.

 




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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:23 PM

23. I'm sure the bernie haters will think up another attack point, maybe be a little more creative

 

next time instead of using the GOP's playbook
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Response to Post removed (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:12 PM

18. Hey, Decoy.

 

How are ya? Long time no see.

Here is some Jethro Tull. Fitting for your post.









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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:16 PM

19. Lol. Not sure if you're taking a dig at me or legit giving me that to use in the future.

 

In either case, the link is welcomed.

I'm not a huge fan of Tull, I find the vocals a bit scratchy for the type of music presented, but the instrumentals are solid. Regardless, I'll be using this song in the future for the "tax truthers". Very fitting, all things considered.
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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:19 PM

21. 100% agree.

 

Very fitting, all things considered.


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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:21 PM

22. Fits like a brick.

 



Ah, I know someone's gonna alert on that, but it's in good fun. I'll take that hide willingly. Love ya She, even if we're butting heads more often than not.
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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:44 PM

33. Only if they know the history.

 

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #18)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:33 PM

28. Another Jethro Tull classic....

 

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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:56 PM

13. Found another one. "He should have done that in 2016 instead of lying." nt

 

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:03 PM

16. An oldie, but goodie!!

 


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Response to rpannier (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

14. And another. "He doesn't give enough to charity, wouldn't vote for him." nt

 

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:40 PM

31. But, did Bernie get criticized for takin' a deduction for donating used underwear?!

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #31)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:41 PM

32. Okay. That right there? That -should- get criticized. :P Ick. nt

 

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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #32)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:52 PM

34. Hahaha, yeah... I'd prolly be the FIRST to criticize Bernie for that!!

 


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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:42 PM

4. So I guess that proves it:

 

Sanders ran for president in 2016 just to be able to write a book about the experience and become a millionaire. And he's doing 2020 for the sequel. All the crap about healthcare, living minimum wage, free college and income equity was just to mess with the voters' heads. Never really wanted to become President.

Thank god we have the returns now that just proves it.
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Response to rgbecker (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:45 PM

6. LOL!! Why didn't I think of that?!

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:33 PM

27. Yes, why didn't you?

 

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Response to George II (Reply #27)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:35 PM

30. I don't know... musta forgotten to take my Bernie-bashing pill!! My bad!!

 


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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #30)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 11:11 PM

36. Didn't you hear? One of his tax returns from Turbo Tax had two different fonts!!!

 

Bernie faked the moon landing too!!

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:48 PM

9. It goes much deeper that than, this has been part of Bernie's thirty year master plan

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:54 PM

11. Okay Uncle Joe, you get the Bernie Slammy Award for the funniest post of the day!!

 




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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:56 PM

12. ...

 

I hitting the sack, have a good night InAbLuEsTaTe.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:00 PM

15. You as well!! Peace.

 


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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:04 PM

17. We're going to need our rest....tomorrow is another day...

 

for more Sanders bashing on the DU...cause, you know, the don't bash Democratic public figures rule and everything.
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Response to rgbecker (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:18 PM

20. I don't trust him he is always changing his positions

 

he is like a weathervane.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:26 PM

24. Good idea with the sarcasm tag.

 

I'd stick with it for now. Your sarcasm is someone else's deadpan, serious statement.
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Response to Decoy of Fenris (Reply #24)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:32 PM

26. I almost left it out , then I figured it would help jury

 

which ,I now think every Bernie Post is sent too.
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Response to bahrbearian (Reply #26)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:34 PM

29. Pretty much. If it has the name "Bernie" or is posted by someone with Bernie tags, it gets alerted.

 

It just is what it is. Got the rabid Bernie folk on the one hand and the rabid "other" contingent on the other hand. One way or another, something's getting alerted.

Childish on both accounts, honestly. But 2016 left a lot of damage for a lot of folks, and they see the alert system as a way to keep fighting the old war. Gonna be a chunk of collateral damage, no matter who any of us support.
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Response to rgbecker (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:48 AM

38. I was happy to see he released his taxes. I was starting to believe he was hiding something. Bravo!

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:46 PM

7. K&R for visibility. nt

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:31 PM

25. Glad to see this.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 10:53 PM

35. Surprised I hadn't heard about his donating the book proceeds to charity without taking a writeoff.

 

Goodness. I appreciate his earnest efforts to help fix the out of control corruption and corporate handouts.
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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 12:23 AM

37. You can't keep a good man down.

 

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Response to Uncle Joe (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 02:22 AM

39. All of the major Democratic candidates want to increase the taxes on the rich. n/t

 

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