According to the campaign's return, Sanders and his wife Jane jumped from $ 240,622 in 2015, when he started his first white house offer to $ 1,073,333 a year because the ever-unclear legislator became a political sensation
] Since then, Sanders and his wife totaled more than 2.79 million. US dollars, attributing them to the rich.
"shows that our family was very lucky".
"I think I have to pay more taxes because my income has increased both as an obligation and an investment in our country," he added. "I will continue to fight to make our tax system more progressive so that our country has the resources to guarantee all American dreams."
The records show that Sanders is growing revenue and confirming millionaire status, with the highest revenue from book sales, including the bestseller " Where we go from here, the strength announced with Macmillan in 201
Sanders reported 2018 family income of $ 566,421, of which $ 382,920 was derived from writing and royalties. The documents showed that he was in 2018. He paid $ 137,573 in federal taxes and borrowed $ 8,267 for a year. Sanders said it had paid 26 percent The couple reported that they donated $ 18,950 in charity.
Last year, Sanders paid $ 110 for royalties, perhaps for his 1987 record. The folk album "We Shall Overcome" and an additional $ 1,810 from his 1997 album. by Verso. He was also paid $ 391,000 for his books.
Sanders became more and more pressured to disclose taxes because his main competitors raised his income and critics, along with some allies, started agitating for a more detailed look at the candidate's pocket. This issue became even more political when Democrats continued to demand President Donald Trump's tax returns.
Independent Vermont has released their records at the end of this year's deadline for submitting tax applications just before the Fox News Town Hall, where Trump is expected to call.
The revelation that Sanders is now a millionaire has, in some quarters, cast doubt on his ability to effectively present a progressive populist message that has become his political star.
Faiz Shakir, head of the Sanders Campaign, cleared those suggestions by saying to CNN that the candidate's personal wealth had a "zero effect" on his policy.
"If the final question is whether it will reliably pursue a special interest and a billionaire class and are wealthy in this country to do what it needs to do, for example, Medicare for All, like the climate work plan, the answer is yes," – said Shakir. "He could earn another million dollars, and that would still not matter." after that race he became a millionaire. However, he remains one of the least wealthy US Senate members.
"Bernie Sanders paid the right part of the tax," said Shakir, adding that he hoped the return would be "hubbub and kerfuffle", which had increased its expected release. He also admitted that Sanders' vague promises and campaign about their plans contributed to speculation. In many forums, including CNN Town Hall shortly after he was in February. Coming to the race, Sanders is committed to sharing them quickly.
"I think" soon "was explained what I," retrospectively ". I enjoyed being a little clearer when he came, said Shakir. "We wanted to do it for 10 years, so we had a (internal) conversation saying," Let me do it right away so we have the latest one. " ""