Bernie Sanders Released His Tax Returns. He’s Part of the 1%.
Sen. Bernie Sanders today released 10 years of tax returns including his 2018 return.
Sanders reported a total family income of $566,421 in 2018 — also reporting $18,950 in donations to charity.
Following his book about the 2016 presidential race, Sanders’ income jumped to over $1 million.
The returns also show Sanders benefited from the Trump tax cuts.
“These tax returns show that our family has been fortunate. I am very grateful for that, as I grew up in a family that lived paycheck to paycheck and I know the stress of economic insecurity. That is why I strive every day to ensure every American has the basic necessities of life, including a livable wage, decent housing, health care and retirement security.” Sanders said. “I consider paying more in taxes as my income rose to be both an obligation and an investment in our country. I will continue to fight to make our tax system more progressive so that our country has the resources to guarantee the American Dream to all people.”
Read the tax returns by clicking below: