I have one question for the Democratic Socialist millionaire Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Why not give away all that money?
For a Democratic Socialist, Sanders lives an amazing life. He earned his living preaching about the one-percent, and now he represents them. Now Sanders needs to get ahead of this ironic hypocrisy.
Thus, as The Hill wrote,
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says in a new interview that he will release his tax returns by Monday while acknowledging that he is a millionaire because of book sales.
“We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same,” he continued.
Sanders acknowledged in the interview that he is a millionaire, attributing it to his book sales. The newspaper noted that his most recent book, “Where We Go From Here,” was published last year.
“I wrote a best-selling book,” he told the Times. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Nobody cares how Sanders earned his money. What we should care about is will he practice what he preaches?
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According to Politico, Sanders’ 2014 taxes show he earned roughly $205,000. Of that he paid about 13 percent in taxes. Worse, he only gave 4 percent to charity. In fact, Sanders received a refund that amounted to over half he begrudgingly gave to charity.
The paltry 4 percent to charity says all. But expect Sanders to do a bit better (not much), given his want to be president. But that will be the only reason Sanders ups the ante to the poor.
But Sanders is not alone when it comes to Leftist tax cheats.
Take a look at what the LA Times wrote in Feb of 2009 of the other Democrat president front-runner.
During the presidential campaign, Joe Biden insisted that paying your taxes is a patriotic duty. No, scratch that. He said that supporting a tax hike was the American thing to do. “It’s time to be patriotic,” he told America’s putative tax slackers. When asked whether he might be questioning the patriotism of people who don’t want higher taxes, Biden, as is his wont, took things to the next rhetorical level. Forget patriotism, insisted Joe, paying higher taxes is a religious obligation.
The man who gave an average of $369 a year to charity over the previous decade fulfills his religious obligations by cutting a tax check — a check he’s required to cut by law.
Wait until the other candidates showcase their lack of generosity with taxes. Not only do they not want to pay their “fair share”, but also they give like misers to charity.