WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders, whose $ 18 million fundraising campaign has cemented his status as the leader in the appointment of the Democratic Presidency, said on Tuesday that he would publish 10 tax returns on Monday of the Tax Day, and confirms that he belongs to the millionaires he denounced for years.
"April 15 is upon us," said Sanders, whose refusal to give up his full past has become a topic in the campaign, he said in an interview office. "We wanted to publish 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019 will be the tenth year. I think you will see her.
Mr. Sanders' refusal to file his full tax returns was a relatively minor issue in the 2016 Democratic primary elections when Hillary Clinton urged him to be more transparent. But Mr. Trump's refusal to release his release, and the Democrats' subsequent efforts to force the release, have raised the profile of the problem. Mr. Sanders has been persuaded to compare his behavior with that of the President.
"Not to be a billionaire, to have no investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, anywhere in the world will be a bit more boring," Mr. Sanders said.
Reminds that he is a millionaire and has not escaped the description.
"I wrote a bestselling book," he explained. "If you write a bestselling book, you can also be a millionaire."
A number of Mr. Sanders' rivals for the Democratic nomination, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York, Senator Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota and Gov. Washington's Jay Inslee has already released their tax returns for 2018. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren published 10 years of her return last year.
Mr. Sanders, an independent Vermont, has repeatedly pledged to do the same, but was evasive about his timing and speculated that he does not want voters to know what's in them. He said that he and his wife Jane, who serves as a consultant for his presidential campaign, are preparing the proceeds themselves without tax advisers.
In 2014, they posted income of $ 205,617, including wages and salaries of $ 156,441, of $ 46,213 from social security benefits. A summary of their earnings from 2016 was largely the same, with most of their income from Mr. Sanders' Senate salary coming from $ 174,000. However, this was criticized as incomplete disclosure.
Mr. Sanders – whose trademark in the Campaign campaign was his Brooklyn accent against the "Millionaihs" and "billionaires" – was consistently among the least rich members of the Senate.
But since his election for the presidency in 2016, Mr. Sanders' financial achievements have improved. His 2017 Senate Information Forms show that he had earned approximately $ 1.06 million this year, more than $ 885,000 in book-entry fees. His last book, "Where do we go from here?" Was released last year.