It’s no secret Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders may just be President Donald Trump’s biggest critic.
But one thing we are positive Sander’s didn’t criticize, was the big fat check Trump handed him.
As first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Senator Sanders saved almost $40,000 in taxes all thanks to Trumps Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill.
And thanks to the release of his tax returns, this is one truth Sanders can’t hide from.
Over the last two years, Sander’s has hit millionaire status thanks to his success as an author and it could stir up some trouble for the radical politician.
Sanders has built his platform on economic inequality and fighting against Americas wealthy, but now that he’s quickly climbing the tax bracket ladder, he’ll have to decide what he’ll do about his own wealth.
According to the report, Sanders dodged questions about his new wealth during a townhall on Monday night and declined to say if he would pay a top tax rate of 52%... the same rate he proposed during his 2016 White House run. Furthermore, he also failed to answer whether he would “voluntarily give money to the government to bring his tax bill up to what he thought was a fair rate.”
At this point in the 2020 race, Sanders has not reportedly changed his stance on the income tax system, which means he could still be running on his 2016 plan to overhaul the tax system to pay for his universal healthcare plan.
But for now, Sanders outrageous tax plan doesn’t mean squat to his new-found wealth… and being the hypocrite that he is… he’ll keep it that way.
Sanders has vocalized an extreme overhaul to the tax system, despite Trump’s TCJA being a success for MILLIONS of Americans.
Even the New York Times can’t deny it, “Ever since President Trump signed the Republican-sponsored tax bill in December 2017, independent analyses have consistently found that a large majority of Americans would owe less because of the law… Preliminary data based on tax filings has shown the same.”
But now all eyes are on Bernie Sanders as he leads the Democratic candidates.
So, will he give in to his own ridiculous tax regime, or will his growing wealth change his mind?