nearvideo town hall with Bernie Sanders: part 1
Democratic presidential candidate sen. Bernie Sanders describes his tax returns, his tax plan, of perception, of socialism, calls for a new democratic leadership that a potential Biden candidacy and health with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.
Bernie Sanders went on stage to a fiery Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Monday, and sparks flew almost immediately, as Sanders defiantly refused to explain why he has to pay tax voluntarily, the massive new 52-percent of “wealth,” he pleaded for the imposition on the nation’s wealthiest people.
“We’ll get through this together,” said Sanders at one point, when tensions flared.
Sanders later admitted outright that “you will get to pay more taxes,” when he was President. Only a few minutes before the town hall began, Sanders released ten years of his tax returns, which showed he recognized that he had “happiness”, even as he pushed for a more progressive tax system.
According to the returns, Sanders and his wife, a 26-percent-effective tax-paid rate of $561,293 income and more than $1 million in both 2016 and 2017.
But pressed by the anchor Baier and Martha MacCallum why he kept himself firmly, deductions, his wealth, rather than refusal, or write a check to the Treasury, Bret-Department, to laugh, Sanders began contemptuously, and, in an apparent non sequitur, asked why MacCallum donate your salary. (“I didn’t want to propose a property tax,” MacCallum answered.)
Bernie Sanders spars with Baier, MacCallum on property tax
2020 democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders refused to explain why he figures that his proposed wealth tax now and be charged, that MacCallum should pay.
“Pff, come on. I paid the taxes that I owe,” Sanders shot back. “And by the way, why you’re not Donald Trump here, and ask him how much he pays taxes? President trump-watches-network too little, right? Hey President Trump, my wife and I have just the 10 years. Please do the same.”
Asked, whether to keep Sanders’ success — and the subsequent decision on its Bar-this was not an implicit endorsement of the capitalist system, he has called several times, dysfunctonal, Sanders rejected the idea out of hand.
“If you wrote the book, and out of the money, that is not the definition of capitalism and the American dream?” Baier asked, referring to Sanders’ best-selling 2016 memoirs, “Our Revolution.”
“No,” replied Sanders flat, after a pregnant pause. “What we want is a country where everyone has the opportunity. … A lot of people don’t have a college degree. A lot of people are not US senators.”
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Sanders doubled to its previous objections of his wealth, have even called some of the Progressive, hypocritical.
“We had this year, $560,000 in income,” said Sanders. “In my and my wife’s the case, I wrote a pretty good book. It was a bestseller that sold all over the world, and we have the money. If anyone thinks I should apologize for writing a bestseller, I’m sorry, I’m not gonna do it.”
Vermont sen. Bernie Sanders addressing a rally in North Charleston, S. C., in March. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, file)
Whether he supports abortions, which occur up to the moment of birth, said Sanders, “I think that happens very, very rarely, and I think this is a political Problem. At the end of the day, I thnk, the decision about abortion belongs to a woman and her physcian, and not the government.”
Sanders also said felons, including rapists and murderers, should be able to vote from prison. But he insisted, he was simply only advertise to more potential democratic voters.
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The tax day town hall instead of, as Sanders as a fundraising front-runner among the Democrats, and tries to further his progressive proposals of a sweeping ‘Medicare for All’ overhaul, a higher minimum wage and free public college education to distinguish themselves from a crowded field of liberal candidates, embraced largely.
“I think Trump is a dangerous President, but if all we do is focus on him, we lose,” said Sanders at the town hall.
Separately, Sanders acknowledged that his proposed Medicare for All health-care overhaul — which has also been adopted by other 2020-democratic hopefuls, including Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren-would mean that many Americans would pay “more taxes.”
Some estimates put the total cost of the plan over 10 years to more than $32 trillion, and say, it would have to increases in the historic tax.
Sanders began by distraction, when she was asked by Baier whether he and the Republicans were concerned about the rising national debt, saying it was “ironic” that instead of attacks on the President.
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2020 democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses immigration during his town hall.
“You’re talking to the wrong man,” said Sanders. “We pay for what we propose, in contrast to the President of the United States.”
Sanders more in terms of content discussed, to impose a plan speculaton tax” on Wall Street”.
“I am concerned about the debt. This is a legitimate concern,” said Sanders. “But we pay for what we propose. In terms of Medicare for All, we pay for that by eliminating like I said, deductibles and premiums. We save the average American family money.”
If Baier the audience surveyed in the town hall-that was clearly supportive Sanders all — most of you would plan in support of Sanders’ health, in spite of currently with private insurance, they would lose.
Sanders also warned that climate change poses an existential threat to demand, citing a recent report by the United Nations, only 12 years remain to make any significant changes in the global carbon-dioxide emissions to avert a climate catastrophe. The United Nations made the same prediction in 1989, falsely warning that the world is in front of a 10-year period, the since come and gone.
On immigration, Sanders said, “we must not immigrants demonize” and the planned “construction of the right equipment to the border” and the adoption of “comprehensive immigration reform.” But he said it was “not a real question” when MacCallum asked to send about the merits of trump’s proposal, illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.
The 77-year-old self as a “democratic socialist” — the longest-serving Independent member of Congress in history — has also to criticism that he mght be to serve to old, as President.
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In the town hall, Sanders acknowledged that it was a “legitimate question,” said but the applause there is “too much focus on individuals and not enough focus on the American people and what their needs are.”
Over the weekend, Sanders sparred with progressive activist groups, which pointed out that he fell because largely his criticism of the “millionaires and billionaires” instead of “billionaires”.
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2020 democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders delivers his final remarks during his town hall.
Earlier Monday afternoon, Sanders preview rise of some of his messaging with the statement that President Trump will be the “tax policy”, “taxes on millions of people.”
In an article entitled “Face it: you (Probably) Got a tax cut,” the New York Times credited to liberal messaging, with confusing large parts of the electorate to think that their taxes went up when in fact, most saw significant tax savings under the Trumps 2017 tax law.
The town hall marks the Vermont senator’s first appearance on Fox News Channel, since he was a guest at Baier’s show in December 2018. He also participated in a Fox News channel’s the town hall again in 2016, in addition to his then-competitor Hillary Clinton.
Sanders finished the town hall to thank Fox News, for giving him the opportunity.
DNC Chair Tom Perez in April 2017. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images, File)
“Not everyone thought I should come on this show,” Sanders said at one point. “Your network does not have a great deal of respect in my world, but I thought it was important to be here.”
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Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez of Fox News hosting has excluded a Democrat primary debate. Some Democrats in Congress have called the decision inappropriate and unhelpful, and the DNC leadership said later it had no objection to Sanders to appear on Fox News town hall.
Asked whether he felt that the DNC would try to tip the scales against Sanders — as the leaked e-mails showed he is also in 2016 — Sanders is optimistic.
“I think we have come a long way since then. We speak the DNC every week,” Sanders Baier and MacCallum said. “And I think that the process be fair.”
Since the announcement of his presidential candidacy in February, Sanders 18.2 million pulled in a whopping $in the first 41 days of his campaign. But even though Sanders is a fundraising had raised advantage over his rival, the Democrats, normally, how much cash, had hoped by this point. Many donors have been sitting on the sidelines to see how the competition unfolds, signaling the drawn-out primary battle.
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The campaign has come among Democrats, more in the focus than declared White house hopefuls reported their first quarter fundraising totals. Early insights provided by nine of the declared candidates showed that the Democrats raised less money than they had in previous cycles and came up short before the campaign Bank account is building Trump.
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Democrats together 68 million raised over $in January, after the candidates released their fundraising totals. This is less than the $ 81 million the Democrats raised during the same period in 2007, the last time the party had an open primary, according to the Federal Election Commission And, it pales in comparison with the 30-million-Euro-trump card during the first quarter.
“There is no question that the numbers are not on the level that you are with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2008 by a long shot,” said Tom Nides, a Clinton adviser and longtime fundraiser. “Am I worried? No, I’m not worried. But I’m a little worried.”
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.