Myth: Bernie Sanders has called for a 90% tax rate Fact: Bernie Sanders’ tax plan has been released, and it is a top marginal tax rate of 52% (meaning income above $10,000,000 would be taxed at that rate). The 90% figure comes from his alluding to the fact that the top marginal tax rate has […]
Bernie Sanders has taken US politics by storm. While conventional wisdom holds that a ascribed Democratic Socialist with no Super PAC would be able to compete with the powerhouse support of someone like Hillary Clinton, Sanders has apparently not received the notice. He polls well within both the Democratic base as well as the general electorate.
Sanders has a long history of activism and political office. His activism includes the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and some peace and antiwar movements. During his attendance at the University of Chicago, he was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. His political offices have included being mayor, and a member of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump
While Sanders supporters will take exception to this, he has been regarded as the mirror image of Donald Trump. While their policies could not be more different, both men appear to have tapped into a general discontent with ‘politics as usual.’
While Bernie Sanders is not new to American politics, he was a little-known politician until his run for President and subsequent surge in the polls. He continues to defy the conventional wisdom of what’s possible when running for President. Here we share the latest news headlines regarding Bernie Sanders.
Bernard ‘Bernie’ Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, is 74 years old. He was born on September 8, 1941 in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. He spent his whole childhood in Brooklyn, attending school at P.S. 197 and James Madison High School.
Bernie Sanders is a presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. Currently serving as the junior senator for Vermont, Sander’s political career has spanned over three decades. He states he is a secular Jew that does not subscribe to an organized religion. His political career has coincided with his activism, in particular his support of the […]
If Senator Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and is elected as the President of the United States, he will be the first Jewish President in the nation’s history. Although Sanders does not describe himself as particularly religious, his roots are in Judaism with a deep family history in Poland. As with many Jewish families […]