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Socialist Sanders' tax returns show earned millions since 2016. Contradiction?

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Bernie Sanders' tax returns raised eyebrows with $1M+ income in 2 of last 3 years with some claiming democratic socialist is hypocritical. Contradiction?
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Results in this view: Y-hypocrisy 0% - Convince Me 33% - N-will Pay Taxes 67%
By Dan Anderson The situation is that he is not a "socialist" but a Democratic Socialist". Big difference.

Remember that the US is already a Democratic Socialist country.

Democratic Socialist contributions to US society include:

Head Start

Social Security Disability

Social Security Retirement and Survivors Benefits

Supplemental Security Income (SSI)



Welfare (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or T.A.N.F.)

G.I. Bill

Veterans' benefits

Pell Grants

Unemployment Insurance

Food Stamps

Government Subsidized Housing

Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

Hope and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits

Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit

529 accounts (qualified tuition programs) or Coverdell education savings account (Education I.R.A.'s)

Earned-income tax credit

Employer subsidized health insurance

Employer subsidized retirement benefits

Federal student loans

Police and Fire Protection

U.S. military - all branches

Public libraries

Local, state and national parks and forests

I am certain there are more, but these just popped into the brain.