Bernie Sanders's file:
Sanders

Independent from Vermont

a Senator from Vermont who is an independent but who caucuses with Democrats.

Recent statements involving Bernie Sanders

"In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent."

"(Texas Republicans) believe in abolishing Social Security, abolishing V.A. health care."

"One out of four corporations doesn't pay a nickel in (federal income) taxes."

"Nearly 6 out of 10 believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S."

"We Really Do Have the Highest Corporate Tax Rate in the World."

Recent stories featuring Bernie Sanders

Is the Walmart family wealthier than 40 percent of the United States?:

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders keeps tweeting about the wealth gap.

Holidays prompt outbreak of truthiness:

Folks must be feeling goodwill toward their fellow man this holiday season.

Last week, AJC PolitiFact Georgia experienced an outbreak of truthiness.

Washington lawmakers found some accurate things to say about federal programs on the homeless and President Barack Obama's proposed tax compromise that just worked its way through Congress.

We also uncovered some truths about Georgia public higher education and our beloved Atlanta Braves.

We're shocked. And relieved.

Happy Holidays. 

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Fact-checking the estate tax:

Critics on both sides of the political aisle criticize the estate tax estate tax portion of the compromise plan on taxes. We check one from each side.

Bernie Sanders talks and talks. Are his facts right?:

The Vermont senator's filibuster includes facts we happened to be checking from his Nov. 30 speech. He earns a True and a False.
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