Latest True Fact-checks on Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders stated on January 14, 2020 in comments about his "Medicare for All" plan during the January Democratic presidential debate.: "We end the $100 billion a year that the health care industry makes." Bernie Sanders stated on December 19, 2019 in the Democratic debate in Los Angeles: Real wages "went up last year 1.1%." Bernie Sanders stated on June 26, 2019 in an opinion article: "The wealthiest three families now own more wealth than the bottom half of the country." Bernie Sanders stated on April 22, 2019 in a CNN town hall: "You've got millions of families paying 40, 50, 60% of their limited incomes to put a roof over their heads." Bernie Sanders stated on April 22, 2019 in a CNN town hall.: "In my own state of Vermont, from the very first days of our state's history, what our Constitution says is that everybody can vote. That is true. So people in jail can vote." Bernie Sanders stated on July 14, 2018 in a speech: "The three wealthiest people" own "more wealth than the bottom half of the American people." Bernie Sanders stated on April 30, 2018 in a tweet: "You know what Amazon paid in federal income taxes last year? Zero." Bernie Sanders stated on April 22, 2016 in In a statement to Philadelphia magazine: "A tax on soda and juice drinks would disproportionately increase taxes on low-income families in Philadelphia." Bernie Sanders stated on April 4, 2016 in an interview with the New York Daily News: "In Malaysia … many of the workers are indentured servants because their passports are taken away when they come into this country and are working in slave-like conditions." Bernie Sanders stated on February 13, 2016 in an a television ad: "Bernie Sanders passed more roll call amendments in a Republican Congress than any other member." Bernie Sanders stated on February 23, 2016 in a campaign rally.: "The Walton family of Walmart ... This one family owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of the American people." Bernie Sanders stated on February 11, 2016 in comments during the PBS Democratic debate: "The African-American community lost half of their wealth as a result of the Wall Street collapse." Bernie Sanders stated on December 19, 2015 in the Dec. 19 Democratic presidential debate: The United States spends "almost three times per capita what they spend in the U.K." on health care and "50 percent more than they pay in France." Bernie Sanders stated on November 19, 2015 in a speech at Georgetown University: "Instead of fighting ISIS, (the Saudis) have focused more on a campaign to oust Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen." Bernie Sanders stated on November 14, 2015 in a Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa: Says income tax rates under Eisenhower were as high as 90 percent. Bernie Sanders stated on August 30, 2015 in comments on ABC's "This Week": "Saudi Arabia has the third-largest military budget in the entire world." Bernie Sanders stated on June 4, 2013 in a tweet: "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." Bernie Sanders stated on July 22, 2012 in a message on Twitter: "Today the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of America." Bernie Sanders stated on October 4, 2011 in an interview with MSNBC: "Today, you have six financial institutions, the largest six, that have assets that are the equivalent of 60 percent of the GDP of the United States of America." Bernie Sanders stated on December 13, 2010 in a Twitter message: Under the compromise tax agreement, "99.7% of American families will not pay 1 nickel in an estate tax." Bernie Sanders stated on November 30, 2010 in a Senate floor speech: In 2007, "the top 1 percent of all income earners in the United States made 23.5 percent of all income," which is "more than the entire bottom 50 percent."