Bernie Sanders: 'Damn right I will' raise taxes on the rich
"But at a time when the people on top have so much while the middle class shrinks and we have so many people living in poverty, if your question is am I going to demand that the wealthy and large corporations start paying their fair share of taxes, damn right I will," he said.
Sanders, an independent senator who is vying for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020 just like he did in 2016, used Amazon as an example. The e-commerce giant reportedly will not pay any federal income on the $11.2 billion in profits it made last year.
Sanders, who is among the frontrunners in a crowded Democratic field, was also grilled on the sexual harassment and inequality that plagued his 2016 campaign against Hillary Clinton. He met with some of the complainants in January and said Monday he had taken steps to avoid creating a similarly toxic work environment in 2020, including by putting in place new training programs and reporting procedures.