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Politics Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take swipes at billionaire Michael Bloomberg in response to his potential presidential bid

05:10  08 november  2019
05:10  08 november  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders take swipes at billionaire Michael Bloomberg in response to his potential presidential bid . Warren welcomed Bloomberg to the 2020 race with a tweet, but the welcome came with an edge as she added a link to her billionaire calculator, which calculates the

Bernie Sanders , I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren , D-Mass., who have been running populist campaigns that argue the rich should be paying more to underwrite Bloomberg , one of the wealthiest men in the world and a popular three-term mayor of New York, has flirted with running for president before.

Democratic 2020 candidates Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders have both proposed taxes on the ultra-wealthy in the US. So it comes as no surprise that both senators had a response reports that billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to enter the presidential race.

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren are posing for a picture© Paul Sancya/AP Images

Warren welcomed Bloomberg to the 2020 race with a tweet, but the welcome came with an edge as she added a link to her billionaire calculator, which calculates the tax rate of the billionaires under her proposed wealth tax.

"If you're looking for policy plans that will make a huge difference for working people and which are very popular, start here," the Massachusetts senator wrote in the tweet, linking her billionaire calculator, which she created seemingly as a jab to critics of the tax like Bill Gates and Leon Cooperman.

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Photographer: Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg . Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have become so closely linked that their names have been If she does seek the presidency , she'll need to show that her political appeal extends beyond her committed liberal base and demonstrate that she

Topline: Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken steps to enter the 2020 presidential primary race, in a bid to become a centrist alternative to progressives Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie But as Warren and Sanders vault ahead in the polls, Bloomberg

Bloomberg likely won't have any problem navigating Warren's calculator if he were to visit the site. If you answer the first prompted question, "Are you a billionaire?" with "yes," it asks for your net worth, and there is a link below the response box reading, "If you're Michael Bloomberg click here."

If you click no to the initial question, users are presented a list of billionaires -including Bloomberg - to click and see how much they would be taxed.

The Warren campaign sent out an email following reports that Bloomberg is planning to run, describing him as "one of the first billionaires to attack Elizabeth's plan for a wealth tax."

"The wealthy and well connected are scared," the email read. "They're scared that under a Warren presidency, they would no longer have a government that caters to their every need. So they're doing whatever they can to try to stop Elizabeth and our movement from winning in 2020 and bringing big, structural change in 2021."

Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary

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Sanders' response to Bloomberg's run also came with a dig, but the Vermont senator didn't directly tag the former New York mayor in the tweet. While Sanders doesn't have a billionaire calculator like Warren, he has proposed a similar wealth tax on the richest Americans.

"The billionaire class is scared and they should be scared," Sanders tweeted following reports that Bloomberg is contemplating a run.

Bloomberg is planning to file paperwork for the Alabama primary by the end of this week, The New York Times reported. He initially said that he wasn't interested in a presidential campaign earlier this year in March, and instead would redirect his efforts "to help fund Democratic candidates in down-ballot races and give money to causes combatting climate change," Insider's Grace Panetta reported.

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Bernie Sanders met privately with Hispanic lawmakers on Tuesday. © Nati Harnik/AP Photo Sen. Bernie Sanders Sanders, who has aggressively courted Latino voters in his 2020 bid for the White House, is the third presidential candidate to sit down with Latino members under the auspices of BOLD PAC, the fundraising arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren have also talked with BOLD PAC. Sanders spoke about immigration, Medicare for All, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and other issues, including his family’s immigrant roots.

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