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Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent and one of 29 budget negotiators, wants to expand social safety nets and proposes paying for it by taxing stock trades, increasing the estate tax and raising income tax rates for the top 2 percent of earners. (Associated Press)
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Sen. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent and one of 29 budget negotiators, wants to expand social safety nets and proposes paying for it by taxing stock trades, increasing the estate tax and raising income tax rates for the top 2 percent of earners. (Associated Press)

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