Democratic socialist coot Bernie Sanders captured the hearts and minds of leftists during his 2016 presidential bid by re-energizing bad big-government ideas that have proven ineffectual.
Sanders advocates for free healthcare, free college, free everything, but refuses to acknowledge that the money has to come from somewhere. As former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously said, “[Socialists] always run out of other people’s money.”
Despite Sanders’s redistribution schemes, he’s certainly not averse to lining his own pockets by way of capitalism.
Sanders received close to a $1 million advance on his book.
Another day, another blatant example of Senator Bernie Sanders’ hypocrisy.
According to a new report from POLITICO, the former Democrat presidential candidate and self-described socialist (who often borders on communism) raked in a whopping $795,000 in advance payments for a book about his 2016 campaign and “the revolution.” In other words, it’s a book about the need to redistribute wealth from the terrible, evil, awful rich class he believes is destroying America (despite him being part of that rich class, of course).
Sen. Bernie Sanders snagged a $795,000 advance last year for his book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” according to his personal financial disclosure.
The book hit best-seller lists after its post-election release in November. Sanders also took in a $63,750 advance for a future adaptation of “Our Revolution” geared toward younger readers and $6,735 in royalties from his 1997 book “Outsider in the House,” rereleased in 2015 as “Outsider in the White House.” The Vermont independent also reported receiving $2,521 in royalties last year for a 1987 folk album.
Sanders is also the owner of three homes. His latest book is available through corporations Amazon and Barnes and Noble for purchase.
Sanders vowed to donate the proceeds from his last book to the “Children of Vermont,” an organization that does not exist.
Progressives were disappointed when Barack Obama raked in $400,000 from Wall Street for a speech, then signed a $65 million book deal.
Leftists’ obsession with poverty as a type of virtue is puzzling. Public figures, especially in the entertainment industry, act as if they’re ashamed of their wealth.
Any time documentary filmmaker Michael Moore gets pressed about how much money he’s worth (reportedly $50 million) or how many houses he has owns (allegedly nine), he immediately clams up.
How could a man who praised Cuba’s oppressive communist regime justify living so high on the hog in America? He can’t. So he dresses like a schlub and pretends to be a man of the people.
Sanders uses a similar schtick. He proclaimed, “I remain one of the poorest members of the United States Senate.” Never mind he owns multiple houses, and is absolutely not poor by any other metric.
Nevertheless, leftists like Sanders will continue to praise socialist leaders, then pretend they don’t exist after the inevitable collapse (e.g. Venezuela). Sanders once said, “Bread lines are a good thing.”
I wonder how the people in those bread lines would react to his big-money book deal.