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Bernie Sanders, With a Net worth of $528,014, Believes in Socialism?

How can anyone who claims to be a Socialist, as the Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders does, be worth $528,014, have a family income of $200,000, own a condo in Vermont worth $100,000, have a median household worth that is 7.8 times the national average and whose net worth ranks him as number 86 of the 100 Senators in Washington?

The man with all this wealth, which has been accumulated during years of relatively low tax rates, which low rates made his wealth possible because in his life he has not had to pay the high tax rates he now claims he would impose on young people in America just beginning their wealth-building years, must be the fraud of the century for not practicing what he preaches.  If he really believes that people should not be allowed to keep ninety percent of what they earn, how is it that our Bernie keeps his own money and spends it on himself but doesn’t give money from his own pocket to needy families in DC or his home state of Vermont? A half-million dollars would go a long way toward helping the poor.

The money figures above come from the Money Nation web site and could be greater or less than they have posted, but the fact remains that old Bernie is worth some serious cash and is not spending it on people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from or who are being evicted from their homes, possibly because of high real estate taxes that they can’t afford in the Obama non-recovery.  Bernie is proof that Democrats are liars and charlatans who, while pretending to be so concerned about the poor and underprivileged, look out for themselves first, but will take your money in a minute, via the IRS, and under penalty of imprisonment if you don’t pay, in order to be able to give it to someone the Democrats have probably caused to become jobless because of the EPA and healthcare regulations Liberal/Progressives have imposed on the nation and on industry, in order to get that poor slob’s vote as thanks for the handout.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.

One comment

  1. I’m sorry, but a net worth of $528k is not all that much for a senior who is moderately succesful. A lifetime accumulation of growth assets such as real estate and securities makes this unremarkable. My question would be why his net worth is so low given his age, an annual income of $200k, and an obviously lucrative position in the Senate.