Have you wondered how much money Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has?
Yes, there’s been chatter about his multiple houses.
And how he made his money while in Congress.
But now the word’s official.
America’s most famous socialist is now a millionaire, according to the NY Post.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that he would release 10 years of his tax returns by Tax Day on Monday — and confirmed that he was now one of the millionaires he reviled throughout his political career.
“I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too,” a defensive Sanders said during an interview with The New York Times.
Imagine that. In a capitalist society, he was able to become a millionaire.
But if he truly decries all millionaires and wants redistribution to make things equal, why is he not sharing it with those who need it?
From Hot Air:
And needless to say, the fact that Sanders and Moore were able to monetize their politics didn’t require them to keep the money. The point of democratic socialism, I thought, was to confiscate wealth being hoarded by the upper classes and put it to higher use by improving the lives of the poor. Sanders and Moore could better some lives right now with their nest eggs, whether through charity or donation to some government’s treasury. There’s no reason why they should wait until Congress passes an across-the-board tax hike on the rich forcing them to disgorge, which for all we know might still be decades or centuries away. It reeks of excuse-making. If you want to show the upper class that they can live just fine on modest wealth, actually show them.
Bernie’s comments didn’t exactly quiet reaction on either side of the aisle.
Or that the vast majority of those who write bestselling books are not even close to millionaires. I wrote a bestselling book and so did a couple of people I know and we're, like, thousandaires 😂 If Bernie wants to make his statement true he can cut us all a check tho
— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) April 9, 2019
Bernie Sanders didn't just rail against millionaires while becoming a millionaire himself. Bernie Sanders became a millionaire by railing against millionaires while selling his books on Jeff Bezos' Amazon.
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) April 9, 2019
This is what I know: if a woman candidate was revealed to be a millionaire after an entire career of railing against the wealthy and calling their mere existence immoral, she would be pilloried by the press. No mercy. Game over.
Let's see what happens with Bernie.
— Shannon 💃🏻 (@TheStagmania) April 9, 2019
If socialism doesn’t work then explain to me how Bernie Sanders has become a millionaire being a socialist.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (parody) (@AOCpress) April 7, 2019
Will his base really care if he’s a millionaire, as long as they like him berating millionaires?
Isn’t capitalism great, when even the protesting socialist can become a millionaire too?