Bernie Sanders

Progressive’s Prosperous Paydays Pumps Personal Wealth Preposterously

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There is very little doubt that, in our modern political age, hypocrisy is just another currency with which our “public servants” bribe and slide their way into the good graces of whoever will put the most exquisite food on their tables.

Washington is rife with corruption, as we have sort of known all along.

No one was truly surprised when we found out that Hillary Clinton had basically bought the DNC with a donation in order to completely rig the primary process in her favor.  This was, of course, despite the fact that independent “democrat” Bernie Sanders, her opponent, was polling far better than Hillary in a hypothetical matchup against Donald Trump on the Republican side.

Oh, and Hillary Clinton was also caught, unsurprisingly, working to influence the republican primaries in favor of Trump as well, thinking that he’d be a pushover in the general election.

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So when Bernie got the boot and suddenly purchased himself a luxury lake house, it wasn’t hard for the democrats to feel a little unhinged.  The socialist savior had just dropped some serious coin on a frivolous expense while touting the virtues of sharing the wealth.

In 2018 there is even more disheartening news for Bernie supporters, after the longtime Senator from Vermont has received yet another massive payday.

For the second year in a row, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ income topped seven figures.

A recent financial disclosure report shows the junior Vermont senator made nearly $1.06 million in 2017. Most of his income — $885,767 — came from advances and royalties, according to the report filed in May.

The senator hit the $1 million mark for the first time in 2016. Most of his income came from a book deal “Our Revolution,” which came out after his failed bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

Sanders, an independent, historically has been among the least wealthy members of Congress. In 2014, for example, he earned little more than his congressional salary and had $330,000 in assets.

And, after railing against Hillary Clinton for her exorbitant speaking fees in the 2016 primaries, Bernie has some explaining to do.

The 2016 presidential bid catapulted him to national prominence and paved the way for lucrative public speaking and publishing opportunities.

Throughout his political career and during his presidential run, Sanders has railed against “millionaires and billionaires” who don’t pay enough in taxes.

Well, would you look at that?

I guess the democratic party isn’t corrupted by its members so much as it is corrupting its members, eh?

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