While Bernie Sanders may have run his ill-fated 2016 presidential campaign on promises to back the working class through democratic socialism, Sanders himself is no middle class hero.
Bernie, who fought valiantly against a stacked deck created by Hillary Clinton and her collusion with the DNC, continued to pound his socialist message into the heads of his youngish constituents, to the point where he had created an army of near-communists willing to overthrow the entire democratic party to have Sanders nominated.
They very nearly achieved this, after Sander’s campaign was posthumously avenged by Wikileaks disclosures documenting the ridiculous and immoral collaboration between Hillary’s people and the democratic party, leading to the firing of several senior staff members at DNC headquarters. Now, as Bernie continues his so-called “political revolution” via grassroots actions, the Vermont senator is also racking up massive paychecks through the sale of several books.
“Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made more than $1 million in 2016. That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension.
“The most notable source of income: book royalties. Sanders received a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, ‘Our Revolution.’ He got another $63,750 for his forthcoming ‘Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution,’ a book aimed at young readers co-authored with Kate Waters. And he took in $6,735 in royalties for his 1997 memoir ‘Outsider in the House.’
“That’s more than $865,000 for peddling his working-class ideas. Not bad.
“Then there’s the $2,521 Sanders earned last year in royalties for his 1987 spoken-word folk album, ‘We Shall Overcome.’
“Senate rules do not require members to report their government salaries on their annual disclosures, but all rank-and-file members earn $174,000 a year. That, combined with the more than $878,000 Sanders reported in his filing, puts the democratic socialist’s 2016 payday at roughly $1,052,000.”
Not bad for a pseudo-communist who just purchased a luxurious lake house after stepping to the side to allow Hillary Clinton to be electorally eviscerated by Donald Trump in the 2016 general election.
While Bernie Sanders was certainly a force to be reckoned with during the democratic primaries, his outsider status wasn’t enough to stymy the corrupt juggernaut that is Hillary Clinton and her fraudulent framework of supporting characters. Now that Bernie has slithered back to his Senate seat as a millionaire, it will become difficult for the disenfranchised American millennials to take his grassroots ethos very seriously.