Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) finds no apparent hypocrisy in the fact that he wants to blast America’s wealthy (“income inequality!”) and give their money to the poor, while he owns three houses and makes millions of dollars. Far from the grassroots economic populist that he pretends to be, The Bern in 2016 bought a $575,000 lakefront house in Vermont in addition to his row house in Washington, D.C. and yet another home in Burlington, Vermont. This is the same man who tweeted in 2017: “How many yachts do billionaires need? How many cars do they need? Give us a break. You can’t have it all.” According to a Fox News report, Bernie has also earned more than $1 million annually in recent years, which is chump change compared with most Senate Democrats. In a word: typical.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., entered the 2020 presidential race this week promising to transform America with a left-wing vision of economic and environmental justice. But the self-described democratic socialist’s high-end income, multiple houses and fondness for air travel have already opened him up to criticism that his lifestyle doesn’t always match the rhetoric.
Sanders has pitched himself as a grassroots economic populist, focusing on income inequality and higher taxes for the rich.