Bernie, like other statists, demands taxes of others that he won’t pay himself.
Bernie Sanders paid $27,653 in federal income taxes in 2014, a federal tax rate of 13.5%, according to tax return https://t.co/1xVpuphLQY
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 16, 2016
He’s not as generous as his Republican counterpart for all his talk of a moral economy and the need to redistribute all our money so everything can be free.
Bernie Sanders pays 13.5% income tax, donated $8k to charity. Mitt Romney paid 14%, donated $3.6 million to charity. H/t @berniemoreno
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 16, 2016
He has a retirement nest egg of $2 million for himself and his wife just like you and me, right?
Politico online reports that “according to campaign spokesman Michael Briggs, the senator owns at least two homes, one in Vermont and one on Capitol Hill.”
On MSNBC, his wife Jane Sanders — responding to a question about releasing their tax returns — mentioned a condo that the Sanderses sold. That would be the third home referred to in a report and would likely inflate their net worth (even at the lower estimates) to over a million dollars, according to Peter Daou, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton.
All of their assets are itemized under his wife’s name for obvious reasons.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane with Bernie.
Bernie thinks highly of bread lines and I think he should take one for the team by giving his $2 million plus to the poor and put himself on a breadline.
“You know, it’s funny. Sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is when people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing. In other countries, people don’t line up for food. The rich get the food and the poor starve to death,” Sanders lamented.
Oh sure, Bernie, that happens all the time in America. About seven months ago, Bill O’Reilly asked left-wing contributor Kirsten Powers to support her allegation that children were starving in America. She said she’d bring a family on. She never did find that family of course.
Bernie isn’t Putin or Stalin but he’s only about an inch away from being a communist. When he talks about Democratic Socialism being so different from Socialism, he’s not telling the truth. The only difference is that Democratic Socialists can vote though the leaders generally corrupt the election. Bernie was once a member of the Communist Youth League, admires Communists and has a poster of Eugene Debs hanging on his office wall.
He also sees all the good in Cuban communism and the Castro brothers even when no sane person can.