Bernie “Breadlines” Sanders, who wants some of us to pay 90% of our income in taxes, only paid 13% federal income tax. We are glad he paid only 13% but we find the mind-numbing hypocrisy astounding.
As mayor of Burlington, Sanders praised the regimes of Nicaragua and Cuba—claiming bread lines were a sign of economic health and press censorship was necessary in wartime, conflating terrorist takeovers with justified wars of self-defense.
“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.
Bernie saw Reagan as a traitor and violent communist Sandanistas and the Castros as gallant revolutionaries.
Bernie said in 1985 that Castro never faced a rebellion in Cuba because he educated their kids, gave them free healthcare, totally transformed the society.
It wasn’t that he had a revolving door on his gulag?
In the following clip, Bernie says the Castros aren’t perfect.
When asked about it during the Univision Democrat debate, he would not retract these positive comments about Cuba and fell back on his condemnation of the evil Imperialistic U.S.
The U.S. is the only non-imperialist Super Power ever to exist.
At that time in history, the US tried to save the world from communism.
Bernie lies to his followers. He tells them he’s a Progressive and that there’s a HUGE difference between a Democrat-Socialist and a Socialist [the only difference is that with the latter you get to vote for your own demise].
His followers – economic geniuses for sure – think his 90% tax rate will only affect the greedy, evil Capitalists who make too much money.
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 Sanders 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.
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