The socialist senator, who makes a living bashing the “one percent,” made more than $1 million in 2016. He also bought his third home last year.
It seems that no matter what issue America faces, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can identify the problem: the one percent.
It's time to make our government work for all of us, and not just the top one percent. Join our campaign: https://t.co/wdGiN9dhvM
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 7, 2015
Almost all new income and wealth is going to the top one percent. Corporate greed is destroying our economy.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) September 30, 2015
A small subsection of the one percent are hell-bent on doing everything in their power to block action against climate change.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 14, 2016
What Sanders didn’t disclose to his supporters last year is that he spent 2016 well on his way to joining the one percent.
As reported by Seven Days Vermont and many other outlets on Monday, Sanders made over $1 million in 2016, much of it from advances on his books.
That’s enough to put him well into Vermont’s one percent (in 2014 dollars), according to a report from the Economic Policy Institute. It’s also enough to put him near the average income for America’s one percent ($1.15 million).
Sanders caught attention in 2016 for purchasing a summer lakefront home in Vermont’s Champlain Islands for $600,000.
Turns out it pays to lead a political revolution against the “one percent,” even if you’re one of them.
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