Money is bad. Capitalism is evil. Except when you’re the one making money.
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday rejected suggestions that his growing nest egg, mostly amassed from book sales following his 2016 campaign, undermines his political message.
“I didn’t know that it was a crime to write a good book which turns out to be a bestseller,” Sanders said at a community meeting in Gary, Indiana.
Who possibly think that’s a crime? Oh right, Bernie.
During his 1974 Senate run, Sanders said one plan to expand government included making it illegal to gain more wealth than person could spend in a lifetime and have a 100% tax on incomes above this level. (Sanders defined this as $1 million dollars annually).
“Nobody should earn more than a million dollars,” Sanders said.
Bernie earned over $1 million for two years straight. Is he going to tax himself at 100%?
That proposal was found in an article in which Bernie Sanders denounced, what he called, socialism for the rich. The irony here is truly rich.
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