Joe Biden’s political career arguably existed so that his brother and son could cash in. But Bernie Sanders even more glaringly seemed to operate to enrich his wife and her kids.
Bernie had paid his wife, $80,000 for “consulting and ad placement” in his congressional campaign. What’s her expertise in ad placement? Jane was a community organizer with a degree in social work who married Bernie and honeymooned with him in the USSR.
Carina Driscoll, the daughter of Bernie’s wife, Jane Sanders, was endorsed by Our Revolution, Bernie’s dark money fake social welfare organization, and sent out a fundraising email for her. People for Bernie also endorsed Carina. Her brother, who runs the Sanders Institute, used his Twitter account to promote her campaign. She’s even reusing her stepdad’s slogan.
Jane Sanders has branched out into founding the Sanders Institute whose mission is to “revitalize democracy by actively engaging individuals.”
As long as those individuals are members of the Sanders family.
The executive director of the Sanders Institute is Dave Driscoll, Carina’s brother, and Jane’s son. Before that, Dave had been working at Burton Snowboards.
During the 2016 race, $82 million dollars poured through Old Towne Media, a mysterious company run by two of Jane’s old pals, that got most of its business from Bernie. And the Bernie campaign put no caps on commissions. So the sky was the limit. The more Bernie campaigned, the more money they made.
Throughout all this, Bernie avoided disclosing his personal finances by filing for two extensions and then refusing to actually make the information public. Since then he’s come into a $600K summer home.
Nothing much has changed in Berniestan.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders quietly funneled $200,000 from his campaign’s coffers to his wife’s nonprofit institute, which appears to do very little work and pays six figures’ worth of compensation to her son, Fox News Digital has found.
The independent senator’s committee cut two $100,000 checks to the Sanders Institute for reported charitable contributions in January and March, its Federal Election Commission records show. The expenditures are the largest from the Sanders campaign to any entity this election cycle.
A search of FEC records shows that Sen. Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign sent $350,000 to the institute in April 2021. A nonprofit called Wend II Inc added $250,000 to build “content capacity” that year, according to its own tax forms. Wend II Inc’s director is James M. Walton, the son of James Carr Walton, one of the wealthiest businessmen in the world and an heir to the Walmart fortune.
The two donations accounted for roughly 84% of the $716,000 the Sanders Institute raked in throughout 2021.
Walmart money: it doesn’t get any better than this. Talk about “generational wealth”.
“Wall Street and the billionaire class has rigged the rules to redistribute wealth and income to the wealthiest and most powerful people,” Bernie’s site declared.
Remember, the Left always projects. It accuses everyone else of its own crimes. Bernie wasn’t accusing, he was confessing.
Bernie, a 1% senator-for-life, has certainly rigged the rules.