Did Bernie put his wife on the media caimpaign buying project for his media ad purchases.
That can earn considerable income from the media who want tthe Ad money
What else has Bernie done over the yrs to become a millionaire in politics
He certainly did not become a millionaire on his salary as a senator or mayor
book sales, yes that is a good one. You put up his book sales number and I will put up how much old commy Bernie made from his pay offs for getting stiffed in the last election. Just clue he now owns 3 valuable homes since he decided that he was the only poor victim running "for the people" because he cared not a wit to get rich
"....He certainly did not become a millionaire on his salary as a senator..."
I wonder how many politicians in Washington became millionaires working there
Bernie did make a good bit on his book "How to Get Rich Selling Socialism to Dummies", but his 3rd home purchase shortly after his Hillary endorsement remains suspicious. This was prior to his book.
Fact remains that there are few reps or senators (on either side of the aisle) with less than 6 figure net worth after a few years in office, and further, the vast majority were worth far less upon entry, It all appears legitimate if you don't look too closely. For some, their spouses are quite wealthy. Interestingly enough, much of this income comes from government or government related agreements. For some, it's exorbitant speaking fees, often from companies with government, or government related agreements. For some, it's relatives and/or children in very high paying positions with companies with government or government related agreements. And some have relatives working for companies in countries receiving millions/billions in foreign aid from the US.
And as long as you don't look too closely, it all appears to be the result of good fortune and "hard work". But the fact remains, getting an elected positions appears to have a very strong correlation with having a high net worth. Maybe that's why people are willing to spend so much on campaigns. There appears to be no better investment.
But I'll tell ya, if it was my job to report the news fit to report, I'd sure be looking into these "coincidences". I wonder why they don't? Guess it's all "tin foil hat" stuff, Huh?
While liberals rally for the Vermont senator, moderate and conservative Democrats are divided among Buttigieg, Biden and Bloomberg. The party establishment is worried.
I used to like Bernie alot and always assumed that he is sincere.
I think his government run health care plan is on the right track to fixing our broken/collapsing health care and medical care system in the US.
I am ok with him raising taxes on the rich.
Those are the good things(for me). I spent some time looking closer at him and his agenda last year and didn't like him as much after that. Actually, I really dislike a few of the insane, made up things that are fraudulent that he is selling.
I would not say these uncomplimentary things without having the actual facts.
Sanders Touts $16 Trillion Climate Plan
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Started by metmike - Aug. 22, 2019, 6:37 p.m.
This particular comment , if you scroll down in that thread, is especially relevant to his lack of credibility for me:
By metmike - Aug. 27, 2019, 9:50 p.m.
metmike: Now you may think that I'm being a bit hard on Bernie because he is addressing China's economic development over the past 2 decades..............and he would be absolutely correct about their economy being one of the fastest growing in the world during the last 20 years.
But here's the point. The entire reason for China to accomplish the economic success comes from this:
China's CO2 emissions have almost tripled over the last 2 decades and are almost double the emissions of the US, with ours going down recently as theirs is on a course to be more than triple our emissions. This actually, is the quintessential, irrefutable example of the correlation between using cheap, reliable and dependable fossil fuels and economic growth
Sanders wants to crush our economy with a Green New Deal that eliminates fossil fuels for us and he has the audacity to compliment China's economy that is powered by an increase in fossil fuels that is greater than the rest of the world combined and soaring higher????
CO2 is well mixed in the global atmosphere, whether it comes from the US or China.
Kill the USA's economy by taking away fossil fuels, cheer for China to grow using fossil fuels! That is actually Sanders position!