Hillary Clinton famously told us that she and Bill were broke when they left the White House in 2001. They are now worth is reported over $100 million.
It’s a familiar tale: go to Washington, D.C. and get rich.
Vice President Joe Biden is a career politician. He has held no other job since 1973. Yet, he lives in a mansion. How?
It’s not just Democrats; this is truly a bi-partisan phenomenon.
You might be able to make a case for the Clintons for as a former president, you have an asset to generate money (although it certainly looks like they were criminal in their endeavors).
But what about Bernie Sanders?
Sanders is a self-professed socialist. It is reported he didn’t earn a paycheck until he was 40 and that was a government check. That may not be quite accurate because it is also reported that he wrote pornography back in the 1970s. I think it is fair to say he was no more than “average” in his earning history.
Since 1981, Sanders has been a public employee save for the the two years 1989-91. During his run for POTUS this year, it was suggested Sanders was the poorest person ever to vie for the office. Again, I am not certain how accurate that claim is. But a man who has held public office solely for 35 years certainly would not be wealthy.
Yet, today it is reported that Sanders purchased his third home. This vacation home merely cost $575,000.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an advocate for the working people, has bought his third house for nearly $600,000.
Fresh off the presidential campaign trail, the self-described Democratic socialist bought a seasonal waterfront home in North Hero, Vermont, in the Lake Champlain islands, for $575,000, as first reported by Seven Days weekly newspaper.
The independent senator and his wife also own a row house in Washington, D.C., and a home in Burlington, Vermont, a Sanders’ spokesman said Thursday.
Nice work if you can get it.
This is why the average man loses faith in politics. There is no way a public employee should be able to such luxury based solely on his public salary. His connections should not bridge the salary to the luxury. Sanders’s character is shattered and his supporters should note that.