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Bernie Sanders buys a $600,000 lakefront summer home --- must be nice!

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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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Sounds like he got a nice place there, prices are very expensive in areas like that. Six hundred thousand isn't that bad for a place with waterfront. I couldn't afford it, but a comparable place up here would go for a hundred fifty grand but I don't want a camp anymore. It becomes a job taking care of two places..

So what is the big issue with him buying a camp, he has money, he can spend it on what he wants. That isn't that extravagant of a price.
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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: supermarket2012

originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: queenofswords

A conservative telling someone how they can spend their money. Don't see that everyday.



I think you are missing the point.

No one is blaming Sanders for wanting to own several big houses. The problem isn't him buying 3 big houses....the problem is him running on a platform of socialism, and THEN buying 3 houses.



So what, he made investments like many of us and reaps the profits. This partisan whine fest is so lame. More votes for Clinton.....




I thought capitalism and banking were evil. So Bernie reaps the benefits of our capitalist free market economy while bashing it at the same time. Typical lib hypocrisy.



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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Exactly, Edumakated. It's the hypocrisy....and the timing, imo.

I don't knock anybody building wealth and buying property. Donald Trump believes in true capitalism. He makes no bones about it and is proud of the wealth he has earned and the properties he has accumulated through hard work and sound business practices.

Ole Bernie, on the other hand, has never created anything, built anything, hired anybody, nor earned anything other than what We, the American Taxpayers, paid him. And what exactly did he accomplish for this taxpayer money? Not much.



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Well, lets examine the chain of events for Bernie...

1. Running against Hillary in the Primaries
2. Claims Hillary is horrible, he's anti-establishment, for the people, blah blah blah
3. Loses to Hillary in Primaries
4. Endorses Hillary
5. DNC Leak proves Hillary and the DNC worked together to derail Bernie's campaign
6. Bernie doesn't seem to give two "bleeps" but continues with the Anti-Trump narrative
7. Buys an expensive lake house.. I don't know where you live, but $600k on a house isn't small spending now...

Like most of the things surrounding this election, it smells fishy... I suppose it could all be nothing, but when politicians take HARD stances and then pull 180s, then make purchases, it gets me wondering....
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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: queenofswords

Really?

So the guy buys an AVERAGE priced house in that market and suddenly he's all bad and stuff?

Jesus, forgive him for buying a house, I didn't know that automatically made you a shill.

Some people, complain about anything or anybody for some partisan kicks.

What a non story.

~Tenth

Some people view him as a parasite.
Living off of tax dollars.
Owns a 'summer home'.

Some of the little peons that actually earn something other than tax dollars don't own their own home because they don't get a 'living wage' that we heard so much about from his type.

His 'type' is a hypocrite.



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: queenofswords

Is the age of 40 some kind of cutoff for when a person should have already accumulated personal wealth or something? Any personal wealth and/or assets acquired past that point must be a handout then? I find this to be both puzzling and completely illogical.

I know several people, including my own mother (who owns five large homes, two of them waterfront and worth a hell of a lot more than 600k), who did not acquire personal wealth until in their forties, nor have they ever accepted a handout from anyone or won a prize to facilitate their success.

Perhaps this rule only applies to politicians? Is it party specific too, or does that particular crayon color everyone the same?


Nope. The issue is that Bernie's only real job is a congressman. Congressman don't make a ton of money. $174,000 to be exact. Good money, but hardly owning three homes kind of money. In 2014, they only reported $200k in income between him and his wife. Bernie lists no assets and his wife lists assets between $195k and $750k. Not really the kind of assets of someone who can afford three homes.

So the question is how is a guy who is supposedly a man of the people able to afford three homes? What "investments" did he make?

The question is how are politicians on both sides of the isle supposedly coming from meager backgrounds and then all of a sudden find themselves to be multi millionaires after serving in congress / senate?



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
The guy must have a million dollars wrapped up in houses. That sounds just like a one percent capitalist pig.
Hope his supporters feel the bern.


As a previous Bernie supporter that actually donated money to his campaign, I no longer feel the bern. I just feel I got berned if you know what I mean. I've moved on and will now vote directly against the mountain of corruption they call the DNC.



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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Sounds like he is pretty lame if can only drop 600k on a house.

You are granted what, six figures and insider trading rights?

-oh wait it's his 3rd house, my bad.


I was calling him a slickster used car salesman when he came on the scene.
It was apparently offensive to the "scammy people turn good, cause their old and harmless" crowd.

The truth is out there.








posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:29 PM
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The harder people try to smear bernie the more i love the man, i wonder why they take all this time and energy to make him look bad, cant be propaganda, must be because they care about america.

We get it you guys are fed up of losing, and all that is left is making fun of people.

This message was brought to you by communist canada.


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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: amicktd

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The guy must have a million dollars wrapped up in houses. That sounds just like a one percent capitalist pig.
Hope his supporters feel the bern.


As a previous Bernie supporter that actually donated money to his campaign, I no longer feel the bern. I just feel I got berned if you know what I mean. I've moved on and will now vote directly against the mountain of corruption they call the DNC.



You helped pay for a boat lift, I bet, maybe part of a Sea Ray.



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:32 PM
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one would think he did a 15 year mortgage, since he is crypt keeper old

20% down, probably looking at $4,000+ a month.


www.mortgagecalculator.org...


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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:34 PM
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If Obama had a grandpa, he'd look like Bernie Sanders...

Isn't this the process, you either conform and go live quietly on your lake, or continue to battle the establishment and watch yourself be silenced... Seth Rich now knows what it means to go against the establishment...



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:36 PM
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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Well, you can't have it both ways.

You can't call politicians who are rich for buying homes etc shills or corporate phonies and then do the same to those who are living off the salary paid to them by the state or Fed or whatever for being employed as a senator etc.

To me this just shows a man who saved for the things he wanted, used proper channels to get them and that to me seems exactly the thing that should be done.

I can't imagine that people would expect somebody to live in squalor just because they don't support the Oligarchy that America has become.

~Tenth



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:38 PM
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Hey Bernie, can I have my $3 back?



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

Maybe his timing for this purchase could have been better, verse a few months before the biggest election possibly ever in the US...



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:39 PM
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originally posted by: Mandroid7

originally posted by: amicktd

originally posted by: Bluntone22
The guy must have a million dollars wrapped up in houses. That sounds just like a one percent capitalist pig.
Hope his supporters feel the bern.


As a previous Bernie supporter that actually donated money to his campaign, I no longer feel the bern. I just feel I got berned if you know what I mean. I've moved on and will now vote directly against the mountain of corruption they call the DNC.



You helped pay for a boat lift, I bet, maybe part of a Sea Ray.



...Or, two top of the line New England Porch Rockers where he and his lovely wife can sit and watch the sun set together and laugh and reminisce about how they pulled it off.



posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower
a reply to: queenofswords

Really?

So the guy buys an AVERAGE priced house in that market and suddenly he's all bad and stuff?

Jesus, forgive him for buying a house, I didn't know that automatically made you a shill.

Some people, complain about anything or anybody for some partisan kicks.

What a non story.

~Tenth




The average price of a home in Vermont is 200k.

www.zillow.com...

You just need to admit he is in the one percent.
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