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Bernie Sanders earned his first paycheck at 40 years old

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posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 11:51 AM
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Because bumming off of everyone else and waiting until you're 41 to get your first full-time job gives you all the experience you need to understand the tribulations of "working class people".

Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.

“I never had any money my entire life,” Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington.

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

American Spectator: Bernie Sanders Didn’t Make a Paycheck Until He Turned 40




posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 11:58 AM
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Yeah... I never take the advice of losers.

This guy is a joke, with no real experience at anything.. Might as well just pick some rando up off the street who has done nothing all their life and give them a fat government job collecting a paycheck and making laws.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:00 PM
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Well he’s got my vote, what an outsider. I can’t wait to give him all my money so he can redistribute it to people just like him.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:32 PM
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Spent his whole life sucking on on the teet of the American taxpayers. Has never accomplished anything but helping to sell out the American people.





posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:37 PM
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a reply to: maitreg


Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything.


Great spin job this article. So he had other goals other than to ''earn a pay check''. He volunteered and didn't get paid. Above he is called an angry radical and agitator while in reality he was a fighter for freedom. He struggled against government tyranny and entrenched laws that enforced the racist policies of the government at that time.

As to the claim that he has never done ''nothing'', I guess that is wrong as well. He has been voted by the people of his areas into numerous political postions like mayor and senator. Decades, a duly elected senator. Yeah, let's just chalk that up to doing nothing.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Bolox. Where is your source claiming his great wealth. Here is an article, the very first I found when looking. It says he is worth about 2 million, most of which has come from book royalties. He has not been ''sucking at the taxpayer teat' as you pretend.
www.businessinsider.com...
And yes, he has two homes, not an unusual situation for a man who lives one place and works in another. I recall a great deal was made in 15 about a ''huge mansion he bought on a lake somewhere'' and how he was living so lavishly. In reality that home was of modest value and well within the price range for moderate incomes.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

So he's done nothing but suck taxpayers dry. Great.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

He is a freeloading, commie and apparently your hero.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

If that is how you see it then let's just say that all senators are freeloaders and should be smeared like he is being smeared here. The OP was a completely biased hit article and members here are as usual lining up to spit on whoever is the latest target. So if you wish to just be one more spitter then go ahead and spit. I'm only trying to point out the hypocracy here.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

If you want to continue to be stuck in a one sided view of reality then that is your right. You automatically assume he is my hero because I point out some of the biases of the offered article and lies about him and that apparently can only amount to one thing in your book.

Freeloading? Are all senators and congressmen freeloaders? Answer that if you want. Or are you just singling him out because you disagree with his politics. Might you have SDS? Sanders Derangement Syndrome ?



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

I'm ok with that definition.

Politicians are freeloaders.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 12:59 PM
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But Sanders has raised eyebrows over his spending and personal wealth. Notably, he owns three houses. In 2016, he bought a $575,000 four-bedroom lake-front home in his home state. This is in addition to a row house in Washington D.C., as well as a house in Burlington, Vermont.


Capitalizm iz bad



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: projectvxn

OK then. If that is the criteria we are using here



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: watchitburn

Bolox. Where is your source claiming his great wealth. Here is an article, the very first I found when looking. It says he is worth about 2 million, most of which has come from book royalties. He has not been ''sucking at the taxpayer teat' as you pretend.
www.businessinsider.com...
And yes, he has two homes, not an unusual situation for a man who lives one place and works in another. I recall a great deal was made in 15 about a ''huge mansion he bought on a lake somewhere'' and how he was living so lavishly. In reality that home was of modest value and well within the price range for moderate incomes.


Isn't his wife under investigation for embezzlement from university she was working at?

Also, they honeymooned in Soviet Russia.. That surely gives you pause?
edit on 23-2-2019 by Wardaddy454 because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
a reply to: projectvxn

OK then. If that is the criteria we are using here


It's especially true for commie senators.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: maitreg

Americans love people who are "different". Bernie qualifies.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:12 PM
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Sanders has failed at everything he ever did in life, until he found he could get a govt. job by lying to people. I wonder how many people who vote for him would turn over their financial affairs to the nearest homeless person. It amounts to the same thing, except the homeless person might be a vet i suppose who actually did something in their life.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Sanders is the kind of Borg you want to fight.

Can't win for nothing.




posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire


Where is your source claiming his great wealth. Here is an article, the very first I found when looking. It says he is worth about 2 million, most of which has come from book royalties.


When did he publish his first book?


Outsider in the White House (1997; 2015)
The Speech: On Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class (2010; 2015)
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In (2016)
Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution (2017)
Where We Go from Here (2018)


When did he first hold office?


In 1980, Sanders ran for mayor of Burlington, Vermont (pop. 38,000), at the suggestion of his close friend and political confidante Richard Sugarman, a professor of religion at the University of Vermont. He was mayor for eight years, from April 6, 1981, to April 4, 1989.[55]


Wikipedia

His book royalties did not start until well after he had been in office in some capacity therefore he had no royalties before any government income.



posted on Feb, 23 2019 @ 01:34 PM
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originally posted by: eXia7
Yeah... I never take the advice of losers.

This guy is a joke, with no real experience at anything.. Might as well just pick some rando up off the street who has done nothing all their life and give them a fat government job collecting a paycheck and making laws.


We did her name is Cortez







 
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