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