For the second year in a row, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has reportedly raked in more than a million dollars, putting him solidly in the 1% of American income earners.
Though he’s still well behind his colleague-in-arms, Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) whose estimated personal wealth is $18.5 million, a financial disclosure form filed just last month shows the Vermont Senator and former progressive presidential candidate did very well in 2016 and 2017, raking in more than a million each year from book deals, cash payments, and royalty fees, according to VT Digger.
Much of that money, the Vermont-centric investigative reporters say, came from his book, “Our Revolution,” which earned him around $888,000. The book, which was critically panned, sold around half a million copies in its first week and the audio book even earned Sanders a Grammy nomination.
But as the “savior of the Democratic Party” railed against the rich and famous in 2017, he was happily cashing checks to put himself in their number. According to Fox News, a family needs only to earn around $380,000 to be considered comfortably within the 1%, and Sanders has earned three times that since failing to snag the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Read more at the Daily Wire.
Bernie has no objection to people making money. What he is against in lowering taxes for the wealthy, which increases the deficit. He is willing to pay higher taxes on what he earns to provide health care, food and education for the people who are less well off.