Socialist Bernie Sanders spends more than his reported net worth on his third home

The great thing about being an avowed socialist is that you get to posture as a self-righteous man of the people without forgoing the benefits of wealth.  Take the case of Bernie Sanders, whose self-reported net worth was $528,014, yet who just spent a reported $600,000 on a summer “vacation home” with 500 feet of lake frontage on gorgeous Lake Champlain.

What kind of elderly couple spends more than their net worth on a vacation home?  Certainly, at a minimum, we can say a couple with no financial worries.

Local Paper Seven Days Vermont broke the story Monday that Senator Sanders:

... is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed.

The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero. [What a perfect name for a New Englander seeking to lead a movement! - TL]

Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally. (snip)

Last Tuesday, the day of the closing, a relaxed-looking Bernie Sanders posed for a photo at Hero’s Welcome General Store on Route 2.

The new home marks the third Sanders residence.

The Sanders [sic] also own a row house on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and a house in Burlington’s New North End.

I suspect that Bernie’s and Jane’s current net worth is about to be supplemented by a huge publisher’s advance, just as with “dead broke” Hillary Clinton.  In fact, there is a very decent chance that people will actually buy a book by Sanders, so the publisher will not have to mentally write off the advance as a political donation.

The fact is that politics can be a hugely lucrative business, and that when a socialist politician claims to be a pure small-d democrat, more likely than not, riches lie ahead, no matter whose name the property is in.  Remember that Al Sharpton, the moral center of the Democrats, evaded paying a court judgment against him for libel by claiming he didn’t even own the suits he wore.

The great thing about being an avowed socialist is that you get to posture as a self-righteous man of the people without forgoing the benefits of wealth.  Take the case of Bernie Sanders, whose self-reported net worth was $528,014, yet who just spent a reported $600,000 on a summer “vacation home” with 500 feet of lake frontage on gorgeous Lake Champlain.

What kind of elderly couple spends more than their net worth on a vacation home?  Certainly, at a minimum, we can say a couple with no financial worries.

Local Paper Seven Days Vermont broke the story Monday that Senator Sanders:

... is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed.

The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero. [What a perfect name for a New Englander seeking to lead a movement! - TL]

Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally. (snip)

Last Tuesday, the day of the closing, a relaxed-looking Bernie Sanders posed for a photo at Hero’s Welcome General Store on Route 2.

The new home marks the third Sanders residence.

The Sanders [sic] also own a row house on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and a house in Burlington’s New North End.

I suspect that Bernie’s and Jane’s current net worth is about to be supplemented by a huge publisher’s advance, just as with “dead broke” Hillary Clinton.  In fact, there is a very decent chance that people will actually buy a book by Sanders, so the publisher will not have to mentally write off the advance as a political donation.

The fact is that politics can be a hugely lucrative business, and that when a socialist politician claims to be a pure small-d democrat, more likely than not, riches lie ahead, no matter whose name the property is in.  Remember that Al Sharpton, the moral center of the Democrats, evaded paying a court judgment against him for libel by claiming he didn’t even own the suits he wore.