Bernie Sanders does not like wealth – unless, of course it’s his wealth. The democratic-socialist has constantly droned on and on about the 1 percent, saying they are destroying this country by not paying their “fair share” of taxes, whatever that means.
Well, on Monday the Vermont Independent senator revealed that he is, in fact, a member of the 1 percent. Sanders released his tax returns, which showed that in both 2016 and 2017 his income was over $1 million.
Now, wealth is not a bad thing. Everyone should be allowed the opportunity to make their as much money as their hard work and talent will allow them. The problem with Sanders comes into play because he’s a big hypocrite. His entire platform is based on wealth distribution, but when Bernie was called out on this he didn’t much appreciate it.
On Sunday, in Gary, Indiana, Bernie Sanders answered the criticism with a rather weak answer, saying “I didn’t know that it was a crime to write a good book which turns out to be a bestseller.”
Now, a liberal group, Center for American Progress, is going after Sanders for this hypocrisy. They even released a video showing that the Vermont senator has changed his platform after being a millionaire.
The Sanders campaign shot back at the group, releasing a scathing letter.