If liberals ever want to know why their message doesn’t resonate and people don’t trust them, they can simply look at how full of shit Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is. Sure, he’s an independent, but he ran for president as a democrat, caucuses with them, and apes their whacko progressive agenda. Sanders calls himself a socialist and champion of the poor but is exceedingly wealthy. Today, the guy who owns multiple mansions and doesn’t hardly pay taxes got angry with the entire country for valuing wealth.
Some people on Twitter questioned if this came from a parody account, but sadly this is a real tweet Sanders sent out:
We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don’t think that is the nation we should be living in.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 18, 2017
“We are living in a nation which worships wealth rather than caring for the poor. I don’t think that is the nation we should be living in,” wrote Sanders.
My first thought is: move. No one is forcing Sanders to live in this country he thinks is so horrible. If he doesn’t think “we” should be living here, he can pack his shit and leave.
It doesn’t seem to occur to him that he is a US Senator or that it is literally his job to shape the nation. If he really has such a problem with the way things are, he has only himself to blame. Instead of bitching about things on social media, perhaps he do some of that legislating that the people of Vermont elected him to do.
These aren’t even close to the biggest issue with this tweet. Sanders owns 3 homes including a $600,000 summer home he purchased recently. It would appear as if he places a certain value on wealth so again, he at least partly to blame for the thing he is angrily shaking his old man fist at. How exactly does owning three homes help the poor? Sanders, as a liberal, doesn’t have to explain that.
Then there’s the problem that Sanders doesn’t even pay his fair share of taxes. It was recently revealed that he pays a very low tax rate compared to what average Americans pay and much lower rate than the wealthy pays. As a socialist/progressive/liberal kook, Sanders wants to take everyone’s money and give it to the poor through wasteful and ineffective government programs, but he’s unwilling to chip in himself.
This tweet is like if Hillary Clinton said we shouldn’t live a country where people are careless with their e-mails or her husband Bill bitching about living in a place where women are groped and sexually assaulted. Even if Elizabeth Warren tweeted that too many people appropriate different cultures for career advancement it wouldn’t be any more hypocritical.
I have an idea for Bernie: start paying a 90% tax rate and give your three mansions to poor people to live in. If he values his wealth too much to do that, then he needs to STFU.