Poor Little Rich Bernie Sanders
Poor Little Rich Bernie Sanders
April 10, 2019
It’s a feature, not a bug – socialists at the top of the heap always live much better than the masses. And that includes one Bernie Sanders.
Some animals are more equal than others, right? That’s why Bernie Sanders, who has been in politics for well over 40 years, has managed to become a millionaire.
Senator Bernie Sanders, whose $18 million fund-raising haul has solidified his status as a front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Tuesday that he would release 10 years of tax returns by Tax Day on Monday and acknowledged that he has joined the ranks of the millionaires he has denounced for years.”
“April 15 is coming,” Mr. Sanders, whose refusal to release his full past returns has become an issue in the campaign, said in an interview in his office. “We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019, will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them.”
Told that he was being compared to President Trump, who has refused to release his tax returns, Mr. Sanders got more specific: “On the day in the very immediate future, certainly before April 15, we release ours, I hope that Donald Trump will do exactly the same. We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same.”
And how did Bernie become a millionaire? Why, he wrote a book! Don’t you know that all best-selling authors are simply rolling in wealth?
Bernie Sanders says he'll release 10 years of tex returns by Monday, tells @SherylNYT, yeah, he's a millionaire. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.” https://t.co/5L1koOdHBV
— (((JonathanWeisman))) (@jonathanweisman) April 9, 2019
So, capitalism is good when the socialist becomes wealthy?
Very odd how capitalism made that socialist very rich.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 9, 2019
And that’s not even touching the financial ruin that Bernie’s wife Jane brought upon Burlington College – can we get Jane’s tax returns, too, or is that a no?
Meanwhile, Bernie looks to separate everyone else from their money by pushing “Medicare For All,” while Bernie himself has zero experience as a member of Congress with using Medicare at all, despite his age. Medicare is for the masses, not for the elite.
The 2019 legislation would go further than Sanders’ previous plans by covering more long-term care services, bringing it closer in line with a broader House version sponsored by Washington Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal. Nursing home and other institutional coverage would still fall to Medicaid under the new bill, as it had before, while long-term care at home and in the community would be expanded.”
Apart from its new measures to cover long-term care, much of Sanders’ proposal remains the same as what he introduced in 2017. He wants to create a federal universal health insurance program that would cover medically necessary services, prescription drugs, dental and vision services. Premiums, deductibles and co-pays would disappear, except for a potential $200 co-pay for brand-name drugs.”
Though many of his rivals have said they would maintain a role for private insurance, Sanders’ bill would effectively eliminate the industry. Insurers would only be allowed to provide services not covered by the universal plan, such as cosmetic surgery.”
As for how to foot the bill, Sanders describes a litany of ways Americans are already spending billions on health care, particularly because of high administrative costs, executive pay packages and prescription drug prices. He maintains that Medicare for All, despite its cost, would save many people money.”
The new legislation also lists several ways to raise additional funds, including levying premiums on workers and employers; boosting income and estate tax rates; and establishing a wealth tax.”
.@edokeefe: “What happens to insurance companies after your plan is implemented…?"
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “If you want cosmetic surgeries. Under Medicare For All, we cover all basic healthcare needs.”
O'Keefe: “So basically Blue Cross Blue Shield would be reduced to nose jobs?” pic.twitter.com/ZPNSbgpT0g
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) April 9, 2019
So, the rest of us would be paying through the nose for “Medicare For All” for those services that the government deems essential (as a special-needs mother, you’ll forgive me if I laugh at what the government considers “medically necessary services”), and Bernie will still be wealthy enough and covered by whatever Congressional plan is still around (you think Congress will live under the laws they write? HA HA HA) to get whatever medical care he needs.
The pigs are eating the apples and drinking the milk FOR US, you know.
Between his admission that he is rich, and this insanity of a social program that would bankrupt the federal government, Bernie Sanders has proved two things.
One, he completely understands how hard-left and socialist the Democrat base has become.
Two, he is indisputably the Democrat front-runner in the race, because only the front-runner could propose something this audacious and not be instantly skewered by the media. Bernie’s treatment in this election cycle is markedly different than how he was treated in 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the media’s chosen candidate. Now, the socialist can be a true socialist without even having to sugar-coat it. Now, the socialist can be the millionaire.
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