Sanders on Charity: Do As He Says, Not As He Does

Sanders on Charity: Do As He Says, Not As He Does

Sanders on Charity: Do As He Says, Not As He Does

There is no doubt that Bernie Sanders has the vote of the “Occupy” population. You know the ones (insert millennial vocal fry here)…”Like, my college should be paid for because, like, I deserve it and like, that’s just what I think so, like, therefore it should happen…?” Oh, for the love of God, please stick a fork in my eye!

In the release of his 2014 federal tax return this past Friday, reports illustrated that Sanders and his wife, Jane donated $8,350 to charity while reporting an adjusted gross income of about $205,000 that year. The percentage? A mere four percent! Oh, Snap!

“No big money from speeches, no major investments. Unfortunately, I remain one of the poorer members of the United States Senate.”-Bernie Sanders

But yes, all of you other people making six-figure salaries should donate your full ten percent to charity because that is what good citizens do. Be a humanitarian. And, you should have to pay more taxes and give to those less fortunate or those who are simply not willing to throw in a little extra blood, sweat and tears for that matter. Because they deserve this. How is it that someone so, forgive me for saying this, cheap is so liberal with giving out free healthcare, free education, higher minimum wages…well, let’s just face it…free everything?!

Perhaps, it’s because Fair Share Sanders, a self-declared Socialist “doesn’t believe in charities”. How convenient. That is how it works in Socialism, folks. After all, it’s not their job to give. It’s ours. Our taxes. Our hard-earned dollars to the welfare of the state.

“If anyone thinks that the problems of hunger in America, housing in America, health care in America, education in America are going to be solved by charity alone, I think that that is not correct. That is what right-wing Republicans say, but I don’t believe it.”-Bernie Sanders

But is socialism really the answer for hunger, housing, health care and education in America? Free everything is for those who continue to somehow live in the dream world that Birdie (cheap, cheap, cheap) Sanders will fly into their drum circle commune and bring rainbows and unicorns and free healthcare and free college education and decent-paying jobs to all. He’ll miraculously pull things out of thin air and make it happen, y’all. He just won’t be pulling it out of his paycheck. Ponder that as you all rip on the women having a Bible Study and denounce corporate greed over your Starbucks latte (when you could have easily supported the mom n’ pop coffee stand on the corner). Just saying.

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  • Younts says:

    Typical lefty, so good at spending other people’s money, yet stingy and cheap with their own.

  • Robin H says:

    I once jokingly asked our liberal pastor if tithing was on the before or after tax amount. He thought I was serious and said after, since that money was going to help the poor. And they wonder why the mainline churches are broke. Oh, and he’s not our pastor anymore.

  • GWB says:

    I won’t begrudge Bernie that 4%. However, I will begrudge him telling me how much *I* have to give – in any fashion.

    It’s not virtue if someone else steals my money in order to give it to the poor (after taking their cut). It’s not virtue on the part of the thief, nor on my part.

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