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Bernie Sanders Made Big Bucks in 2016

Written by Joe Scudder

How does Bernie Sanders pose as a hero to the poor and preach against the rich? He is rich!

Bernie Sanders is really just another entrepreneur. Like Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates, Sanders has found a felt need and has met that need. What makes him different is his unique product—the dream and smashing the wealthy for their many evil deeds, real or imagined. Ironically, his success has put him in the same class as the people he attacks.

The local state paper, Seven Day, reports, “Bernie Sanders Made More Than $1 Million in 2016.

Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made more than $1 million in 2016. That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension.

The most notable source of income: book royalties. Sanders received a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, “Our Revolution.” He got another $63,750 for his forthcoming “Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution,” a book aimed at young readers co-authored with Kate Waters. And he took in $6,735 in royalties for his 1997 memoir “Outsider in the House.”

That’s more than $865,000 for peddling his working-class ideas. Not bad.

Then there’s the $2,521 Sanders earned last year in royalties for his 1987 spoken-word folk album, “We Shall Overcome.”

Bernie Sanders has made a lot of other money as well. Selling “our revolution” is highly profitable

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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