Bernie Sanders, our dear friend of hypocrisy, is again under fire for his questionable financial dealings (see Bernie Sanders Finally Releases 2014 Tax Return. Yep, He’s Stingy! and Bernie Ends His Socialist Campaign… By Buying Expensive Third House!). The wealthy, wheezy, and wrinkly Bernie Sanders neglected to submit his Senate Ethics Financial Disclosure. Again.
Valley News reports:
Washington — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., missed the May 15 deadline to submit documents detailing his finances during 2016, the latest move from a politician who has shown an aversion to sharing personal financial information.
Meanwhile, Vermont’s other senator, Democrat Patrick Leahy, filed his report on time.
All U.S. senators are required to file annual reports with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics, detailing their assets, liabilities and investments, as well as gifts and travel provided by private entities.
Grandpa Sanders criticizes the One Percent. Then neglects to pay his fair share as a One Percenter. The punchline writes itself. Maybe it isn’t hypocrisy. Perhaps he is taking advantage of the system much the same way the rest of America should shaft the rich. That is how socialism actually works. Up until the people starve to death. See also Venezuela.
But pay no mind. Sanders has done nothing but flaunt his money like Tess Holliday wiggles her sizable tush at a nude beach in Cannes. Someone get her a burkini, stat. Make it two.
This isn’t Sanders’ first time taking senate rules as a suggestion.
The 2015 Senate report details more than 30 mutual fund investments in the name of Sanders’ wife, Jane, including three new investments not present in the 2014 report. The total value of the investments was somewhere between $191,000 and $815,000.
In his 2015 report, Sanders also reported as much as $50,000 in credit card debt and up to a $1 million mortgage.
That seems like… rather a lot of money for someone who claims to hate money, no?
During his presidential run, Sanders also avoided financial disclosure. The democratic socialist never filed the required financial disclosures with the Federal Election Commission. Sanders’ campaign requested — and was granted — three 45-day extensions from the FEC, effectively running out the clock until he ended his campaign and was no longer required to file documents.
Translation: if you supported Bernie to stick it to the rich, you got burned. By the Bern himself. We suggest you invest heavily in ointment. Apply liberally to your chapped posterior.
If you think Sanders is still a viable politician, you’re still wearing Huggies. You may also look skyward every night before Christmas, hoping for eight tiny reindeer to pitter patter across your roof. Scratch that, your parents’ roof. You can own a house like a marshmallow can douse a fire.
Speaking of believing in delusional, childish notions…