"I never had any money my entire life," Sanders told Vermont public TV in 1985, after settling into his first real job as mayor of Burlington. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck -- and it was a government check. One of his first jobs was registering people for food stands, and it was all downhill from there.
Bernie thinks he can relate to society's "underdogs" because he spent a good chunk of his life as a poor person. He wasn't poor because he was disadvantaged though; his family paid for him to attend the University of Chicago, and hello, he's WHITE. He was just terrible at making money.
Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. "He was a shi**y carpenter," a friend told Politico Magazine. "His carpentry was not going to support him, and it didn't." The only thing he was good at was talking... non-stop... about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. "The whole quality of life in America is based on greed," the bitter layabout said. "I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation."
Sounds like something someone who never had money would say. If he didn't really ever make money, he probably doesn't know that much about it. Maybe that's why his math is so bad (read
Even WaPo Now Says we Can't Afford Bernie Sanders
). Or maybe he's secretly known how much his socialist ideals would cost American people all along.
Whatever the case is, Bernie Sanders is only invested in socialism because he's the kind of person who would have directly benefited from it. People who lack skills or determination are the piggies who stand to gain something from suckling the government's teat. He's bitter. Surprised? Probably not, since most LwC readers are smarties. The only thing that continues to be surprising is how many lazy, entitled sods are out there rallying behind a delirious old dude. A delirious old dude who couldn't hack it on his own...