Attention Bernie Nerds: Your wrinkled savior, the man who worked tirelessly to close the wealth divide, bring down the 1%, and instill economic equality to all Americans has just purchased his third home. It’s a lakefront vacation house for a cool $600,000.
From Seven Days Vermont:
The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero.
Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
Let’s go through the numbers. How many $27 donations do you think it takes to add up to lake house? By my calculations, you’re looking at around 22,000. The US Census records show 6.8 million college students enrolled at public universities. Now the Old Man From Vermont gets to put up his feet and listen to NPR in a swanky vacation pad after inevitably losing to the much more prominent and better supported Clinton campaign. As Frank Reynolds says, there’s always some chump in it for the payday.
How much of that money went to pay back student loans, huh? With $600,000, Sanders could have forgiven an average of seven to eight undergraduates, or one University of Southern California student.
Where’s the fair deal, Bernie?.
[via Seven Days Vermont]
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