I read this article and so many things started making sense! And then I got incredibly depressed.
This column in Investors Business Daily entitled “Bernie Sanders: The Bum Who Wants Your Money” details #FeelTheBern’s rise from being a deadbeat nutjob hippie who didn’t earn a steady paycheck until he turned 40 to being a deadbeat nutjob hippie that somehow managed to convince voters in Vermont that they wanted him to represent them in the Senate. This goes beyond the typical “my father was a mailman” humble-bumble story from most politicians running for president – this is the background of a guy that wants to steal money from people who actually create wealth and give it to people who can’t be bothered to put on their socks and go to work in the morning –
2016: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders said Monday his parents would never have thought their son would end up in the Senate and running for president. No kidding. He was a ne’er-do-well into his late 30s.
“It’s certainly something that I don’t think they ever believed would’ve happened,” the unabashed socialist remarked during CNN’s Democratic town hall forum, as polls show him taking the lead in Iowa and New Hampshire.
He explained his family couldn’t imagine his “success,” because “my brother and I and Mom and Dad grew up in a three-and-a-half-room rent-controlled apartment in Brooklyn, and we never had a whole lot of money.”
It wasn’t as bad as he says. His family managed to send him to the University of Chicago. Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.
Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”
One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.
The article goes on to explain that Bernie tried a few different career paths and basically sucked at all of them. Friends described him as a “slob” and said his electricity was always turned off and he could rarely make rent. The only thing he was good at was expounding the virtues of socialism and complaining about how American capitalistic greed was to blame for all poverty, everywhere. Which I guess was enough to become elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont at age 40, which is when he started earning a steady paycheck – the first in his life.
There you go. Thousands of college kids getting pointless degrees in gender studies and crying about trigger warnings and are unable to get an Actual Job to pay back the hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt are flocking to a deranged old man who only got a steady paycheck because he convinced people to elect him mayor (which makes me wonder – what were the citizens of Burlington smoking that election year?)
Basically, if Bernie Sanders can get by in life without a job or responsibilities and let taxpayers pay his own way, and then run for president, there is hope for the hipster generation crying out for “free” college and “free” healthcare and higher taxes to pay for all this free crap. They should start a club: Bums and Freeloaders for Socialism! Losers Electing Losers! Yay!
The IBD article summarizes the 2016 election thusly and I think they hit the nail on the head –
Sure, Sanders may not be a hypocrite, but this is nothing to brag about. His worthless background contrasts sharply with the successful careers of other “outsiders” in the race for the White House, including a billionaire developer, a world-renowned neurosurgeon and a Fortune 500 CEO.
The choice in this election is shaping up to be a very clear one. It will likely boil down to a battle between those who create and produce wealth, and those who take it and redistribute it.
It’s Makers vs. Takers this year. And considering how easy it is to take rather than make…
We are so doomed.