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America, Bernie Sanders, and Children: BERNIE SANDERS FACTS: 1. Bernie Sanders has never owned a business 2. Bernie Sanders has never invented anything or started a business 3. Bernie Sanders has never had a 9-to-5 job 4. Bernie Sanders has never proposed a bill that has passed in over 26-years 5. Bernie Sanders lived off of welfare before being elected 6. Bernie Sanders is 74-years old 7. Bernie Sanders has a net worth of only $300,000 8. The overwhelming majority of Bernie Sanders supporters are not employed 9. The overwhelming majority of Bernie Sanders supporters receive financial aid to live SUMMARY: The next president United States could well be elected by voters who don't work but receive financial aid to give that money to a man who's never held an actual job has done nothing in his life that he can put his name on, and who has never authored a political bill that's passed a single vote THIS DOESN'T SOLVE AMERICA'S PROBLEMS. IT DEFINES THEM. <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/140723004447">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hardboiledoldman.tumblr.com/post/140713576714">hardboiledoldman</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://classicnavalair.tumblr.com/post/138566183324">classicnavalair</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>For all you millennial hipsters. #feelthebern</p> </blockquote> <p>Citations on all of these, please.</p> </blockquote> <p>Well, I’m glad you are at least curious about the background of your lord and savior.</p> <p>I didn’t create this image, but I’m pretty sure this comes from the wildly popular and magnificently titled article from Investors Business Daily, “<a href="http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/bernie-sanders-the-bum-who-wants-your-money/">Bernie, the Bum Who Wants Your Money</a>.”  Here are some highlights:</p> <p><i> “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. <br/></i></p> <p><i>‘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.<br/></i></p> <p><i>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.’</i></p> <p><i>One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.</i></p> <p><i>Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. ‘He was a shitty carpenter,’ a friend <a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/bernie-sanders-vermont-119927">told Politico Magazine</a>. ‘His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.’</i></p> <p><i>Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about ‘masturbation and rape’ and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was ‘always poor’ and his ‘electricity was turned off a lot.’ They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.’</i></p> <p><i>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</i>.’</p> <p><i>So he tried politics, starting his own socialist party. Four times he ran for Vermont public office, and four times he lost — badly. He never attracted more than single-digit support — even in the People’s Republic of Vermont. In his 1971 bid for U.S. Senate, the local press said the 30-year-old “Sanders describes himself as a carpenter who has worked with ‘disturbed children.’ ” In other words, a real winne</i>r.”</p> <p>From the Washington Post article “<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/04/30/bernie-sanders-from-hippie-migrant-to-would-be-president/">Bernie Sanders: from Migrant Hippie to Would-Be President</a>”:</p> <p>“<i>He worked there as a carpenter, filmmaker and writer and became a member of socialist Liberty Union Party</i>.”</p> <p>A carpenter? But hey, that’s a job.  Wait for it.  From the New Yorker piece “<a href="http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/10/12/the-populist-prophet">The Populist Profit</a>”:</p> <p> “<i>He did a stint on a kibbutz in Israel, worked as an aide at a psychiatric hospital, taught in a Head Start program, and had a carpentry business with a few other guys in New York. It was called Creative Carpentry, and Rader says that it was accurately named: “They advertised in the Village Voice, but didn’t know much about carpentry. They’d go to the hardware store to buy supplies, and ask the clerk how to do the repairs they’d been hired to do</i>.” <br/></p> <p>For anyone curious, a kibbutz is basically a commune or as I like to call them “pinko farms.”</p> <p>Here are a couple other links of interest:</p> <ul><li>MSNBC - <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/the-25-best-things-we-learned-bernie-sanders-book">The 25 best things we learned from Bernie Sanders’ book</a><br/></li> <li> <a href="https://ballotpedia.org/Bernie_Sanders">BallotPedia - Bernie Sanders</a><br/></li> <li>NPR - <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/07/08/421151627/sanders-among-the-least-wealthy-presidential-candidates">Sanders Among The Least Wealthy Presidential Candidates</a> (although this is still questionable without 2015 tax returns [<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/06/30/on-tax-returns-sanders-and-wife-report-200000-in-income-mostly-from-his-senate-post/">1</a>] [<a href="http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/how_rich_is_bernie_sanders.html">2</a>])<br/></li> <li>Breitbart -  <a href="http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/26/bernie-sanders-touts-working-people-while-unverified-unemployed-fill-his-coffers/">Bernie Sanders Touts ‘Working People’ While Unverified ‘Unemployed’ Fill His Coffers</a><br/></li> <li> <a href="https://www.isidewith.com/2016-democratic-primary-poll/801555698/289924208">2016 Democratic Primary Results from Income (Less than $25K) voters</a><br/></li> </ul><p>I believe the only statement above that isn’t accurate is the sponsored legislation that became law.  <a href="https://www.congress.gov/member/bernard-sanders/S000033?q=%7B%22sponsorship%22%3A%22sponsored%22%2C%22bill-status%22%3A%5B%22law%22%5D%7D">Three pieces of legislation</a> he sponsored were passed.</p> <p>Bernie…not even once.</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="239" data-orig-width="425"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/684c6ea02617166f192a8310a27fd162/tumblr_inline_o3r5lyEXnj1r1jtxd_500.gif" data-orig-height="239" data-orig-width="425"/></figure></blockquote> <p>A man who dances like that has no business in the White House.</p>
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