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More info on the Sanders' networth and income (Original Post) CajunBlazer Feb 2016 OP
Happy for him... Mike Nelson Feb 2016 #1
Nor do I.... CajunBlazer Feb 2016 #8
I predict Hillary said something... Mike Nelson Feb 2016 #13
So it's all about trying find something that can be used against Hillary? CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #24
Wait... wait... there's another thread wondering why he's so poor! The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2016 #2
I know right? Autumn Feb 2016 #3
They're attempting to deflect, because of this Electric Monk Feb 2016 #6
Ouch! I missed that Autumn Feb 2016 #12
The Whirl-A-Meme's circuit board is malfunctioning again. Eom Kittycat Feb 2016 #4
He's "Schrodinger's Candidate", both rich AND poor, and BOTH are BAD!!!1 arcane1 Mar 2016 #26
People should be embarrassed to talk about how much money Bernie has... Punkingal Feb 2016 #5
OK, I read the article. Yes it's more detailed than I've seen, but the story is the same. napi21 Feb 2016 #7
The point of the post was... CajunBlazer Feb 2016 #10
Mmmmkay. cherokeeprogressive Feb 2016 #17
I don get it rufus dog Feb 2016 #9
Oh, this article was very gracious compared several out there now and.... CajunBlazer Feb 2016 #14
Oh we know all about it, you posted an op with some nasty garbage about Bernie, remember? beam me up scottie Feb 2016 #22
I didn't know that Vanity Fair runs a "disgusting anti-Semitic" website CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #25
Nice try but you cited and linked to Tomato Bubble, remember? beam me up scottie Mar 2016 #29
I really don't care what you think. CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #33
What does Vanity Fair have to do with the article you posted from Tomato Bubble in December? beam me up scottie Mar 2016 #34
You changed the subject not I CajunBlazer Mar 2016 #35
You were the one who brought up other articles, the other ones you posted are completely relevant. beam me up scottie Mar 2016 #36
At least you admit you're paving the way for the republicans. arcane1 Mar 2016 #27
Opposition research, out of concern only I'm sure. beam me up scottie Mar 2016 #31
In 2014 he repoerted net worth of $350,000, in 2015 he reported a Thinkingabout Feb 2016 #11
Maybe he was into cattle futures. nt DURHAM D Feb 2016 #15
Like Futures, huh, got the picture now. Thinkingabout Feb 2016 #16
Where did you get that information? beam me up scottie Feb 2016 #21
Their ass. ForgoTheConsequence Mar 2016 #28
Yep. beam me up scottie Mar 2016 #32
I honestly don't care whether Bill and Hillary are rich. Good for them, I think, truly. renate Feb 2016 #18
Your double standard is showing Armstead Feb 2016 #19
Don't care Dem2 Feb 2016 #20
Your critical thinking blows me away. GeorgeGist Feb 2016 #23
With all that dough why isn't Sanders self-funding his campaign? imagine2015 Mar 2016 #30

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
8. Nor do I....
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:30 PM
Feb 2016

And I don't consider Bill and Hillary's wealth an issue just as I didn't consider Jack Kennedy's wealth. Or Lyndon Johnson's for that matter. If you can make money as long as it is not illegal or immoral I don't see a problem. I'll bet that if the vast majority of people on this board were asked tomorrow to give a speech to Wall Street firm for $200K, few could honestly say they would turn it down.

In addition, we don't yet have a clue what Hillary talked about in a speech to GS. It may well have been about the need in investing in 3rd world countries where people are starving to death.

The bottom line is there are those who are happy she gave that speech so that they can now attack her for it.

Mike Nelson

(10,061 posts)
13. I predict Hillary said something...
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:38 PM
Feb 2016

...complementary, even gushing, to those who paid her high speaking fees. That's really obvious. I don't need to see her speech transcripts. I don't need to see more photos of Bernie protesting in the 1960s, to know he promoted civil rights. I don't need to see Hillary's transcripts to know she complimented her hosts... "issues" like these are so strange, to me. Both candidates have records to run on and plans for the future.

The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,664 posts)
2. Wait... wait... there's another thread wondering why he's so poor!
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:20 PM
Feb 2016
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12511374974

What's it supposed to be? Too much money, or not enough?

Seriously, this is really stupid.

Punkingal

(9,522 posts)
5. People should be embarrassed to talk about how much money Bernie has...
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:25 PM
Feb 2016

Since his opponent is obscenely rich. There is no comparison.

napi21

(45,806 posts)
7. OK, I read the article. Yes it's more detailed than I've seen, but the story is the same.
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:25 PM
Feb 2016

So what's the point of this post?

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
10. The point of the post was...
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:34 PM
Feb 2016

People want more details and this article had a wealth of details. Notice I didn't comment on the article one way or the other.

This is only a very small sample of the vetting that Bernie will get if he wins the nomination.

 

rufus dog

(8,419 posts)
9. I don get it
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:32 PM
Feb 2016

I see memes like this from repukes, and the Forbes article dances around the meme. So a 70 plus year old stashed away a bit and made six figures. Does one have to take a vow of poverty to comment on social inequities?

Again, I don't get the point, other than the bullshit Repuke meme.

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
14. Oh, this article was very gracious compared several out there now and....
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:39 PM
Feb 2016

... compared to what the Republicans have in store for him. It's starting already.

Google: "Bernie Sanders accused" and you will see what I mean.

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
22. Oh we know all about it, you posted an op with some nasty garbage about Bernie, remember?
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:25 PM
Feb 2016

Including a disgusting anti-Semitic article and a link to a Holocaust denier's website.

Thanks for your "concern", I'm sure that's all it is.

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
25. I didn't know that Vanity Fair runs a "disgusting anti-Semitic" website
Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:27 AM
Mar 2016

But if you don't like Vanity Fair, you can find maybe ten other websites that feature similar articles. But notice that I didn't link any of those articles. It is you that is continuing to talk about the situation and generate interest in it.

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
29. Nice try but you cited and linked to Tomato Bubble, remember?
Tue Mar 1, 2016, 12:39 AM
Mar 2016

The article you posted was shockingly anti-Semitic but that's not surprising considering the fact that the writers there think the Holocaust was a hoax.

If anyone wants to do the Google they should try 'tomatobubble + Holocaust' and see what comes up. Or if they want to read the article you cited they can Google Bernie's name and tomatobubble.*








*Note to jury: the op's thread can be found via Google search: enter the op's name and "The Real Bernie Sanders", you'll see he did link to that website. It is not a personal attack to cite facts.

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
33. I really don't care what you think.
Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:34 AM
Mar 2016

I don't know much about the subject, but you appear interested. If you have a problem contact Vanity Fair News about this article: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/01/bernie-sanders-family-money

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
34. What does Vanity Fair have to do with the article you posted from Tomato Bubble in December?
Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:38 AM
Mar 2016

That was a strange non sequitur the first time you used it and it's only getting more bizarre.

CajunBlazer

(5,648 posts)
35. You changed the subject not I
Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:44 AM
Mar 2016

When some people have trouble coming up with rational arguments in a political discussions, they try to mask their failings by trying to irritate their opponent, usually by repeating the same line over and over again. You're not that kind of person are you?

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
36. You were the one who brought up other articles, the other ones you posted are completely relevant.
Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:49 AM
Mar 2016

Then you brought up Vanity Fair twice for a reason that still escapes me since I specifically mentioned anti-Semitism and Tomato Bubble.

Thinkingabout

(30,058 posts)
11. In 2014 he repoerted net worth of $350,000, in 2015 he reported a
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:36 PM
Feb 2016

Net worth of $800,000, he salary is $175,000 a year, his net worth rose more in a year than adds up, the net worth rose $450,000 in 2015, more than twice his salary, doesn't add up.

beam me up scottie

(57,349 posts)
21. Where did you get that information?
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 10:15 PM
Feb 2016

From Money Nation:

We estimate Bernie Sanders’ net worth at $528,014. That’s 7.8 times larger than the net worth of the median American family. However, since all senator net worths are estimates, it’s possible Bernie Sanders’ net worth is much lower. In fact, Bernie Sanders’ net worth could be as low as $222,026. That’s 3.3 times larger than the net worth of the median American family. Finally, the Bernie Sanders net worth average of $528,014 is about twice the net worth of others in his age group.

According to Center for Responsive Politics and Money Nation data:

Bernie Sanders Net Worth August 2015: $528,014
Bernie Sanders Net Worth May 2015: $440,511
Bernie Sanders Net Worth 2014: $330,408
Bernie Sanders Net Worth 2013: $330,506
Bernie Sanders Net Worth 2012: $460,506
Net Worth 2011: $308,005
Net Worth 2010: $429,004
Net Worth 2009: $105,003
Net Worth 2008: $219,504
Net Worth 2007: $345,503
Net Worth 2006: $188,504
Net Worth 2005: $128,001
Net Worth 2004: $115,501

Bernie Sanders’ net worth has fluctuated over time, from $115,501 in 2004 to $345,503 in 2007. The 2008 financial crisis may have caused a drop of 36% of Sander’s net worth in that year. Sanders’ net worth sunk as low as $105,003 in 2009 and has gone as high as $460,506 in 2012.

Our figures above show a rise of $87,503 in Bernie Sanders’ net worth between May and August of 2015. However, only part of that rise comes from an actual change in Bernie Sanders’ net worth. Most of the change comes from amendments to disclosure forms. In other words, Sanders didn’t suddenly make an extra $87,000.

http://moneynation.com/bernie-sanders-net-worth/

renate

(13,776 posts)
18. I honestly don't care whether Bill and Hillary are rich. Good for them, I think, truly.
Mon Feb 29, 2016, 09:44 PM
Feb 2016

But making a thing out of the fact that Bernie Sanders makes a 4%-level living (for Pete's sake, he's a senator, a decent salary seems appropriate) is kind of like when Bush's campaign attacked the war records of John McCain and John Kerry.

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