Bernie Sanders Buys Vacation Home for $575,000
Supporters as well critics of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont were united this week when a Vermont newspaper confirmed that Sanders had purchased a third home on Lake Champlain.
People took to Twitter voicing concerns, many of whom asked how a socialist would spend so extravagantly. Sanders’ vacation home had a price tag of $575,000.
Others worried that the contributions they made to the campaign were used toward purchasing the home.
However, those supporters can stop worrying knowing the money Sanders spent came from the sales of a family home in Maine that was from his wife’s family.
He said that they finally decided to sell the Maine home and that enabled them to purchase the Champlain Islands home, which Sanders’ wife said was something she had always hoped to do.
The U.S. Federal Election Commission has very strict rules about where campaign funds that are left over can go. The rules would definitely prohibit any of the monies to end up in the pockets of the senator.
Many critics might be correct when claiming that Sanders does not represent a veritable socialist.
One professor of sociology in California said that the use by Bernie Sanders of the world socialism has caused more confusion than adding value.
When Sanders was asked if he was a capitalist he answered no a democratic socialist, which the professor said implies an active role for capitalism is in the framework.
Others call Sanders just very liberal in other words a democratic socialist.
It is not surprising that people get confused when it comes to correctly pegging what the senator from Vermont really is.
While the senator says he is not capitalist, the former presidential candidate for the Democrats discussed topics like job creation, improving rural economies and a living wage during his recent campaign.
In one video he is in, he said that capitalism does things well like create a spirit of entrepreneurialism, it motivates people to find new ideas and that is good.
While a democratic socialist, he claims he is not anti-spending, but rather he calls for there to be moderation.
Therefore, with the size of his extended family there is no reason to believe the purchase of the new home was excessive or was it?