Bernie Sanders has spent his entire political career ranting and raving about millionaires and billionaires. Yet now that he himself is a millionaire, it’s suddenly no big deal to be one.
Here’s what he said during a recent interview, via the New York Times:
“April 15 is coming,” Mr. Sanders, whose refusal to release his full past returns has become an issue in the campaign, said in an interview in his office. “We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019, will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them.”…
“Not being a billionaire, not having investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, all over the world, mine will be a little bit more boring,” Mr. Sanders said.
Reminded that he is a millionaire, he did not shirk from the description.
“I wrote a best-selling book,” he declared. “If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Got that? He got his, you get yours.
Here’s a reminder of how much Bernie loves to rail against millionaires and billionaires.
Even some people on the left are starting to notice Bernie’s hypocrisy.
From The Intercept:
The Reluctance of Bernie Sanders to Release His Damn Tax Returns Is Part of a Bigger Issue
WHY HASN’T BERNIE Sanders just released his damn tax returns already?
It’s a question that’s something of a Rorschach test for Democratic primary voters. For veterans of the great war of 2016, who’ve been in the trenches battling Sanders for years, it’s exhibit A of his hypocrisy, evidence of a man who claims the moral high ground but is hiding something from the public — perhaps something disqualifyingly corrupt.
There’s no evidence for this allegation, which fails to consider that Sanders has been filing rather detailed federal financial disclosures as a member of Congress since the early 1990s. For supporters of Sanders, meanwhile, the entire issue is a distraction, a way for the corporate media and centrist Democrats to undermine Sanders with trivial, horse-race nonsense.
The truth, though, is likely much simpler: By failing to release his tax returns despite repeated promises to do so any minute now, Sanders is being the stubborn curmudgeon he’s always been.
Funny how quickly things change, huh?