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Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Bernie Sanders Lived Off Unemployment, Couldn't Get a Non-Government Job
The Politico piece on Bernie Sanders
is built around his weird personal life and who the mother of his kids is, but
that's of less interest and less surprise when dealing with leftists back then.
Equally unsurprising and telling, Bernie Sanders was unemployable outside
politics and seems to have financed everything with dubiously obtained
We're told that "He read Marx,
Lenin and Trotsky." Like them, he wasn't big on working. Marx lived off
Engels. Sanders lived off Uncle Sam.
"That summer, not quite 23, he
and his wife, Deborah Sanders, bought for $2,500 some property in Vermont, near
Montpelier in the town of Middlesex off Shady Rill Road, according to property
Where did the money come from?
"He explained the origin of the
money Sanders used to buy the Middlesex land and the carpentry he did on the
sugar shack. He said Sanders received unemployment, “for a few months,” in
1971, though Sanders can’t remember what the job was that qualified him for the
But living off unemployment was the
“The electricity was turned off a
lot,” Barnett said. “I remember him running an extension cord down to the
basement. He couldn’t pay his bills.”
He worked some as a carpenter,
although “he was a shitty carpenter,” Bloch told me. “His carpentry,”
Morrisseau said, “was not going to support him, and didn’t.”...
“He was always poor,” Sandy Baird,
another old friend, told me in Burlington.
“Virtually unemployed,” said Nelson,
the political science professor at the University of Vermont.
“Just one step above hand to mouth,”
said Terry Bouricius, who was involved with Liberty Union, served at times as a
de facto campaign manager for Sanders and at one point crashed for a couple
months on his couch.
Liberty Union “people found it
difficult to support themselves while engaging in full-time political work,”
Michael Parenti, one of those people, wrote in the Massachusetts Review in the
summer of 1975. “Some held jobs that allowed free time for campaign activities,
while others lived off unemployment insurance.”
Sanders, according to an article in
1974 in the Bennington Banner, was one of them. He was on unemployment for a
few months in 1971. In subsequent Liberty Union campaigns he advocated for “the
doing away with all time limitations for unemployment benefits.”
All this stuff is tediously
predictable. The hardest core leftists tend to be unemployable. Or as their
comrades in the USSR would have called them, parasites.
Bernie Sanders was a terrible
carpenter, but he could really go all out when it came to unemployment. When he
had actually had to find work, that consisted of driving around showing a
filmstrip about leftist Eugene Debs. He spent most of his life in government
because there's nothing else he can do.
And, as the article shows, he's been
shouting the exact same things since at least the 70s. His radio address in
1973 is the same exact speech as the one he's giving now about, about two
Americas and corporations controlling everything. He has no new ideas or any
The article even tells us that he saw
himself as a 30s old leftist making him ideologically older than his years.
Bernie Sanders can only exist when
being paid by taxpayers.
Ed. On "Black Friday," The Hill published an article entitled "Democrats Want Bernie to Run in 2020!" The Black Friday part is apropos! I can't imagine a blacker day for the United States should Sanders somehow win the election. It's very doubtful that he'll be able to do so, given a Trump candidacy.
But imagine, the leader of the free world unable to hold a job in the private sector!