Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money; mainly because he is promising to take even more money away from the productive to lavish on the unproductive Democrat base. His socialist fervor is borne of his own experience of being a lazy, good-for-nothing failure who attached his mug to the Government teat and never let go.
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.
“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. . . .
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 shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”
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.
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.”
In a meritocracy – or a country where voting majorities were rational and well-informed – Bernie Sanders would not be trusted to run a Dairy Queen, much less the United States of America.