that's because the lame-stream media has already cast their vote for Hillary.
Additionally, if you actually look at Bernie's track record and beliefs or any of what he says at all, you would know he describes himself as a democratic Socialist. We are a democracy, not a socialist nation.
Either way you go here though, I find it disgustingly disrespectful and disconnected for any affluent, let alone multi-millionaire to pridefully stand up in front of the American people and bash the wealthy.
(Below are publicly listed straight estimated numbers, not averages. I also have not done complete research on either but should be pretty accurate)
Hillary Clinton: $15 Million to $21.5 Million depending on what factors you account for -- $25 Million made in the past year alone
Bernie Sanders: $400,000 to $800,000 depending on what factors you account for -- Annual monetary growth of over 25%. Increased exposure from presidential run will surely boost this number further.
Neither of these two have ANY business discussing the financial status of ANY group or individuals in the U.S. If you think Bernie has a low net worth, I suggest not comparing him to the rest of the candidates or congress and instead, compare it to the median household income rates as described here:
Median Household Income Defined -- The average income of all members of a household 15 years and older receiving an income. It is important to note that any individuals of this age that are unemployed are not counted toward this number.
Median Household Income U.S. -- 2008: about $56,000 2013: about $52,000
Recalculated Unemployment Rate in U.S. -- 2009: about 10% 2015: 5.5%
True Unemployment Rate in U.S (includes long-term unemployed and stopped looking for work after 1 year) -- 2009: about 10% 2015: about 10%
If adding together unemployed, long-term unemployed, and underemployed -- 2015: about 29%
This means, while 29% of American is unemployed or underemployed, most of American wages are stagnant or decreasing, and the median household income is on a decline; Bernie Sander's income is increasing at over 25% annually (average working American's annual pay increase during good economic times is 3-5% depending on performance review).
How is it that American's income is noticeably and increasingly declining while these politicians are raking in massive increases and the politicians are trying to convince us they are just "one of us average guys"?
I really dislike both, but I admire Bernie for one reason; he's consistent. His principles do not contradict themselves and he has run on them for his entire career. I don't agree with the principles, but I admire the consistency.
Well yeah ... But he's not planning on making us all hotel workers. Are you already a government worker? Is that why you say that? Just wondering ... I always view presidents as civil servants. They are supposed to work for me ... Not the other way around.