#1 Bernie Sanders called millionaire senators 'immoral,' unearthed 1971 newspaper article shows by Cincinnatus 25.04.2019 04:12

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is now a millionaire, had called millionaire senators “immoral” when he first ran for Senate in the 1970s.

On Wednesday, CNN dug up a 1971 issue of the Bennington Banner, a local Vermont newspaper that reported on then-Liberty Union Party Senate candidate Sanders, who declared it was “immoral” that half the U.S. senators at the time were millionaires and insisted that they represented “the interests of corporations and big business -- their fellow millionaires.”

As the paper reported, Sanders also proposed to replace each lawmaker's pay with the average income of his or her home state.

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Earlier this month, Sanders confirmed he's a millionaire, attributing it to the success of his 2016 book, “Our Revolution.”

A campaign spokesman for Sanders told CNN, “Yes, it is true: Senator Sanders said in the 1970s that it is immoral that the government too often represents the interests of the super-wealthy and large corporations — and yes, it is also true that Senator Sanders has continued to demand a change from that for his entire life.”



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#2 RE: Bernie Sanders called millionaire senators 'immoral,' unearthed 1971 newspaper article shows by algernonpj 25.04.2019 16:02

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