Socialist Bernie Sanders has made millions over the last 10 years — but he’s never given more than 4% of his income to charity.
Sanders, who has repeatedly bashed the rich for not paying their “fair share,” released 10 years of his tax returns and people are blown away by the apparent hypocrisy.
For example, Sanders made over $1 million in 2016. He gave only $10,600 to charity, or just 1%.
“He wants to jack up your taxes for welfare, but didn't kick in anything to help the folks he allegedly cares SO much for,” Club for Growth’s Andrew Follett tweeted.
Another Twitter user made a great point about Sanders’s lack of charitable giving.
“1. He is under no obligation to give away his money.
2. That said, why didn't he give it away...if he thinks its not really his money...but community property?
3. It does show he is more charitable with other people's money than he is with his own.”
To put into perspective how out of whack the socialist’s giving is to his own rhetoric, read what he wrote in a 2011 op-ed about “shared sacrifice.”
"As Vermont's senator and a member of the Budget Committee, I will not support a plan to reduce the deficit that does not call for shared sacrifice … At a time when the top one percent earns more income than the bottom 50 percent, we must ask the wealthiest people in this country to start paying their fair share of taxes … Every segment of our society, including those who have money and power, must contribute and must sacrifice,” he wrote.
As usual, socialism is for the people, not the socialist.