Though 2020 presidential campaign is almost entirely about attacking the “rich,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday was forced to admit he is, in fact, a millionaire.
Sanders, who has faced pressure to release his tax returns due to his support of socialism and taxing the rich out of existence, revealed to the New York Times that he will give in and release his returns now that he’s running for president.
“April 15 is coming,” Sanders said. “We wanted to release 10 years of tax returns. April 15, 2019 will be the 10th year, so I think you will see them.”
Wait, it gets better.
Sanders tried to soften the blow for his supporters by pointing out that he is not a billionaire, just a millionaire. In doing so, he accidentally endorsed capitalism.
“Not being a billionaire, not having investments in Saudi Arabia, wherever he has investments, all over the world, mine will be a little bit more boring.” Sanders said.
The socialist added: “I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too.”
Yes, only in America can you become an overnight millionaire due to capitalism. That’s why it is called the land of opportunity.
That’s definitely not the point Sanders was trying to make, but he did nonetheless.
Thanks for reminding America how much capitalism has done to lift people out of poverty, Bernie!