PharmGirl wrote:Cate McCalley wrote:Bernie's poor when compared to his collegues. He, unlike the majority of the, hasn't made money his God.
That's like saying a drug dealer only sold 10 pills while his collegues sold 100. He's still a drug dealer, and Bernie's a hypocrite.
Before you equate illegal drug dealing to hypocrisy, how about first proving the hypocrisy?
The Sanders bought a home the shore of Lake Champlain for roughly $600,000. $600,000 doesn't buy much property in Vermont. It bought the Sanders a modest summer home.
To buy that home, Jane Sanders sold a home in Maine that had been in her family a long time. When you sell a property, normally people invest the proceeds in a like property to avoid paying capital gains on money they don't need to meet their living expenses.
Buying a property that you use instead of rent, does not add income to your portfolio. It adds assets. Assets are collateral for borrowing money you may need for other expenses. Like paying off campaign debts, or financing upgrades on other assets you may own.
I wish everybody could afford even a first home when they are 25. Most cannot because unlike the Sanders, they're not in their seventies with accumulated assets, or job opportunities the Sanders and their generation had.