Looks like Bernie Sanders is part of the top 1%

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  1. lechnerd

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    The irony is rich. He became a member of the top 1% after the 2016 campaign in which he lectured all of us incessantly about the horrors of the top 1%.

     
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  2. Hoss Bonaventure

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    Trump should release his to show how much bigger of a winner he is than Bernie.
     
  3. Wu

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    A US Senator’s salary is $174k
     
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  4. Truman

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    Idk if Ironic is the right way to describe a guy whose entire platform is about helping the middle class, at the cost of himself and his peers.

    Sounds more like credibility to me.
     
  5. Lyrtch

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    class traitors are the best for talking about his policy platform

    removes that whole you're just jealous of the rich thing
     
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  6. lechnerd

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    Trump never railed against the top 1%.

    He’s been the opposite of Bernie embracing his 1% status.

    Don’t you see Bernie’s hypocrisy?
     
  7. slogan119

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    Such a disingenuous tweet. His income jumped after he ran for president and wrote a fucking best-selling book. The tweet implies it was because of his fame and/or power that he attracted money.
     
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  8. Hoss Bonaventure

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    He should release his tax returns to shove them in Bernie’s face. That would shut him up.
     
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  9. DistantFactor

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    I don't remember him saying you shouldn't be rich, rather the rich need to pay a higher portion of the nations cost to create a more equitable society.
     
  10. lechnerd

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    There is no need for Trump to release his tax returns. American public voted him in the office in spite of his refusal to release them thus implying it is not much of an issue for them.
     
  11. Blackterno

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    Why not just rely on the imminent release of the Mueller Report to nuke Trumps presidency?

    Oh wait...

    :banderas:
     
  12. lechnerd

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    Well now that Bernie has been rich for the past 2 to 3 years why is he not donating more of his income to the federal government like he wants other rich people to do?
     
  13. Hoss Bonaventure

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    But he’s rich though. Rich people shouldn’t have to do anything.
     
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  14. BP

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    By that logic Warren Buffet is a hypocrite as well then. Worth billions of dollars but has also stated that him and other billionaires should be taxed more. What do want Bernie to do? Stop bringing in an income. :facepalm:

    Edit: Its Lech. NVM I shouldn't have responded
     
  15. afb

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    you're posting in a lechnerd thread, what part of good faith did you expect
     
  16. lechnerd

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    His books and speeches are all centered around one topic, railing against the rich. And that is the irony because now he is rich.
     
  17. lechnerd

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    Buffet has agreed along with Bill Gates to donate half their wealth to charity. Poor analogy on your part.
     
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  18. DistantFactor

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    Because there is a difference in taxes vs donations. He is still advocating for the same policies knowing it would financially impact him more than in the past.

    Seems like the opposite of hypocrite.
     
  19. R2-D2Big

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    Bernie is the crazy old fucker that rambles to himself at the grocery store checkout
     
  20. lechnerd

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    He’s only still advocating for the same policies this time around because he knows it will likely make him even richer after the 2020 elections. He’s profiting off of a hypocritical narrative, and liberals are the bait.
     
  21. Hoss Bonaventure

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    I’m sure he showed his ID to checkout.
     
  22. Wu

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    But does he pay by check?

    That’s what I’m most concerned with
     
  23. Duck70

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    Don't you have some black people to harass somewhere?
     
  24. fsudan

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    this is the cuckest term of all time and is only used as a cop out
     
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  25. electronic

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    Guess you don't subscribe to the "takes one to know one" school of thought. Thought you were smart.
     
  26. DCBUCK

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    Ignorance is fucking ignorant. The American public did not vote that schlub into office, he was outvoted in the popular vote and won a gerrymandered electoral college. GOP thrives on voter suppression and uneducated rurals that have don’t understand any policies outside of “MAGA”.

    Pretty clear trump is conscious of this and is thriving on a white nationalist base and plans to win on racism and ignorance over policy. He’s a terrible human being.
     
  27. tylerdolphin

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    I think this is the first time I've seen a politician called out for not changing a policy position when it was convenient
     
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  28. Josey Wales

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    Lol the circular logic of the right wing posters is a cute reminder that mental illness is a real thing.
     
  29. bro

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    Imagine being one of the idiots who responded to this troll thread in good faith.
     
  30. fsudan

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    Jesus titty fucking Christ :loldog:
     
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  31. fsudan

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    confirmed
     
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  32. GoodForAnother

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  33. Name P. Redacted

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    "When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I'm rich and I complain about inequality they say I'm a hypocrite. I'm beginning to think they just don't want to talk about inequality."
     
  34. Wicket

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    i know we've been over this before but bernie wanting the 1% to pay up more against his own interests makes his points stronger, not weaker
     
  35. Doc Louis

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    Warren Buffet has already provided welfare with some of the bad business decisions he's made over the years mixed in with the good at Berkshire. He's done more than enough.
     
  36. lechnerd

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    :roll:
     
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  37. DCBUCK

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    You fucking triggered me, okay?
     
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  38. Redav

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    You did?
     
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  39. Blackterno

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    Awesome. Just amazing.

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  40. Frank Martin

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    The issue is people are complaining about Trump using his political position/capital to increase his wealth....

    It's either right or wrong. You can't say it's wrong for Trump and right for Bernie or vice versa.
     
  41. Lipp

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    Indeed. He only subscribes to the whoever smelt it dealt it ethos.
     
  42. Frank Martin

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    I mean we know the right wing posters are idiots, what's embarrassing is watching left wing posters use their same logic. The liberal posters should be better than that.
     
  43. Wicket

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    one has used his fame to promote a book, the other focused government policy not on what was good, but what was good for him. Not comparable at all but you know that, you just like misrepresenting stuff to clear DT
     
  44. Frank Martin

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    Thank you for proving my point. You can move the goalpost when it’s your guy.
     
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  45. Wicket

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    yeah thats not what happened at all. you compared kicking a ball around a bit to scoring a goal in the world cup final and said its comparable
     
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  46. Frank Martin

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    Whatever makes you feel better about being irrational. Your argument is reduced to arguing, “Trump does it better so it’s a bigger issue.” That’s sad.

    It’s an issue of integrity, doesn’t matter if the local city councilman gets himself an extra $3,000. It’s still wrong to use public service to enrich yourself.
     
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  47. Josey Wales

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    Some shitty mental gymnastics to justify “both sides”
     
  48. Frank Martin

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    You got me. The expectation that both sides act with integrity is so illogical.

    You guys are turning into Giuliani with the way you insert words that don’t really fit the discussion. Subject verb 9/11 all over again.

    You don’t even know what a both sides argument is because you’re the one making one :laugh:
     
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  49. NoNatty

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    lol at comparing a guy who wrote a book to someone who is funneling taxpayer and foreign money to himself through hotels.
     
  50. Josey Wales

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    Honestly, you sound like a moron.