Don’t Fall for the Class-Warfare Rhetoric of Wealthy Democratic Politicians. By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: Those who denounce the ‘greed’ of the rich while making fortunes small and large from book contracts and speaking gigs should not be trusted. According to his latest U.S. Senate financial-disclosure forms, Bernie Sanders made more than $1 million in 2016. The vast bulk of Sanders’s earnings came from advances from publishers and book royalties: He received $795,000 in payment for Our Revolution, which hit number three on the New York Times Best Sellers list. He was paid $63,750 for his forthcoming Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution, and made $6,735 in royalties from sales of his 1997 memoir Outsider in the House. Pretty good for a socialist class warrior who, as his detractors point out, owns three homes.