Who’s funding Bernie Sanders’ run for the White House? What if you found out it was… you?
Sanders brags about the many small donations he receives, but where do those donors get their money? It should come as no surprise that many of those Bernie donors are takers, not makers who live on taxpayers’ money.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The [Los Angeles] Times discovered that, as Sanders is so fond of claiming at his rallies, a significant portion of the donations to his campaign come from small-dollar donors, who contributed $200 or less.
A further study of those individuals who donated has revealed that slightly more than a quarter of the total funds came from people who are not in the work force, i.e. either retired or unemployed. (…)
The only real surprise out of this study was the unstated fact that you and I, as U.S. taxpayers, are supporting in a roundabout way the Sanders campaign that would raise taxes on us, as those supporters of his who aren’t working could very well be using their unemployment and Social Security checks to make political donations.
Of course, not everyone who is not in the work force is drawing unemployment or SSI payments from the government or using those payments to fund the campaign of an unabashed socialist.
That said, there quite likely are some who would use their taxpayer-funded subsistence to help support the candidate who promises to hand out even more taxpayer-funded freebies to those who aren’t working or feel they have been “left behind.”
Bernie Sanders may no longer have a chance of winning the Democratic nomination, but as long as he retains his army of supporters, he can remain a powerful force in the party. That’s why it’s important to continue to investigate where that support is coming from.
Source: Conservative Tribune