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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:47 PM

Bernie Sanders "comes clean" about his paid speaking fees

Bernie Sanders "comes clean" about his paid speaking fees
By Auburn Parks
Wednesday Jan 27, 2016 · 11:53 AM EST

So I put up a diary the other day letting the Kossacks know about the amount of money HRC has personally made from speaking fees to the health care industry in the last couple of years ($2.85 Million). I commented that this amount of corruption and bribery is reason enough not to trust or vote for her in the primary. Well, it turns out that Bernie also made money from speaking fees over the last couple of years. This is from NYT article in May of 2015 by Francis Clines “Bernie Sanders Comes Clean:

Voters should be grateful for the government transparency laws that required Senator Bernie Sanders, a rival to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, to reveal how much he made last year in speaking engagement fees. The total is $1,867.42 for three appearances, a grand sum that is chump change in presidential politicking but enough for the senator to respectably donate the money to charity.


Thats right, Bernie has been bought too. He is “owned” by Bill Maher to the tune of $850.

Top dollar for Senator Sanders was a not so hefty $850 paid for a combative exchange with Republican sympathizers on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” the HBO show where the comedian regularly invites politicians to march to a different drummer.


So both Clinton and Sanders have used their positions as elected leaders to receive money for speaking publicly. HRC has made millions and Sanders made thousands which he then gave away. I guess the Clintons really are better capitalists then Bernie, maybe thats why they have the support of so many rich and powerful corporations and people (but then I repeat myself cause corporations and people are apparently the same in modern America

http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/27/1475811/-Bernie-Sanders-comes-clean-about-his-paid-speaking-fees

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:55 PM

1. Bernie can't be bought.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:55 PM

2. Send the money back!

 

Better yet, launch a congressional investigation! Mahergate! Has a ring to it, no?

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 06:08 PM

3. $1,867.42? Wow. If I'd known it would take so little, I would have owned Bernie years ago!

My very own senator, waiting at my beck and call! The influence I could have had!

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Wed Jan 27, 2016, 06:29 PM

4. Bernie Sanders... NOT FOR SALE!!!!! n/t

 

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