Socialists want everyone to believe they’re looking out for the little guy—except when it comes to their revered Socialist-Democrat presidential candidate, the pampered, multi-millionaire, Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), who owns three homes and has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.
According to the Washington Free Beacon – The Bernie Sanders campaign spent just under $1.2 million on private jet travel last quarter, outpacing the entire 2020 Democratic presidential primary field.
The most recent filing from Sanders reveals $1,199,579 in spending during the final three months of 2019 to Apollo Jets, LLC, a “luxury private jet charter service.” The campaign spent an additional $23,941 for transportation to Virginia-based Advanced Aviation Team.
The candidate who comes closest to matching Sanders in private jet spending was former vice president Joe Biden, whose campaign spent $1,040,698 to Advanced Aviation Team last quarter.
An analysis of private jet spending in filings from other top candidates found that Elizabeth Warren’s campaign spent $720,518 and Pete Buttigieg’s campaign spent $323,518. Michael Bloomberg, who pumped a whopping $200 million of his personal fortune into his campaign’s opening weeks, spent about $646,000 on private jet travel, about half of what Sanders spent.
Sanders has long leaned on private air travel on the campaign trail, despite his belief that limiting carbon emissions from the transportation sector is crucial to combating climate change. Traveling by private jet is estimated to produce roughly eight times the amount of carbon per passenger as traveling by commercial airliner.
The Sanders campaign has reportedly stepped up its use of private jet travel in recent weeks, chartering flights to get him back and forth between his duties in the U.S. Senate and the campaign trail in Iowa.
The Sanders campaign had previously spent about $380,000 on private air travel, also with Apollo Jets, LLC, according to previous campaign disclosures.
But that’s not all…
100 Percent Fed Up recently reported about the cranky 78-year-old Democrat presidential candidate who owns three homes and has a net worth of around $3 million, travels around the country promoting free stuff, courtesy of the American taxpayer, he’s not just staying in a room with a double bed at the Days Inn—Bernie Sanders is very specific about where he stays. The temperature and size of the room must meet his needs, and he’s very specific about the type of tea that must be stocked in the room upon his arrival.
Curiously, one of the demands of the “environmentally friendly” candidate is to send someone ahead to check the toilets in advance of his stay. Apparently, Bernie doesn’t want anything to do with environmentally friendly slow flushing toilets—those are for the commoners.
Like a typical socialist holding a government position, Bernie wants everyone else to sacrifice for the common good, while Bernie’s not willing to make any sacrifices at all when it comes to his personal comfort.