Socialist Bernie Sanders is living the good life. Not only is he a hero to the progressive cause, he just purchased his third home for $600,000. That's right, his third home.
Bernie Sanders now has one thing in common with the millionaires and billionaires and other 1 percenters he so frequently attacked on the campaign trail: he now owns his very own summer home.
Vermont magazine Seven Days reported Tuesday that the 74-year-old senator and his wife, Jane Sanders, have purchased a four-bedroom house on the shore of Lake Champlain for roughly $600,000. Jane told Seven Days that they had recently sold a house in Maine that had belonged to her family since the 1900s, and used the proceeds to purchase the new property, which is located in North Hero (population 803, as of the 2010 census). With this purchase, Sanders now owns at least three houses, the others being in Burlington, VT, and Capitol Hill in D.C.
To give this some context, only 63 percent of American families own a home. The average value of homes owned by these families is $358,200 according to the Census Bureau.
Doesn't Bernie know he doesn't really need three homes? Shouldn't he redistribute at least one of his homes to someone who doesn't have one at all?
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