US sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who describes himself as an advocate for the working American, speaks in Silver Spring, Md., 18. June 2018.
U.S. sen Bernie Sanders’ message of income inequality, in resonance with many voters in 2016-and now the senator can know how the other half lives.
A financial disclosure document filed by the company shows in may that the separate legislature of Vermont, which has more than $1 million in 2017, which to him income that figure or more for the second year in a row, VTDigger reported.
Most of that income – $885,767 – came from advances and royalties for his 2016 book “Our Revolution”, which tells the story of the Sanders’ unsuccessful bid for the democratic party presidential nomination.
A recent financial disclosure report shows that Vermont senator @Bernie Anders almost $1.06 million in the 2017https://t. co/gN9y9LXgEM
— VTDigger (@vtdigger) on June 22, 2018
The same book also explained the political ideas that helped Sanders make a strong threat to Hillary Clinton’s bid for the nomination.
The remaining $174,000 Sanders’ income for last year came from his Senate salary.
Sanders has long and brandished his credentials as one of the “poorest” members of Congress, to rally against income inequality, a threat to the senator as “the great moral issue of our time.”
But the senator’s income puts him high above the national threshold for qualifying for the so-called “One per cent”, the group of super-rich individuals, the allegedly US knock society out of balance.
According to a 2013 Economic Policy Institute report, a family with an income of $389,436 must be in the top 1 percent nationally.
When asked by VTDigger, whether Sanders is the income of damage his credibility as an advocate for average Americans, the senator’s senior political Advisor, dismissed the question as “ridiculous.”
“Bernie Sanders will continue to fight for the working class, the people in this country, so I think it’s a pretty ridiculous question,” Jeff Weaver said.
“Bernie Sanders will continue to fight for the working class, the people in this country, so I think it’s a pretty ridiculous question.”
– Jeff Weaver, a senior policy adviser to the U.S. sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Sanders is reportedly working on a follow-up book, with the title “Where do We Go from Here,” is scheduled for Oct. 30 release.
Sanders a ” socialist “authenticity” is in question.
In the months before the 2016 presidential elections, senator a holiday house – his third in the time – in the US state of Vermont has been criticised for the purchase, for $575,000.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.