Politicians are normally disliked since, well, they are politicians. Even if in most countries, the public is the ones who put these people as their leaders, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they like them.
One of the main reasons is that some politicians tend to change once they took office, some of them don’t do what they promised to do, and some people believe that politicians don’t actually care, they only want power. Just like how so much people dislike the current United States President Donald Trump.
He won because the majority of the people voted for him, but despite that, he is still facing major backlash every single day especially when he makes decisions or posts tweets. It is just inevitable to be liked by everyone especially in the world of politics. However, there is one specific politician from Vermont, who has managed to capture the attention of the nation, especially the millennials. He is even making headlines for pocketing a million dollars for the second time in a row, not because he has been corrupting, but because of his political revolution and book deals.
Honest people can have philosophical and political differences and, in a democracy, we debate those differences. That's a good thing. Today, however, we do not have a president who discusses ideas or debates issues. He simply lies all the time. And that's a very bad thing.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 23, 2018
A Million More
For the second consecutive year, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has managed to earn a million dollars, which is definitely a lot for a politician. It was actually in 2016 when he first became a millionaire because of the release of his book, Our Revolution. This book basically talks about all of his personal experiences on his campaigns and most of his policy agendas.
His book even made it into the New York Time best-selling list that led to him having a book tour all over the country. Aside from this one, he also released a book entitled Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, wherein he talked directly to his young supporters and encouraged them to become more involved and participate more when it comes to political activities and progressive movements.
This, of course, was also received really well that in 2017, according to Financial disclosure, the senator manage to get more than a million more. Obviously, most of this money, $885,767, are from all the books he sold, in fact, he is working with Macmillan-St. Martin’s Press for more, just like the one that will be released this coming October.
When it comes to wealth, Sanders is actually one of the wealthiest members of the Congress. His salary is only about $174,000 give or take, but with his books, he became a millionaire. In fact, according to the NPR, he is one of the richest senators in the country today. Because of this increase in wealth, some people actually question if this would then now change Sanders image.
His campaign manager, Jeff Weavers, said in an interview that Sanders will always represent and fight for the rights of the working class people in this nation. He is currently running for re-election and is most likely to win again, but some people are wondering if he will actually be donating some of his earnings to charity since it may be a push for him to run in 2020 presidential elections. In fact, according to a poll done by CNN in 2016, Sanders will most likely win against Trump if he ever runs against him.
One of Sander’s books from the New York Times bestsellers list
Real Reason Behind Bernie Sanders’ Fame
Sanders is known for being one of the most famous politicians in the United States today. One of the reasons why Sanders is well known is the fact that he is able to connect to the nation by reaching out and focusing on the most important issues Americans are facing today.
He is mainly focused on the millennials, who are currently struggling with high unemployment rates, deregulation, and most of all, the student-debt. These are just some of the things that he is definitely putting his attention to and he is making sure that he uses his voice to represent the young adults when it comes to fighting for their rights.
It may seem unusual that an old politician like Sanders would be able to connect to the young nation, but the polls from different sources show how much impact he currently has on the people. The veteran Republican is almost at the same rating as Vice President Mike Pence.