Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the proud new owner of a summer home in the Champlain Islands, Seven Days has confirmed.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Bernie Sanders campaign was a phenomenon this year for sure. He got millions of young people excited about the prospect of having a president who would bring in full-fledged Democratic Socialism. You know, all the “free stuff”, right? Just one problem with that. Democratic Socialism is a lie, and Bernie Sanders just proved it. You do not have 3 houses, with one of them being a luxurious lake house with 500 feet of beachfront, on income that is produced under Democratic Socialism. It is Capitalism that generates the revenue necessary to live large like that.
The Burlington resident last week plopped down nearly $600,000 on a lakefront camp in North Hero. Sanders’ new crib has four bedrooms and 500 feet of Lake Champlain beachfront on the east side of the island — facing Vermont, not New York. The Bern will keep his home in Burlington and use the new camp seasonally.
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Bernie Sanders railed against the “top 1%”, and how it “was wrong” that these people have “90% of all the wealth”. Well, guess what? Only rich people in the top 1% are able to afford a $600,000 lake house as your third house. At the 2:00 mark he says that he is “not a capitalist”, to which we say lolololol.
“We’ve traveled up to the islands many times over the years — almost always on day trips,” Sanders’ wife, Jane O’Meara Sanders, told Seven Days in a written statement. “We’ve been impressed with the North Hero community, eaten at the North Hero House and Shore Acres and have suggested them to friends who were looking for a beautiful place to stay or have dinner. St. Anne’s Shrine in Isle La Motte is my favorite church and it is nearby.”
Last Tuesday, the day of the closing, a relaxed-looking Bernie Sanders posed for a photo at Hero’s Welcome General Store on Route 2. The store, a bit south of his new abode, serves a sandwich called “Feel the Bun” in the senator’s honor. The $6.99 deli delight consists of a “HUGE” homemade roll, sliced turkey, fresh apple chutney, hot pepper relish, lettuce, tomato and provolone cheese.
“It’s not fair that the Billionaire Class controls 99 percent of the bread,” the menu description reads. “Here’s a sandwich for the rest of us … to keep us nourished until everything cool is free!”
Sanders ordered the sandwich during his visit last week. Hero’s Welcome owner, Robert Camp, told Seven Days the store once offered a Sanders sandwich that poked fun at the senator, but later pulled it. The new version captures the essence of his rise to national prominence, Camp said.
The popular general store has a line of chairs out front — one side labeled “Republicans,” the other “Democrats.” In the middle, until recently, sat a lone “Sandernistas” chair, Camp said. That chair will be back — as long as the new neighbor doesn’t mind, Camp joked.
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“He’s just been great,” said Camp. “This is going to be his home, so we won’t encourage autographs.”
The small Grand Isle County town has been abuzz for the last several days with the news. O’Meara Sanders said: “The entire family is very excited about it.” source