Bernie Sanders Campaign Spent $300K on Private Plane in Nine Days

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. boards his campaign plane in Milwaukee, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, en route to Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The Bernie Sanders campaign spent a whopping $297,685.50 on private plane travel in just nine days, reports The Washington Free Beacon.

This is not the first time the 148-year-old Democrat Socialist has shown an affinity for what is still considered one of the great luxuries for America’s super wealthy.

After losing the 2016 Democrat presidential nomination to Hillary Clinton, it was reported that Bernie would not support Hillary in the general election unless he received a “plane and staff for a series of fall rallies in battleground states … plane would be paid for by the DNC.”

In July 2017, the Free Beacon found $37,567.53 in payments from the Sanders campaign to a private plane company.

Outside of the hypocrisy of watching a socialist who regularly rails against the rich spending $300,000 on private plane travel over nine days, there is also the environmental hypocrisy. As the Free Beacon pointed out, Bernie believes “climate change is the single greatest threat facing our planet,” and yet, here he is, spending $300,000 on the very thing that is considered one of the biggest contributors to Climate Change.

In fact, on his own website, Bernie goes out of his way to blame “transportation” for destroying the planet.

“The transportation sector accounts for about 26 percent of carbon pollution emissions,” he warned.

The Sanders campaign told the Free Beacon this luxury was necessary for Bernie’s nine-day blitz during the midterm elections and that the campaign purchased carbon offsets to compensate for the pollution created by the travel.

But carbon offsets are a scam, not unlike the practice of Indulgence, where the wealthy once gave the church money to have their sins forgiven, thus allowing the top one percent to hypocritically engage in behavior they lecture others about.

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