YOU’LL NEVER GUESS What Most Bernie Sanders Donors Have In Common…
Bernie Sanders has raised a lot of money during the 2016 Democratic primary. In fact, his supporters often brag about his fundraising as proof of his viability as a candidate, just like Obama supporters did back in 2008.
With all that in mind, you’ll never guess what most of Bernie’s donors have in common.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Who gives money to Bernie Sanders?
Small-dollar contributions have been the fuel that has propelled Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid, making it one of the most successful insurgent campaigns in Democratic party history, but little has been known about those donors because campaigns don’t have to publicize the names of people who give $200 or less.
Now, a Times analysis of nearly 7 million individual contributions has provided unprecedented detail about the army of people behind the $27 donations Sanders mentions at virtually every campaign stop.
Many resemble Emily Condit, 40 of Sylmar, who has contributed three times — $5 each — to the Vermont senator’s campaign.
Condit, who has several physical disabilities, is among the largest single group of Sanders’ donors — those who don’t have a job. Of the $209 million given to the Vermont senator’s campaign, about one out of every four dollars came from those not in the workforce, who include the unemployed or retired.
Here’s a handy chart that puts things in perspective:
You might be thinking these results are skewed because Bernie Sanders gets lots of financial support from college students who haven’t yet joined the workforce. Wrong…
Not surprisingly, Sanders gets very little money — 2% of his overall haul — from Wall Street, which he frequently criticizes as “corrupt” and responsible for creating a “rigged economy.” Students, who are vocal Sanders’ supporters, gave even less.
Twitchy has compiled some reactions to this:
Interesting finding: Bernie Sanders' largest group of donors is people who don’t have a job. https://t.co/zHLvxz9sN1
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) June 3, 2016
— ambitious dem whore (@sarahfdavis280) June 3, 2016
Oh, this IS sad. https://t.co/2WHqpzGJSM
— High On Hillary (@highonhillary) June 3, 2016
And he's having them put their money to good use, huh!
This is truly sad. https://t.co/z6kztekAZm
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 3, 2016
So the ‘free stuff’ candidate is being bankrolled mostly by people who aren’t working.