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Bert Dirschell


Dear Editor:

Isn’t it odd that those crying the loudest about income inequality and climate change continue to buy/own multiple homes?

Bernie Sanders made the news a few months ago when he purchased his third home. His primary residence is $300,000 home in Burlington, Vermont. In 2007, he bought a row house in D.C. valued at $600,000. In 2016, he paid $600,000 for a four-bedroom beachfront house on Lake Champlain.

Elizabeth Warren and her husband have a 5,500-square-foot home, 3,700 square feet of living area, valued at $2.7 million, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2013, Warren paid $740,000 for a 1,400-square-foot condo in D.C.

Self-described “Middle Class” Joe Biden’s primary residence is a 7,000-square-foot home in Wilmington, Delaware. In 2016, he purchased a six-bedroom home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Biden is reported to also be renting a five-bedroom, 10-bath home, which has a gym and a sauna, in McLean, Vermont. Zillow estimates the monthly rent on the home to be $20,000.

The Obamas are reported to have made an offer on a $15 million, 7,000-square-foot estate in Martha’s Vineyard. In 2017, they purchased an eight-bedroom, nine-and-a-half-bath home in D.C. for $8.1 million. They still own their original Chicago (Hyde Park) home. Some reports say they also own a $4 million home in Rancho Mirage, California.

In 2018, the average floor area for a new single-family home was 2,640 square feet, up from 2,045 square feet in 1995 and 1,660 square feet in 1970. These politicians are some of the people who want to force us to buy worthless little vehicles that won’t haul or tow any significant load. They want to shut down the frackers. If that happens you can expect to pay at least 30 percent more for gasoline and natural gas. Yet they feel entitled to waste energy with their multiple/huge dwellings.

I’m an unrepentant capitalist, I think they should be able to own as many huge homes as they can afford. I’m appalled that people actually believe the “income inequality” drivel spouted by those who have so much more wealth than most and refuse to voluntarily share it. Have any of them ever had a job that wasn’t funded by taxpayers?

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