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JETGATE: Bernie “Green New Deal” Sanders Spent $1.3 Mil On Private Jets

The commissars get a dacha, you get a communal apartment. They get fresh meat, you get bread stuffed with straw. They get everything, you get nothing.

Here’s how Bernie Sanders, who champions the Green New Deal, does business.

The Sanders campaign’s $50 million spending spree in the last quarter of 2019 included more than $8 million in spending on more than 900 staffers and $1 million on rent and utilities for an operation with a big physical footprint, as well as $1.3 million dropped on private flights to travel to and from events.

And in the process, Sanders has vastly outspent other candidates, on his personal convenience and comfort.

An analysis of private jet spending in filings from other top candidates found that Elizabeth Warren’s campaign spent $720,518 and Pete Buttigieg’s campaign spent $323,518. Michael Bloomberg, who pumped a whopping $200 million of his personal fortune into his campaign’s opening weeks, spent about $646,000 on private jet travel, about half of what Sanders spent.

Sanders has long leaned on private air travel on the campaign trail, despite his belief that limiting carbon emissions from the transportation sector is crucial to combating climate change. Traveling by private jet is estimated to produce roughly eight times the amount of carbon per passenger as traveling by commercial airliner.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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