Deadbeat Dad Bernie Sanders Never Paid Child Support! Sanders Let Vermont Taxpayers Feed And Clothe His Kid.
The Early Years Of Deadbeat Dad Bernie Sanders
Deadbeat dad Bernie Sanders bought a piece of property in Vermont in 1964. He settled there full-time in 1968. Sanders’ first child, Levi Sanders, was born a year later to his then-girlfriend, Susan Campbell Mott.
The elder Sanders worked as a carpenter and a writer after he graduated from college. However, he quickly found his true calling. He became a perpetual political candidate.
Sanders joined the socialist Liberty Union Party and began running for governor and senator of Vermont in the 1972 elections. He got 2% of the vote for governor, and 1% for senator.
Bernie also didn’t have to work very hard because he didn’t have much competition to get the Liberty Union nominations. Party members recall they “ran anybody and everybody they could find.”
Then he ran again for the Senate on the Liberty Union Party ticket in 1974, and won 4% of the vote, and again for governor two years later, winning 6% of the vote.
Sanders was unable to break out of single digits. He soon realized that identifying with the socialist political party he essentially founded was getting him nowhere. The white voters weren’t buying his, “Workers of the world, unite!” speeches.
So Sanders decided to start running as an independent. He ran as an independent for Mayor of Burlington, VT in 1981, and won by 10 votes.
Sanders served as mayor until 1989 and ran for Vermont’s at-large Congressional. He lost to Republican Peter Smith by 4 points.
Peter Smith voted for the assault weapons ban. The NRA turned on him and called Bernie Sanders a “more honorable choice.”
Sanders opposed the ban and opposed a mandatory waiting period for the purchase of firearms. The NRA helped Sanders defeat Smith
Deadbeat Dad Bernie Sanders Lets Vermont Taxpayers Take Care Of Levi While He Traveled Vermont Preaching Marxism To Trees
No one knew deadbeat dad Bernie Sanders had a son while he traveled Vermont like a vagabond preaching Marxism from a tattered copy of The Communist Manifesto.
That was until 1971.
Vermont was debating a tenant’s rights bill. Susan Mott of Burlington testified in front of Vermont’s State Senate Judiciary Committee.
Mott said the legislation did not go far enough in prohibiting discrimination against single mothers. Especially, recipients of welfare benefits. Mott had one child and was on welfare.
That one child was Bernie Sanders’ son Levi Sanders.
Why did Bernie Sanders’ baby mama and his son have to be on welfare? What was 5-year-old Levi’s father doing that he couldn’t afford to support his own child?
It turns out, he was too busy preaching the wonders of Marxism to the trees on Mount Abraham.
New York Democratic Party activist M. Mendoza Ferrer post this on Twitter:
In 1974, Levi Sanders' mother, Susan Mott, is quoted in Burlington Free Press saying, "she is refused apartments because she is on welfare and has one child. @SenSanders, with a UChicago degree, isn't working but running for VT Senator where he wins 4% of the vote as a socialist. pic.twitter.com/NHrKje0NVi
— M. Mendoza Ferrer (@m_mendozaferrer) February 6, 2019
Deadbeat Dad Bernie Sanders First Real Full Time Job Was Being Mayor Of Burlington, Vermont At 48 Years Old
Prior to his election as mayor of Burlington, Sanders’ income from a single film and writing was not enough to pay child support. In fact, the $33,800 (roughly $94,000 in today’s dollars) salary as mayor at 48-years old was his first real full-time employment. Sanders doesn’t even remember what type of regular work he did before he was elected mayor.
Levi Sanders ended up on welfare because his father would not support his child.
That makes Bernie Sanders a deadbeat dad. Sanders’ infatuation with his own political ambition kept him from supporting his own child.
Bernie Sanders’ neglect of his young child is not seen as an issue now only because he is a white man. Make no mistake, this is the precise behavior that is embedded in today’s cult of “Bernie Bro’s”.
For all his browbeating about “the establishment”, Bernie Sanders is a professional politician. He’s been running for office – instead of taking care of his child – since he was 30 years old. He’s been running for office or been in office for nearly 60 years. That is all he has ever done. And he didn’t let anything – even a duty to his child – get in the way of his political ambition.
Bernie Sanders is a professional politician and a deadbeat dad who records indicate still owes $70,000 plus unpaid interest to the Vermont taxpayers for child support.