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Nov 13 - 'That's Ridiculous,' Says Billionaire After Sanders Campaign Returns Her Donation
 

 
"What's ridiculous is billionaires existing," responded grassroots group People for Bernie.


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Sen. Bernie Sanders has made principled opposition to billionaire campaign donations a centerpiece of his 2020 presidential bid. So when the Vermont senator's campaign learned recently that it received a $470 contribution from Marta Thoma Hall, it immediately vowed to return every dollar.

Hall, wife of billionaire inventor David Hall and head of business development at Velodyne, was not happy with Sanders' refusal to accept her money.

"I think it's disappointing," Hall told Forbes on Monday. "I don't understand why they would do that. That's ridiculous."

Grassroots group People for Bernie tweeted in response to Hall:


After reviewing federal filings, Forbes reported that it "could not find any other billionaire or spouse of a billionaire who has donated to the Sanders' campaign" aside from Hall, who also gave $505 to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and $685 to Beto O'Rourke, who dropped out of the race earlier this month.

When Forbes notified the Sanders campaign of Hall's contributions, a Sanders spokesperson responded: "Thanks. We are returning Ms. Hall's contributions."

Prior to Hall's $470 check, Sanders stood alone in the 2020 Democratic field as the only major candidate who had not received any campaign contributions from billionaires.

"I don't think that billionaires should exist," Sanders told the New York Times in September. "Enough is enough. We are going to take on the billionaire class, substantially reduce wealth inequality in America, and stop our democracy from turning into a corrupt oligarchy."


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 4 weeks ago '12        #2
OldBusiness 
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Man of his word
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 4 weeks ago '04        #3
young_fletch 
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I really don't believe this small dollar donation BS. They could be washing the money like Walter White. A million IP's giving $20 from one bank account.
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 4 weeks ago '11        #4
SomeOnesoN 
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I'm voting Bernie. fu*k y'all trump supporters.

But but socialism.
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LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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 4 weeks ago '07        #7
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After reviewing federal filings, Forbes reported that it "could not find any other billionaire or spouse of a billionaire who has donated to the Sanders' campaign
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 4 weeks ago '17        #8
LostTenets  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x10
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"I dont think Billionaires should exist"


I find this to be a problematic statement
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 4 weeks ago '04        #9
Snipper 
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Bernie did the same thing last time with Martin Shkreli
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 4 weeks ago '17        #10
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I don’t get people who donate money to campaigns ���� I need all my
Money fu*k all these weirdos
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 4 weeks ago '11        #11
Kade 
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 SomeOnesoN said
I'm voting Bernie. fu*k y'all trump supporters.

But but socialism.
Yeah... fu*k your money... we will take it forcefully with the government... keep most of it... and give crumbs to the public poverty. Bernie plan is trash if you bother to think about it. It's giving government way to much power. Rather rich people keep their money.

Socialism can work... if there was infinite money.
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 Kade said
Yeah... fu*k your money... we will take it forcefully with the government... keep most of it... and give crumbs to the public poverty. Bernie plan is trash if you bother to think about it. It's giving government way to much power. Rather rich people keep their money.

Socialism can work... if there was infinite money.
"WE DON'T TRUST THE GOVERNMENT POLITICIANS ARE ALL CORRUPT"

also

"LETS GIVE THE GOVERNMENT ALL THE POWER AND ALL OF OUR MONEY THEY KNOW BEST"
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 4 weeks ago '15        #13
Rifle 
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I hope Bernie wins simply so people can learn some very hard lessons about economics.
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 4 weeks ago '11        #14
SomeOnesoN 
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 Kade said
Yeah... fu*k your money... we will take it forcefully with the government... keep most of it... and give crumbs to the public poverty. Bernie plan is trash if you bother to think about it. It's giving government way to much power. Rather rich people keep their money.

Socialism can work... if there was infinite money.
I'm a meet a person halfway kind of person. Anyone who hasn't been born with a silver spoon in their mouth aren't going to be billionaires unless you screw people over in the process (and it's usually the poor people who get screwed over), but the main thing I don't like is the people who hoard money and believe that they need more of it. That type of greed needs to stop.

I also don't agree with something simple like a medical bill that can break a family in an instant. I wouldn't mind following a template economy such as Austrian economics or having Democratic socialism that's going on in Europe.
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 4 weeks ago '07        #15
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 Rifle said
I hope Bernie wins simply so people can learn some very hard lessons about economics.
you mean like how we learned hard lessons about legal cannabis?
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 4 weeks ago '18        #16
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Man of principle. Bernie ain’t fu*king around.

#BernieSanders2020
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yolaboy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 Kade said
Rather rich people keep their money.
we know


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 Rifle said
I hope Bernie wins simply so people can learn some very hard lessons about economics.
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 4 weeks ago '18        #20
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Petty, but principled I guess. The "billionaires shouldn't exist" narrative is a turn off though.

Billionaires shouldn't exist in a country where people are going bankrupt to pay their medical bills, where veterans sleep on the streets, or when CEOs are paid hundreds of millions as a company sinks and workers are left out to dry.

But the suggestion that they shouldn't exist outright is stupid.
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 4 weeks ago '14        #21
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Same people who think billionaires shouldn’t exist are the same people who feel entitled to the labor and money of others.

Which side would you rather be on? One that rewards hard work, or one that penalizes it?



You could tax billionaires out the a*s and you wouldn’t put a dent in our current entitlement obligations let alone the free college and medicare Bernie proposes.

Who’s supposed to pay for all this sh*t?
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Integrity
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 yolaboy said
we know

Working hard means being a billionaire now?
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Kade 
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 yolaboy said
we know

So you would rather the government to have control of that money?
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 LostTenets said
"I dont think Billionaires should exist"


I find this to be a problematic statement
Me too..
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