Bernie Sanders Gives a Number: 'How Much Do You Have to Earn to Be Rich?'

By Susan Jones | January 12, 2016 | 7:04am EST
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont identifies himself as a Democratic Socialist. (AP File Photo)
( - "How much do you have to earn to be rich?" Sen. Bernie Sanders was asked Monday night in a live appearance on Fusion, the Yahoo!-ABC News Network.
It took Sanders only a few seconds to answer the question: "I would say that people who make $250,000 a year are doing pretty well."
As part of a quick-question, quick-answer round with the moderators, Sanders also was asked, "Is it off-brand for a Democratic Socialist to live in a mansion like the White House?"
"I would consider it more like public housing," he said, drawing laughter and applause from the audience.


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