Apparently, Bernie Sanders is a rare politician who practices what he preaches.

The self-proclaimed Socialist Senator from Vermont, who would have been the Democratic nominee for President had the DNC not conspired against him, is out to prove to America that collectivist society does indeed work, one stolen newspaper at a time.

Besides advocating a platform of big socialism, like government-run health care and higher taxes for pretty much everyone, it seems Sanders also personally advocates a platform of micro-socialism by stealing from his neighbors every Sunday.

According to WMAL radio host Chris Plante, Sanders has been appropriating his bourgeois neighbor’s newspaper for the common good (meaning his good). Sticky fingers Sanders demonstrated the principles of common ownership to his capitalist neighbors by stealing so many of their newspapers they were forced to complain directly to the producer: The Washington Post.

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“He’s redistributing his neighbor’s Washington Post,” the radio host said.

The full story, via Red State:

Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane when they are in Washington DC, live in this house on Capitol Hill, ok? Part of their vast real estate empire. They’re like wannabe Trumps with their real estate holdings.

The next-door neighbor…their neighbor on Capitol Hill called the Washington Post and told the Washington Post that they were cancelling their Washington Post subscription because their very expensive Sunday Post stopped showing up. Not there this week, last week, the week before, then it was there one week but the week before it wasn’t delivered, so I’m cancelling my subscription to the post because your delivery person never gets to me. I’m paying for it but it never gets to me.

The Washington Post said, “Please, do not cancel your subscription to the Washington Post. We will investigate with the delivery person and we will get back to you.”

So the Post investigated. They got back to the person cancelling their subscription to the Post and they said, “Listen, we talked to the delivery person. Our delivery person claims has seen you come out of your house again and again and grab the paper on Sunday mornings. Immediately as the paper delivery person delivers the paper, they’ve seen you come out of your house and pick up the newspaper. So, sir, you are lying to us.”

[The neighbor] said, “Oh, ok, I’ve been coming out and picking up the paper?”

“Yes, and we got a description from the delivery person. You are an older man with gray hair, balding, and little round glasses…”

And the guy said, “I’m like, you know, in my 50s and I’ve got a full head of dark hair. But, my neighbor is Bernie Sanders.”

And Bernie Sanders has been coming out every  Sunday morning and stealing his next door neighbor’s Washington Post.

To confirm this story, which has been covered by multiple news sites, IJR has reached out to Sanders’s office and to The Washington Post. We will update accordingly if we hear back from either source.

Until then, someone please buy Bernie a newspaper subscription.

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