Bernie Sanders Daughter Got Paid $500,000 To Teach WoodWorking At His Wife's Bankrupt College In Vermont… He is up for reelection next year

How did Jane Sanders funnel more than 500k to her daughter’s for-profit woodworking business during her tenure as President of Burlington College and get away with it?

Much has been written about Jane Sanders tenure as President of Burlington College (2004 to 2011). Criticism has been especially pointed regarding the $10 million land purchase for a campus expansion she spearheaded in 2010 that ultimately lead to Sanders removal a year later (albeit with a $200k golden parachute) and the College’s bankruptcy and ultimate closure last spring. In a letter to The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled,“What Really Happened at Burlington College,” President Carol Moore wrote that an investigation should be conducted into how a loan of such magnitude was ever approved for a college with such limited operating funds. But what hasn’t been discussed in all the noise about Burlington College’s closure is how Jane Sanders (supported by the same Board of Trustees who approved the land sale) openly funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Burlington College’s operating funds to VT Woodworking School?—?a for-profit business started by her daughter Carina Driscoll in 2007.

More than $500k from 2009 to 2012

Last year, Politico described Burlington College as catering to “nontraditional students, such as veterans and adults. It grew from its original 14 students to about 200 in recent years, finding appeal with its small student-to-faculty ratio and degrees in unusual fields including woodworking.” Yet, when Jane Sanders first arrived at Burlington College in 2004 no degree program in woodworking existed. It isn’t until 2009 that public tax records show Burlington College paying Vermont Woodworking School $56,474 for materials, charges and lease of bench space based on student enrollment reflecting what appears to be the beginning of the College’s woodworking program. The college was forced to report this expenditure as it related to a relationship between an interested party (Jane Sander’s daughter, Carina Driscoll) and Burlington College. Over the next four years, funds to VT Woodworking School increased considerably from this original amount to $133,134 in 2010; $138,571 in 2011; and, $182,741 in 2012 (the last year program expenses are reported in the tax filings).

United States Senate election in Vermont, 2018

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The 2018 United States Senate election in Vermont will be held on November 6, 2018, alongside a gubernatorial election, U.S. House election, and other state and local elections. Incumbent independent Senator Bernie Sanders has indicated that he plans to run for re-election to a third term.[1]


Two-term independent Senator Bernie Sanders was re-elected with 71% of the vote in 2012. Sanders, a former candidate for president in the 2016 election and one of two independent members of Congress, is a self-described democratic socialist.[2][3] Sanders has caucused with the Democratic Party since taking office in 2007, and he is the Ranking Member of the Budget Committee. He will be 77 years old in 2018. Sanders ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. In November 2015, Sanders said that he would run as a Democrat in future elections.[4] On July 28, 2016, Sanders announced he would return to the Senate as an independent and two days later in an interview on Real Time with Bill Maher that he would run for re-election.
Activist and journalist, Al Giordano, considered challenging Sanders for the Democratic nomination to protest Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, which he felt divided the Democratic Party,[5][6][7] but decided against doing so for health reasons.[8],_2018
h/t  ZippyTheChicken


32 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders Daughter Got Paid $500,000 To Teach WoodWorking At His Wife's Bankrupt College In Vermont… He is up for reelection next year

  1. His daughter must be good, I mean really REALLY good!
    Saunder’s stripes are showing. Here this socialist, man of the people, turned on a dime in support of elitist Hillary and shortly there after purchased an expensive lakeside cottage! The two are in no way related, I’m sure! LOL
    Now we learn that his wife lied on mortgage application BIG TIME! How much you want to bet no one does time and he will be re elected (maybe not…not good time for dems), and they will go on as though nothing happened?

  2. Bernie is first and foremost a standing member of Jewish Organized Crime.
    Judaism is not a religion.
    It is a teaching organization whose main course of education is criminality.
    Never forget! 9/11 was 100% a Jew Job.

    • no it was not done by the Jews, it was done by Muslims with the help of our own government and yes Judaism is a religion.

    • Bernie Sanders is a scumbag marxist JINO.
      You are scumbag douchebag NAZI, and an appeaser of the JIHADIS WHO ATTACKED AMERICA ON 9/11.
      (You are probably a muslim)
      U can SUCK SHIT AND choke on it, asshole.

  3. And here I thought the good folks in Vermont didn’t pay their help that well…..was I ever wrong. Who the hell would pay someone to teach wooden frog carving? Let alone who the hell would even WANT a wooden frog? $500K is a tad too much….more like $400 a week would be about right. have this spoiled brat give the MONEY back…..she didn’t earn it…..she STOLE IT.

    • She made that money over a three year period. My dad is an art teacher in Long island and he makes over 100k a year. East coast pays their teachers well. Her salary is high granted, even 150k a year is a lot for wood working but only by 40-60k a year.

      • Jennie (aka Jane Sanders?) … she was not a teacher at this college. She started her own school and was funneled this money. If you actually READ the story you would know this.
        And comparing salaries on Long Island to upstate Vermont … LOL.

  4. Here is the Funny part. When confronted with this issue that has been looked into for quite awhile now. Sanders first thought on this was that one of President Trumps Vermont campaign managers is the one who accused them of this as revenge. It’s amazing even when confronted with the truth the Democrats find a way to try and spin their crimes on the President. Sure Bernie is a Socialist. Just like the elite in China and Russia, The Burn owns 3 homes and actually looks down on the masses from his Ivory Towers.

  5. Seriously? This is the best haters can dig up against Sanders? What a bunch of garbage witch-hunt articles..
    Pick almost any other politician, and you can dig up far worse.. lmao

  6. Look, I love a good hit piece on Dems and Socialists as much as the next guy, but half a mil over four years doesn’t sound too bad when you consider it went for rental, bench time and salary. The better question would be the student enrollment count of the “Woodworking Majors”.

  7. This is absolutely amazing. The headline asserts 500-thousand dollars. But these are the amounts detailed: “$56,474 for materials, charges and lease of bench space ….. $133,134 in 2010; $138,571 in 2011; and, $182,741 in 2012 (the last year program expenses are reported in the tax filings).”
    Seriously? There’s not a single source linked above that goes anywhere supporting that headline. But everyone in the comments seems to believe the headline. Did they not read the article? Or is their comprehension really that poor? But who WROTE this? IBW, I’d be embarrassed, too, but you really ought to put your name on it, since you’re so brave to make these baseless assertions, do it in your own name. I’ll remember Investmentwatch blog for future reference, and it won’t be for recommendation purposes. #fakenews

  8. “Activist and journalist, Al Giordano, considered challenging Sanders for the Democratic nomination to protest Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, which he felt divided the Democratic Party, but decided against doing so for health reasons.”
    He’s worried that the dnc is going to arrange a meeting between him and Seth Rich.

  9. In another display of the twisted, cognitively dissonant, illogical mind of the left, HuffPo explains that Bernie isn’t THAT rich, so he can keep complaining about the REALLY rich (meaning Republicans, NOT the Clintons). It’s OK if Bernie has 3 houses and an expensive coat, he earned it, or something. And he did – the DNC paid him off after they cheated their way to get Mrs Clinton the nomination.

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