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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is 75 years old (birthdate: September 8, 1941).
Bernie Sanders's birth name is Bernard Sanders.
He is an Independent who identifies himself as a "democratic socialist" and caucuses with the Democrats.
Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941.
Although Bernie Sanders describes himself as a "democratic socialist" his current political positions would more accurately be described as "social democracy". S…ocialism is an economic system based on the social ownership of the means of production, meaning the economic surplus generated by productive property accrues to society as opposed to a class of private owners. More fundamentally, in its comprehensive definition, socialism implies advocacy for a post-capitalist economic system that is characterized by a different set of economic dynamics than those of capitalism (the accumulation of capital and the profit system). This is what classic socialist thinkers like Eugene V. Debs and Karl Marx meant by socialism. Contemporary social democracy, on the other hand, is not defined as an economic system but as a set of policies that aim to enhance equality of opportunity for all people to succeed within a capitalist market economy. This typically implies state interventionism to promote greater equity in the distribution of income, universal access to basic social welfare services, and collective bargaining arrangements that give workers a voice in shaping labor market policy. Social democracy is typically used to describe the social model of the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, etc.), which Bernie Sanders has cited as his definition of "democratic socialism". Bernie Sanders does not question the legitimacy of the capitalist system (the accumulation of capital and the profit system) or the division between owners and workers (private ownership and the system of wage labor), nor do any of his policies aim to transcend or replace the capitalist system in favor of some form of social ownership of the economy. At most he can be described as a "social democrat" or "progressive populist" who believes that the real issues of modern society can be solved by reforming capitalism rather than by abolishing it.
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States senator from Vermont. A Democrat as of 2015, he had been the longest-serving independent in… U.S. congressional history.
Bernie Sanders has traditionally been supported by the people of Vermont of which he is a senator. Demographically, he has done well with Democrats and Independents, … particularly working class Democrats with middle to lower median incomes. He does well with people who self identify as Progressive, and to a lesser extent Liberal or Democrat. Racially, most of his support comes from the majority Caucasian population, though he did obtain large victories with some minorities, including a large victory in Hawaii, the nation's most diverse state, as well as with Muslims whom are credited with giving him a surprise Michigan victory. The LGBT community also largely supports Sanders due to his long standing support of LGBT rights. Surprisingly despite being of Jewish heritage, Bernie does not have as much Jewish support due largely to his criticisms of right wing Jewish leadership in Israel. Further, he does not currently command a majority of African American support.
Around 800,000 making him one of the poorest senators.
September 8, 1941. That makes him 74 years old.
Bernie Sanders was born on September 8, 1941, making him 74 years old.
Bernie Sanders has held public office for 26 years - as mayor of Burlington, US Representative from 1990 - 2006 and as a US Senator since then. In the years before, he was… involved in politics.
Comic writer Larry David Plays Sanders on SNL.
As of 6/24/16 he is and will continue to run until the Democratic Convention, but has said that it's unlikely that he will win over enough super delegates to become the no…minee.