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Bernie Sanders' fraudulent Wall Street claims

Bernie Sanders' fraudulent Wall Street claims

When I started working at the Chicago Tribune many years ago, I checked a box on some company form that allocated a percentage of each paycheck to a 401(k) retirement account. Pay period after pay period, year after year, the money has automatically been invested in various ways at my direction, and I've seldom given it much thought. A financial firm takes care of it, for a tiny fee.

The sum in my account is not as big as I would like, or, thanks to the decline in the stock market in recent weeks, as big as it was at one point. But my contributions and the return on investments will make my old age far more comfortable than it otherwise would be. And in all those years, to the...