LAKE CHAMPLAIN, VT - After years of suffering oppression at the hands of the capitalist system in America, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday that he would be quitting politics and retiring to the socialist paradise of Venezuela.
Senator Sanders held a press conference at his summer vacation home on Lake Champlain to announce the move.
"I simply have had enough of being exploited by billionaires and evil corporations," the democratic socialist who owns three homes said. "I will be retiring from my Senate seat and its problematic $200,000 annual salary and going to live in the idyllic land of Venezuela."
"Here in America, we have great wealth inequality, whereas in the utopia of Venezuela, everyone has the same amount of money," he added.
Sanders announced he would be driving his luxury SUV as far as he could before catching a ferry to the socialist wonderland, where he'd live in peace, comfort, and security for the rest of his days, "just like all the other lucky citizens of Venezuela."
At publishing time, Sanders had been detained at the Venezuelan border and had his car confiscated by authorities.