Investors Business Daily editorial on Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ less-than-stellar resume:

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.

Little bit of this hits me close to home. I’ve done my fair share of physical labor—-including some nail-banging while building retaining walls in the landscaping field. Let’s just say I used the claw end of the hammer got quite a workout. And of course my success as a freelance writer is still in question…..

But I would never ever leverage my lack of success into the type of anger that dictates tearing down others who have been materially successful in life. With that in mind, this should be required reading for anyone even considering pulling the lever for Bernie Sanders.