Senator Bernie Sanders is currently the odds-on favorite to win the Democrat Party nomination for president. That should send a shiver up everyone’s spine. He is a committed Marxist who has campaigned for and endorsed communist candidates in the past and is himself a self-professed “democratic socialist.”
His supporters eat up his anti-wealth rhetoric and support his plans to hand out free stuff to all Americans. However, he never tells them how much his socialist utopia will cost. You would have to believe in unicorns and pixie dust to think we could ever pay for his Marxist agenda.
Maybe his supporters would be better able to understand his agenda if it was put to them like an episode of Sesame Street.
“Ok, boys and girls. Today’s number of the day is 97 trillion!”
Because that’s the amount of money that it will cost to pay for Bernie Sander’s socialist paradise.
That’s right, that is not a typo! Brian Riedl from “The Manhattan” did an analysis of Bernie’s proposals and reported the following:
“The $97 trillion price tag is made up mostly of the costs of Sanders’s three most ambitious proposals. Sanders concedes that his Medicare For All plan would increase federal spending by ‘somewhere between $30 and $40 trillion over a 10-year period.’ He pledges to spend $16.3 trillion on his climate plan. And his proposal to guarantee all Americans a full-time government job paying $15 an hour, with full benefits, is estimated to cost $30.1 trillion.
The final $11.1 trillion includes $3 trillion to forgive all student loans and guarantee free public-college tuition—plus $1.8 trillion to expand Social Security, $2.5 trillion on housing, $1.6 trillion on paid family leave, $1 trillion on infrastructure, $800 billion on general K-12 education spending, an additional $400 billion on higher public school teacher salaries.”
Oh, is that all it costs? It’s only $97 trillion. No big deal. Future generations can pay for it.
In case you couldn’t tell, I was being sarcastic.
This guy shouldn’t ever be within 10 blocks of the White House. It is scary to think that Americans can be so blinded by promises of free stuff that they’d seriously consider making Bernie Sanders president. He would likely lose to Trump, but we can’t get cocky, or we will have a communist as president.
Bernie outlined his Marxist agenda in an address last year. In his speech, he said, “Now, we must take the next step forward and guarantee every man, woman, and child in our country basic economic rights: the right to quality healthcare, the right to as much education as one needs to succeed in our society, the right to a good job that pays a living wage, the right to affordable housing, the right to a secure retirement, and the right to live in a clean environment.”
That sounds nice, until you understand what he is saying. In order for these to so-called “rights” to be ensured, the government has to enforce them. If, for example, a doctor doesn’t want to perform a surgery, is the government going to make him? How are they going to do that? Are they going to fine him or throw him in prison?
How about business owners? Is the government going to force them to hire an unemployed worker who is not qualified for the job?
And what exactly is a living wage? Who gets to determine that? Does the government get to decide what’s fair and unfair?
You get the point.
Bernie’s view of rights requires compulsion by the government. They’re not rights at all—they’re services. There is a major distinction between the two terms, mainly because the government cannot compel services.
Bernie and the Democrats want us to have equal outcomes, which is impossible without the government controlling or confiscating the wealth of the entire nation. Even still, those favored by the government would have an advantage over others, which would just create a new ruling class.
This is what happens every time a country tries socialism…
And that’s what will happen in America if Bernie gets his way.