By: Diane Benjamin
He is a self admitted socialist with a populist message. He thinks America has a 40 year history of destroying the middle class. He wants to “invest” a trillion dollars over 5 years in infrastructure. (What was the stimulus bill?) He wants to “invest” $5.5 billion employing young people. He want to end all trade agreements.
Bernie wants to guarantee paid sick days, paid vacation, paid maternity/paternity leave. He wants a federal program requiring employees to pay into a fund – like social security – to accomplish all this. He wants legislation requiring employees to provide 10 days vacation and 7 sick days a year.
He claims between 2013 and 2015 the rich got richer and the poor got poorer. Somehow he missed what party is in the White House.
All of these facts are on his website: https://berniesanders.com/issues/income-and-wealth-inequality/
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One problem: Bernie wants government to rescue the masses. Socialism doesn’t work, especially the Bernie brand. Ask anybody in Venezuela. The once thriving democracy now dictates how much money can be earned, therefore people have quit working. Long lines form for a roll of toilet paper.
Bernie sounds wonderful to people who have been beat up by government policies. Every dollar government spends has to be taken from somebody else. Like Venezuela, eventually government runs out of other people’s money. The rich here are getting richer. A big reason is money printing by the Federal Reserve that floods into the stock market making it look great. More government intervention.
Bloomington is a microcosm of the country. Spending is out of control and now businesses are closing. If you like want government has done to Bloomington (and Illinois), you will love Bernie. The entire country can be flat on it’s back.
Restoring capitalism and mandating constitutionally limited government is the only hope for prosperity. It’s something we haven’t seen for a long time. Since socialism is a proven failure, how about trying freedom.