Bernie Sanders is back in the news, and just when we needed a good laugh! He’s giving us a preview of what’s in store if the Democrats do take back Congress: they’ll start fundamentally transforming America into the old Soviet East Germany that Bernie apparently misses.

During the 2016 campaign, Bernie ran on a platform of free college, expanding Social Security, “investing” billions in green energy and providing “Medicaid for All,” without ever explaining exactly how any of it would be paid for. Now, the new Democratic platform is emerging, and in addition to the predictable items (more immigration, higher taxes, etc.), there are fresh new ideas for giving away other people's money (reparations for slavery; a “guaranteed minimum income,” or free government money every month) and Bernie’s latest socialist-inspired brainstorm: guaranteed government jobs for all!


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A conservative estimate is that this would increase the current inflated number of government employees by at least 50%. Again, no suggestion of how to pay for this, or who would decide what should be a government job or a private sector job, or whether we need that many government employees, or how cities could pay more public employees when many are already laying off cops and firefighters because they can’t afford their current crippling public employee pension costs, or a number of other issues. Hey, the USSR guaranteed everyone a job, and that worked out great! The political satirist Iowahawk had some fun with the proposal by tweeting, “Who better to get America back to work than a guy who was actually fired from a Vermont hippie commune for being too lazy?”

My suggestion for Republicans in answer to Bernie: “We also have a program for providing every American with a job. It’s called ‘Electing Republicans.’ And it’s already working!”

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  • Carlene Doan

    05/01/2018 12:07 PM

    Even to get social security you have to pay into it while you are earning a salary. Now those that have never worked a single day in their lives will be collecting money from what we who worked and allowed the social security scoundrels to take out of our pockets. As I understood it this money was set aside for us....the employed. Does it not seem logical that when this occurs the ones that paid will still be supporting those that WOULD NOT work?! The more kids they have the more of our money they get! What is wrong with this picture? We are not getting raises in our social security that anywhere near what these no workers are getting.

  • Anita Ward

    04/27/2018 07:58 PM

    How about finding a way to get Bernie Sanders and George Soros to team up together so George Soros can fund all of Bernie's ideas for all of the free programs! It actually would be far less harmful than what George is doing now. So many people have shrunken their brains to the point that they no longer have the ability to think, to look back into history and see when bad actions are repeated, really bad results are also repeated!

  • Ronald barton

    04/26/2018 10:44 PM

    It's truly amazing the utterly stupidity of Bernie plan BUT the most stupid part is that PEOPLE ACTUALLY BELIEVE HIS TOTAL BULL!

  • Sharon Martin

    04/26/2018 09:10 PM

    This is disgusting! I worked as a receptionist/patient service associate in a very busy federally qualified healthcare center for 28 years and when I retired I was making $14.79 per hour. Bernie does not have a good grip on reality!

  • Sharon Martin

    04/26/2018 09:09 PM

    This is disgusting! I worked as a receptionist/patient service associate in a very busy federally qualified healthcare center for 28 years and when I retired I was making $14.79 per hour. Bernie does not have a good grip on reality!

  • Tricia Kennemer

    04/26/2018 12:42 PM

    Yes...government jobs for all. Just like communist/ socialist countries.
    The people work those "government jobs" and the GOVERNMENT takes the money!

  • Bernadette Dillon

    04/26/2018 11:06 AM

    He needs to stop smoking weed and go back to Russia or Iran or whatever country wants him. South Africa probably will take him. They love dictators

  • Pat McRedmond

    04/26/2018 09:27 AM

    How much has the Mueller collusion investigation cost so far and how much is it costing us taxpayers every week it drags on? This information should be widely published. A bunch of high-priced lawyers doesn't come cheap. Taxpayers would be enraged.

  • Helen Tritt

    04/26/2018 08:12 AM

    What does the socialists do when they run "out of Other Peoples' Money?" Have you Ever heard of a socialist or democrat displaying any LOGIC of any kind on any subject or issue? They are gullible, uninformed, brain-dead IDIOTS!

  • Chris Mitchell

    04/25/2018 10:54 PM

    Uncle Bernie wants jobs for all. I seem to recall that means slavery for all in the former Soviet Union....

  • Bev Rider

    04/25/2018 10:54 PM

    No one wants this ! All his words convert to is taking every right We have ever known as free people ! It sounds good and they make it look like they are doing something for us, but This will be NOTHING but ENFORCING gun control and people control, and any other leftist idea that’s out there, shoving us all into One World Global Government . NO THANKS ! We will keep our freedom and our Constitution. All his “free Medicaid, and everybody is given a Govenment job, will come at a very high price to the people. Your rights will be stripped away right before your eyes.

  • Samuel Smith

    04/25/2018 09:45 PM

    Wow! Bernie Sanders or any one like him has a chance to make it the White House. 1) Due to the failed work of the RNC (they only think of them self's. 2) The government school system has done a very good job at "BRAIN WASHING"! Need to keep in mind that we are also dealing with the 2nd full generation of kids raised on the ideology of the 60's generation, which I feel is the worst generation in modern times!

  • Craig lehigh

    04/25/2018 07:13 PM

    Grrrrr ,this guy is such a friggin looser!! Just look at him, hes nothing more than a college snowflake who had what hes got handed to him! Theres nothing but liberal commies teaching our kids , none of theses lil snowflakes want to work , just demand respect and a friggin paycheck!!!! Jerks ,the whole lot of them. My whole family of 7 kids ,all work hard, and have done well for our selves. Myself and 3 of my siblings are self employed. None of us can find anyone who wants to actually w o r k ! I live in western maine, im going further north when i "retire", hahaaa. Sell my business and find something else to do that dpsent require hiring idiots!

  • Craig lehigh

    04/25/2018 07:12 PM

    Grrrrr ,this guy is such a friggin looser!! Just look at him, hes nothing more than a college snowflake who had what hes got handed to him! Theres nothing but liberal commies teaching our kids , none of theses lil snowflakes want to work , just demand respect and a friggin paycheck!!!! Jerks ,the whole lot of them. My whole family of 7 kids ,all work hard, and have done well for our selves. Myself and 3 of my siblings are self employed. None of us can find anyone who wants to actually w o r k ! I live in western maine, im going further north when i "retire", hahaaa. Sell my business and find something else to do that dpsent require hiring idiots!

  • Bob Dewberry

    04/25/2018 05:09 PM

    There's always a nut in the crowd, but what a shock when so many of his follower nuts were siphoned off from Hillary--thankfully.
    Why does the press give this mental case so much publicity and none to expose Obama's OFA or Clinton's massive "charity"?
    Congratulations on your brilliant and lovely daughter who handles the press with aplomb. She is perfect for the position!!

  • Bonnie M.

    04/25/2018 05:02 PM

    I agree, Bernie's a communist (can Hillary be far from that?). Since the "media" sought to find Trump demented, why did they not look at Bernie? He really needs to go TO the country & live that life, not try to ruin ours!

  • Stephen Russell

    04/25/2018 04:41 PM

    What Jobs, have 2 reformCivil Service alone & Automate more & then we have more jobs OK Bernie.
    Quit living like its 1865.
    CA Dems are AntiBusiness, watch the 2028 Games Fail.

  • Elaine Liming

    04/25/2018 04:30 PM

    I think it is time for an open letter to people in Vermont. It is time for them to take a break from cheeses and maple syrup. Evidently these foods are affecting people's brains.
    Vermonters price themselves on being independent; if that is the case you better wake up because soon with mindless men like Sanders you will become the first communist state with California following closely with you. Wine, nuts, cheese and maple syrup and legal marijuana together at last.

  • Ron Sweeney

    04/25/2018 04:18 PM

    I wonder just what hallucinogenic drugs Mr. Sanders is taking. I thought that they were illegal.

  • rodney burke

    04/25/2018 04:08 PM

    are the demwits REALLY this desperate? and are they REALLY this fiscally retarded? Doesn't take much to see the answer. yeah the answer is a JOB that pays wages and produces something! more government jobs don't produce much. The reason federal jobs are being cut. Ovomit gate, FISAgate, hilarygate, dossiergate and the list goes on. people not being productive and therefore corrupt.

  • jack macdonald

    04/25/2018 03:53 PM

    How many times does Bernie have to prove he is a numbskull before people start telling him he is irrelevant and to shut the heck up!

  • David Colonna

    04/25/2018 03:16 PM

    Uncle Bernie is at it again and every time I see the bumper sticker Feel the Bern I give that liberal, socialist driver the thumbs down. We the true Americans the Republicans just need to get out and vote, because don't give up we are losing many of. yet, the deep state Republicans are retiring and remember we have the Almighty Power on our side, God.

  • John Holdgreve

    04/25/2018 03:08 PM

    I think that Trump should issue a directive to all department heads stating: "I want to see on my desk, within 2 months, a proposal on how you intend to cut 10% from your department budget".

  • John Holdgreve

    04/25/2018 03:03 PM

    I think that Trump should issue a directive to all department heads stating: "I want to see on my desk, within 2 months, a proposal on how you intend to cut 10% from your department budget".

  • ANN GRAGG

    04/25/2018 02:58 PM

    IF TRUMP WERE ALLOWED TO DO HIS JOB WE WOULD BE FARTHER ALONG SANDERS IS CRAZY WE WANT NO PART OF HIM OR DEMOCRATS

  • Mable Alford

    04/25/2018 02:53 PM

    Ridiculous ! Does anyone buy this stuff Bernie is saying?

  • Bruce McElmurray

    04/25/2018 02:49 PM

    I have heard some very idiotic suggestions in my rather long lifetime but this one by Sanders should be in the top three. This is what Finland tried and just recently bailed as it was breaking their economy and providing little benefit. If Bernie Sanders being a socialist democrat is the best the democrats have then they are in far more serious trouble than I would have thought. This idea of his boggles the mind....

  • Daniel Prouty

    04/25/2018 02:35 PM

    I think it would be best to ignore Bernie Sanders for the flake that he is. Writing about him only encourages him.

  • Loren Tomblin

    04/25/2018 02:34 PM

    Reminds me of an old cow eating itself. Self-sufficient society but where will the money come from to pay these fortunate folks?

  • CARMEN PRICE

    04/25/2018 02:24 PM

    Governor,
    Love your newsletters..............hey Bernie has a lot of work ahead, trying to convince all the Millennials the socialism is great, but do you think they will discover what socialism really is? Naw. But again, where will he get all the money, OH yeah, raise taxes to pay for it all!
    Hugs
    Carmen Price

  • Jessie B Pittman

    04/25/2018 02:14 PM

    sounds great, i want the job that gives the authority to get rid of alll the unpatriotic people in Govt. I WILL VOTE FOR YOU BERN

  • Craig Campbell

    04/25/2018 02:13 PM

    When is Bernie scheduled for his insanity exam?

  • David Bevil

    04/25/2018 01:39 PM

    Only this, with a Republican party that cannot seem to gather itself in Congress when it has had a clear majority under a Republican President, I think it is very possible that Sanders or someone just like him will be elected. I am so disgusted with the so called Republicans already elected that I no longer contribute funds. Why should I, they have frittered away a golden opportunity already and look like ridiculous school children arguing over a toy.

  • CV Livingston

    04/25/2018 01:37 PM

    I remember Bernie Sanders when I was a kid. He is definitely a communist, pure and simple. I grew up as a son of an entrepreneur and believed that people that worked government jobs did so because they could not find normal work and at that time, government paid very little. Now we have flopped into socialism but still when people offer to get me a cushy government job, I reply, "What do you call a country where everyone works for the government?". Anymore, people just roll their eyes as if I am an idiot. It seems that even though we think the USSR is dead, in reality Khrushchev's prediction has come true. We have slowly slid into socialism and soon communism and the change has been so gradual no one even notices. When I am asked by these zombies to define socialism or communism, I just refer them to back to Karl Marx that did such a wonderful job defining it all instead of falling into the trap of having my definition redefined as fascism and putting the catch all Hitler label. We really need to stop looking to the government for the answers to our problems. I suppose that if JFK were alive today, he would be a Republican because the RNC of now is the same as DNC of yore.

  • Dan Peverill

    04/25/2018 01:30 PM

    Sadly many liberal sheep will fall in line with this idea without considering just how rediculously impossible this is

  • Fred Hinderer

    04/25/2018 01:26 PM

    Dumb and dumber... Bernie Sanders.

  • Leslie Hobgood

    04/25/2018 01:10 PM

    Agreed.....how is bernie going to fund all of his pointless promises? And government jobs for all??? So how is a WASP with no connections to get one of those positions? No thanks, I'll pass on the job....too many Obama hate filled workers still in government....

  • Charles Carroll

    04/25/2018 01:07 PM

    Bernie. Retire, and go home to your mother, Russia.

  • Charles Carroll

    04/25/2018 01:06 PM

    Bernie. Retire, and go home to your mother, Russia.

  • Betty Erwin

    04/25/2018 01:04 PM

    Is Bernie planning to run for President again? He is definitely out of touch with reality.

  • Alan C. Fitzgerald

    04/25/2018 01:03 PM

    Bernie is such a douche.

  • Alan C. Fitzgerald

    04/25/2018 12:53 PM

    Mike!
    It is absolutely amazing at just how utterly ignorant some of the people who purport to be our "leaders" can be! Sanders must be the "poster child" for the complete stupidity demonstrated by many of those in government today!
    Alan