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!
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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