Bernie Sanders: Meet the new Marxist, same as the old Marxists

While the Donald Trump phenomenon has made it popular to finally be allowed to ask the questions millions of Americans have been afraid to ask since the advent of political correctness, on the other side of the political ledger another candidate has stepped up to challenge the Progressive status quo.  And yet as independent Bernie Sanders creates new and refreshing discourse to compete against the old guard of Hillary Clinton, the sad truth about the Senator from Vermont is slowly rising to the surface.

And that is, he is just as much a Marxist and European Socialist as the rest of the Democratic party.

In a speech given on July 30 just outside Capital Hill, Senator Sanders called for a single payer system of healthcare that parallels those used in the rest of the ‘industrialized world’ (Europe), and where it would run like Medicare under the complete supervision and control of the Federal government.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wants the US to adopt a single-payer healthcare system. Vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sanders has called for the universal expansion of Medicare, a social assistance program that just turned 50.

Sanders first made the announcement on Wednesday night, in a live-streamed speech to 3500 meetings of campaign volunteers across the US. He repeated the call on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of Medicare, at a campaign rally on Capitol Hill organized by National Nurses United and attended by members of many other labor unions.

“The time has come also to say that we need to expand Medicare to cover every man, woman and child as a single-payer, national healthcare program,” Sanders said. – Russia Today

The fact of the matter is, Senator Bernie Sanders understand economics about as much as the elitists holding office over at the Federal Reserve, or who hold cracker jack box Nobel Prizes and get paid to write for the New York Times (Paul Krugman).  And his belief that the government can run an economy better than the free market is the primary reason why he is unqualified to hold the highest office in the land.

The moral of the story for every liberal, progressive, socialist, or marxist is that they fail in every way to understand the consequences of their ‘heart felt’ initiatives meant to appease the poor, while at the same time increase power at the Federal level.  And all one has to do is look at Sanders 12 point plan for America, which is simply a rehashing of the same talking points used by despot leaders such as Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao in the past.

1. We need a major investment to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure: roads, bridges, water systems, waste water plants, airports, railroads and schools….. A $1 trillion investment in infrastructure could create 13 million decent paying jobs and make this country more efficient and productive

Remember the nearly $1 trillion stimulus program voted on by the Democratic Congress in Obama’s first term?  How did that work out?

2. The United States must lead the world in reversing climate change and make certain that this planet is habitable for our children and grandchildren. We must transform our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energies…. and we need to greatly accelerate the progress we are already seeing in wind, solar, geothermal, biomass and other forms of sustainable energy.

Obama already killed the coal industry, and after billions given to green energy companies that went bankrupt within a year of taxpayer largesse, how would Sanders do any better?  And of course, the moment he mentioned climate change his credibility was shot as even former global warming scientists are now saying we are in a cooling period, not a warming one.

3. We need to develop new economic models to increase job creation and productivity. Instead of giving huge tax breaks to corporations which ship our jobs to China and other low-wage countries, we need to provide assistance to workers who want to purchase their own businesses by establishing worker-owned cooperatives.

Worker owned cooperatives?  Methinks Bernie needs to place the hammer and sickle on his campaign bumper sticker.

4. Union workers who are able to collectively bargain for higher wages and benefits earn substantially more than non-union workers. Today, corporate opposition to union organizing makes it extremely difficult for workers to join a union. We need legislation which makes it clear that when a majority of workers sign cards in support of a union, they can form a union

Union activism just pushed through a minimum wage hike in several states around the country, and subsequently layoffs, replacement of human labor with machines, and a call for fewer hours was the result.  Again, a limited understanding of economics by the Vermont Senator ends up in far more harm than good from emotionally led illogical initiatives.

11. Millions of seniors live in poverty and we have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country. We must strengthen the social safety net, not weaken it. Instead of cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and nutrition programs, we should be expanding these programs.

The government already spends more than $1 trillion per year on these programs, and this does not count the $250 trillion awaiting us in unfunded liabilities.  And Sanders wants to expand this?  Perhaps a few Capital Hill bake sales will make up the difference overtaxed Americans already provide.

The list of course goes on and one, and is no different than the same talking points used by Progressive and Marxist politicians since the time of FDR.

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The fact of the matter is, to see America return to its once great prominence the government must do less, and allow the people to do more.  Laws were already in place to allow banks and other insolvent institutions to fail, but it was the government protected them, and even re-capitalized them, and was done under former Presidents of both parties during the past 20 years. So increasing government control and regulation is and has never been the answer, but simply a worsening of the problems created by government in the first place.

One does not have to look far to see that the Communist models in the former Soviet Union and in China not only failed, but have been replaced with capitalistic models we see today in the emerging BRICS nations that are far surpassing America in nearly every capacity.  And the wave of the future is free trade, not regimented government oversight.. a concept that Senator Bernie Sanders appears unable to assimilate, and which makes him incapable of running any form of government besides that of Venezuela, which right now is experiencing the consequences of a government run Marxist system.

Kenneth Schortgen Jr is a writer for Secretsofthefed.comExaminer.com, Roguemoney.net, and To the Death Media, and hosts the popular web blog, The Daily Economist. Ken can also be heard Wednesday afternoons giving an weekly economic report on the Angel Clark radio show.

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