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Bernie's climate play: A federal
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 2/2/2020 10:29:53 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders has put nationalizing health insurance at the center of his presidential campaign, but his proposal to fight climate change also calls for a government takeover of a fundamental segment of the economy — electricity production. Sanders has laid out a $16 trillion climate change plan that would transition U.S. electricity generation away from fossil fuels to renewable resources like wind, solar and hydropower by 2030. That’s far faster than any other Democratic candidate's target and sets a pace that rivals like former Vice President Joe Biden say is unrealistic. And like Sanders' healthcare plan, the green energy


Frightening prospect. Anyone want the Deep State controlling your access to electricity?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Plex 2/2/2020 10:44:20 AM (No. 305005)
Never let that pesky Constitution get in the way!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 2/2/2020 10:47:14 AM (No. 305011)
That is sure to put the country on the slide to Venezuela. You can’t get any more communist than that! Can you imagine having a Bernie radical in a Che t-shirt in charge of the Department of Confiscation?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: pixelero 2/2/2020 10:48:13 AM (No. 305015)
The long march of socialism through our culture produced this lunatic’s following, the most misinformed and irrational cohort in history. Purposefully blind to the reality that collectivism as a philosophy has killed more people in a shorter period of time than the bubonic plague.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/2/2020 10:54:41 AM (No. 305021)
Leftists sure have to "take over" a lot of stuff for their plans to work.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ronbet 2/2/2020 10:55:16 AM (No. 305024)
Liberals screw up EVERYTHING they touch. They must NEVER, EVER be allowed to touch the nations electric supply!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 2/2/2020 10:58:05 AM (No. 305029)
This is a brilliant move by Bernie! There is a vast, trained cadre of clerks at the motor vehicle bureaus and post offices - - who can jump in and run the power grid at a moment's notice. And all of the profits will go to the people - - and not to the rich. Power grid to the people!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: coldoc 2/2/2020 11:00:45 AM (No. 305034)
Ask Australia how that's working out for them.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/2/2020 11:05:18 AM (No. 305037)
Policy statements like this is why even the DNC wants to take him out of the running.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Right Time 2/2/2020 11:09:58 AM (No. 305044)
How long before "only the right kind of people" have their power turned on?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Krause 2/2/2020 11:17:33 AM (No. 305048)
I would imagine the Russians would like Bernie to win (and maybe even help him), with his affection for that country.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/2/2020 11:39:30 AM (No. 305061)
So we need more "hydro" power ? Ask the people who live upstream from the dams. Good luck building one of those these days. More nuke power ? We have reactors small enough to fit on a submarine that could power a city. Good luck building one of those. We have relatively clean and cheap natural gas gen plants because the enviro pipe dreams can't keep up and DON"T WORK.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: davew 2/2/2020 11:39:41 AM (No. 305062)
Bernie has carefully crafted his persona as a socialist hero to the masses but it is a total con job. His gambit is to say ridiculous things like this to garner votes from young useful idiots while taking donations and working hand in glove with the very capitalist pigs that he is attacking. If Sanders ever got elected he would continue this theatrical impersonation of a 30s radical while manipulating laws and regulations behind the scenes that benefit his political donors. They have worked out a clever scheme to break up their donations into lots of small checks to look like grass roots support but it is a joke to the insiders. His wife Jane is also a complete crook who has made millions as Bernie's "media buyer" which enables her to take a 15% cut of all campaign ad money he spends while only reporting that she makes > $1000. The campaign finance laws have been rigged to hide this scam from financial reporting requirements and is used by most of the other Democrat candidates to funnel money to their family members. Read Peter Schwizer's book and you will be amazed at the way this corrupt system is being gamed by "progresives".
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Namma 2/2/2020 11:48:23 AM (No. 305071)
Ask the people in California how they like their electric power regulated. Any time high winds are in the forecast, the electric grid is shut down for 3 days. no power to wash clothes, cook, or even heat the house. And the people have no say in the power shut down. Its for their own "good"
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Reply 14 - Posted by: kono 2/2/2020 11:52:59 AM (No. 305075)
Governor Gavin is poised to have the state of CA take over PG&E, which would establish a heck of a precedent for doing it and a case-study example for how to do it (or how not to do it, depending on how his self-glorifying move works out here) And somebody really needs to impress upon Bernie that there aren't enough 'renewable' sources of power to replace so-called fossil fuels entirely. His pipe dream is such a nightmare, I can't help but wonder what's in that pipe. (The crackpot must be smoking crack and/or pot.)
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Reply 15 - Posted by: IdSpud 2/2/2020 11:53:02 AM (No. 305076)
You control the power grid. You control Healthcare. The only thing remaining is to control the private ownership of firearms so the population can't do anything about it. What's Bernie's position on the 2nd Amendment? That pretty much sums it up.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: SpentPenny 2/2/2020 11:55:09 AM (No. 305078)
We may need to utterly destroy the federal government in order to save America.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: cvarga 2/2/2020 11:55:12 AM (No. 305079)
First you'll need to build a power plant to power the printing plant to print the money this guy thinks the USA has. The Democrat's campaign slogan should be "Hey, it's only money!"
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Reply 18 - Posted by: snapper451 2/2/2020 12:03:40 PM (No. 305086)
This clearly has to be stopped. We will not go from a free market economy to communism with one stupid selection by young kids who are fools. We need the largest turnout of voters in 2020 to create a 50 state win in the electoral college for the greatest President of my lifetime, President Donald J. Trump. Convert your friends and family and make sure you show up and vote.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/2/2020 12:31:51 PM (No. 305103)
All in the name of saving the planet, but its nothing more than a tyrannical play for power, wealth, control, and influence. Sanders/Bloomberg 2020....their campaign slogan would be 'You deserve us'.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: franq 2/2/2020 12:36:27 PM (No. 305107)
Lord have mercy.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 2/2/2020 12:42:56 PM (No. 305114)
I recommend that all Bernie supporters spend two weeks in Cuba. Not in the military run resorts, but in the casa particulares (Air BnBs) with real Cubans. No power, no eggs, not bread, no rice and no hope. Anyone supporting socialism after that should be considered mentally insane.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: JediJerry 2/2/2020 12:47:55 PM (No. 305123)
It’s already happening in California. Gov Nutcase has already mentioned the state wants to take over Edison. It will happen.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Pearson365 2/2/2020 1:17:17 PM (No. 305139)
2030?? This aging communist won’t be alive in 5 years, let alone 10. He won’t even win the presidency in 2020. So he can promise a socialist paradise but he’ll never be able to enact his cruel plans. Our worry has to be keeping one and ideally both chambers of Congress in saner hands.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: wakeupcall 2/2/2020 1:48:07 PM (No. 305164)
At least Bernie is honest admitting he is a Marxist Communist democrat. Promising everything will be utopia like heaven on earth when Marxist Communist democrats and Rino's destroy's our Constitution and Bill of Rights for the downfall of American freedom. Completed by those people who vote themselves and everyone else into the slavery giving up their freedom for the false promise by Marxist Communist democrat government of "we the Marxist Communist democrat government leadership will provide your every need and want for as long as you live." From servitude to individual freedom. From individual freedom which means responsibility for one's self and work. Back to servitude to Marxist Communist government because this time they did promise to take care of everyone forever.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 2/2/2020 1:54:16 PM (No. 305166)
Thanks Bernie. I would like to see a clear line drawn between Bernie's Socialist failure future and Trump's MAGA future. Bernie is using bold strokes to do that.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Highvoltage 2/2/2020 2:09:08 PM (No. 305175)
This is right out of the Communist manifesto. Next they will take your property, your home and distribute it to the masses.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: cor-vet 2/2/2020 2:35:14 PM (No. 305180)
When our 'betters', the elites and politicians stop using anything powered by fossil fuel, and use the same healthcare and retirement plans they deem good enough for us, and they get rid of all their armed guards, their many homes and the fences and gates around those homes, give me a call and I'll see what I can do!
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Reply 28 - Posted by: tsquare 2/2/2020 2:57:30 PM (No. 305191)
The Bernie financial estimate is woefully short. The structural cost to America...intolerably high. The outcome? Predictably dismal..a sputtering grid, capacity shunted to a favored few, and worse.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Lawsy0 2/2/2020 3:03:51 PM (No. 305197)
Feel the Bern! Old burning sandals is singing right out of Kruschev's prayer book, page 13, sing both verses, repeat the chorus: ''We Will Bury You.''
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Reply 30 - Posted by: 4Justice 2/2/2020 4:02:30 PM (No. 305228)
Folks, I know it's a habit, but please do not call them "liberal"! They are TYRANTS! Leftism is tyranny. And Bernie's socialist takeover scheme is a perfect example of it!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 2/2/2020 4:06:25 PM (No. 305232)
Bernie is an expert in how to guarantee that people will be freezing in the dark..
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Miceal 2/2/2020 4:29:33 PM (No. 305253)
This old Commie should be drummed out of the Senate and shunned by all American Loving Patriots. I for one am tired of his constant Anti-American screed...
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Reply 33 - Posted by: hershey 2/2/2020 5:08:23 PM (No. 305279)
He needs to check out the local AC voltage with his fingers whilst standing in a tub of water...what a dinking doofus...
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Reply 34 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/2/2020 5:37:43 PM (No. 305294)
The Dems will screw Bernie over again. For the last time because he won't be alive for 2024. The Bernie Bros will screw back because they're dumb as a box of rocks. We good for 4 more years. My Q for the pundits is "Who's the young Trump ?"
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Reply 35 - Posted by: padiva 2/2/2020 7:36:42 PM (No. 305348)
Is there a few hundred acres somewhere in the US that Bernie can buy? He can set up his utopia. People can CHOOSE to be part of his community. They can fund the place themselves rather than using the US Treasury.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 2/3/2020 12:18:45 AM (No. 305559)
Where are all of these windmills and solar panels going to be installed? In your community? On your house? In your backyard? In the ocean? (Environmentalists don't want them there.) You won't have a choice, they will just do it.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: TLCary 2/3/2020 7:28:39 AM (No. 305698)
Any Rand described the national electrical system after Communist take it over. I just had my teenagers read "Anthem". 1938 and more relevant by the day.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: paral04 2/3/2020 10:50:44 AM (No. 305899)
Bernie, Puerto Rican Government owns the power company down there and we see how that worked out. Go away.
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