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Bernie Sanders’ Road To
Serfdom … And Corruption

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Posted By: RockyTCB, 2/25/2020 6:43:08 AM

Front-runner Bernie Sanders portrays himself as the antidote to corruption in Washington. But his own policies guarantee it will vastly increase. “We will transform our political system by rejecting the influence of big corporate money,” Sanders said when he released his sweeping anti-corruption plan last fall. It includes such things as bans on lobbying, mandatory taxpayer financing of elections and a constitutional amendment restricting free speech. But at the same time, Sanders’ spending spree would more than double the size of the federal government. He’s proposed free health care, free college, free daycare, guaranteed jobs, a “green new deal.” When

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PChristopher 2/25/2020 6:50:00 AM (No. 328979)
Sander's 'progressive' programs are the perpetual motion machines of politics. They require infinte resources from a finite system. They cannot work once they meet the real world and the only thing they lead to is millions dead.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice 2/25/2020 7:32:28 AM (No. 329016)
He wants to restrict free speech too?? And he is a frontrunner? Tyrant!! That is NOT America!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: mobyclik 2/25/2020 8:55:13 AM (No. 329106)
It's not all that bad #2, he's just going to restrict CONSERVATIVE free speech. s/
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/25/2020 9:59:16 AM (No. 329171)
Think about how quickly affluent countries like Nicaragua, and Venezuala went belly up once Socialists took power. If you were standing on the sidelines, waiting for the Red Line to be drawn, this is it. If they win,America loses.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Clinger 2/25/2020 10:00:18 AM (No. 329172)
The Federal government taxed and spent 8% of GDP prior to WWII. That skyrocketed to 17% to fight the war. Instead of backing down it has remained at 17% give or take a point. During those post war years we have had high tax policies and less high tax policies all resulting in 17% of GDP.(Hauser's Law) High tax rate periods yielded 17% of a contracted economy and and lower tax rate periods resulted in increased tax collections and a growing economy. Then we have the global economic freedom index which demonstrates the same thing across the globe throughout time. Then we have the brutal history of failed socialist states. It is incumbent on anybody espousing higher taxes, let alone socialism how it is possible to break these historical patterns. You don't produce that which will be stolen by roving bands of thieves, be they honest thieves in the absence of collective resistance with no government or a government that has grown out of control becoming dishonest thieves. Somewhere in the middle with limited government people thrive (Laffer curve for dummies)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 2/25/2020 10:28:55 AM (No. 329206)
The corruption is already there. That is the only way someone like Bernie Sanders could rise to the top. We have America haters voting for the candidate that hates America the most. We have moochers voting for the candidate that 'promises' the most freebies. We have ignoramuses voting for a Socialist because they have been taught Socialism is cool. The serfdom follows when we all become 'property' of the state and national government 'leaders'.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ARKfamily 2/25/2020 11:04:44 AM (No. 329228)
"It includes such things as bans on lobbying, mandatory taxpayer financing of elections and a constitutional amendment restricting free speech." This is man is so arrogant that he doesn't even recognize what he is doing. He wants a constitutional amendment restricting free speech? He uses his campaign for free speech. . . If he really cared for the populace, why didn't he put the effort in for real change. Nope, he kept buying more houses etc., lining his pockets, hardly performing at his congress job etc. Democrats are very, very boring and repetitive.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair 2/25/2020 11:19:12 AM (No. 329244)
Among the unintended consequences would be the Republic of Texas.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 2/25/2020 11:21:40 AM (No. 329246)
Judging from how much and how well Bernie has screwed the taxpayers while mayor of Burlington and later a congressman to the entire state of Vermont, imagine what Bernie could do to the US Treasury. He could make Barak and Michelle look frugal.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Luandir 2/25/2020 12:01:18 PM (No. 329294)
More government inevitably brings more corruption. The more power the government has over the lives of the governed, the more interest the governed have in directing the outcome. And since human beings are corruptible, means will be found to influence the actions of government.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Starboard_side 2/25/2020 12:34:12 PM (No. 329315)
Do not think they aren't looking to the California model, get as many people into government jobs, and as many on the dole, who then continue to vote to maintain that benefit. There is never enough money they will spend to buy those voters. Government workers in one section support the taxes/fees for other departments. They are all motivated to vote to maintain the system that benefits them. Think of government more as a non-profit, with never-ending need for more $$$$.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 2/25/2020 1:09:46 PM (No. 329350)
Though they claim the opposite, toxic socialism results in the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few party members and bureaucrats, while capitalism spreads wealth around widely and results in thousands and thousands of millionaires.
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