Many people, including well-educated seemingly thoughtful people are lining up behind Bernie Sanders. The youth of today are captivated by him. Do they really know and understand what he is offering the country if he actually wins the White House? Have any of them ever studied economics without a liberal slant? There will be a lot of surprises with a President Bernie Sanders and a lot of shocked people . . . only by that time, it could be too late. Mr. Sanders has a few ideas he wants to incorporate into the United States way of living.
The most popular one is free college. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Just walk in and start learning and not worry about the finances? However, whenever any thing is free, there always has to be someone paying for it. You can’t do math without a plus and minus equation in the figuring. You give to one column, something has to come out of another column. Let’s see. . . . Yeah! Let’s raise the taxes on everyone to pay for all this. The trouble is that not everyone is bringing in an income these days so the weight of the taxes will fall on the shoulders of people already struggling under this payday deduction from their hard-earned salary. According to an estimate by US News, Bernie’s free college would cost taxpayers $70 billion every year and that would probably go up more and more as the years go by.
Single-payer medical insurance/health care seems so easy except it gives the powers that be in the government total involvement in your personal healthcare choices and needs. It could mean that some people might not get the care they need if the government doesn’t sanction it and lines for medical care could be long and appointments few and far between. This would add trillions of dollars to our already massive national debt. More money allotted but less care as, again, this would come from the taxpayers income.
Mr. Sanders would like to see socialism replace capitalism and free enterprise. No matter what you earn, everyone shares and shares alike. Again, those who are not working will do as well as those putting in the 40-hour plus work weeks . . . so why should the hard workers continue when they could get the same for idleness?
Raising the minimum wage is on Sander’s agenda, too. Why not? It’s not his money that is being spent. Already, we have seen what happens when the minimum raise goes up . . . employers cut back on staff or even close down their business effectively putting more people on unemployment and, down the road, welfare. Minimum wage earners have traditionally been people going for their first job. Now, if the inexperienced work staff is being paid what others have worked years to earn, how is that going to work? And in order to get their money’s work out of their employers, they will be more likely to hire experienced people that will actually earn the higher salary.
Wealth redistribution is a much-desired accomplishment by the socialistic mind set. This is often touted more strongly by the Democrats. Seems, however, there are more millionaire Democrats in office than Republicans. Has it escaped their notice that their money could be involved in this exchange of wealth? In order to realize his dream, however, Sanders is promising many government controlled programs that would result in massive tax increases as well as ‘taking from the rich and giving to the poor’ sort of agenda. Seems socialists and have nots would rather target the people earning the money and gaining wealth through their own hard work than take the initiative and work for their own goals. Making money is seen as greed and such actions could cost millions to lose their home, life savings, and jobs.
And to make sure that none of us get out of this life unscathed by his socialist policies, he is giving the estate tax a huge raise. Nothing like working your whole life to provide for your family only to have them lose a good amount of it when you die just because you earned and saved your money.
The lack of practical education in our schools is coming to light more and more. Young people are drawn to Bernie Sanders because his agenda seems
‘easy’ and ‘fair’. After all, their parents have been footing their bills for years so why not rich people by way of government taxing. It might become a harsh reality when these same young people face the job shortage, low-paying work, and find out that they will be massively contributing to all the ‘free stuff’ offered and realize that even with taxation at horrendous amounts, there still won’t be enough to be ‘fair’. Hey, you take prayer out of the schools, many might find they don’t have a prayer.