Monday, January 4, 2016

Bernie Sanders? No, Thank You, I Stand With Rand

Bernie Sanders? No, Thank You, I Stand With Rand


Yes, it is that time again. The 2016 presidential election is already underway. We always hear the typical promises for prosperity and security by both Democrats and Republicans. However, do we really look at the policies and positions of these candidates? There seems to be this hype about Senator Bernie Sanders among people of my age. He promises a restoration of the middle class but only at the expense of going to war with the upper class. You cannot create wealth by having a bureaucracy take it from one class and give it to another. Senator Sanders is an enemy of economic freedom and capitalism. He suggests that the wealthy should be taxed at 90 percent. Just let that settle for a minute. He believes that if I make a million dollars I should only keep 10 percent of it. Some would argue that the 90 percent would go to a better cause than what I would use it for. Senator Sanders wants the 90 percent of my income to be distributed to the lower and middle class in the form of more welfare and increased dependency on the government. Why doesn’t Senator Sanders just go ahead and tax my income at 100 percent? It seems like to me it would be easier for him to do so.

The United States of America is $19,000,000,000,000 in debt. We are on the verge of a debt crisis similar to Greece. We can either learn from the Greeks or become the Greeks. Greece is socialism at its very best. You see, Senator Sanders wants us to become Greece. A nation that spends record amounts on pensions, taxes at unbelievably high levels, and still manages to tank its economy. I think Senator Bernie Sanders’ slogan for the economy should be “Crash and Bern” because that’s exactly what will happen if he’s elected.

The United States will only be restored to economic prosperity if it follows the guidance of the Constitution. I believe there is only one candidate who will adhere to true economic liberty. That candidate is Senator Rand Paul.