Socialism: Bernie Sanders Thinks America Needs to Redistribute More Wealth
Remember back in 2008 when candidate Obama told Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread the wealth around?
Bernie Sanders, the socialist who’s running as a Democrat in 2016, couldn’t agree more.
The Washington Post reported:
The thing Bernie Sanders says about inequality that no other candidate will touch
There are very few unspoken rules among major-party candidates for president, and Bernie Sanders is breaking one of them. He’s saying that America’s leaders shouldn’t worry so much about economic growth if that growth serves to enrich only the wealthiest Americans.
“Our economic goals have to be redistributing a significant amount of [wealth] back from the top 1 percent,” Sanders said in a recent interview, even if that redistribution slows the economy overall.
“Unchecked growth – especially when 99 percent of all new income goes to the top 1 percent – is absurd,” he said. “Where we’ve got to move is not growth for the sake of growth, but we’ve got to move to a society that provides a high quality of life for all of our people. In other words, if people have health care as a right, as do the people of every other major country, then there’s less worry about growth. If people have educational opportunity and their kids can go to college and they have child care, then there’s less worry about growth for the sake of growth.”
America has now had almost eight years of spreading the wealth around.
Here’s how it has worked out:
— jon gabriel (@exjon) July 1, 2015