I don’t know why my morbid curiosity drove me to watch the Democrats debate last night, but it did. I was duly appalled by the utter lack of reality and truth from all except one candidate and I’d never even heard of Jim Webb before last night. Cheering for socialist Bernie Sanders, REALLY?
If only the democrats who think that these far left candidates will benefit them would go to a socialist country. Investigate the realities of socialist, (or the more modern term “progressive”) health care. The wealthy come to a country where they can access capitalist healthcare and the others die waiting. Look at the vermin infested government housing that is given equally, (oh, so equally) to the citizens. Listen to the citizens explain how they are near starving because even though they go to work in their socialist factory job making sub-standard products, they are paid only sporadically. In Ukraine, where they still struggle to recover from being part of the Soviet Union, many months might pass without a paycheck even though the workers do work full time. Corruption is rampant and unapologetic. This is where Socialist policies lead. Every time. Countries that have democratic socialism are better in exact scale to how much freedom they still have. Before you tout Sweden’s healthcare, research the facts involved. It’s a nightmare to citizens.
But more to the point about the debate, the promises mounted: Free college! Free healthcare! More money for seniors! Subsidies for illegal immigrants! Free daycare! FREE FREE FREE.
They’re going to make the billionaires pay for it.
There are 545 billionaires currently in the USA. If you combined ALL of their net worth and stripped ALL of them of every penny, you could pay our CURRENT national budget from January to August (before you add any more freebies.)
But a billionaire doesn’t have billions of dollars, he has billions of dollars WORTH of property and businesses. So to pay for the programs Dems propose for part of one year, you’d have to first take everything those billionaires have, liquidate it, and then spend it on colleges and other goodies.
Many millions of people would be unemployed as a result of the liquidations.
After a few months, you’re out of money and you’re out of billionaires. So, my dear Hillary, or Bernie or possibly Joe, what then?
You’ve given free college, free healthcare, free food, lodging, phones, transportation, for a few months. They liked it! They’re not going to vote for you again if you can’t keep on delivering it.
If you print more money you will certainly collapse an unstable economy.
If you tax the middle class, you’re breaking your promises (oops, the middle class were going to get tax breaks by grabbing those billionaires’ money, too.)
You’ll equalize the wealth in this country all right. Unfortunately you’re going to have to use the lowest common denominator. You’ll make beggars out of everyone without anyone to respond to the cardboard, “will work for food” signs.
Worse yet, what if the terrorist are emboldened by your weak quibbling foreign policy and launch wide spread attacks?
What if there are a few major disasters on your watch?
What if the earth starts warming again, (it hasn’t actually showed signs of warming in 18 years) causing widespread famine here in our land? Just how do you go about legislating food that does not exist?
Poor Hillary! She’ll be fresh out of billionaires!
Oh well. Let them eat cake!