American Hero: Bernie Sanders on Taxes, Debt, and U.S. Trade Policies

by Ben Hoffman

Note: Any mindless drivel about socialism will be deleted.

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15 Comments to “American Hero: Bernie Sanders on Taxes, Debt, and U.S. Trade Policies”

  1. Note: Any mindless drivel about socialism will be deleted.

    I was watching Maddow the other night. She had this guy on. He began by mentioning that we can tax those who don’t need the money!

    Nice.

    As if me needing or NOT needing the money is sufficient reason for YOU to take it by force from me.

    • Who are you trying to kid? You don’t make more than $200k.

      • Who are you trying to kid? You don’t make more than $200k.

        Are you 12?

        The larger point is that it doesn’t matter if I need or don’t need the money property that is mine. YOU can’t take it from me legally.

    • I do not recall the dictum in the US prohibiting immigration. Perhaps, if you are so offended by the state taking your money by “force” you should move to a state or country where they do not.

      That would seem like a true expression of the libertarian ideals (err whatever they might be so choose your version of crazy) because you then could be all free and independent and live your life the way *you* want.

      Back here, where coherent ideologies exist, we’ll send postcards to whichever stateless, lawless, third world cesspool you choose that fits your particular ideological leaning.

      • Back here, where coherent ideologies exist, we’ll send postcards to whichever stateless, lawless, third world cesspool you choose that fits your particular ideological leaning.

        Coherent ideologies?

        Serious. You have none.

  2. Yeah, your hero the self-admitted SOCIALIST


  3. My votes on some combination of stupid and complicit.

  4. Ok, perhaps not stupid, maybe deaf instead. But yeah, I’m leaning a little more heavily on the complicit side. The only thing I agree with the republicans on is that I’d like to see him be a one term president. The trick is to find an actual progressive with a damn spin that’s going to punch back and run them in the primary. Unfortunately it seems like the democratic party is bankrupt on that front.

    • There are a few. How about Bernie Sanders, although an admitted socialist would never get elected. Anthony Weiner has made a name for himself for standing up against the right-wing nut-jobs. Alan Grayson fought back pretty hard during the health care debate.

      The problem with the Democrats is, they think that moving to the right is going to help them. They need to stand up for progressive principles, which will make our country better, rather than caving in to right-wing propaganda.

      • If that is what is passing for Socialism in the US these days then it reconfirms how badly skewed the political spectrum actually is in America.

        Nothing the Senator said in his speech was particularly radical, just a trenchant enumeration of the facts of the situation.

      • Sanders claims to be a socialist, but his ideas are pretty mainstream.

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