Folks, this is long, but you should know the EXTENT of what socialist Bernie Sanders wants to enact if he becomes President. Prepare for your mind to be blown. Or to be scared out of it.
It should be no news to anyone that very little of his plans will ever be passed by a Republican-controlled Congress.
In spite of that fact, I suggest you read on.
- Bernie Sanders proposes the following plans if he becomes President of the United States:
- Single Payer, “Medicare for All” healthcare
- Increase the corporate income tax
- Increase income tax on all Americans
- Subject Wall Street to a new transaction tax
- Increase the Federal Minimum Wage to $15.00 an hour
- Spend one trillion dollars on an “infrastructure program”
- Reverse the trade polices of NAFTA, CAFTA, PNTR and the PPT
It continues to get worse.
- Spend 5.5 billion dollars on a “youth employment program”
- Reintroduce and sign the “Paycheck Fairness Act’” into law
- Make college “tuition-free”
- Increase the taxable amount of income subject to Social Security Tax
- Require all employers to provide at least 12 weeks (three months!) of paid “family & medical leave”
- Require all employers to provide two weeks of paid vacation
- Require all employers to provide one week of paid sick days.
- Provide universal childcare
- Provide universal Pre-K education
- Break up all the large banks and financial institutions
- Eliminate Super PACS
- Provide government financing of elections
- Overturn “Citizens United”
- Nominate only liberal Supreme Court Justices
- Ban fossil fuel lobbyists from working for White House (other lobbyists are cool though)
- End all fossil fuel industry subsidies
- Create a national environmental and “climate justice” plan
- Bring “climate deniers” to “justice” WAIT….What?
- Decrease carbon pollution emissions by at least 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050.
- Initiate a “carbon tax”
- Build electric charging stations nationwide
- Build high-speed rail nationwide for passenger and cargo rail
- Reduce the number of cars on the road
- Build a “smart” electric grid
- Dismantle all deportation programs and detention centers
- Enact an immigration reform system without the prerequisite of securing the border
- Expand DACA and DAPA
- Provide “permanent relief” to illegal immigrant families.
- Remove local law enforcement from illegal immigration enforcement
- Bring deported illegal immigrants back under a “Humanitarian Parole” Program
- Provide (paid for) attorneys to illegal immigrants
- Increase immigration court funding
- Initiate racial profiling laws
- End family detention
- Guarantee Due Process and bond hearings for all illegal immigrants in the immigration courts
- Reduce US citizenry wait for illegal immigrants to only five years
- Minimize penalties and fees to illegal immigrants applying for citizenry
- End the current three year, ten year and permanent bars to immigrants currently in place
- Provide Expansive Relief to DREAMers.
- Turn back the “militarization” of the border
- End all “barriers” to asylum seekers
- Strengthen and expand support for refugees
- Protect and expand illegal immigrants legal rights
- Allow illegal immigrants to purchase ObamaCare (I thought he was getting rid of O’Care?)
- Reduce health care costs of illegal immigrants
- Expand access to naturalization
- Fully fund and prioritize Immigrant Integration
Then there’s the attack on police….
- “Demilitarize” all police forces nationwide
- Introduce a new Federal model police training program
- Require all police nationwide to wear body cameras
- Require all police departments to provide federal government with shootings data
- Establish new rules on Use of Force for all police nationwide. States that do not will have their funding “slashed”.
- Establish funds for new crack down on “hate groups” (The definition of such is undefined)
- Allow all blacks with past felonies to have their voting rights resorted (only black people are mentioned in this proposal, I have no idea why)
- “No-fault” absentee ballots available to every voter
- Automatically register every citizen to vote when they turn 18
- Ban all “for profit” prisons
- Stop the “War on Drugs”
- Eliminate all mandatory minimum sentences for all drug convictions
- Federally, eliminate marijuana as a controlled substance
- Expand Title X
- Expand the WIC program
- Sign into law the Equality Act, the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, and any other bill that prohibits discrimination against LGBT people.
- Veto any legislation that purports to “protect” religious liberty at the expense LGTB rights.
- Expand the SSDI program
- Close GITMO
- Enact a higher Estate Tax
Well, there it is folks! Feel the Bern? Have fun storming the castle!