Despite the fact that he’s a socialist, it seems that when he’s dealing with his campaign’s finances, Bernie Sanders is downright reasonable.
The socialist senator who has made a splash in the Democratic presidential race has ranted and raved extensively about the need for economic redistribution. He has asserted that it is a moral imperative for the producers of society to economically support those who cannot or will not support themselves.
However, on Wednesday, the Bernie Sanders campaign began laying-off staffers left and right after the Vermont senator lost four out of five primaries on Tuesday.
The Sanders campaign attempted to paint the lay-offs as just a natural trimming of the staff as most of the primaries are over by now.
“We’re 80 percent of the way through the caucuses and primaries and we make adjustments as we go along. This is a process that we’ve done before of right-sizing the campaign as we move through the calendar,” Sanders’ campaign communications director Michael Briggs stated.
Briggs has confirmed that “hundreds” of staffers are being let-go and that the campaign intends to run leaner- a sign most often associated with a failing campaign that has run out of money.
Sanders has out-raised his opponent, Hillary Clinton, but has also outspent her, as is customary in socialist circles when using other peoples’ money.
When Briggs was asked if the changes were a posture of weakness, he replied, “No, it’s a posture of reality.”
That’s fair; after all, what fiscal situation can withstand too many people absorbing money when too little is coming in?
Bernie Sanders has relentlessly campaigned for a platform that defies the most-basic economic realities. Still, when his back is against the wall, he’s willing to send people to the unemployment line?
Our economy is no different. If we have a sizeable portion of the U.S. population not paying any taxes but simultaneously enjoying varying levels of government support, it does not take a genius to see that this disparity will lead to economic collapse.
Why didn’t the Sanders campaign ask everyone to work for free? The likely answer: because people will question the logic of working very hard for little or no money.
Similarly, asking the middle and upper class to pay even more in taxes to support those who cannot or will not work will invite similar questions: “Why am I working so hard only to have my wages taken and given to others?”
It’s often satisfying when diehard leftists encounter economic realities and attempt to justify their pragmatism as sheer commonsense.
That’s precisely what we’ve been saying all along, Bernie!