The Democrat Party is in disarray. 2016 presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is dodging serious scandals left and right- scandals that if it were anyone else, would have landed her in handcuffs by now. The DNC is rumored to be suppressing a coup from disgruntled Democrats who assert that DNC leadership has been backing Hillary at the expense of fellow Democrat Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. The DNC is deep, deep in the red at a time when they should be flush with donations and to top it all off, the long-shot socialist candidate who should have been laughed out of the race months ago is nipping at the heels of the “chosen” successor to Barack Obama’s radical legacy.
Now, to top it all off, Democrat House leadership is feverishly working to distance themselves from the economic plans pushed by Sanders which not only appear unlikely to come to fruition, but divorced from any sense of political reality.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi distanced House Democrats from the enormous tax hikes being pushed by Sanders to pay for his socialist utopia of government programs, including a single-payer healthcare.
“We’re not running on any platform of raising taxes,” Pelosi said during a press conference launching the Democrats’ yearly issues conference in Baltimore. “We do want to have a fairer tax system, and … we hope that we can do that this year.”
Sanders has moved the ball forward in what has always been the goal of the Democrats who shoved Obamacare down the throats of millions of Americans. After significant criticisms allowed no other explanation, Sanders was forced to admit that his “Medicare-for-all” plan would require tax hikes in order to meet the needs of his redistributive policies.
“We will raise taxes, yes we will,” Sanders said during a town hall in Des Moines, Iowa.
Pelosi claims that she has been a supporter of single-payer in the past, but has evolved on the issue as Democrats have embraced Obamacare.
“He’s talking about a single-payer, and that’s not going to happen. I mean, does anybody in this room think that we’re going to be discussing a single-payer?” she asked the room. “I’ve been for single-payer for 30 years, and it is a very popular idea in our country. But we have made a decision about where we’re going on healthcare.”
Sanders has rested almost the entirety of his campaign on a “punish the rich” mantra that promises to redistribute the wealth of America- a prospect that sounds attractive to those who refuse to think or who have never cracked a history or political science book to discover the economic shortcomings of collectivist policies like those seen in the former Soviet Union.
Some economists and political pundits have estimated that Sanders’ promises would cost roughly $18 trillion to fulfill. Sander has denied this.
Instead, the truth is that the final tally for the proposed freebies and economic restructuring runs around $19.6 trillion.
Because Clinton has aggressively fought-off Sanders who has continually nipped at her heels in Iowa and New Hampshire, Sanders has released his policy proposals and the price tag is overwhelming.
The Washington Examiner has analyzed these proposals and has found that Sanders’ proposals would raise taxes 47% over current levels.
If tax-and-spend enthusiasts in Congress are backing-away from Sanders’ socialist proposals that hinge on massive tax hikes, it seems clear that Democrats are still only comfortable with the implementation of incremental socialism.
In short: we may not be seeing a President Sanders any time soon.