Repeatedly, top Democrats (including those running for president) have had a tough time explaining the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. In truth, the reason for this difficulty is evident: there really is no difference at this point.
The Democrat Party exists as a means of effecting “social justice.” This premise of social justice rests upon the very antithesis of what made America so great. On social issues, the Party is extraordinarily racist as it advances a notion that is diametrically opposed to what it purports to advance. To Democrats, race, gender and sexual orientation are supremely important and the supposed historical oppressors must, themselves, be oppressed in order to effect the desired social change.
On economics, the Democrat policy platform rests upon an associated extension of this ideology. Dig-out any old, dusty book from college Political Science 101 and look up Marxism, Socialism or any collectivist ideology and one can quickly identify the similarities with today’s Democrat Party. It is, in essence, dedicated to the redistribution of wealth. When such wealth cannot be redistributed, the next-best thing for Democrats is to merely punish the wealthy as a means of advancing- you guessed it- social justice.
Hillary Clinton has had a difficult time honing-in on a defining message for her campaign. She has not offered any clear goals or any specific ideologies; she will say and do anything and keeping message ambiguity allows her to be fluid in her pandering.
Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, has made it clear that he intends to serve as a socialist redistributor of hard-earned wealth. Like the kid who promised more recess, no homework and soda machines in the hallways in his bid to become class president, Sanders’ campaign promises to support anyone and everyone from cradle to the grave without ever explaining who, exactly, would be paying for this.
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.
The infographic below highlights what Americans will be in store for if we should ever see a “President Sanders.”
While gazing upon the collectivist monstrosity, consider two questions: “Who is going to pay for all of this?” And “How long will it be before the producers in society realize that they’re being abused and simply stop producing?”
If you can answer those questions, it means you were paying attention when the Soviet Union collapsed under the weight of its flawed ideology.