Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled over the weekend that in order to pay for his socialist agenda, he would take serious action against the U.S. military if he becomes the next president.
During a rally over the weekend in Brooklyn, New York, Sanders spoke to the crowd about his 2020 presidential campaign and the policies he supports.
Sanders told the crowd that as president, he would enact policies that provide “free” healthcare to everyone as well as “free” tuition for those attending colleges and universities.
But where does the Vermont socialist plan on getting the money to fund his socialist agenda.
Sanders point-blank stated that he would make drastic cuts to the U.S. military.
Today, we say to the military-industrial-complex that we will not continue to spend $700 billion a year on the military — more than the next 10 nations combined,” Sanders said.
“We’re going to invest in affordable housing, we’re going to invest in public education, we’re going to invest in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure — not more nuclear weapons and never-ending wars,” he added.
After promising deep cuts to the military and “free” stuff, Sanders went on to attack President Donald Trump has a “racist.”
“Trump wants to divide us up by the color of our skin, our country of origin, our gender, our religion, and our sexual orientation. We are going to do exactly the opposite,” Sanders said.
“We are going to bring our people together – black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, men and women, native-born and immigrant,” he added.
Sanders continued: “We are going to bring our people together for an unprecedented grassroots effort, which, I am happy to tell you, already has over one million people signed up as volunteers.”
Last month, videos of Sanders from the 1980s resufaced showing him praising the Soviet Union, giving advice to Nicaragua’s socialist government, and saying breadlines in countries under communist rule are a “good thing.”
“It’s funny sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is because people are lining up for food. That’s a good thing,” he said in one vintage video unearthed by conservative activists. “In other countries, people don’t line up for food, rich people get the food and poor people starve to death.”
After visiting the Soviet Union in 1988, Sanders stated that he was “very impressed” by the USSR.
“The stations themselves were absolutely beautiful, including many works of art, chandeliers that were very beautiful, it was a very effective system,” he said in a clip unearthed by conservative group The Reagan Battalion.
He also said he was fond of the USSR’s “palaces of culture,” which he told an audience were much better than anything the U.S. had mustered: “I was also impressed by the youth programs that they have, their palaces of culture for the young people, a whole variety of programs for young people, and cultural programs which go far beyond what we do in this country.”
If he win the 2020 election, Sanders is promising to slash military funding to pay for his socialist agenda.