Democrats have become so enamored with outright socialism that they no longer even bother hiding it and some are proposing the most radical confiscation and redistribution of wealth in American history as they craft their message to gullible millennials.
The implosion of the party after Hillary Clinton’s doomed presidential run has allowed the lunatics to take over the asylum and figures who would have previously been exiled to the fringe have now become mainstream and in the case of Kamala Harris, the presumptive frontrunner who has already been crowned by an adoring media.
Harris let it slip during CNN’s town hall this week that she was onboard with Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” scheme and divulged to Jake Tapper and a national television audience, that if she is elected president that she would push for the abolishment of the entire health insurance industry although she quickly walked it back after coming under fire.
She also supports the “Green New Deal” as proposed by de facto party opinion leader and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a taco bar revolutionary who hit it big and is now the most prominent salesperson for the imposition of socialism. Such crazy ideas were once considered to be anathema to a free society and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz who is mulling a third-party White House bid pointed out that what AOC is calling for as “un-American”which has made him into the left’s mortal enemy.
But none of it would have been possible without the influence of Senator Sanders who rose from obscurity into a national force who appealed to a younger generation as well as legions of low wage fast-food workers as well as unproductive moochers when his own socialist revolution nearly toppled Mrs. Clinton in the 2016 primaries.
Now that Bernie has become a household name, he has free reign to wage class warfare as he has done with his demands for a $15 an hour minimum wage and he will finance his giveaways of free stuff to the lazy and unmotivated by skinning the wealthy alive.
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Bernie Sanders proposed a 77 percent tax on billion-dollar estates Thursday as part of a broader policy to bolster the estate tax to combat inequality, the latest example of liberals bidding to move tax policy to the left ahead of the 2020 elections.
“From a moral, economic, and political perspective our nation will not thrive when so few have so much and so many have so little,” the Vermont independent senator said in a statement announcing his new legislation, the “For the 99.8% Act.”
Sanders’ estate tax would apply the 77 percent tax rate to estates above $1 billion, a return to the top estate tax rates around the midcentury. It would also apply progressive tax rates to estates of smaller sizes. Sanders’ office claimed that the tax would only affect the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans.
Sanders, viewed as a potential top contender for the Democratic nomination for president, joins other hopefuls in rolling out aggressively populist tax policies that go beyond what past Democratic presidents have endorsed. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for instance, has called for a new wealth tax, and others have backed much higher top income tax rates.
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Bernie’s fellow socialist Elizabeth Warren has also called for onerous new taxes on the rich and once that camel’s nose is under the tent, it will soon be expanded to steal from everyone who works to appease their slacker supporters who have been seduced by promises of a future utopia of free college tuition and government jobs for all.
Only a few short years ago it would have been unimaginable to believe that the USA could be devoured by socialism but canny old closet communists like Bernie are well versed in not only the power of the exploitation of class resentment as espoused by Kark Marx but also Saul Alinsky’s maxim to “rub raw the sores of discontent” and sadly, it is working.