posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:14 PM
originally posted by: Tearman
I know you say you don't like Sanders because of socialism. But which of his ideas specifically are so terrible that you can't consider him
Gonna interject here... It's easy to just scream SOCIALISM! So I'll break it down.
Bernie Sanders has no concept of monetary policy. None whatsoever! He thinks our fiat currency inflation bubble is great. He claims to "fight the FED"
but has gone soft multiple times leaving Ron Paul high and dry on multiple bills. He can identify a problem very well. His solutions and execution
suck. He may not be controlled by corporate interests and wall street. But he is for the establishment, expansion of government and it's powers. It's
the only way to implement all these new social programs.
I don't think the man actually knows how the economy works.
You raise minimum wage to $15 and it will create less demand for those jobs. Even if you raise it in increments. It's simple supply and demand. When a
company raises the cost of a product, demand for said product goes down. Labor being the product in this case. Your employer pays you depending on the
revenue you generate for the company. No outside factor should dictate this.
You give everyone free college and the job market will be diluted with a bunch of degrees that have no economic value. Not everyone needs a college
education. This is basically saying after 12 years of government controlled education(programming) you're still not smart enough to function in
society. The student debt problem is because the government got into the business of issuing student loans in the first place. Giving them more power
is not the solution.
The government has payed trillions of dollars fighting poverty over decades with no change. His solution? Throw more money at it. Poverty is not a
financial issue it's a social issue. You'd think a socialist would understand this.
No offense but...
Watching people being manipulated by Bernie Sanders is like watching a bunch of children being manipulated by a shady individual with promises of free
candy inside his van.
I won't claim to have solutions. Just an individual that actually took the time to research Bernie Sanders(BS) and didn't like what I saw. I feel the
political spectrum has become to radicalized on both sides of the aisle. We need a viable 3rd or 4th party soon or we will end up a full blown
under Trump or just another USSR under Bernie. I have no desire to travel
down either path.
Perhaps I'm just becoming a cynical old man...
Right there with you OP us libertarian's are not really represented.
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