If you listen to the rhetoric of Bernie Sanders, you’d think that the United States is on the precipice of an economic disaster and that his socialist policies are the antidote to “make America great again”. This from a man who has never held a private sector job and has been on the government payroll for most of his adult years. In other words, he has been sucking on the “teat of Uncle Sam” practically forever. And he’s telling us what to do?
Why has he had such a great impact and following on the part of the Millennials and other supposed “losers” in our country? Being an avowed socialist, ole Bernie is promising “free” this and “free” that, like he was handing out candy to the kids on Halloween. He implores the masses to vote for him and by doing that he will pay off their student loans, will give them free tuition at public colleges, he will raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, and his biggest plum of a promise, “free heath care” in the form of universal Medicare for all. Sounds great? But, one might ask, how will he pay for all this largess that would be doled out by the government?