Top 3 Whack-A-Doodle Promises From Bernie Sanders This Week
Published : April 12, 2019
With the media and a handful of women coming down hard on the touchiness and actions of former vice president Joe Biden last week, Sanders may have seen his opportunity to reach out on his own to grab the lead for the Democrat 2020 ticket. Then again, it could be Bernie being Bernie.
This week alone, Sanders put forth plenty of statements and ideas that any rational thinker would stop and immediately dismantle. It was a challenge, but here are the top three statements from the past week.
#3. You get a vote and you get a vote
Sanders took his turn at the National Action Network Convention on Friday, April 5, so he, too, could pander the vote of Al Sharpton and his sycophants. Sanders discussed his intentions on many issues, including voting rights, which he said belong to everyone.
“When we are in the White House, we are going to end the disgusting Republican efforts to suppress the vote,” Sanders spouted. “If you are 18 in this country, you have the right to vote. End of discussion.”
But his discussion went further on Saturday, April 6 at a campaign stop in Muscatine, Iowa, where Sanders really means everyone can vote, even felons.
“You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That's bad,” Sanders said to the crowd. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”
Such a statement is not at all far-fetched for the senator, whose state is one of two (Maine being the other) to allow incarcerated felons to vote. As a states’ issue, guaranteed within the 10th Amendment, states determine when or if a felon can vote. All states have rules determining if and when the right to vote is granted once the prison sentence and/or parole is served.
Sanders wants it to be nationwide though, so an additional 1.5 million people would vote…but for whom? He would like everything federalized so everyone suffers together. Which brings the discussion to the second thing Sanders said this week.
#2. Medicare for All
Now termed “Medicare for All” because socialized medicine does not have the same ring to it, Sanders has proposed an even more absurd nationalized healthcare system to help bankrupt the taxpayers. The long and short of it is an individual would not pay premiums, co-pays, or deductibles. In return for paying nothing, the person receives free hospital services, doctor visits, mental health treatments, prescriptions, and dental and vision coverage.
Sanders wants it to be free, but the actual price tag is estimated at $32.6 million. And his only response to how this will be paid for is to place a “tax on the extreme wealth.” And then this point rolls right into the number one thing Sanders said this week.
#1. Write a book and be rich
Sanders, unfortunately for him, will be named a millionaire at some point before April 15, when he promises to release his 10-year tax statements. He told The New York Times that he is a millionaire, making him a member of that one percent he seems to hate so much, and it is because he wrote a book.
“I wrote a best-selling book. If you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too,” Sanders said.
Except Sanders really has become a millionaire because his book’s content was only publishable because of all the tax money that has been given to him through his milking the state and federal dimes his entire adulthood, which for him began at almost mid-life.
He has been a millionaire for a few years, and now he finally has to announce it, which likely makes him so nauseous he needs a few pudding cups to calm his system. But he could easily donate all that money back to the taxpayers and then keep preaching about income inequality and wealth disparity. That would be the socialist way, and it would ensure that all of the felons, uninsured, and want-to-be millionaires would vote for him.