Bernie Sanders’ policies are so bad that even the liberals are attacking him. The leftwing Washington Post published a surprisingly brutal article this week entitled “Bernie Sanders’s Fiction-Filled Campaign.”
The article explains that while Sanders is posing as the “uncorrupted anti-establishment crusader,” he is no more than a “politician selling his own brand of fiction to a slice of the country that eagerly wants to buy it.”
Sanders blames America’s flagging economy on Wall Street, inadequate finance laws, corporate money, and the existence of large banks. In reality, the world’s economic challenges are more a result of the structure and evolution of the world’s economy – not to mention the fact that Wall Street has already undergone significant reform to reduce the risks big banks pose to the financial system.
Sanders likes to make fantastical claims about how he as president would make Europe’s social model work here in the US. He plans to raise taxes on middle class workers to pay for services like his “Medicare for all” healthcare plan. What the socialist fails to explain is how he will come up with enough money to fulfill all of his promises. Nearly every financial expert out there has admitted that the numbers just don’t add up.
Sanders’s policies would be more believable if he addressed Europe’s slow economic growth and healthcare rationing, not to mention how he would update a 20th-century model of social democracy to work in modern America. Instead, Sanders preaches few drawbacks and large benefits.
When asked how he would address future deficits, Sanders’s advisers replied that increased government spending “will result in higher growth, which will improve our fiscal situation.”
Sanders narrative culminates with the assurance that he will start a “political revolution” that will erase the “capital of corruption and influence peddling.”
“Mr. Sanders is a lot like many other politicians,” the article continues. “Strong ideological preferences guide his thinking, except when politics does, as it has on gun control. When reality is ideologically or politically inconvenient, he and his campaign talk around it. Mr. Sanders’s success so far does not show that the country is ready for a political revolution. It merely proves that many progressives like being told everything they want to hear.”