July 13, 2015

HIS PROBLEM IN A NUTSHELL

The thing Bernie Sanders says about inequality that no other candidate will touch (Jim Tankersley July 13, 2015, Washington Post)

There are very few unspoken rules among major-party candidates for president, and Bernie Sanders is breaking one of them. He's saying that America's leaders shouldn't worry so much about economic growth if that growth serves to enrich only the wealthiest Americans.

"Our economic goals have to be redistributing a significant amount of [wealth] back from the top 1 percent," Sanders said in a recent interview, even if that redistribution slows the economy overall. [...]

Sanders's position inverts decades of orthodoxy among liberal and conservative candidates alike, by prizing redistribution above all else.

Socialists believe it is better for everyone to be poorer, provided that the margins are narrower.  Americans don't.

Posted by at July 13, 2015 4:44 PM
  

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