[otw_shortcode_dropcap label=”S” font=”Ultra” background_color_class=”otw-no-background” size=”large” border_color_class=”otw-no-border-color”][/otw_shortcode_dropcap]en. Bernie Sanders holds the pole position of all Democratic presidential hopefuls. This has caused heartburn for many Democrats who consider themselves “moderates”. CNN, the anti-Trump network, decided to dedicate a segment to dismantle many of the ideas of talking points of Bernie Sanders. What CNN failed to realize, is that Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, and even Amy Klobuchar all support most, if not all, of these very same policies.
One of the most eye-opening parts of this segment is that the United States has fewer billionaires per capita than Sweden or Norway. Additionally, under Sanders’ plan, which is essentially the same plan as the other Democrats, the tax rate on individuals making $65,000 would increase to an astonishing 55.9%.
Under the plan that Democrats are attempting to adopt, and, which Sweden used from 1970-1995, not one single job was added to the private sector.
These ideas aren’t only held by Bernie Sanders. All the Democratic nominees have stated that they want free college and some version of guaranteed/universal health insurance. Even Joe Biden, the leading “moderate” of the field has publicly stated that taxes on the middle class and upper class are both going up.
Biden (10/19/19): “I would raise the capital gains tax to the highest rate of 39.5 percent. I would double it…[T]here’s $1.64 trillion in tax loopholes. You can’t justify at minimum $600 billion of that. We could eliminate it all…[W]hat we need to do is we need to go out and make it clear to the American people that we are going to raise taxes on the wealthy.”
Biden (02/29/20): “If you elect me you’re not gonna— your taxes are gonna be raised, not cut.”
It is hard to imagine a scenario in which the American people elect any of these Democratic candidates and test failed policies of the past.