ANSWERS: 9
  • Loafer-in-Chief
  • Applying a label "socialism' while defining it according to Fortune article that makes inaccurate assumptions about Bernie and goes farther to assume that support of some policies of socialism is anti-capitalist, therefore you cannot benefit from capitalist economic structures is a nonsensical argument. Our economic structures have been a blend of social and capital structures since the beginning. This line of questioning does not inspire substantive debate, given its lack of substance.
    • Linda Joy
      Then why did you answer? The question was do you think Bernie Sanders lives like a socialist? From what I've seen its usually the rich Democrats that have been given billions of dollars they really didn't earn because they took advantage of the capitalistic system that suddenly find themselves feeling guilty because the rest of the world lives in poverty that want to force their beliefs that all mankind should pay so those that don't want to or can't work should be given money. Why don't they just donate THEIR MONEY AND LET EVERYONE ELSE DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO CONTRIBUTE, instead of FORCING THEIR BELIEFS ON THE MASSES AND MAKING THEM PAY FOR IT? It should be each person's choice whether or not to help their fellow man. It should not be forced. That's slavery - making another labor and taking the profit for someone else.
    • Roaring
      A few Guilty Corporate Dems are not capable of rallying the masses as Bernie's message has. These Corporate Dems are working hard to undermine Bernie as their big money donors want to socialize their risks and privatize the profits. How much of that bank bailout actually helped every day folks? Look up what Democratic Socialism is and then have a substantive dialogue.
    • Linda Joy
      Every time the government gives away money it makes all money worth less and fuels inflation. This doesn't do anyone any long term good. They're just trying to buy votes!!
    • Charin Cross
      very right Linda Joy.
    • Chicagoan
      "Every time the government gives away money" -- Which Administration started the multi-trillion-dollar Stimulus Check giveaway? Was it the OBESE ORANGE EMPEROR?? Pretty short memories you have!!
    • Linda Joy
      The Democrats. FDR to be exact. I do have a short memory sometimes, but it makes no difference to me who started it. And your memory is falling short as well: https://center-forward.org/history-of-stimulus-packages/
  • Socialism is only good for the masses, not the socialist. His three houses show that he's a capitalist. And putting "Democratic" in front of "Socialist" doesn't make it any less of a socialist. Mussolini was elected democratically as well.
  • Of course he does as a member of the ruling class. In socialism or in communism the ruling elite always have it more equal than the masses. Just like Ananias in the Acts of the Apostles chapter 5 they want to hold back and keep a portion for themselves and lie and say they give it all. "The goal of socialism is communism"--Vladimir Lenin Power and Privilege: Elite Lifestyles in Communist Eastern Europe https://thevieweast.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/power-and-privilege-in-communist-eastern-europe/ The Elite and Their Privileges in the Soviet Union https://communistcrimes.org/en/elite-and-their-privileges-soviet-union
  • Bernie, like the rest of the rabid Left, lives in a "rules don't apply to me" world. He preaches one policy that should apply to everyone else, but where he's concerned, it's a matter of whatever benefits him.
  • Thanks Linda for posting this. 😌That six figure salary would be a sixty figure salary if he weren't a socialist. 😎He's proof you can be a millionaire and still be a socialist (that everybody should get a share of the American Dream). πŸ˜‰At least he's honest about wealth. He's for higher taxes for the rich. We need more wealthy people like him.πŸ˜„ This link isn't from Fox, OAN or Newsmax so you don't trust it but for the rest of the people out there who think Fox is right-wing news, this is how Bernie feels about the wealth tax.😍 He is in favor of higher taxes for himself: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/01/elizabeth-warren-bernie-sanders-propose-3percent-wealth-tax-on-billionaires.html
    • 1465
      The wealthy don't mind higher taxes - they have financial advisers that take full advantage of tax shelters. If played right, they don't have to pay taxes at all.
    • Hulk70156
      "The wealthy don't mind higher taxes?' lol. I think they do Comrade 1465. Bill Gates and Bernie Sanders are the only two I know of who don't.
    • Linda Joy
      When you jack up taxes the wealthy can always go buy their own island. Enough do that and whose going to carry the tax load?
    • Hulk70156
      LJ, So how come wealthy people always vote for tax cuts?
    • Hulk70156
      Republicans are so reckless that they don't care. Do you remember when Bush II gave away a 10T surplus that Clinton gave him. https://www.courierherald.com/letters/bush-squandered-the-clinton-surplus/
    • Linda Joy
      Remember FDR and the new deal? https://center-forward.org/history-of-stimulus-packages/
    • Linda Joy
      And where do you get off thinking you have the right to tell me what I remember and what I don't! YOU DON'T KNOW MY THOUGHTS!! SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
  • @Linda Joy: They tried your idea of "Why don't they just donate THEIR MONEY AND LET EVERYONE ELSE DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO CONTRIBUTE, instead of FORCING THEIR BELIEFS ON THE MASSES AND MAKING THEM PAY FOR IT?" ... Because they tried that in England, France, Spain, Russia and a few other places. It was called: "Begging." Do you know what happened> they overthrew the government. Now the poor are taken care of properly. 😏The excesses and mistakes of Capitalism have yielded to some form of socialism. BTW in a socialist system women would have equality. 😏
    • Linda Joy
      It works great here! Churches all over are giving out boxes of food and emergency supplies. Just did a couple weeks ago in La. after the hurricane. The church just down the road has a food pantry as well as My Church. Surely there's an atheist organization that gives food to the poor, don't they? And I have no interest in being 'equal' to men. I'm already superior in many ways. And I like to admire the ways in which men are superior to me. Its a thing of beauty, really the way they compliment and support one another.
    • Hulk70156
      LJ, There is an atheist organization that gives to the poor. Its called you local Department of Social Services. lol
    • Hulk70156
      There is an atheist organization that gives to the poor. It's called you local Department of Social Services.
  • hard to do that when he's a millionaire! wonder how often he visits his favorite city--Moscow!
    • Chicagoan
      This question was about Sanders - not the Orange Emperor.
    • Hulk70156
      Moscow is Trump's favorite city, with his favorite hotel, which contains his favorite bed. lol. Its in "The Yellow Room" lol
  • He doesn't live like a socialist. But, he wants you to.
    • Linda Joy
      Exactly!
    • Hulk70156
      I'd rather live like a Socialist than live like a beggar which is what you Connies want.

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