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2114, 17 Jan 16

Bernie the Socialist

In case you forgot, here is a very long article reminding us of Bernie’s 40 years as a rabid socialist.

“I think from one end of this country to the other, people are ripe for political revolution. Fifty percent of the people do not bother voting in the presidential and statewide elections,” Sanders said. “The vast majority of those not voting are low-income people who have given up on America. The whole quality of life in America is based on greed. I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”



2114, 17 January 2016


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    Bernie’s quote gets to heart of the problem of Democrats.

    Why work?

    Why should I have to endure a 7 day a week, 24 hour a week business owner position if I can not make some profit out of that sacrifice?

    If the profit will be taken by Bernie…why do it. I’ll sit at home collect food stamps, badgercare, etc, and do nothing, at least my time will be my own then.

    Bernie the socialist makes me sick.

    However, unlike Hillary, he is honest about his greedy, thug-like, Stalinist, positions. Hillary is not honest about essentially believing the same thing.

  2. Mark Maley

    I disagree with the analysis

    Bernie is taping into the same anger with the system that the right loves in Trump and Cruz

    My sense is that none of those 3 is electable

    Hillary may bring all the baggage of Bill but she also represents a time of unprecedented
    Economic growth – warts and all

    Spare me the lecture about how it was newt who made him tack to the center . Like the teams QB , the Pewsident gets more credit than they deserve for wins and more blame than they deserve for setbacks)

    Unchecked , lawless capitalism ( banks too big to fail , corporations owning our elected officials) are an outrage to left and right

    Bernie can’t win and he is a socialist but that doesn’t mean his message about the flaws in the system aren’t correct

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Banks get too big too fail because of monstrous government regulation the small guy can’t comply with. How can small guy bank get started when cost of regulatory compliance crushes them?

    Banks get big because of Democrats.

    Now, the small guy is no longer a bank. They are pirate payday lenders, merchant advance processors, etc. they aren’t banks but lend like pirates.

    That is result of small bank start-ups being literally zero during Obama regulatory destruction.

    I have no love for big banks either, but bigger government makes bigger banks.

    Frustrating that socialists don’t get that!

  4. Mark Maley

    I understand the small bank dilemma .
    But let’s focus on the issue before us

    The banks got exactly what they wanted in the 1990’s , almost took down the financial system and are now bigger than they were before

    Small banks won’t take the economy down
    But the ones “too big to fail ” most certainly could

    So what’s the fix for that !
    I’m with Bernie and not Hillary on this one

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Of course you don’t want to focus on small bank problem….big government makes big banks bigger!!!!

    Socialists create the problem they rail against! The result is the pirate payday lending industry, pirate merchant advance industry, and other niches that now fill the void because it’s impossible for small bank start-ups.

  6. Pat

    “Socialists create the problem they rail against!”

    How so? Was it socialists that came up with the “Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act”?
    Are there any GOP candidates, or members of congress, that are advocating for the breakup of the big banks?

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    Only big banks have the resources and lawyers to compete to comply with all the bank regulations Obama has passed. Small guy bank just can’t comply with all the regulation, and has to merge with big bank to comply.

    Socialist banking policy has made problem worse.

    I’m for breaking up big banks. I have no love for big banks.

    However, it needs to be coupled with regulatory easing so small banks are not killed by regulatory compliance cost!

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