ㅤ"In this two minutes of complete babbling, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t bother to answer how she would pay for things — she just complains that since nobody else worries about that, why should she? She also suggests that government spending is going to priorities that aren’t important — even though two-thirds of federal spending goes to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. Only about 16% of the federal budget goes to the military. The rest goes to priorities Ocasio-Cortez would likely think important."
ㅤ”In a study published at Vox, Brian Reidl claims implementing the full Democratic Socialist slate of programs — including a single-payer health care system, free college, and a guaranteed minimum-wage job — will cost at least $42 trillion. And that’s just to start.
ㅤReidl’s numbers aren’t based on conservative think tank estimates, either. His costs come straight from the Urban Institute, a left-leaning organization, generally predisposed to favoring large scale government interventions.
ㅤA single-payer health care system is the most expensive, at around $30 trillion (a number Bernie Sanders disputes but has not contradicted with evidence). A minimum wage job for every American who isn’t currently employed would cost another $6.8 trillion. Free college would run around $8 trillion.”
ㅤFull story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from investmentpostcards(.com) – 8/7/18. See “democratic socialist, ocasio-cortez.”
ㅤ"Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro admitted on Tuesday that the economic models of his democratic socialist regime have ‘failed.’
ㅤ’The production models we’ve tried so far have failed and the responsibility is ours, mine and yours,’ Maduro told his United Socialist Party-controlled congress, AFP reports.
ㅤ’Enough with the whining,’ he said later, AFP reports. ‘We need to produce with or without (outside) aggression, with or without blockades, we need to make Venezuela an economic power. … No more whining, I want solutions comrades!’
ㅤMaduro’s admission of failure comes amid an inflation rate that reached a stunning 33,151% in July and predictions by the International Monetary Fund that the country’s GDP will shrink by double-digits again, this time by a devastating 18%.’"ㅤ
Full story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com) – 8/1/18. See "venezuela, nicolas maduro, democratic socialist."ㅤHomeㅤOptionsㅤ
ㅤô¿ô …In summary, socialists are people who want stuff for free. The powerful are keenly aware that people who want stuff for free are the easiest people to control, which is why the Democratic Party will live long and prosper.ㅤ