Socialism, as it’s always been, is the candy coated poison sold to the tired, hungry, and oppressed masses of the world. There has never been a more widely accepted lie than the false promises of socialism in the history of the world.

The theory of socialism came about during the first French Revolution when monarchs ruled with almost absolute power and the most of the wealth of the country was held by the church and rich aristocrats, who had been deemed tax exempt.

Now the eager beaver supporters of Bernie Sanders are chanting similar battle cries to that of French revolutionaries. Young college students rally to the promise of free education and universal healthcare paid for by none other than the wealthy aristocrats of our time.

One of Sanders favorite socialist states to advocate for is Denmark.“In Denmark, social policy in areas like health care, child care, education and protecting the unemployed are part of a solidarity system,” Sanders said on his website. “It provides strong opportunity and security for all citizens. Danes pay high taxes, but in return enjoy a quality of life that many Americans would envy.”

Sanders Socialism will not work in the United States and if implemented will leave Americans in a worse position than they could have ever imagined.

Forbes magazine reported that out of Denmark’s total population of 5.6 million, 1.8 million people are relying solely on state aid to support themselves. That’s about 32 percent. Putting that into perspective, if the U.S. government supported 32 percent of its own population, with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics average cost of living, it would cost over $2 trillion a year more than current government spending.

The United States economy is already crippled, and the past seven years of the Obama administration have done little to help. Fortune Magazine reported that over 40 percent of Americans are unemployed when looking at “the ratio of people over the age of 16 with jobs to the overall 16-and-over population.” Socialism has always proven to be the nail in the coffin for struggling economies.

Looking at how socialism has affected other economies, it is absolutely critical that it cannot be allowed to take hold in the U.S.

Greece is in complete economic collapse. The reason is plain and simple: socialism. Greek businesses are some of the most highly taxed in the world and its retirees have some of the largest pensions.

The wealthiest one percent wouldn’t be the only ones paying higher taxes in Sanders’ socialist America.

Investor’s Business Daily reported a study done by the Tax Foundation that said Sanders’ proposal would include a 2.2 percent surcharge on all tax brackets, and would effectively raise the 10 percent bracket to 12.2 percent, the 15 percent bracket to 17.2 percent, and so on.

Sanders also wants to introduce four new tax brackets, meaning that Sanders would reduce after-tax income for the bottom half of Americans by at least 4.87 percent and the top half by at least 8.57 percent.

For our economy and country to flourish Americans need to elect leaders who understand that the key to success is efficient regulations and not the crippling taxes of socialism. America has only ever seen real economic growth when money remains in the pockets of taxpayers and not the big spending government.

One Reply to “Sanders’ socialism will suffocate the U.S.”

  1. This is an opinion piece, of which we are all entitled to have–nevertheless, “candy coated poison”–does the name Thomas Paine not mean anything to you as a writer, more so a citizen, who can express his or her own views?

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