Observations on life

Why is it only people over age 40 (really) understand Bernie Sanders?

Remember! Unintended consequences😡  
And who knows how many more bureaucrats we add to public payrolls. 

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  1. You might share two of the more recent John Stossel opinion pieces – that discuss some aspects of socialism:

    http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/4740129848001/stossel-01222016-econ-myths/?#sp=show-clips

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/pollster-frank-luntz-if-youre-a-young-millennial-socialist-youre-totally-getting-laid-tonight/ (BenefitJack note: I could not find a video of this, but it may be replaying on Fox Business over this weekend).

    But, no one should be allowed to vote for Bernie without first being required (this is socialism, after all) to read today’s WSJ article on that pinnacle of socialism, the most recent experiment of a change to democratic socialism, Venezuela. The article is titled: Venezuela’s Collapse Brings ‘Savage Suffering’ Dying infants, chronic power outages and empty shelves mark the world’s worst-performing economy, and may be available to non-subscribers on line today at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/venezuelas-collapse-brings-savage-suffering-1455323300. If you don’t want to spend the money on a subscription (if you are a socialist and don’t want to support anything that includes “Wall Street” in the title), go to the library for a copy.

    Remember that Venezuela is the most recent experiment in “Democratic Socialism”. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías died in 2013 after leading the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) until 2012.

    Chavismo policies took effect after he was elected president of Venezuela in 1998, after he started the Bolivarian Revolution – a political revolution following the adoption of a new constitution in 1999. Bolivarianism is “popular democracy, economic independence, equitable distribution of revenues, and an end to political corruption” through socialism.

    What do the Venezuelans think of Bolivarianism and other Chavismo policies? They are “voting with their feet”. In 1998, the year Chavez was first elected, only 14 Venezuelans were granted U.S. asylum. In just 12 months in September 1999, 1,086 Venezuelans were granted asylum according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The number has significantly increased – from 1998 to 2013, over 1.5 million Venezuelans, between 4% and 6% of the Venezuela’s total population, left the country following the Bolivarian Revolution.

    I say go ahead and “Vote for Bernie”, but remember to first pack your bags.

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