Old BS is quickly becoming irrelevant in the upcoming election (but not in his ability to affect the thinking of millions of Americans) so I don’t know why it bothers me when he uses Twitter for his less than rational sound bites, but it does.
Here is a recent example. Nothing he says seems to consider any consequences and is completely lacking consideration for personal responsibility.
More than half of our older workers have no retirement savings? Yes, it is absurd. Actually, it’s not true. About 29% of age 55 and older Americans have no retirement savings. 50% of ALL Americans have no retirement savings. Whose fault is that? Before you assume they can’t save, better check what they do have in terms of stuff and how they spend their money. Save a modest $50 a month (taken from spending you don’t need) and you will have $100,000 by the time you are ready to retire. On the other hand, Sanders is hardly a shining example of saving and investing – but will rely mostly on a taxpayer-funded pension.
Exactly how much is government and its tax paying citizens supposed to do for others who are irresponsible (I’m not talking about those truly in need and who must receive temporary assistance from society)?