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THE FRIGHTENINGLY IGNORANT CANDIDATE (PART 1)


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4/7/2016

Filed under: General — JVW @ 5:59 pm

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There has been a great deal of discussion the past few days regarding the interview Senator Bernard Sanders (Dem Socialist-VT) had with the editorial board of the New York Daily News that was published earlier this week. Sanders and the Daily News’s editorial board, which like the candidate leans (or better yet lurches) heavily to the left, cover a variety of topics from economics to trade to regulation to foreign policy to campaign strategy, giving Sanders a mostly unimpeded opportunity to demonstrate that he is absolutely ignorant about each and every one of them.

 

Let’s start with business and the economy. Here is a key part of that exchange:

 

Daily News: You’ve said that the greed of Wall Street and corporate America is destroying the fabric of our nation. So if we can get particular: For example, in corporate America, Apple happens to be celebrating, today, its 40th birthday. It’s a company that grew from nothing to 115,000 permanent employees. And I’m wondering, is Apple destroying the fabric of America? Scissors-32x32.png


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4/8/2016

Filed under: General — JVW @ 9:08 pm

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Yesterday we covered the unceasing intellectual shallowness of Senator Bernard Sanders (Dem Socialist-VT) with respect to economics, finance, and trade as evidenced by his unbelievably obtuse interview with the editorial board of the New York Daily News, a newspaper whose editorial posture is ideologically in line with Sanders’ simplistic beliefs. But the interview went way beyond pocketbook issues and delved into several interesting areas such as foreign policy, social policy, and over political trends.

 

Let’s take the last of those three first. Sanders, whose largely respectful media coverage is inversely proportionate to his ability to lay out a coherent and sensible agenda, is asked how he can deliver upon all of his grandiose promises for free goodies and government beneficence with a Congress that is so starkly divided in a partisan manner and, ever since the Democrats’ thrashing in the 2010 midterm elections, adverse to sweeping changes. In his reply, Sanders treats us to his version of the uniqueness of his campaign:

 

[. . .] We are talking about a political revolution and we are already delivering on a political revolution well before Election Day. What do I mean by that? What I mean is this country, Scissors-32x32.png

http://patterico.com/2016/04/08/the-frighteningly-ignorant-candidate-part-2-5/

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Obama and the Post Office

08/13/2009 Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.

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But here is the question that socialists have never been able to answer: if the goal is to get government to operate like a private service, what is the value added by having it provided by the government in the first place? The only reason for a government service is precisely to provide financial support for an operation that is otherwise unsustainable, or else there would be no point in the government's involvement at all.

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https://mises.org/library/obama-and-post-office

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