Under President Trump, unemployment is at record lows, consumer confidence is at an 18-year high. In short, the economy is booming.

One would think Bernie Sanders might want to take a step back and try to understand that cutting taxes and deregulating the economy helped usher in the “Trump boom.”

Ol’ Bern reminds me of the definition my father gave me when, at age ten, I asked him what the word “socialist” meant.

He told me that a socialist is a stupid person who thinks he is smarter than everyone else.

Via IBD.

Socialism: Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist who’s never held a steady job outside government, thinks he knows better than CEOs how to run a business. And yes, he’s serious.

Fresh off what Sanders sees as success in pushing Jeff Bezos to raise Amazon’s minimum wage to $15, Sanders has set his sights on a longtime bete noire of the left: Walmart.

With typical Sanders subtlety, his new legislative proposal is called the “Stop WALMART act.”

Under it, big employers like Walmart would be banned from buying back shares in their own company unless they paid all their workers at least $15 an hour. They’d also have to cap CEO pay at 150 times the median employee pay, and provide seven days of paid sick leave. (Why Sanders doesn’t also include free lunches and bus tokens in his list of demands isn’t clear.)

Sanders says he’s building on the success of his Stop BEZOS act, which would have dictated that large companies “pay back” the cost of any government benefits received by any of their workers.

That idea, so ill-conceived that even liberal economists wouldn’t endorse it, had no chance of passage. Nevertheless, Bezos responded by raising his own company’s minimum wage to $15, which won him short-term praise from Sanders but hurt many hourly workers by eliminating bonuses and stock incentives….

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  1. MACVEL says:

    Good reason to push these monsters out of power.

  2. dennisl59 says:

    I just need to comment that I despise this pissant…And here’s why. My Walmart is about 1/2 mile down the road from me and I was overjoyed when it was built several years back.

    But the best part?…It has a McDonald’s inside the store so when I had a serious hankering for pancakes one cold morning a few days back, guess what? I got in my car, drove 5 mins, walked into the store, took a left, walked up to the counter, ordered two orders of pancakes, walked out, drove home and enjoyed them 5 minutes later in the warmth of my own kitchen. No mixing the batter, or using the stove. Perfect. God Bless America.

    posted 11/19 951pm Texas[Log Cabin Syrup]Time

  3. Alain41 says:

    Bernie is a Stalinist. Russia 1921, Lenin proposed New Economic Policy; simplistically, capitalism for small farmers, government control for business. Semi-successful, plenty of food but too few consumer goods. Then Lenin died, Stalin rose. Stalin declared small farmers to be ‘Greedy’ and collectivism was needed. Socialist tyranny comes in drips & drops. After Obamacare, and repeal failure, business is next.

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