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So much for Danish socialism: Bernie Sanders’s spending plans would Sovietize the U.S.

Insisting he’d only like to make America into ‘Denmark,’ and always mocking concerns about socialism’s historic record, Bernie Sanders keeps coming up with ever grander sweeping socialist spending proposals. His latest is a $16 trillion “greener” new deal, which would end carbon production in the U.S., permit only government ownership of renewable energy and imprison U.S. energy executives. It comes on top of a slew of other massive spending proposals.

The whole thing has got the left cheering wildly, declaring Bernie in ‘beast mode.’ The crowds are unmistakeably big at Bernie rallies, too. On Twitter, Sanders is getting scads of ‘likes,’ for it, with more than 17,000 here and 34,000 here. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew more than 122,000 ‘likes’ for her recent praise of Bernie here, and another plus-55,000 here.

John Merline at Issues & Insights decided to run the numbers on just what Sanders is proposing that’s drawing all those cheers, and found something alarming:

So let’s do the math. Over 10 years, Sanders wants to spend: almost $33 trillion on Medicare for All, more than $16 trillion on a Green New Deal, $2 trillion on free college and debt forgiveness, $3.5 trillion on a jobs guarantee, and $1.8 trillion on new Social Security benefits. […]

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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