Don’t Get Bern’d

Bernie Sanders is running a radio spot in Maryland where he talks about the big banks. He claims those banks are responsible (their irresponsible polices and lending practices) for the economic downturn in 2008, the worst since the Great Depression. He says they were deemed too big to fail so they received taxpayer bailouts and now many of them are even bigger than they were when they were too big to fail.

Bernie vows that he will break up the banks and he will make them follow the rules and ensure they pay their fair share.

As an aside, Bernie loves to talk about people paying their fair share but he wrote off over $60,000 on his taxes and paid an effective rate around 13%. He used all the methods he rails against to ensure he paid lower taxes. If taxes are so wonderful, as he claims, then why does he take all the deductions? Shouldn’t he practice what he wants to put in place?

Bernie is spewing the old Democrat line about the banks causing the problem. The real reason we had an economic collapse is that Democrats, like Bernie, forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not possibly pay them. He and others in his party forced the banks to lend the money and the banks bundled those loans and sold them. When all these unworthy debtors failed to pay the mortgages the banks were forced to give the system went belly-up. It statred with the Community Reinvestment Act under Jimmy Carter.

George Bush warned at least a dozen times that the system was in danger because of it but Democrat after Democrat testified that the system was sound.

Then in 2008 it collapsed and the Democrats started blaming the banks. Those banks, by the way, were forced to take bailouts. Yes, the government forced banks to take the money whether they needed it or not.

People like Sanders are telling lies and playing the typical Wall Street and banks are bad game to gin up voters. Bernie is pushing even more spending that we can’t afford (free college blah, blah) and that will result in another economic time bomb.

The system is falling apart because of liberal/progressive/socialist policies that Bernie is all too happy to push.

We do not need this joker running the country.

We also do not need Monica Lewinsky’s ex boyfriend’s wife running it either.

Both of them are part of the problem. They are the reason we had a collapse, no matter what lies they tell.

So ignore Bernie and what’s her name and vote for someone who can clean up the mess created by liberals.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Bernie Says Hill Breaking Law

With all the attention focused on the infighting in the Republican party the fighting among the two old white Democrat candidates has not received as much press, at least until recently. Sanders and Clinton have been steadily increasing their attacks on each other. They claim not to run negative campaigns but they are really going after each other.

The debate last Thursday was a demonstration of how far south things have gone between the two Democrats.

The New York primary is tomorrow and the polls indicate that Clinton is leading but the race has tightened. With that tightening race comes new accusations by Sanders that Clinton is violating campaign finance laws. The full details are in the linked article and if the allegations are true then it would appear she is breaking the law.

Is that a shock? Hillary has been breaking the law for decades so why would anyone think she would follow it now?

Ever since the Clintons started their public lives they have been involved in scandal after scandal. If the history of the Clintons involved an accusation or two one might dismiss them as politics but with these two everything they are involved in results in accusations of criminal activity. Hillary is the focus at the present because she is running for the presidency.

So did she do it? Probably but if her history is any indication then she has put several layers between her and the activity so that she has plausible deniability.

Sanders is probably right on this one but Hillary will never face the music because she is not the only criminal involved. She has most of the Democrat party as accomplices.

So while she wants a term of four years I think twenty-five to life is more appropriate.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Free At The Expense Of Others

The young liberals in this nation (and many other liberals for that matter) are thrilled right now to support Bernie Sanders, a Socialist who is three quarters of a century old. They like what he says because he promises them everything for free. Liberals love free stuff. The voters love to get free stuff and politicians love to give free stuff away.

Bernie wants college and health care (among other things) to be FREE!!!!!

In this context we mean free as in at no cost. This does not include free when used to mean unrestrained or unencumbered.

The government always uses the word free. Get a cellphone for free. This poster available from OSHA for free. Get free vaccines. Get free housing, free food, free, free, free….

One problem with all this is that nothing is free. There is a cost associated with everything, the issue at hand is, who pays?

For the schemes Sanders and Clinton, and to be inclusive, O’Malley (polling at 3%), espouse the person receiving the product or service would not pay for it. It would be paid for by the taxpayer. So in reality it is not free, it is at no cost to the person.

Remember now, Obamacare was supposed to bend the cost curve and make heath care affordable. There was never a claim of free, just affordable. The reality is people are paying more now than they did before and a lot of folks are doing without because the tax/penalty is cheaper.

Bernie will fix that by making health care free. He wants single payer put in place because he is a Socialist. He wants a Medicare system in place extended to all. Medicare is the least efficient and most expensive health care system there is (a lot of cost that the free market carriers incur are not counted by government as it relates to Medicare because the costs are absorbed by government – read taxpayer).

In any event I think there should be a prohibition on the use of the word free unless it is being used to mean something other than no cost as in the hostages are free, the chicken is free range, etc. I propose that anytime a politician or government entity wants to use the word free (as in “at no cost”) they instead be required to use the term “at taxpayer expense”.

This way Bernie would have to say college will be available to you at taxpayer expense. Health care will be available at taxpayer expense. The poster would not read this is available from OSHA for free it would read this poster is available from OSHA at taxpayer expense.

We need to start calling it what it really is so the reality sets in particularly among the young generation. Don’t get me wrong, plenty of older liberals hear free and think no one has to pay for it but many of them are too far gone and only know the mantra that taxes ON THE RICH need to be raised.

The young liberals find a stark reality when they are forced to pay taxes. The young folks get out of taxpayer provided school and get jobs where they pay taxes. That is when they learn that it was not really free after all.

By that time it is too late and a system is in place that will hasten the economic collapse of this once great nation (the debt clock is at 19 TRILLION).

There is no such thing as a free lunch. If Bernie Sanders (or nearly any other politician) puts his arm around you and tells you there is protect your wallet because that is where his other hand is located….

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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