Category: Bernie Sanders

Feeling the Bern: Super Tuesday II

The results from the last round of primaries have been in for a few days now and it’s now time to rub salt into the wounds of Bernouts who view the world so simplistically that they always use Star Wars or Harry Potter analogies to describe everything that they believe in. Bernie managed to win North Dakota and lost every other state that held a Primary Election a few days ago including Michigan (where he beat Hillary last time). Let’s take a closer look at some election results:

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The aftermath…

Individual state results:

Oof, those Mississippi results. I wonder which Democratic Party constituency doesn’t “Feel the Bern” and voted for the Obama guy?

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There’s quite a lot of salt to be mined from the left and I wholeheartedly believe that leftists will continue to provide countless hours of entertainment. There’s the fine example of the folks at The Young Turks and their bestiality-supporting host Cenk Uygur talking about going to “war” against the Democratic Party. There is a channel that has compiled all of the best points of The Young Turks impotent and soy-filled rage coverage of the election results and I promise that you won’t be able to contain your laughter!

Who in that video do you think cried the hardest: Michael Moore, Chunk, or someone else? Let me know in the comments below. Everyone’s favorite “Squad” member blamed Sanders’ election losses on “voter suppression” (however the left defines that anymore) and complained about “kids” waiting three hours to vote. Isn’t nice to know that people in their early 20s are kids in the eyes of AOC? Oh, the horror of having to wait for something…

Well, I think one thing that isn’t being talked about is the rampant voter suppression in this country,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Right there in Ann Arbor, where we had that rally, those kids were waiting three hours in line to vote in Michigan. And so when we talk about who’s turning out and who’s not turning out, we absolutely need to be clear.

Here are a few more insights into the mind of some typical Bernie supporters:

Well, that’s enough of my commentary for now. Enjoy the memes and comment below if you can tell which ones are real!

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Super Tuesday results are coming in

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A rare sighting of Joe Biden supporters…

Results are coming in from Primary Elections all over the country and Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren and Michael “Mini Mike” Bloomberg did absolutely terrible. Warren lost badly in the state where she serves as a Senator and managed to get third place. Amazing, simply amazing…

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Slow Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are the only two Democratic candidates to receive any meaningful number of delegates but Mini Mike can always lay claim to being the victor of the American Samoa Caucus:

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Isn’t also hilarious how Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Tom Cryer, and probably someone else who never had a chance all dropped out in the same 24 hour period just before Super Tuesday? Isn’t also amazing that they all endorsed Bid all of a sudden? It really makes you think, huh? I’m sure that they totally weren’t promised a bunch of stuff by the DNC to support the failing Biden campaign. It’s also hilarious that despite all of this support and attention suddenly coalescing around the former Vice President that Bernie may still end up winning the majority of the elected delegates. Just like Shillary Hillary Clinton said in her latest interview: “Let’s follow the rules, we had rules last time, we have rules this time,”. I wonder if Hillary will be saying the same thing to the fine folks at her upcoming U.S. District Court trial deposition?

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Here’s a quick peek at how only Sanders and Biden are is getting a meaningful number of delegates out of California. I wonder how the DNC feels about early voting in California and all of the wasted votes on Buttigieg and Klobuchar? Sorry Democrats, but there’s no “do-over” for your thrown-away vote. Unless of course, they’re voting early and often.

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Anyway, that’s enough of my opinions on the Primary Election results currently available as I’m typing this post out. For now, I’ll leave you with some memes from the fine folks at Economic Illiterates for Bernie Sanders. Enjoy!

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Bernie’s Bernouts like the Gulags

The 2020 general election draws near and the incredible positions of the Democratic Party supporters are becoming more and more plain. In the instances that I’ll showcase in this post, it’s Bernie Bros who are talking tough about instigating violence, imprisoning political enemies, and letting their inner National Bolshevik out. Here’s the soyboy Martin Weissgerber (courtesy of Project Veritas) talking tough and extolling the virtues of Soviet Gulags and forced re-education. I’m sure it would be a real Cultural Revolution:

I guess it’s safe to say that this Bernout has never used a gun before. I also love how he seemingly assumes that no “rich” people might shoot back. Here’s another video (why can’t any media corporations do this kind of undercover work) once again brought to us by Project Veritas that exposes the thoughts of one Kyle Jurek (Iowa Field Organizer, Sanders Campaign):

Getting sent to Siberia was no big deal, and anyone who opposes the Sanders’ vision of socialism requires re-education or liquidation. Just accept your Marxist overlords you neo-Kulak you! Here’s another gem of a video featuring Kyle Jurek where he states that “Fucking cities burn and how he believes that him and his fellow Bernouts have to save mankind:

This coming November it’s time to rout the Democratic Party at the ballot box and keep them from attaining the Presidency. Trump 2020!

Feel the Bern, V5.0

Greetings comrades! It’s been a while since I’ve made a post and even longer since I’ve made one of any real substance. This post will just be some pictorial propaganda and for the next week or so it’ll be a while before I get back to making posts regularly. As always, don’t forget to vote for the most Stalinist candidate possible, support the Party, give up all your income, and be sure to spread this post amongst your progressive fiends. Enjoy!

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It had to happen sometime…
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You might not realize it, but government control of your life is what you want. What kind of thoughtkriminal wants freedom anyway?

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Bernie’s true enemies: mathematics and geography!

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We’ve been through this before…

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Don’t forget to show you support for Bernie and his Sandroids by visiting Economic Illiterates for Bernie Sanders 2016!

Quit, Bernie Quit!

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Voting is done in Northeastern primaries and after tallying a number of votes Shillary Hillary has won four out five states with Bernie winning in Rhode Island by two delegates. I know that this might be hard for the Sandroids to believe, but Bernie had little chance of winning to begin with and is most certainly finished by now. But according to the aging socialists he’s going to take it out to the convention. Bernie has also blamed poor people for his failure. I’m not using hyperbole on that as Bernie actually told NBC’s Meet the Press “poor people don’t vote.” and “I mean, that’s just a fact,” Sanders continued. “That’s a sad reality of American society.

Bernie’s supporters need some serious help:

I'm sure that Bernie will find a path towards victory...
I’m sure that Bernie will find a path towards victory…

On the Republican side Trump won in every state and received almost every single delegate. Trump also has done what many pundits have said can’t be done and won a majority of the vote instead of just a plurality as he was doing before. As always, opinion polls can only tell you so much.

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I was hoping for some Ted Cruz victories yet I would still gladly support Trump over the lying old hag and the aging communist. What an awesome election it’s been and I’m sure that it can only get better as it drags on.

Irina Alexandrovevskivich endorses Bernie!

Ms. Alexandrovevskivich endorses Bernie and you can too. Let’s listen to what this fine Party member has to say:

For reference, here’s where the deodorant comment comes from. Funny enough, one of the Sandroids commented that Bernie’s words have no meaning:

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Discussions with Bernie Sanders supporters…

Today’s post is dedicated to my complex, intelligent, factually-based, and well-thought out debates with the Sandroid Bernout Army. I’m just kidding folks, there wasn’t a whole lot of critical thinking going on in the mind of the Sandroids. Only one of the people I asked questions of was somewhat reasonable. You’ve heard me talk of the folks over at Economic Illiterates for Bernie Sanders 2016 before and this is where most of the discussions took place at.

To start this off here’s a CNN that some Sandroids decided to spam the aforementioned page with.

CNN-Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says

In the CNN article a single economist by the name of Gerald Freidman claims that under Bernie’s plan the U.S. economy would:

Friedman, who believes in democratic socialism like the candidate, found that if Sanders became president — and was able to push his plan through Congress — median household income would be $82,200 by 2026, far higher than the $59,300 projected by the Congressional Budget Office.

In addition, poverty would plummet to a record low 6%, as opposed to the CBO’s forecast of 13.9%. The U.S. economy would grow by 5.3% per year, instead of 2.1%, and the nation’s $1.3 trillion deficit would turn into a large surplus by Sanders’ second term.

I’m fairly certain that most of the Bernie supporters didn’t get past this part (or the title for that matter) since right after that portion of the article was the following:

Other economists, however, feel that Friedman’s analysis is overly optimistic, saying it would be difficult to achieve that level of economic prosperity. Last week, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said Sanders’ plan to pay for health care would fall short by at least $3 trillion.”

I wonder where the $14.5 trillion is going to come from?

Sanders’ plan to pour $14.5 trillion into the economy — including spending on infrastructure and youth employment, increasing Social Security benefits, making college free and expanding health care and family leave — would juice GDP and productivity. (Friedman reduces the cost of Medicare-for-all to $10.7 trillion because he estimates the government would save $3.1 trillion by eliminating tax breaks for health insurance premiums.)

That’s right, tax increases on the wretched and vile “1%”, a 2.2% income tax on anyone making over $28,000 a year, a 6.2% payroll tax levied on the employer side, a tax on numerous financial transactions (purchase/sale of bonds, stocks, among many other things), and big increases on capital gains among numerous other fees. Brilliant, whatever could go wrong with this great plan?   (Hat-tip to We Are Capitalists)

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Continuing on though:

‘Like the New Deal of the 1930s, Senator Sanders’ program is designed to do more than merely increase economic activity,’ Friedman writes. It will ‘promote a more just prosperity, broadly-based with a narrowing of economy inequality.’

FDR’s Treasury Secretary, Henry Morgenthau Jr. admitted that New Deal policies were a complete and utter failure that didn’t restore employment, restore prosperity, or even end the Great Depression.

Many presidential hopefuls say their economic programs would boost growth. Donald Trump and Jeb Bush justify their big tax cuts by saying GDP would grow at a 4% rate. But their plans have been panned by experts as overly optimistic.

We won’t get 4% growth per year in the economy, but Bernie and his Bernouts will find a way to make the U.S. economy consistently grow at 5.3% every year.

Friedman, however, argues that Sanders’ plan would be more stimulative because it is pouring money into the economy, as opposed to cutting taxes. Several of Sanders’ proposals — such as spending $1 trillion on infrastructure — will happen in the first few years of his administration.

The thinking goes: This enhanced government spending would increase demand on businesses, who would then hire more workers to meet their needs. The increase in employment will prompt people to buy more, leading other businesses to hire.

‘If there is more spending, people will have more to do,’ Friedman said, noting that the share of the population with jobs could be restored to its 1999 level of more than 64%, up from its current 59.6% rate.

So if we take more money from citizens just to give it back to them later the economy will grow? Brilliant…

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At the end of the article we see the following:

Still, some experts question whether the effects would be that large.

Stimulating demand can boost a weak economy during a recession, but ‘it’s harder to accept as a long-run growth strategy,’ said William Gale, the former director of Brookings’ Economic Studies Program.

Also, it would be very difficult to achieve and maintain an economic growth rate of 5.3% per year after inflation. That target hasn’t been hit consistently since the 1960s, when technology was providing big advancements, the workforce was younger and there was increased demand for American products worldwide as other countries fully recovered from World War II.

‘The 5.3% number is a fantasy,’ said Jim Kessler, senior vice president at Third Way, a centrist think tank.

I feel like I’ve said something similar to this before about economic conditions in the 1950s and progressive ideas about the tax code.

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Now that I’ve established what the Bernie trolls are citing as evidence of their ideas being correct, let’s look at how they respond to my arguments.

Here was the standard response I gave (i.e. copied and pasted) since the Sandroids kept citing the same article without reading it.

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Some people never really responded…

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Like I said at the beginning, there was one individual who was reasonable and not full of hate.

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Then there were the people who would disagree with what I had to say but offered no evidence of their own whilst calling me a liar. The logic that the Sandroids are using is simply amazing…

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Concerning a discussion not related to the CNN article Mr. Joe Giansante provided some good entertainment. This postal worker appears to be going postal on me.

 

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Mr. Tanous had some interesting logic as well; the “1%” are keeping Africa to perform sweatshop labor yet also stopping all economic development. I’m not certain how that works, especially when countries like South Africa are ruled by the socialists in the African National Congress and communist dictators rule Zimbabwe. What’s up with progressives and thinking that their opponents base everything off of Fox News?

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Then there was a woman by the name of Sally Sallernio who makes some wondrous claims yet is also unable to back them up.

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She actually argued that facts don’t matter…

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I know what Comrade Sally needs in her life, a lifetime subscription to Poor Me! magazine.

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That’s all for now about my conversations with the Sandroid Bernout Army. As always, don’t be scared to share this information with your fiends, I mean friends.

 

 

 

Feeling the Bern, part four

Good evening comrades, it’s time for another round of glorious pictorial propaganda to celebrate Citizen Senator Sanders. The fun never stops at Economic Illiterates for Bernie Sanders 2016. After Bernie is inaugurated next year he will usher in a new era of utopia not seen since the Great Depression. Total government spending will go up from approximately 35% of GDP to double or raise to even greater heights and fully snuff out the private sector. The conversion of the United States of America to the United Socialist States of America will be complete and the last vestiges of capitalism will be purged from society. We will truly live in a paradise. Forward!

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This was produced by a genuine Bernie supporter! Isn’t it awesome?!

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For anyone who’s curious to the background behind the following photo: Washington Free Beacon-Bernie Sanders Condemns Existence of 23 Different Brands of Deodorant While Children Go Hungry

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Are you feeling the Bern? Why not start with the U.S. Constitution?!

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As always, don’t be scared to share all of the media material that I have amassed here.

Are you feeling the Bern?

Feel the Bern, part Duo!

Feel the Bern, part three

Some losers are finally quitting

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Is everyone else having a good night? Does anyone else wonder why Iowa is such a big deal? Why does it get so much attention during the Primary season? Those are questions for another day I suppose. At least that loser Martin O’Malley is finally dropping out of the Democratic nomination process. I suppose that he had enough of getting less than 1% in polls? Why did he run again?

Speaking of losers the carpenter that has never actually made anything and Shillary pretty much split the Democratic vote and will get the same number of delegates no matter who actually wins in the end. Who will win: the aging socialist or a former Secretary of State who can’t figure out e-mail and classified material?

Looking at Republican losers, Jeb Bush got about 3% and Huckabee got about 1% of the vote. At least Huckabee has the sense to drop out, though I don’t know why he tried in the first place. Jeb, do the world a favor and quit please. Perhaps Rand Paul will do a little better in other states?

Yahoo! News: Cruz declared winner in Iowa caucuses

The Washington Times-Hillary claims victory, Bernie Sanders lauds ‘virtual tie’ in Iowa

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The winner for the Republican Party.
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An honorable man, though probably not the right one to be President.
He didn't win, but he's got 49 (or 56 for some people) states to go. I think that I'd like to vote for someone else though...
He didn’t win, but he’s got 49 (or 56 for some people) states to go. I think that I’d like to vote for someone else though…
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Someone did better than expected.
From "change we can believe in" to a "future we can believe in." Amazing...
From “change we can believe in” to a “future we can believe in.” Amazing…
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The face of a complete loser!
You're not welcome!
You’re not welcome!
Please, just stop...
Please, just stop…

 

 

Economic conditions of the 1950’s

A constant refrain that I hear from progressives is that the United States had 90% taxes during the 1950s and the country was still prosperous. Progressives seem to believe that it is a golden era that we need to emulate in all economic facets…

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I wonder how many of these proud Party members have actually taken the time to think about what caused the United States to be the world’s pre-eminent economic power during the 1950s. Is it possible that 90% income tax rates on the wretched and vile “1%” led to economic prosperity (or at least didn’t hinder it) or is there something more to the story? Let’s start by taking a look at what taxes were paid to the Federal Government in the post WWII years (I bet WWII took a while to pay off also). A publication produced by UC Berkeley in 2007 entitled “How Progressive is the U.S. Federal Tax System? A Historical and International Perspective”provides much insight into what the “1%” actually paid in taxes in the 1950s. Let’s take a look:

The 1960 federal tax system was very progressive even within the top percentile, with an average tax rate of around 35 percent in the bottom half of the top percentile to over 70 percent in the top 0.01 percent. This finding illustrates the theme that it is important to decompose the top of the income distribution into very small groups to capture the progressivity of a tax system. Although very top groups contain few taxpayers, they account for a substantial share of income earned, and an even larger share of taxes paid.

Interestingly, the larger progressivity in 1960 is not mainly due to the individual income tax. The average individual income tax rate in 1960 reached an average rate of 31 percent at the very top, only slightly above the 25 percent average rate at the very top in 2004. Within the 1960 version of the individual income tax, lower rates on realized capital gains, as well as deductions for interest payments and charitable contributions, reduced dramatically what otherwise looked like an extremely progressive tax schedule, with a top marginal tax rate on individual income of 91 percent.

So the actualized income tax rate for the rich was 31%, not really much different from where it stands today. That is a most interesting point to come to terms with. Such results also show that Sandroids don’t actually know what they’re talking about when they claim that the United States had a 91% income tax rate.

The greater progressivity of federal taxes in 1960, in contrast to 2004, stems from the corporate income tax and the estate tax. The corporate tax collected about 6.5 percent of total personal income in 1960 and only around 2.5 percent of total income today. Because capital income is very concentrated, it generated a substantial burden on top income groups. The estate tax has also decreased from 0.8 percent of total personal income in 1960 to about 0.35 percent of total income today. As a result, the burden of the estate tax relative to income has declined very sharply since 1960 in the top income groups.

The true source of where the “1%” paid out comes to light. If you look at the current U.S. corporate tax rate, you will see that it is extremely high at 39.1%. Many progressives will also claim that many major corporations don’t pay any taxes. I really would like someone to tell me which of those evil corporations pays zero taxes. As for estate taxes, is there really a need to tax a citizen after he is dead?

Second, the composition of top incomes has changed substantially. Figure 2 shows the breakdown into wage income, business income, capital income (including imputed corporate taxes), and realized capital gains. In the 1960s, top incomes were primarily composed of capital income: mostly dividends and capital gains. The surge in top incomes since the 1970s has been driven in large part by a steep increase in the labor income component, due in large part to the explosion of executive compensation. As a result, labor income now represents a substantial fraction of income at the top. This change in composition is important to keep in mind, because the corporate and estate taxes that had such a strong effect on creating progressivity in the 1960s would have relatively little effect on labor income.

The income of wealthy Americans has gone up which raises inequality. Progressives certainly can’t have inequality or a tax code that doesn’t redistribute the wealth. . Progressives will commonly harp on the shrinking middle class; they simply can’t shut up about it. The New York Times will even write a story on this very subject  when the data that they use as a source shows that most of the reason the middle class has shrunk is due rising incomes overall. The New York Times’ blatant misrepresentation of the data is simply astounding. I suppose that progressives would seek to bring the wealth of the average American down though as we must all be equal. Just one more reason that “inequality” is a stupid issue. Just because someone else’s income is rising does not mean you are worse off. Anyone who is curious where such numbers originate from can look to the U.S. Census Bureau website.

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A true Progressive goal!

 

One of the other things that Progressives seem to forget about when discussing post WWII economic conditions is WWII. The United Kingdom had here cities heavily bombed and ended the war nearly bankrupt, France was occupied for four years and also suffered heavily; Germany lost millions, lost Prussia, and was rent in two; the Soviet Union lost 27 million people and had many of its cities decimated, the Chinese lost over 20 million fighting the Japanese and shortly thereafter underwent a Communist revolution; Japan lost millions, had its cities destroyed, and two nukes dropped on it. The only major power left without any massive loss of live or widespread destruction wrought in its homeland was the United States. The destruction of industrialized countries allowed the United States to produce the majority of the world’s economic output for a time without contest. When progressives say that the 1950s were a good time for the U.S. economy they have no understanding as to why.
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Keynesians think that war stimulates the economy right? Nothing said economic growth like the Nanking massacre!
Keynesians think that war stimulates the economy right? Nothing said economic growth like the Nanking massacre!