Ray Red Spider: “Why Vote Bernie?”: Why Socialism Isn’t Free
I saw a blog with the link to that blog up here, arguing about why people should vote for Bernie Sanders for president. The case being that he wants to give Americans all of these free services. And I’ve made this point before on my blog, but anytime a politician especially someone from the Left, especially Far-Left says, “vote for me and I’ll give you all of these free services.” Your question should be how are you going to pay for all of these free services?
Government’s aren’t business’s, or any other private organization. They get their money by taking money from their people, their taxpayers. And then give that money back in public services. Schools, roads, military, law enforcement, etc. At least that is all developed countries fund their government’s. So when Bernie Sanders, or any other so-called Progressive, Social Democratic candidate in realty says, they’ll give free public services, they’re either lying, or simply don’t know better.
Anyone in the world who pays taxes knows that government is not free. Including Socialists, because they know they’re giving up some of their income to fund the government. Not out of charity, or generosity. Generally speaking people expect their taxes to pay for infrastructure, education, even if it is not for their kids, because their kids go to private schools. Law enforcement, national security, social insurance for people who fall on hard times, etc. And Bernie Sanders and other Socialists and Progressives who are running for office would serve their own movement’s and people well, if they were simply more frank and accurate with what they say government can do for people and how it would be paid for.