Skip to comments.Shocker: Sanders Supporters Want Free Stuff From Government,
Posted on 04/17/2016 3:43:55 PM PDT by Kaslin
Typical leftiststhey want free stuff, but they dont want to pay for it. In a poll conducted by Vox and Morning Consult during the first week in April, they found that supporters for Sen. Bernie Sanders unsurprisingly have strong support for things like free college tuition and universal health care. They register at 70+ percent in favor for both initiatives. Then, the question turns to how much are they willing to pay for Sanders' agenda. This is where support dips dramatically, especially when two in three Bernie-ites dont want to pay more than $1,000 for a single-payer health care system. Furthermore, the amount that Sanders supporters are willing to pay for this socialist utopia doesnt cover the costs that this disheveled democratic socialist has in store for the country (via Vox):
About 66 percent of Sanders supporters said they wouldn't be willing to pay more than an additional $1,000 in taxes for universal health care. This includes the 8 percent of Sanders supporters who aren't willing to pay anything at all.
When we asked what percentage of their income they would pay, rather than a dollar figure, voters seem to be a bit more generous.
While half of Sanders supporters said they aren't willing to pay or that they're only willing to pay less than 5 percent of their income, a quarter said they would pay between 5 and 10 percent.
Sanders supporters are far and away the most likely to want free public college tuition. Still, 14 percent said they don't want to pay additional taxes for it and another half said they would only pay up to $1,000 a year
Sanders's plan would put an additional $5,000 of federal tax liability on households earning $50,000, but in exchange he would nationalize vital services currently in the private sector.
That means at least some of the money we're now paying private companies would be paid to the federal government instead.
But the majority of Sanders supporters in our poll (much less all voters) aren't willing to pay enough to actually support those nationalized services.
Its the classic case we see often in these top-down, controlled economic experiments. The costs are too great and the system eventually collapses due to lack of money. This economy, where vital services are completely in the hands of government, has been a total disaster for other countries. Just look at Greece. Yet, it does undercut the one of the main points pushed by Sanders on the campaign trail, which is that he is at the head of a political revolution that seeks to make America fairer by destroying the job creating and investing class and usurping a corrupt campaign finance system that Democrats have used to win back-to-back presidential elections. Its hard to say this with this poll data that shows his most ardent backers dont want to pay for anything hes promising; they just want it. Moreover, its hard to say that were seeing the vestiges of some left wing swell in American politics when you cant win in the South. Its not a revolution thenits just some senior citizen saying what dumb college students want to hear. Alas, thats the core of Sanders base: young, college-educated whites. Thats not really earth shattering, especially when you consider that Democrats have been losing the white vote nationally since the 1960s. Still, funny to see how the political left wants a ton of stuff from the government, but has no desire to pay for it.
When will these idiots ever learn that stuff from the government means stuff from taxpayers?
A liberal’s paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities and only law enforcement personnel have guns. And, believe it or not, such a liberal utopia does indeed exist. ... It’s called prison.
And when there are no taxpayers, then what? Bernie’s fans never think of that question. It’s too unsettling.
I don’t see any difference between the Bernie Sanders supporters and the old plantation owners.
Where I come from, you don’t pay for stuff that’s free. Duh!
The government becomes, in essence, the overseer.
Post-highschool education doesn't cost too much because it isn't 'free' -- it costs too much because it is too expensive, IOW, wages are too high, and quality of education is not merely an afterthought it is of no importance to the jokers making up the machinery.Apparently Grand Haven, Michigan has been introducing online learning at the high school level, an idea that can and should transform public education.
Certainly, 99% have no idea how an economy actually works. The one percent who may have taken an economics course in college most likely had a Marxist prof.
Post Scriptum, nice about page!!!!
Never. They think a checkbook with plenty of checks is real money, just like I did when I was 5 years old.
Thank you. Had some help from FReepers here teaching me.
My dumbass brother and sister want everyone who can afford to support them to do it.
If you make more money than you need, you OWE it to them to pay their way so they don’t have to work as hard as you have, sacrifice as much as you have or to have put as much on the line as you have to be successful.
I have nothing to do with either of them. Ten years now. I wish them luck with their welfare mentality.
It just proves most people don’t want socialism if they have to pay for it.
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