Bernie’s Self-Immolation

It’s more than a bit funny that the mad socialist, Bernie Sanders is, himself, feeling the “Bern.” Then, Socialism is great fuel and hypocrisy and equally good accelerant. Bernie’s self-immolation was almost guaranteed. 😉

Bernie's Self-Immolation
Bernie’s Self-Immolation

What’s happened is that Bernie’s campaign staff – which unionized – is in extended arguments with their “management” over the pay and benefits that his campaign’s field staffers get. The staffers have complained that their salaries of $36,000 annually ends up being less than $15.00 / hour when the numbers of hours a week they work on average are factored in.

A letter that the campaign’s union planned to send to Sanders’ campaign manager Faiz Shakir which read in part that workers “cannot be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history while making poverty wages. Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour, we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to its own field team.”

The letter states that field organizers are working at least 60 hours a week, which lowers the average per hour pay to $13 an hour.

“Many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result,” the letter said.

Even a proposal from the campaign director, Faiz Shakir that recommended raising their salaries to $42,000 per annum was rejected, largely because the proposal didn’t also include Bernie paying for 100% of the staffers’ healthcare costs.

Yep. Ol’ Bernie really should have known that, if he’s going to run on forcing higher wages for low-end personnel and free healthcare for all, he was going to have to fut the bill for them same for the partisans actually working for him.

Oh! And just to add more fuel to his own pyre, Bernie’s response to this rebellion as of July 19, 2019 was to reduce staff hours to ensure everyone makes $15 an hour.

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Dems’ Uphill Battle

The Dems' Uphill Battle Is Against The Growing Real Economy Under President Trump
The Dems’ Uphill Battle

That’s the blessed truth! The uphill battle that the Democrats face going into the 2020 elections is the growing and greatening American economy under- and somewhat because of President Trump. It’s really hard to successfully oust a POTUS who is actually doing what the American people say that the President should be both doing and focusing upon.

Then, I’m pretty sure that those running the Democrat Party both know this and expected the problem from the get-go. Such knowledge and expectation would explain their ongoing coup attempts through means both outside the law and the electorate.

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Democratic Socialism

Socialism Then And Democratic Socialism Today
Socialism Then And Democratic Socialism Today

That’s pretty much how Socialism was and Democratic Socialism is. The later is just the former with the energy, acrobatics, and attention seeking so prevalent among Millennials. In the end, the results are exactly the same and exactly as bad.

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Of Pots And Kettles

Of Pots and Kettles calling each other black
Of Pots And Kettles Calling Each Other Black

One admittedly problematical point in the GOP’s tax reform bill is that it increases the national debt by, at the most pessimistic estimate, $1.5 trillion – yes, with a “T” or $1,500,000,000,000 – over the next 10 years. It’s a point that Congressional Democrats and their Liberal and Progressive followers have ranting about since the bill’s inception.

Of course, given the Democrats’ love of deficit spending, this is the rankest hypocrisy. Hence, it is exactly what the American people have come to expect from our domestic enemies.

One further point of note, however – This is today. At any time in the future that the Republicans choose to rant about increasing the deficit for immediate economic gain – and they will, they’ll have gone from kettle to pot and be just as bad as the Democrats today.

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The Socialism Cycle

Socialism Cycle
The Socialism Cycle

It’s quite true; Socialism runs in a cycle, a cycle that goes around itself along the same pathways each time it occurs. OK, more accurately, it’s an epicycle with the Tytler Cycle that normal appears sometime after Apathy but before Spiritual Faith.

Repeatedly in various places in the world Socialism is enacted; it fails horribly, normally at great cost to those subject to it; and, in the aftermath of that failure, others who want to start the Socialism cycle elsewhere or elsewhen claim that it hadn’t really been Socialism so it’s failure doesn’t count and should be ignored.

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