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#111 - thatoneiranianguy (08/30/2015) [-]
Bernie Sander's too much of an idealist, he lives in a reality that the basic principles of economics does not exist.
He seems to forget that money can't be made out of thin air. It doesn't matter if he's a nice guy or "has a plan," the reality is - he's not a good candidate for presidency. Neither are the others, really.
#74 - bronybox (08/30/2015) [-]
Now you're implying that Bernie Sanders is somehow a terrible politician and doesn't have a plan in place, which he does, and we won't know for sure how it turns out until the radical changes actually take place.
It's also almost like you believe that the President even has some supreme power to fuck over or improve the economy. Congress still plays THE pivotal role because the president can't unilaterally raise or lower taxes and tariffs. Congress ultimately controls the purse strings of the federal government, so whether the government has a balanced budget or not is an area of congressional authority.
#85 - bronybox (08/30/2015) [-]
I still don't see why you think his plans would fuck over the entire country when all he's doing is trying to establish an economic system that's already been proven to work in some of the most economically prosperous countries in the world?
The only issue I see is scale, seeing as how America has far more residents than a majority of those countries.
#110 - youregaylol (08/30/2015) [-]
its also been proven to fail in some of the least successful countries in the world.
to imply that socialism or pseduo socialism is some magical fix all is something an ignorant socialist would say.
the fact is the countries you put on a pedestal as being socialist paradises have always been successful, before socialism and under capitalism.
pleb tier argument is pleb
#113 - thatoneiranianguy (08/30/2015) [-]
I would actually like to touch on the latter part of your argument.
A classic example of this is the late 1800's and early 1900's aggressive and stable industrialization that was taking place in the Russian Empire. Russia was developing a transition from agrarianism to industrialism naturally at a obtainable speed.
Whereas, in comparison to the rapid and unstable industrialization in Russia under the the Soviet Union and Stalin's repeatedly failed 5 year plans during the 1930's and early 40's which was only brought about not by government encouragement but government collectivization to prepare for the eventual invasion of Western Europe, which was halted when the Germans invaded, of course.
Russia was already doing "fine" economically on procedural growth of its industry until it was halted by the Red revolution and the following Civil War between the Whites and Reds, then 10 years of organizational chaos in the government.
Government subsidization of industry is dangerous because it forces the economy to formulate on the basis of what they want rather than treating the economy as a living creature to naturally grow where it's needed. Plus it doesn't encourage innovation, there's a reason the Soviet Union fell because our economy was independent of the Government whereas theirs was not - we out spent them and were able to handle the cost.
#155 - bronybox (08/31/2015) [-]
Well, we're not having a revolution, we're having steady implementation of reforms.
He's not going to turn America into a socialist country over the span of 8 years even.
Besides, I never said that America should go socialist, just like the other successful countries, we would be social capitalists, which promote private business while providing a wealth of services to the public through high taxation.
#93 - bronybox (08/30/2015) [-]
You argue it's suffering from Social Programs, I argue (and Bernie argues) that it's suffering from a lack of demand.
People are not doing well enough for themselves, they don't have enough money, they don't have enough funds to supply the economy. The reality is that we're hollowing out the middle class by wiping out well-paid jobs with benefits and replacing them with low-wage ones that often lack them.
At which point in time I may agree with some Republican policy, because yes, I can't deny that immigrant workers are employed almost solely for the reason that they will work harder than any American would ever dream to, and that they will work for less money. My issue with this is that many more immigrants do jobs that no Americans are even willing to do, the ones that they have too much "pride" to do, but somehow thinking begging on the street is better (I've seriously never seen a Mexican begger here, makes me wonder.)
With the promotion of attending college (and then leaving people in debt for doing so) rather than employing some people straight into the job market, where they belong, because let's face it, college isn't for everyone, there's an almost 50% drop rate after the first year, and then they have to pay that debt off. However, because nobody is being trained in the skilled market, and instead going to college, they simply go the easiest thing: McJobs, fast food work, department stores, etc. These are low-wage, part time, low skill, low-benefit jobs, and NOT the kind that we need.
Want my opinion? Don't push people to college, and if they do decide to follow that path, don't leave them in debt when they ultimately decide it's not for them, and then end up having to pay it off while they're working a shitty job.
Now, I said it somewhere before, $15 minimum wage is ridiculous, it won't be approved, but if it's at least raised to a decent $9.50 - $11.00 an hour, and the high-intensity and skilled job wages are increased, and people don't have crippling debts and bills to pay off, that's when we'll start seeing the economic boom.
Still really questioning our massive military spending, always will. If any economist or businessman claims it's a good idea, they're blowing hot air. War machines and weapons stay in stockpile: they don't earn revenue, they don't earn money, they don't create jobs, they do not stimulate the economy, unless someone's pining for another major war.
#97 - bronybox (08/30/2015) [-]
That's like saying it would be suicide for Bill Gates to give away 50% of his fortune when it's gotten to the point that 50% is an almost inconsequential amount because even one billion dollars can sustain a person's entire family for 3 generations or more.
Maybe a little bit of a false comparison, but my point is that we're spending so much on the military right now and already have so much stockpiled, that cutting military spending, even by 50% or maybe that's a bit radical, we would still be spending three times as much as Russian and China, and I doubt it will have an effect the actual military might of the nation, it does seem that way, right?
#82 - bronybox (08/30/2015) [-]
I think you've got that backwards.
The President has the job of preparing the United States budget, the process of which is guided by congress and advisers, and then it must be approved and revised by Congress, which comes back to President once again. Even if he vetoes it, then it goes back to the congress for revision once again. You also have to remember that Bernie is an intelligent man and a well-meaning politician; he is very unlikely to want to repeat the Government Shutdown when bipartisan politics took a turn for the worst. I doubt he would push his agenda so fervently and so against the will of congress to repeat the same mistake, it would be incredibly unwise for his political career and public approval.
You also have to remember that while we still have a predominantly Republican House and an almost evenly split Congress (at least last time I checked), so it's very unlikely that Bernie can do anything excessively radical, at least for his first few years in office.
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#195402 - anon (08/29/2015) [-]
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