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Peter1469
03-14-2016, 05:16 PM
Can Sanders turn the US into Denmark? An investigation. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/14/can-bernie-sanders-turn-the-united-states-into-denmark-an-investigation/)

An interesting piece by the Washington Post. It includes economists of many stripes. Surprisingly a lot of the liberal economists don't see Sanders plans working out well.


Government-provided health insurance. Free college tuition. A $15 minimum wage. Stronger unions. High gas taxes. Guaranteed parental leave. It sounds as though Bernie Sanders wants to turn America into Denmark or Sweden.

“And what’s wrong with that?” the Democratic presidential candidate replied when ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked that question.

Indeed, a number of countries with bigger governments, higher taxes and more income equality than the United States are as prosperous, healthy and happy — in some cases, more so. Cross-country studies have found that big government is not a guarantee of a country’s economic success, but neither is it a barrier. Even here at home, the pollsters at Gallup found that most Democrats — and a near majority of all Americans — would be open to voting for a socialist.

According to economists, however, the question is not whether it is theoretically possible for Americans to adopt Scandinavian policies and still be prosperous. The issue is whether Americans would be willing to accept the tradeoffs that go along with such a system — higher taxes and unemployment rates, open trade, slower growth, more income redistribution — and whether Sanders has overestimated the benefits and underestimated the costs of adopting it.


Read the entire article to get several points of view.

Crepitus
03-14-2016, 05:33 PM
Can Sanders turn the US into Denmark? An investigation. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/14/can-bernie-sanders-turn-the-united-states-into-denmark-an-investigation/)

An interesting piece by the Washington Post. It includes economists of many stripes. Surprisingly a lot of the liberal economists don't see Sanders plans working out well.



Read the entire article to get several points of view.
No, he can't. Not all of his ideas are workable here, at least not in the form they are now.

del
03-14-2016, 05:59 PM
i haven't seen any evidence that he wants to turn us into denmark.

https://berniesanders.com/issues/

more straw?

Peter1469
03-14-2016, 06:06 PM
i haven't seen any evidence that he wants to turn us into denmark.

https://berniesanders.com/issues/

more straw?

Read the article. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked him that very question.

del
03-14-2016, 06:08 PM
:rofl:

whatever gets you through the night

carry on


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Peter1469
03-14-2016, 06:12 PM
No, he can't. Not all of his ideas are workable here, at least not in the form they are now.

Most, not all, of the economists in the article agree with you.

Doublejack
03-14-2016, 06:27 PM
Isnt Scarlett Johansson Danish?

I'm cool with Bernies plan.

Subdermal
03-14-2016, 06:31 PM
It's like these ideas haven't ever failed miserably before.

Peter1469
03-14-2016, 06:36 PM
It's like these ideas haven't ever failed miserably before.

Everywhere?


Indeed, a number of countries with bigger governments, higher taxes and more income equality than the United States are as prosperous, healthy and happy — in some cases, more so. Cross-country studies have found that big government is not a guarantee of a country’s economic success, but neither is it a barrier. Even here at home, the pollsters at Gallup found that most Democrats — and a near majority of all Americans — would be open to voting for a socialist.

sachem
03-14-2016, 06:43 PM
Isnt Scarlett Johansson Danish?

I'm cool with Bernies plan.Maybe Bernie can turn some of us older chicks Danish.

Crepitus
03-14-2016, 06:45 PM
Most, not all, of the economists in the article agree with you.
Many are, and most of the ones that aren't could be adapted to a certain extent.

Crepitus
03-14-2016, 06:47 PM
Maybe Bernie can turn some of us older chicks Danish.
Cool! I love Danish Chicks! And I'm an older guy!

'Course I love American chicks, and Mexican chicks, and Canadian chicks, German Chicks.......


Hmmm, I'm starting to notice a trend here.

TrueBlue
03-14-2016, 06:54 PM
Bernie has this one goal in mind for the American Middle Class and the Poor:

“We will raise taxes, yes we will,” -- Senator Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate

valley ranch
03-14-2016, 06:57 PM
Women are kind of wonderful, they're a bit softer to the touch, have a nice scent, their voices feel good on the ear and when they look at you, it feels like,,,standing in the sun.

I when to Catholic school, in the lower grades they would punish me by making me sit with a girl, I loved it and would cause trouble so I'd have to sit with Claudine. She was so,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

valley ranch
03-14-2016, 07:05 PM
Bernie Sanders is a Communist and an Ignoramus He's not actually democratic or socialist, either. July 15, 2015
Matthew Vadum (http://www.frontpagemag.com/author/matthew-vadum)
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http://www.frontpagemag.com/sites/default/files/styles/article_full/public/uploads/2015/07/berniesanders_1.jpg?itok=-gCs4xl7
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been getting away for years with describing himself as a socialist, when in reality he is an outright America-hating communist.
This belief in communism is reflected in the Sanders platform. Even a brief glance reveals his plan to be hopelessly utopian and insane. It will extinguish freedom and shutter businesses and cause widespread suffering especially among the poor people he claims to want to help. It is a program for exporting the best and the brightest to places that appreciate them.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/259477/bernie-sanders-communist-and-ignoramus-matthew-vadum

Crepitus
03-14-2016, 08:22 PM
Bernie has this one goal in mind for the American Middle Class and the Poor:

“We will raise taxes, yes we will,” -- Senator Bernie Sanders, Presidential Candidate

You will say anything if you think it makes Hillary look good won't you.

valley ranch
03-14-2016, 08:25 PM
I think that may be Hillary!

texan
03-14-2016, 08:44 PM
Can Sanders turn the US into Denmark? An investigation. (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/14/can-bernie-sanders-turn-the-united-states-into-denmark-an-investigation/)

An interesting piece by the Washington Post. It includes economists of many stripes. Surprisingly a lot of the liberal economists don't see Sanders plans working out well.



Read the entire article to get several points of view.

As I have stated I like Bernies General honesty, but is he really that honest? Can't get any of this crap passed, nada! Free everything Bernie offers, what a loon....Note this, if he were legit in the least a weak bad candidate like Clinton we be done just like last time.

Peter1469
03-14-2016, 08:45 PM
As I have stated I like Bernies General honesty, but is he really that honest? Can't get any of this crap passed, nada! Free everything Bernie offers, what a loon....Note this,mid he were legit in the least a weak bad candidate like Clinton we be done just like last time.

True. A president can't pass laws. Congress does that.

Cigar
03-14-2016, 08:54 PM
Cool! I love Danish Chicks! And I'm an older guy!

'Course I love American chicks, and Mexican chicks, and Canadian chicks, German Chicks.......


Hmmm, I'm starting to notice a trend here.


Didn't turn out as planned :laugh:

Kalkin
03-14-2016, 10:09 PM
Sanders is economically illiterate. Makes 6 figures and pays high interest on CC debt.