Is Bernie a Moderate in 2020? Bernie’s Maximum Socialist Plan

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is about as socialist as they come in the United States. And he pretty much owns that. His proposed policies for his presidential campaign platform should be enough to convince just about anyone of that. From Medicare for All to tuition-free colleges and a total rehaul of the criminal justice system, they all scream socialism or as close as they can be.

But it might surprise you to know that these plans are pretty moderate in comparison to what he used to want for America.

I know what you’re thinking; how could there be more socialistic or leftist ideas than his current thoughts on everything being racist?

But there is. And a recent interview with Jake Tapper proved just that.

Tapper reminded the Vermont lawmaker of a few of his former policies and thought processes, including one that suggested that our nation implement a maximum wage in addition to the minimum wage already in effect.

However, Sanders refused to acknowledge that he ever had such an idea, knowing that it would likely not sit well with a great many voters. Instead, he dismissed the question. But not before he raged at Tapper for even asking about such a thing.

The Free Beacon reported, “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) on Sunday refused to discuss his support for a ‘maximum wage’ during his early days in Vermont politics, calling the unearthing of such radical proposals not ‘productive.’”

Tapper said, “Early in your political career, way back in 1974, you said that it should be illegal to earn more money than someone could spend in his or her lifetime. You proposed a maximum wage cap on the highest earners.”

However, Tapper could hardly get this entirely out before Sanders was cutting him off. First, Sanders asked what year it was that he had supposedly said that, and then when it was answered with the additional note by Tapper that it was about 45 years ago, Sanders went on a rant, completely dismissing the question.

He put up his hands and said, “Did you go back to my third-grade essay when I was in PS 197 about what I said?”

As you can see from the video, it gets pretty awkward.

Sanders then went on saying that they could talk all they wanted about what he said in his early days and in the 70s, but it wouldn’t be “productive” to do so, implying that they were the thoughts of a mere child. Instead, the senator wanted to talk about his days as mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and the subsequent years he spent in Congress.

What he basically did was imply that his early years and decisions he made then are, as the Free Beacon says, “irrelevant to his current political views.” But as we all know, our past shapes who we are today. Therefore, if we are to understand someone and their views fully, we have to know where they have been and what they have believed.

And as Tapper pointed out, these were not the thoughts of a child, Sanders was an adult and in his thirties by the time statements about a maximum wage were being discussed.

Now, it is entirely possible that Sanders, as he has matured and gotten a little wiser, has changed his position on having a maximum wage. I mean, he changed his position on “open borders,” so why not this. And he could have even embarrassed a bit about having thought that at one time.

However, the fact that he completely dismisses the entire question of it gives us reason to believe that maybe, just maybe he still thinks that way. After all, he could have simply denied having those thoughts. On the other hand, he could have admitted those once held views and then explained why they had changed.

But his willingness to do neither, makes us question him all the more.

It really wouldn’t be that far of a stretch for the most socialist lawmaker in America, right? Sanders already has made it abundantly clear that he thinks the wealthy are ruining this nation. He blames the “top one percent” for nearly all of our significant problems.

And it doesn’t get much more socialist than that. Capitalism, on the other hand, doesn’t seek to punish the wealthy. Instead, it offers everyone no matter where they come from the opportunity to make more out of their American dreams and not settle for everyone being equal but poor.

25 thoughts on “Is Bernie a Moderate in 2020? Bernie’s Maximum Socialist Plan”

  1. Now, it is entirely possible that Sanders, as he has matured and gotten a little wiser, has changed his position on having a maximum wage. ——What’s good enough for me isn’t good enough for thee. He can blame the “1 percent” all he wants but he sure looks like 1 percent to the rest of America having 3 houses worth more than most retirement funds and making bank off connections and helping his family to get the spoils from capitalism.

    1. Oops, look the other way. Nothing to see here. Why does no one realize why he is so angry all of the time? He is a cranky od fart who acts this way so no one will talk with him. The more people hear him talk the scarier he is. Jake Tapper only asked this because he was shilling for Warren. Killing Coal and Oil, taking over Healthcare and Insurance, and Nationalizing the Energy Sector are Communist, not Socialist.

  2. Bernie is a full flamed communist. He has tried to tone it down some as he is running for president, but he has surrounded himself with communist thugs who think that they can and will tear down our republic.

  3. B.S has never held an honest job in his life , has never contributed anything positive to the world his whole worthless communist life . & anybody voting for him are the same as him ! – scum of the earth .

  4. Bernie is woefully ignorant of how economies work. The point made by Intellectual Impaler is completely correct. Bernie IS in the 1 percent he is actively looking to target for confiscation of the wealth they have earned. He NEVER talks about fiscal responsibility. He is looking for pockets of wealth to fund his hairball ideas. He is also interested in the government taking control of a number of private or commercial industries. Bernie, you are in the wrong country. Run of president of Venezuela, Cuba, or North Korea. This country needs to remain the land of opportunity for all of its citizens and it will cease to be that under the government strangulation of businesses he has outlined in his campaign speeches.

  5. Sanders is not socialist—he’s communist…

    Sanders blief is communism 4 thee but not 4 me!!!

    He used 2 rail against millionaires as well as billionaires….

    Until he bcame a millionaire, that is—-now he doesn’ say anything about millionaires!!!

    Can u say hypocrite???


  6. socialist and comunist is the same word. Marx used socialist when trying to sound more moderate….karl marx was a frggn comunist period….bernie is a comunist period.

  7. Hell no, Bernardo is not a Socialist! He says that just for the shock value to get people’s attention! lol If you want the truth, Bernardo’s full intention is full blown Communism for all of America. You know, the things our fathers and grandfather, brothers, cousins and other females in our families fought against, yet, he’s an imperialist, too. So, remember this when you go to the polls to cast your vote. You are either an American or you are a Communist. There’s no riding the fence on this one!

  8. Sanders is a Communist, who took his honeymoon in Russia!

    Sanders, Congressman Garcia of Illinois, Congressman Al Green of Texas, and the Squad of Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Presley, are now trying to get a bill passed in Congress, called the New Freedom Deal!

    “This bill will fly illegals back to America, that have already been deported from the US for being here illegally, and will supply them with untold welfare”!
    “All at Taxpayer Expense”

    The only people who would vote for Communist Sanders, would be the people who want open borders, plus all the free health care, and free college tuition, he’s promising!

    Of course nothing is free, and Sanders even admitted that nobody knows, what his Medicare for all, including illegals, would cost taxpayers!
    Sanders and the Communist Squad, will bankrupt America, and will cause America to be a lawless, third world cesspool!

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  10. Bernie Sanders is a flat ass out communist! They talk about child endangerment this SOB should be hanging from the light pole by the neck until dead for the lies and deceit in the distraction he’s done to our youth making them believe that this is a good source of government which is nothing but a lying bitch has been sold to people for 2000+ years. There is no Santa Claus out there, and if you take any money from the government other than what you’re forced to pay in yare nothing but a thief and a deadbeat!

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