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In Latest Democrat Debate Bernie Sanders Makes an Amazing Promise

Bernie Sanders
Written by Onan Coca

 

Ah, I remember a time in our nation’s history when political candidates promised to cut taxes (even when they knew they wouldn’t) and that a sure way to lose an election was to admit that you might raise taxes! Sadly, those halcyon days have long since past, and today we live in a new and disturbing America.

In today’s America the largest political party has embraced socialism (something that would disgust their former leaders) and become the party of despotism. Today’s Democrats have chosen force over reason, demagoguery and slander over debate, and violence over self-responsibility. Consider that the party now advocates an extreme hike in taxation in an effort to sustain the welfare state. Consider that the Democrats now advocate curtailing the 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment in their efforts to keep us “safe” and to ensure a “fair” society. Also consider that today’s Democrats have no problem with using the government to force law-abiding citizens into turning over their hard-earned dollars to people who openly misuse that money while defrauding our nation.

How can I prove that this is today’s Democrat Party? Simple. I watched the most recent Democrat presidential debate, and they told me so.

Seriously. Watch as the Democrat candidate du-jour Bernie Sanders PROMISES to raise your taxes.

We will raise taxes, yes we will. But also let us be clear, Chris: There’s a little bit of disingenunity out there. We may raise taxes but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and for businesses. If you’re not paying any more private health insurance are you going to be complaining about the fact that I’ve saved you $5,000 in your total bill? So it’s demagoguery to complain about raising taxes.” 

Ya’ know Bernie, we wouldn’t have to worry about those premium costs if you and your fellow big government liberals hadn’t started messing with our health care to begin with. If I could shop for insurance across state lines, If I was free to choose the plans that best fit me and my family’s needs, if the healthcare marketplace were truly “free,” prices would be low enough for us not to be needing to have the discussion about skyrocketing healthcare costs.

Bernie’s “solution” for the problem of rising costs is the same “solution” that caused the skyrocketing increase in the first place! It’s not Bernie’s opponents who are being disingenuous or demagoguing, it’s Bernie. If he was being honest with the American people, he would remind them that the European nations he wishes to model his healthcare reform after have effective tax rates that are upwards of 75%, while here in America we get to keep far more of our hard-earned dollars. So when Bernie pretends that we’ll be keeping more of our money under his plan – he’s simply lying.

Don’t forget Bernie’s “plans” include more than $18 TRILLION in NEW spending. That money has to come from somewhere… and that somewhere is your wallet.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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