Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!
Goodbye, Blue Monday!

Ever wonder what the nutty old Bolshevik Bernie Sanders did before entering politics?  The answer is, “not much.”  Investor’s Business Daily took a look at the daffy old socialists’ history.  Excerpt:

Sanders spent most of his life as an angry radical and agitator who never accomplished much of anything. And yet now he thinks he deserves the power to run your life and your finances — “We will raise taxes;” he confirmed Monday, “yes, we will.”

One of his first jobs was registering people for food stamps, and it was all downhill from there.

Sanders took his first bride to live in a maple sugar shack with a dirt floor, and she soon left him. Penniless, he went on unemployment. Then he had a child out of wedlock. Desperate, he tried carpentry but could barely sink a nail. “He was a shi**y carpenter,” a friend told Politico Magazine. “His carpentry was not going to support him, and didn’t.”

Then he tried his hand freelancing for leftist rags, writing about “masturbation and rape” and other crudities for $50 a story. He drove around in a rusted-out, Bondo-covered VW bug with no working windshield wipers. Friends said he was “always poor” and his “electricity was turned off a lot.” They described him as a slob who kept a messy apartment — and this is what his friends had to say about him.

The only thing he was good at was talking … non-stop … about socialism and how the rich were ripping everybody off. “The whole quality of life in America is based on greed,” the bitter layabout said. “I believe in the redistribution of wealth in this nation.”

So, to sum up, The Bern is and has been a lifelong marginal with a serious case of wealth envy.  And that’s the whole problem with nutty old Bernie and socialists in general.

Relaxed BearWealth in a free market system is not distributed.  It is created and earned.  Bernie and his fellow socialists want to solve the “problem” of “distribution” by taking resources away from people who earned them, and giving them to people who have not.  They have some mystical view that wealth is just something that exists outside of human effort.  They also seem to think that the resources held by the wealthy would somehow magically be theirs if the people who created that wealth had not done so – when, in fact, the wealth in question would not exist at all were it not for those individuals of drive, creativity and talent who invented, innovated, and most of all worked to create value in the market.

Lifelong marginal Bernie’s economic policies would be a disaster.  He would accelerate the flight of businesses from the United States, he would send our already insane Imperial debt into hyper-drive, and would drive the least-capable in our society forever into government dependence.