Bernie Sanders Scares me !

Sanders calls himself a Socialist. He uses Scandinavia (Norway) as a model. It is not all it is made up to be. I know, I have lived there. I have family and friends there. Norway is not a Socialistic country. Socialism is defined as a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies. That’s not how the Scandinavian countries work. Private ownership of companies predominates. There is socialized medicine but it does not work all that well. There are lots of benefits paid by taxes. The refugees know this and want to go there for the benefits and to be taken care of. And would you like TAXES at 50%? If so, elect Sanders.  

Meanwhile the elderly and old and not doing so well in Norway. Inflation has essentially wiped out the savings of the old people. (Some of that is happening here to. More on that another time.)   Anyway the concept of to each according to need and from each according to ability sounds great but it doesn’t work that well in practice! I grew up mostly in Norway, partly on Long Island NY. My Mother was American. Life in Scandinavia is by no means Utopia!

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