Lest anyone should envy me, I’d like to mention that I am assigned to write a review of the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, which he expects to accomplish with the aid of Joe Collidge and a couple million of his fellow stodents.
At the heart of this book is a proposal to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, so as to saddle–er, equip–America with the best-educated workforce in the world. This is such a mind-numbingly terrible idea, I hardly know where to begin. But along with it come such goodies as a nationwide $15/hour minimum wage, universal free healthcare, government-paid vacations for “the workers,” and a jihad against income inequality.
This guy would’ve been the Democrat presidential candidate last year if Hillary hadn’t cheated him out of it.
Granting that this kind of twaddle is only to be expected from persons who’ve done nothing in all their adult lives but loiter in the halls of government and dream up crackpot schemes to waste our money, while enriching themselves, it’s still full-blown loony. Never having tried to operate a business, never even having held a real job in their lives, they have absolutely no idea how wealth is created (by people working, for instance) and no interest in remedying their ignorance.
Page after page after page of this stuff! Most of it’s just the same old crap I heard when I was in college in the 1960s. Down with The Rich. Make Them pay for everything. We want Change. Aaaah, fa’naboli!
I think I’ll stop for now, and look for something edifying.