Crazy Bernie’s probably past his sell-by date, but he’s still in there babbling (https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/08/27/sanders-china-has-made-more-progress-addressing-extreme-poverty-than-anyone-else-sadly-theyre-more-authoritarian/).
He grants it’s sad that the communist dictatorship is becoming “more authoritarian,” and they really shouldn’t strip the people of Hong Kong of their rights–but in defense of the regime, said the Democrat presidential wannabe, they have “made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization.”
Uh… could that be because they had tons and tons of extreme poverty to start with, and just about any change would’ve been for the better? Except for some of those changes put in by dear old Mao Tse-tung, which killed at least 40 million of his defenseless countrymen. Like, it’s hard to lift Americans out of poverty because American poverty, compared to poverty in China or throughout the Third World, is almost wealth.
Yes, this is the same loon who once said Venezuela is “living the American dream” better than America.
And he’s got four houses now. The Monopoly game that is America has been very, very good to him.