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Sanders beats Trump. Actually nothing. Because the Senate isn't going to turn blue.

But for funzies, lets say Sanders get elected and the dems get a filibuster proof majority. And then all the crazy socialistic BS that Sanders is proposing get's enacted.

What next, speaking of monetary policy, Fed interest rates, and all those things right down to the price of gasoline.
 
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Sanders beats Trump. Actually nothing. Because the Senate isn't going to turn blue.

But for funzies, lets say Sanders get elected and the dems get a filibuster proof majority. And then all the crazy socialistic BS that Sanders is proposing get's enacted.

What next, speaking of monetary policy, Fed interest rates, and all those things right down to the price of gasoline.
If that all happened then we would go full on Venezuela.
 
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The truly sad thing is that the GOPers have hammered that into into your brain so hard that you actually believe it.
You're not very bright, are you.

The BS sanctions the US put on Venezuela had something to do with their financial collapse. But socialism had a lot more to do with it than the sanctions. You can't run a monetary system like you'd run an RBE. It has to be one or the other.


Two words, "unintended consequences."
 
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You're not very bright, are you.

The BS sanctions the US put on Venezuela had something to do with their financial collapse. But socialism had a lot more to do with it than the sanctions. You can't run a monetary system like you'd run an RBE. It has to be one or the other.


Two words, "unintended consequences."
Something like 60% of Venezuelas income was oil exports. Most of that to the US.

How long would you and your family stay afloat if you suddenly lost 60% of your income??

It’s disingenuous at best to say US sanctions aren’t THE primary cause of their current economic situation.
 
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why not source a few of bernie's worst policies you imagine he proposes so we can laugh at you for believing they are so far out of line and so "socialist."
 
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Something like 60% of Venezuelas income was oil exports. Most of that to the US.

How long would you and your family stay afloat if you suddenly lost 60% of your income??

It’s disingenuous at best to say US sanctions aren’t THE primary cause of their current economic situation.
Socialism was having an extremely adverse effect on things down there during Chavez's rule. The hard financial sanctions put on the new leader wasn't put in place until August of 2017. By then there was already food shortages, high inflation and all sorts of hardships that socialism brings. This was brought on by the drop in oil prices. Considering that oil exports are 98% of Venezuela's total exports. In short, that's just about all the make down there.
They allowed the government to take over and take care of them, using oil. When the oil prices collapsed, the teet ran dry. Since there was no other teets, no other manufacturing, no other huge companies that employ a lot of citizens (who pay taxes into the government that pays for all the stuff), they were on the verge of going belly up. This is when and why the protests started.

NOT before the hard sanctions Trump put on them. Even at todays oil prices, their socialist government still couldn't provide for all the citizens that have to rely on their government for stuff. Because they don't make anything.
 
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why not source a few of bernie's worst policies you imagine he proposes so we can laugh at you for believing they are so far out of line and so "socialist."
Paying off everyone's college debt for one. They created the debt. The students borrowed the money, they knew the high cost of education. So why shouldn't they pay it back? Hell, lot's of people lose their homes, should the government pay them off too? Or cars, Jewelry or all the other things they put on their credit cards. Hell, just relieve everyone of all their debts.

This is called picking winners and losers. And it's NOT the roll of the government to do that.