In an interview with The Hill, Democratic presidential candidate and avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said China had done more to address extreme poverty than any country in history. “What we have to say about China, in fairness to China and its leadership is, if I’m not mistaken, they have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization, OK. So they’ve done a lot of things for their people,” Sanders said. He’s right. According to the World Bank, the number of poor in China went from 880 million in 1981, to less than 10 million. But I wonder how they did that? Well, the Chinese “socialists” killed millions of poor people, so there’s that. Dead people aren’t poor. Just dead. They called that the “Great Leap Forward.” After that, they used a tool Bernie despises: capitalism. It was only the Chinese rigorously adopted free-market principles, private ownership and decentralization, that they transformed their economy from a house of horrors to something much more humane. The things that saved a billion lives in China are the things Bernie thinks harmed our country. The lesson is that those who scream about inequality embrace ideas that create more inequality. By replacing equal opportunity with equal outcomes, you end up with two classes: the poor and the powerful. Which happened in China. And it seems to be happening in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Baltimore, too. Of course, China went “whole Communist,” resulting in mass murder, religious persecution, forced abortion and famine. The number of dead in China under Mao has to be counted in the tens of millions. So yeah, praise is in order for China finally coming around to abandoning bad ideas. Maybe Bernie should do the same.
Yeah… I wouldn’t hold my breath on that, Greg. As usual, Greg Gutfeld nails it with his pithy wit. Bernie is an unbelievable hypocrite. He’s a millionaire with three mansions, who underpays his own staff…and that’s just for starters.. And, this all the while he’s preaching his socialist nonsense; how the rich need to pay their “fair share.” Hey Bernie! How about you sell one of your three mansions. After all, you don’t “need” all three. And, why don’t you donate the proceeds to the poor. Lead by example! Unreal… And, let’s not forget that Bernie and his then fiancé had their honeymoon in Moscow…back when it was the Soviet Union. Think about that…especially those of us who remember those days.. An American couple having their honeymoon in the Soviet Union. Wow.. Bernie is someone who hates America, and how it was founded. He hates capitalism, and yet has greatly benefited from it with his book deals and so on. Remember that the next time you see angry, crazy Bernie talking about a “living wage” or some other similar socialist bs.