A brief note for critics of Bernie’s economic plan
Dear everybody freaking out because some people think the Bernie Sanders economic plan can’t pay for itself.
1) You can’t work with recent historical data as your assumption because the Sanders approach throws it out and works off different assumptions entirely.
2) Okay, okay. That’s true but I don’t have the time to explain why in detail. So let’s go ahead and say you don’t believe #1 and you do believe his critics. Fine. How about we turf the Osprey, which is a boondoggle of the first order. That’s, I don’t know – I see numbers all over the place, but … $100 billion over several years? More? That would help a little, right?
3) Still not enough? Okay, we have a military budget that’s literally double any other nation on earth. What if we trim that back to a mere 80% larger than any other nation on earth and see where we stand? That’s another $100B or so. Are we getting close yet?
If you want to make a meaningful contribution to the debate, you need to start by asking the right questions instead of parroting the ones being fed to you by folks with a deep vested interest in the current way of divvying up the pie.
Jesus is coming, children, and he wants you to use your goddamned brains, people.