Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Quickies: What To Expect From A Socialist

     Some of it, of course, is utterly obvious. Consider this old saying:

     Capitalism and Communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist, seeing the rich man and his fine home, says: "No man should have so much." The capitalist, seeing the same thing, says: "All men should have as much." – Phelps Adams

     And of course, if the socialist gets power, pretty soon he’ll get his wish – whereas the capitalist knows that only damned hard work prolonged over decades can get a people closer to his wish.

     But socialists have another common failing: they’re masively vindictive and lack any semblance of moral scruple:

     The office of Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is being accused of wielding its political power in order to seek retribution against a Vermont business owner who ran an ad attacking Sanders over his hypocrisy.

     Rodolphe “Skip” Vallee, the CEO of St. Albans-based gasoline distributor and retailer R.L. Vallee, is alleging that Sanders and his senior press adviser, Daniel McLean, conspired against the business owner by drumming up a class-action lawsuit, according to federal court documents.

     Vallee, who owns more than 45 gas stations in and around Vermont, produced an anti-Sanders television advertisement that aired locally in September 2014. The advertisement criticized Sanders for lambasting “the rich” over receiving tax breaks and golden parachutes, while his wife Jane Sanders received a $200,000 golden parachute after her involvement in a land deal helped to bankrupt Burlington College while she was president.

     Please read it all. This is a case worth watching, and not only for what one could expect of a President Bernie Sanders.

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