Sen. Bernie Sanders praised communism and “breadlines” from the start of his political activism career. Despite the hardships suffered in socialist nations, the 2020 presidential hopeful said in the video that bread lines are “a good thing.
Ironically, Sanders says he’s always supports American workers but opposes the “top 1%” of Americans, primarily wealthy business owners, who hire those workers.
I’m running for president because we need leadership that will fight for the interests of workers, not just the 1 percent. We must:
-Raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15
-Provide pay equity for women
-Guarantee all workers paid family and medical leave
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) February 22, 2019
In a video from 1985, Sanders reveals he advised the government of Nicaragua.
“As a socialist, the word socialism does not frighten me and I think it’s probably fair to see the government of Nicaragua is primarily a socialist government,” he said.
Sanders also looked at the then USSR as a model for American governance.
He announced his 2020 run on Tuesday. So far, Sanders is up against Sens. Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Elizabeth Warren in the pool of Democrats, many who espouse socialist ideologies.
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