Friday, April 15, 2016
Bernie Sanders has his head jammed so far up his butt it would take a 30-inch pipeline installed just to give him a glimpse of daylight.
If he gets his way with his 'tax the big corporations' plans we'll all be out of work.
Let me tell you a little story about how Philly chased away a long time employer. They stuck a certain (now defunct...they sold out and made a killing) tugboat company with their taxes which the company paid.
Then Philly decided to offer another tug company tax breaks to move there. I don't know if they did or not but the CEO asked Philly what plans they had to give them, the people that have been there for years, a little relief.
He was told that it only applied to newcomers.
"So you're giving my competition an edge?" he asked.
Philly refused to play ball with him. When his lease at Center City expired he simply announced they were out of there. He promptly moved the whole shebang down to Florida where the tax structure was easier on businesses.
Philly lost out on that one. Besides the taxes they lost, businesses in the area lost out. Philly was all the worse off for it.
What does this have to do with Bernie?
Simple. He wants to tax the living daylights out of the larger corporations to pay for social programs.
What is probably going to happen is a lot of corporations are very apt to leave the country or restructure so that their headquarters is off shore somewhere.
They may very well take the entire operation with them. That means jobs.
Bernie doesn't know squat about how business works and I suppose if some corporation moves out he'll get indignant.
It isn't really all that hard for an outfit like General Motors to pack up and leave. I'm sure, for example, that Mexico will cheerfully permit GM to set up shop there. Mexicans will cheerfully build cars to export to the States. So will a lot of other places. I would imagine that Vietnam would welcome an outfit of that size with open arms for the jobs it will create.
Bernie has already said he's going to raise taxes on the working stiff in order to raise money to pay for the lazy and stupid to sit on their asses all day.
If he gets his way this blogger will probably simply retire and join the ass sitters and become a drain on the system. Why work if I have to cough up half my income in taxes?
I'll just retire, go on SNAP, EBT, whatever and get a 'free' Obama phone and help the system implode. While I am at it, I will scour the web for any state or federal benefit I can find and sign right the hell up for it.
And why not?
It sure beats working and coughing up half my income to support the lame and lazy. I'll hang out in the city for a while and learn the tricks of how to buy liquor and cigars with an EBT card. They seem to do it all the time.
The truth is that Bernie doesn't understand that businesses are in the business of making money and not in the business of giving their profits away to the government for social programs.
Another thing Bernie seems to think is that a college education should be free.
WHat he could do instead is make it affordable. The best way to do that is to simply eliminate the college loan program. If he does that people will not be able to go to college. Colleges will have to drop prices or go under.
While a few most likely will, the others that survive will be forced to drop tuition rates to fill the classrooms. The entire college system is bloated now, anyway. They will likley be forced to make cuts and go back to basics. As a result the education will likely get better than it is now.
The reason college is so expensive is that people are willing to pay the price. They take out a loan. If they can't take out a loan then supply and demand will lower the cost.
There are not very many banks that will make a student loan that isn't insured by the government.
Truth is Bernie is a socialist and what happens to socialists is they eventually run out of someone else's money to spend.
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