What do you think about him?
Most Helpful Guy
He seems like a nice enough guy but he's an ideologue with no understanding of or interest in reality that conflicts with the way he would like things to be. He's living in a fantasy world which is great when you are six years old and have no responsibilities but not so good when you are the leader of the free world.4
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Most Helpful Girl
Bernie sanders is insane. He thinks if he raises the corporate taxes the 1% stay in the country. You are already regulating the market to death, you already have the highest corporate taxes.
The wealthy are giving you money.
In the past 40 years the GDP growth remained stable. But as a society you are not distributing this wealth between yourselves well. you have a distribution problem. as a result your real median wages are staying stagnant.
The upper class though, at least 9.9% of them out of 10% who are not being subsidized by the government but are actually under pressure too by regulations, as a result of the growth of the GDP are getting richer. Why? Not because they are stealing your money. Because their income growth as a percentage of the growing GDP has not changed. But your median income growth stayed stagnant for 40 years. You are wasting money in meaningless cycles inside the classes between yourselves instead of using it to generate class mobility. This was and is your problem. And now after recession you are keeping yourself on foot with 0-0.25 interest rates and pumping printed money into your economy. You are happy with growing the deficit to one trillion in 2009 and now have it back to 3% of GDP as it was in 2008 by disproportionately raising the debt.
The reasons behind the current situation of America goes back to 60 years ago and is completely explainable. It was a long process of destabilizing the society through the destruction of the nuclear family, disproportionate rise of labour supply, raising your share of the GDP while the profit decreased, disproportionate GDP growth compared to people's actual well being, misplaced regulations and subsidies, bad imports, and now it cannot be reversed by any kind of regulations on the Market or taxation.
At this point, with 18 trillion dollars debt that is said by CBO to raise to 100% of your GDP by 2039, with a deficit that is said to raise to more than 6% of your GDP in 2039, you cannot do anything positive by choking your market more.
Choke it, the capital will escape, your GDP will fall. You are living on GDP and government spending now. You should have known growth of the GDP alone is not a good indicator of a nation's well being.
You should have known also that your idealistic demands of equality will have sever negative economic impacts.
Because nothing, no ideology will change the lives of the people directly. All ideologies will change these numbers.