Senator Bernie Sanders has been wildly promoting his latest buzz phrase of late with the hashtag “No Middle Ground” across all forms of social media. He’s used this in relation to workers wages, healthcare, as well as his stance on abortion. If you truly look and study his proposals and his statements, what he is proposing will certainly lead to “No Middle Ground.”
The first thing proposed is is Medicare for All plan, in which he says there is no middle ground.
If you read and study the plan, the plan only seems to effect regular American’s that have private health insurance or no health insurance. What you don’t see is that Congress is not included in the plan as proposed from any research I can find. So there really is no middle ground, seeing as how you either have Medicare for All or are fortunate enough to have the Congressional plan.
The second thing he has indicated that there is no middle ground on is in regards to worker pay. Senator Sanders was quick to go to a Wal-Mart shareholder meeting and demand that Wal-Mart increase wages to $15 per hour, because that’s a livable wage. In other tweets, he has stated that teachers should not be paid less than $60,000.
In addition to the discrepancies in his statements, he has not spoken out against the proposed Congressional raise that is working it’s way through Congress. The raise would increase Congressional salaries from $174,000 to $178,500. I’m sorry, but I thought there was no middle ground here. If $15 is a livable wage, then why do teachers and congressmen make more than those Wal-Mart workers? If it’s livable, then you and your Democrat friends in Congress shouldn’t need that extra $4,500.
Time and time again Sanders says that there is no middle ground on basically every political hot topic there is. The interesting thing, is that the socialist platforms that he is proposing do create a situation where there is no middle ground. Article after article cites how socialist programs erode quality and erode the middle ground.
Socialism creates an environment where there is no middle class. There are the have’s and the have-not’s. So you are either wealthy and in power, or under government rule. See the socialist examples in Cuba or in Venezuela where those in power “have” while those who are under the government rule starve and suffer. This is what Senator Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and anyone else supporting these socialist platforms want.
Under socialism, you will either be part of the ruling class or completely left out reliant on the government for everything. So when Sanders says that there is “no middle ground,” he isn’t lying. Under his plan, the middle ground would erode away.
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