Bernie Sanders: The US Should Be More Like Socialist Scandinavia
Bernie Sanders said socialist policies in nations such as Denmark, Norway and Sweden should be implemented in the U.S. in an interview with “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos Sunday.
The ABC News host told Sanders he could “hear the Republican attack ad…he wants America to look more like Scandinavia.” The Vermont senator responded saying, “That’s right. What’s wrong with that?”
From the interview itself:
SANDERS: That’s right. That’s right. What’s wrong with that? What’s wrong when you have more income and wealth equality. What’s wrong when they have a stronger middle class in many ways than we do, a higher minimum wage than we do, and they’re stronger on the environment than we do? The fact of the matter is that we do a lot in our country, which is good, but we can learn from other countries. We have, George, the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on earth at the same time as we’re seeing a proliferation of millionaires and billionaires. Frankly, I don’t think that’s sustainable. I don’t think that’s what America is about.
Too bad that Bernie Sanders is too dense and too ideologically thrown in to realize that Scandinavian systems and Scandinavian results are a function of Scandinavian peoples and Scandinavian folkways and Scandinavian social altruism designed for Scandinavian countries at Scandinavian latitudes and with Scandinavian winters, and that the whole thing doesn’t scale well to the Congo or Baltimore. Even the Scandinavian-American diaspora and their very similar systems fall apart when blacks show up to mooch. And eventually, with Scandinavians opening the doors for blacks/Muslims to flood in, so too will their traditionally generous welfare states fail.