Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign is on the ropes.
But he’s still appearing at town halls in a desperate attempt to steal the nomination.
And Sanders was asked one question on Fox News that left him speechless.
Unlike some of the more cowardly members of the left, Bernie Sanders is willing to go on Fox News to discuss his bad ideas.
The life-long communist held a town hall that aired on Fox News, and it didn’t go terribly well for him.
At one point, he claimed that the Soviet Union was not socialist.
This is a common trick of the left.
They apply the “no true Scotsman” logical fallacy to any socialist country that developed into a dictatorship.
That’s how they get away with arguing that socialism has never been tried.
They’re not bothered by the fact that every time these ideas are implemented, they lead to genocide and starvation.
But that arguably wasn’t even the worst moment of the night for Sanders.
He once again said that his goal for the United States is to be like the Nordic countries.
Sanders and other progressives conveniently point to the Scandinavian countries as their economic model, but that’s only because their previous models—the USSR, Cuba, Venezuela—all imploded.
But Fox News host Martha MacCallum pushed back.
She pointed out that Sweden and Denmark have been cutting property taxes, cutting corporate taxes, deregulating, and enacting other market reforms.
Sanders’s answer to MacCallum’s retort was, “I’m not an expert on the current economy in Sweden.”
This is your must watch clip from the Bernie townhall.@marthamaccallum explains to Bernie that Sweden and Denmark are not even remotely close to being socialist countries.
His response is "I'm not an expert on the current economy in Sweden." pic.twitter.com/Txb3DemHtI
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 9, 2020
That’s an amazing admission from Sanders.
He’s been extolling the greatness of the Swedish economy for at least five years, and he hasn’t taken the time to investigate the finer points of their economy.
Swedish politicians have chastised Sanders for calling their economy socialist.
They corrected him and said they’re a market economy.
As MacCallum pointed out, Sweden flirted with Sanders’s policy proposals in the 1970s, and they nearly destroyed the economy.
The Nordic countries have big welfare states, but they pay for them with low corporate taxes and property taxes, VAT taxes that are regressive in nature, oil reserves, and minimal regulations.
They don’t even have a minimum wage.
Also, people making $46,000 and above are taxed at around 60%.
That part of Sanders’s Swedish pitch is conveniently left out.
Sanders wants the Nordic welfare state, but wants to implement all of the confiscatory policies that would make it impossible to implement.
Adopting a Nordic style in the United States would be wildly unpopular, which is why Sanders isn’t telling the truth about it.