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Working Families Don’t Count with Bernie Sanders

His rhetoric makes clear that American working families come second to climate change and immigration scams.

How exactly can Bernie Sanders support working families when he wants to import cheap labor and increase energy prices?

Bernie Sanders, along with Elizabeth Warren, is posing as a watchdog against Donald Trump. The Hill reported,

Both noted that Trump did indeed win the election. They also acknowledged that he had clearly tapped into a strong vein of anger and discontent among the American public towards the Washington establishment. Both said they were willing to work with him if their interests were ever to overlap.

“To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him,” said Sanders in a statement.

“When President-Elect Trump wants to take on these issues, when his goal is to increase the economic security of middle class families, then count me in,” said Warren in a speech to labor leaders Thursday. “I will put aside our differences and I will work with him to accomplish that goal.”

But both of those nods towards compromise were surrounded by vows to fight hard if Trump pursued many of his top-shelf priorities, such as a mass deportation of illegal immigrants and the building of a border wall.

How does cheap labor from across the border help our working families?

If you believe in the competition of free labor helping consumers then you would have an argument, though many Trump voters don’t agree. But that isn’t Bernie Sanders position. He wants to help working families by raising their wages. So how do open borders help that?

They don’t.

Worse, Sanders also insisted he would fight against what he called Trump’s “anti-environment policies.” To get an idea of what he means, watch this old campaign video:

Put aside the fantasy notion that Federal land is land that “all of us” own. The Federal government is not “us” but a dangerous corporation that occupies us.

But what Sanders is promising is higher energy prices. It will become more expensive to drive a vehicle or heat or cool one’s home if Sanders has his way.

That is going to hurt, rather than help, working families.

The only way Bernie Sanders can evade the obvious problem is by invoking the specter of greedy oil companies and the apocalyptic vision of an overheated planet.

Oil companies make money by providing a product that consumers want. “Green energy” companies, like the now-defunct Solyndra, don’t provide such a product—and thus require government subsidies. They are no less greedy than any other company, but they are more reliant on theft, which they call “taxation.”

The global warming that we’ve been told is “settled science” for years now, simply isn’t happening. The greed of George Soros is at work here.

The bottom line is that Donald Trump is the one who has shown real concern for working families. Bernie Sanders has divided loyalties, at best.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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