Biden-Sanders Manifesto the Most Radically Left in U.S. History
Yet this radical socialism is essentially the platform of today's Democrat Party.
It’s amusingly ironic that the leader of the Democrat Party is not even a Democrat. Yes, the party is propping up Joe Biden at the top of the Democrat ticket in the November election, but Biden is a shell of his former self, hiding in his basement and stumbling and bumbling his way through “interviews” with friendly reporters. But when it comes to the driving force behind today’s Democrat Party, the person setting the policy and ideological direction of the party is avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, the far-left Vermont radical who honeymooned in the Soviet Union and praised brutal leftist regimes in Cuba and Venezuela.
Most candidates pander to their base during the primaries, and then tack to the middle for the general election to win over independent voters. Democrats did the opposite. Seeing Sanders pulling away from the field, they scrambled to push the other candidates out of the race to clear a path for Biden, deemed the most electable of the progressive clown show. Yet when Biden secured the nomination, he immediately tacked far left in order to shore up the angry, radical socialist base of the party, the “Bernie bros.”
Any advantage Biden had against President Donald Trump evaporated the moment he signed onto the Bernie-Biden manifesto, a cornucopia of radically leftist policy proposals Biden promises to implement if elected.
Biden’s policy team joined forces with Bernie’s to develop this agenda. Of these combined task forces, Bernie said, “I think if people look at the outcome of those task forces, they’ll find the reality that if those task force proposals are implemented … Joe Biden will become the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”
As The Wall Street Journal editorial board pointed out, “The 110-page Biden-Sanders manifesto is the most radical policy document of either major party in our lifetimes. It leaps to the left of the Obama Administration on nearly every policy area, from education to taxes to climate change.” To the left of Obama? Wow.
So, what proposals do the Biden-Sanders team offer up?
For one, they put the United States on the fast track for eliminating fossil fuels by banning all new coal, oil, and natural gas projects moving forward, by “retrofitting” four million buildings and two million households within five years, and by requiring all new buildings to produce “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2030. They also propose replacing all 500,000 school buses in America with “zero-emission alternatives” by 2025.
In other words, Biden and Sanders want all of America to experience the same skyrocketing electricity prices and rolling blackouts California is currently suffering, which caused Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom to recently tell Californians it’s time to “sober up” about the limitations of renewable energy. Keep in mind that the Bernie-Biden proposals are far more ambitious than California’s current restrictions.
As for the price tag, Biden says his plan is to spend $2 trillion over 10 years. But the price of the Green New Deal is a staggering $93 trillion for just the first decade, or roughly five times the size of the entire American economy.
And at a time when more than 10 million Americans are still out of work, Team Biden-Bernie wants to repeal right-to-work laws and drastically increase taxes, a devastating one-two punch that will cripple an economic recovery.
While avoiding calling for Medicare for All directly, the manifesto achieves the same end through an “installment plan,” proposing expanding Medicare to everyone 60+, with a new taxpayer-subsidized “public option” that would compete with private insurers. Of course, it’s impossible for private insurers to compete with a taxpayer-subsidized plan, so they would go bankrupt, leaving only the government plan.
It’s baffling to see a proposal for socialized medicine when the nation’s leftists have for decades extolled for their “model” systems of socialized healthcare that are going bankrupt and leaving patients dying in hospital hallways, waiting for treatment that never comes.
This leftist utopia also envisions not just “free” healthcare but “free college tuition,” forgiveness of student loans, and schools that provide not just “free” lunch but breakfast and dinner as well.
Of course, these “free” goodies must be paid for by someone, and that would be the working class on the backs of whom higher and higher taxes would be piled. And of course, all of these programs would need an even bigger army of government bureaucrats to manage, with exorbitant salaries and benefits paid by … the taxpayers.
Biden-Bernie also calls for an end to the “era of shareholder capitalism.” Translated, that means private wealth would be subject to public demands, the accumulated wealth of American citizens handed over to “stakeholders” (i.e., government, environmentalists, unions, etc.). In practice, the 401(k) plans of tens of millions of Americans would be seized and liquidated to fund ecofascist agendas and union-pension bailouts, among other things.
Other plans include the elimination of school choice, the end of cash bail, defunding the police, bailouts of Democrat cities and states, a $15/hour minimum wage, massive wealth redistribution, federal control of local zoning laws, and replacing police with social workers, just to name a few.
And all of this implemented under critical race theory, “social justice,” and identity politics.
If this sounds like the definition of Hell to you, don’t fool yourself. It’s much, much worse.
And the only way to escape it is to vote for Donald Trump.