Adding Up Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

Adding Up Bernie Sanders’ Socialist Agenda

We’ve all known that Bernie Sanders’ socialist agenda would be expensive. But now we know exactly how costly it would be for American taxpayers.

Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute added up all of Sanders’ expensive proposals and found that, in total, Sanders is proposing $97.5 trillion in new spending over the next ten years.

The result of these proposals? The government would employ 50% of American workers, spend 70% of the U.S. economy on government programs, and add $90 trillion to the national debt.

Check out our infographic below totaling his proposals:

Socialism is Government Control

Socialism is Government Control

Socialism is gaining popularity in America because of “a fundamental misunderstanding of what socialism means, in both theory and practice.” This Heritage Foundation commentary highlights this growing issue: https://www.heritage.org/progressivism/commentary/whats-behind-socialisms-growing-appeal

Socialism would put the government in control of business and the economy, including what people can buy and how much things cost. The free market would no longer exist.

Over time, the understanding of what socialism is has dropped. Just 17% of Americans recognize that socialism means government control.

The Left is pushing for government control by making promises for free government benefits and “equality.” In truth, as Amb. Nikki Haley often puts it, “If you go to socialism, everyone’s equal. Equal in poverty… equal in starvation.”