Socialist Brains(sic)

Before I joined a media group for a tour of the Russia of the Soviet Union, I listened to a Russian lawyer’s opinion of the disadvantages of the United States, in a Rancho Bernardo living room:
“You have too many cars, you should walk more — it is healthier. (Right! So why do Russian “walkers” die on average 20+ years before average Americans?) And products like tooth paste…you must have 20 brands on the shelf whey you only need one or two!”

I correctly put those comments down the comments as the lawyer making excuses for what we knew to be a scarcity of everything in Russia, trying to make a virtue of necessity. It reminded me of a Milton Friedman quote: 

“If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” 

Cuba and Venezuela are great examples of the accuracy of that. Venezuela is suffering from a shortage of toilet paper. Toilet Paper!

Why do I bring this up? Because Bernie Sanders, Socialist turned Democrat-Socialist who caucuses with the Democratic Party, and is running for president as a Democrat, says:

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country.”

There is something in the brains of socialists that does not compute.

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One Response

  1. And now the EPA wants to control all surface water including that puddle in front of my house. In five years, there would be no water anywhere. The government exists to do things that the individual cannot do. I’ll take care of that puddle, thank you.

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