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Following a report that Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described “democratic socialist,” will remain a Democrat after his bid for the party’s presidential nomination, FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented:
“This just goes to show how far to the left the Democratic Party has drifted. Americans need only look to European governments that are either run by socialists or are experiencing the negative effects of policies put in place by them. These countries – which include France, Greece, and Spain – are plagued by weak economic growth, crippling debt, and high unemployment.”
“Americans should be upset by cronyist policies that lead to bailouts, subsidies, and other policies that pick winners and losers in the marketplace. But the European-style socialist welfare state that Democrats want can’t be paid for with unicorns and fairy dust. It will consume resources that will bring economic growth to a grinding halt, destroy jobs, and rob future generations of opportunity. Sanders’ brand of socialism may have a home in the Democratic Party, but it has no place in America.”
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