I have been doing my best to stay out of politics lately but…
One of the things I have always hated about politics is how absurdly uniformed
modern democrats socialists are regarding business and how business and the economy actually work.
Seems almost as though liberal politicians just say random things their base wants to believe and the base happily regurgitates them as fact.
A good case in point, and something I hear all the time, is that American corporations don’t pay any or don’t pay their fair share of taxes. Bernie Sanders recently took Verizon to task on corporate taxes and a few other things and was immediately destroyed by Verizon CEO, Lowell McAdam.
For readers who have been Feeling the Bern lately, read this and learn.
“I understand that rhetoric gets heated in a Presidential campaign,” McAdam wrote. “I also get that big companies are an easy target for candidates looking for convenient villains for the economic distress felt by many of our citizens.
But when rhetoric becomes disconnected from reality, we’ve crossed a dangerous line. We deserve better from people aspiring to be President. At the very least, we should demand that candidates base their arguments on the facts even when they don’t fit their campaign narratives.”
Come on America. It’s down to Bernie Sanders, someone who knows less about the economy and is under investigation by the FBI, a deranged billionaire whose rabid supporters are as demented as any lefty, and Ted Cruz.
The choice is obvious.
Added: In unrelated news, Hilary Clinton tries her hand at shirking responsibility and blaming someone else.
“Some people have been upset by a racially charged joke that you and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made over the weekend, especially in context of a recent altercation between Bill Clinton and Black Lives Matter supporters. Upon hearing the criticisms, do you think the joke was inappropriate or, as Mayor de Blasio said, are people “missing the point”?
Well, look, it was Mayor de Blasio’s skit. He has addressed it, and I will really defer to him because it is something that he’s already talked about.”