Beware Bernie’s Brand of Socialism

UNITED STATES - MARCH 07: Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with Rep. Pete DeFazio, D-Ore., not pictured, conduct a news conference in the Capitol to introduce legislation that will strengthen social security by making wealthy Americans pay the same payroll tax as most citizens. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Bernie likes to pretend he is a Democratic Socialist similar to Sweden. It’s not true.

Bernie likes to tout Scandinavia but Scandinavian businesses are mostly free from regulation, nationalization and protectionism. Denmark, for example, ranks higher than the US in business freedom, monetary freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom, property freedom and freedom from corruption.

Sweden isn’t doing as well as the United States when it comes to prospering. If they were a state, they’d be the seventh poorest.

Scandinavia isn’t a terrible place to live but it’s no utopia. In any case, this isn’t the socialism Bernie is talking about.

The Independent Sentinel lays it out