Sent to Destroy Sanders’ Case for Democratic Socialism, Danish Right-Winger Bolsters It

Common Dreams has the article Sent to Destroy Sanders’ Case for Democratic Socialism, Danish Right-Winger Bolsters It.

Fellow at Peterson Institute, a regressive-minded think tank, concedes the many benefits of a nation that provides universal access to pre-school, healthcare, and college

Here is one of the featured videos in the article. Despite what it says in the headline, this is only about a 20 minute segment of the debate.

Ted Cruz admits that paying lower taxes means much higher out of pocket expenses. Bernie asked if you’d rather pay a net $12,000 extra to lower your taxes. The brilliant mathematician that Ted Cruz is, he thinks you would rather pay $20,000 to lower your taxes by $8,000.

He also uses Cuba as an example of the faults of socialism. He didn’t ask the right question about people fleeing Cuba to get to the USA. He should have asked if it is preferable to live in a powerful country that makes the rules, or would you like to live in a small island country that has been under economic attack for over 50 years by its big domineering neighbor?

Ted Cruz extolled the history of his father who came from Cuba with only a few hundred dollars and became wealthy in the USA.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say.

Cruz’s father Rafael Bienvenido Cruz y Díaz is Cuban American, born in Cuba and growing up middle class there. He left Cuba in 1957 to attend the University of Texas at Austin and obtained political asylum in the U.S. after his four-year student visa expired, as the Cuban Revolution had changed the government. He earned Canadian citizenship in 1973. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2005. Eleanor and Rafael Cruz divorced in 1997

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