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The question that exposes the sheer fraud of socialism: How are you going to pay for all of the goodies?

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Conserving liberty means asking the right questions of those who would enslave the nation with false promises.

One of the fantastic aspects of this site is that we are inspired by each other’s writings in the ongoing efforts to conserve liberty. Such as the recent column from Jesseb Shiloh entitled: Seriously, stop asking socialist candidates this stupid question.  Pointing out that asking leftists a ‘gotcha’ question of why they don’t pay more in taxes never works. It only makes them a ‘victim’ opening the door for another regurgitation of their usual class warfare rhetoric. Questions that go to the heart of the colossal fraud of collectivism would be more effective that those touching of Leftist hypocrisy.

The point of this exercise is to prove to the rational majority rather than the hard left 8% that they have no real means to fund their fraudulent ideology. Questions that don’t depend on the answer are far more effective than those that turn them into ‘victims’.

Prefacing the question with the trillion dollar estimates

It’s going to take trillion$ of new spending of other people’s money to fund the freebies the left is piling up such as those cited in this column from JD Rucker. The estimations are always low compared to the true costs for even the more ‘reasonable’ proposals, never mind the insanity of free income or reparations. Even USA Today has discovered that ‘free education doesn’t exist, because educating people costs money’ with reference to Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Free college plan’.

Depending on the circumstances, the set-up of this inquiry can include some of these estimates to begin making the point such as these examples.

Medicare for All $32.6 trillion.

According to a study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a public research university in Virginia, national socialist health care or the laughably termed Medicare for All would cost $32.6 trillion during the first 10 years of its implementation (2022–2031).

Green New Deal between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years.

That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.

How are you going to pay for it?

There should be no doubt that this question will be met with the standard deflection or denial, followed by the socialists pivoting their usual pablum. The questioner will have to rhetorically hold their feet to the fire asking that the leftist provide an answer. When they verge into the talk of the rich ‘paying their fair share’ cite the fact that The Top 3% of U.S. Taxpayers Paid Majority of Income Tax in 2016. And that these proposed new burdens will only fund 1% of the estimated spending.

Note that at this point if the preface for the question along with the point on taxes are phrased properly, the response almost won’t even matter, with the point that these are just false promises that will never come to fruition, thus removing any reason to vote for those people. Only the hard core Socialist-Left 8% of the population will buy into this pablum.

The follow up

This will be the critical point in the conversation, for these national candidates from the Socialist-Left won’t be able to offer an honest answer to this question – but that is exactly the point! They won’t be able to specify the source of other people’s money for all of the goodies they want to allegedly bestow on the people.

Dollars to donuts, the national candidate under question will invariably try to deflect this line of inquiry since it exposes the sheer fraud of socialism. Thus they will try to steer the discussion away with allusions that this doesn’t really matter.

This is where the power of this question comes into play. The follow-up has to make the point that this question goes to the fraud that is the heart of the Left’s socialist national agenda. The questioner can ask why they are avoiding the question or politely ask that they provide a proper answer.

Exposing the sheer fraud of socialism

The most potent questions are those that don’t depend on the answer. These national candidates from the Socialist-Left won’t be able to properly respond to this inquiry because they never intend to fulfil their promises. This is where the questioner moves in for the rhetorical kill.

At this point it is simply a matter of reminding the audience that the candidate under question failed to provide a proper answer the magical source of other people’s money that will fund the Left’s socialist national agenda. Having exposed that these are merely promises that can never materialise, the point is made that collectivism is a colossal fraud.

That while the Left is very good at promising free-healthcare, free-college, free-housing, free food, free vacations, free money and everything in between. They have no intention of making good on these promises, that these are simply enticements to buy votes that will never see the light of day. Hence there is no reason to support these people with their lying and vote-buying.

The Takeaway

It should be clear that the ‘How are you going to pay for all of the goodies’ question goes to the heart of exposing the sheer fraud that is socialism. False promises of a wondrous worker’s paradise have always been part and parcel of the Left’s snake oil sales pitch. Beginning almost 200 years ago with Robert Owen’s ‘Villages of co-operation’ to the load of CLAP promised to the good people of Venezuela, the Utopia never materialises. But by that time it’s too late, the authoritarians already have complete control. Thus is it critical that society never gets to that point, rejecting these false promises in the first place.

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False premises: Gun control push after mass shootings is like the Iraq War after 9/11

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False premises Gun control push after mass shootings is like the Iraq War after 911

Al Qaeda attacked us on 9/11, so let’s invade Iraq. Most Americans fell for this false logic before President George W. Bush embarked the American military on indefinite actions in the Middle East. It was false and they knew it, but they found intelligence speculating about weapons of mass destruction and ran with it. This was an emotional response to a problem, a response that did not offer a solution to the triggering event.

Today, Democrats have taken on the mantle of establishing false premises to promote seemingly related parts of their agenda. Just as Americans were conned into thinking invading Iraq was somehow going to prevent the next 9/11, Democrats are trying to con us again into believing their legislation is going to stop the next mass shooter. But the facts don’t jibe with their claims. The legislation many Democrats are pushing through is for universal background checks. They’re playing on American ignorance to get their agenda done.

Representative Veronica Escobar’s constituents are the ones affected by the El Paso shooter. This is why she’s being looked to by her caucus to lead the charge to push Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring their legislation to the Senate floor. But instead of representing the people of El Paso, she’s using their suffering to guilt Republicans into falling in line with their legislation.

Here’s an inconvenient fact: Had the legislation been in place before the shooting, it would have had zero effect on the outcome. The alleged shooter passed a background check. Why didn’t it stop him? Because in most situations like these, background checks do not work. The purpose of background checks is to prevent criminals and known mentally ill individuals from acquiring firearms. They’re already in place. The legislation to make them “universal” will only harm private sellers and add a new layer of bureaucracy to the mix.

But that fact isn’t stopping Escobar from misleading the people of El Paso into thinking the legislation would have helped them. She knows it wouldn’t and she hopes her constituents are too stupid to realize this.

If we want to slow gun violence, there are ways without gun control. If anything, laws should be looser, not stricter. But Democrats continue to lie to promote their agenda. Their reason: You never let a serious crisis go to waste.

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Will any Democrats emerge from the bottom like Ted Cruz in 2015?

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Will any Democrats emerge from the bottom like Ted Cruz in 2015

In the middle of August, 2015, Senator Cruz was in the middle of the pack for the Republican nomination for President. Despite having strong fundraising, he had held back on spending much as others pushed to gain early polling bumps. According the the August Rasmussen poll, Cruz was in 7th place, trailing Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and even Carly Fiorina. His ranking on betting sites had him even lower with John Kasich and Chris Christie showing better odds of winning the nomination.

By March the following year, he was second to Trump and appeared to be the only candidate who had a shot of beating him. Campaign mistakes, poor coverage by mainstream media, and the audacious style that has become President Trump’s trademark killed off the young Senator’s chances, but his rise from the middle of crowded pack to come in 2nd is noteworthy.

Is there a Ted Cruz in the mix today for the Democrats? Joe Biden enjoys a strong lead. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren combine to match him, so it’s assumed one will drop out and throw support to the other. Kamala Harris still looks strong despite polling losses this month. Pete Buttigieg rounds out the bottom of the top tier candidates, holding on at 5%-10% in most polls.

As for the rest, which one is the 2020 Cruz? Will it be Beto O’Rourke, who has relaunched his campaign (again) to focus on calling everything in America racist? How about Andrew Yang, the businessman who’s going to give everyone $1000 per month? Can Cory Booker finally crack the top tier soon? If it’s going to be anyone, it will be one of these three. The other candidates simply haven’t been noticed by voters or the media.

Perhaps the better question to ask is if there are any Rick Santorum’s among the Democrats. At this point in 2011, Santorum was at 1%. He ended up coming in second to Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.

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Bernie Sanders blames high cost of college for seniors going bankrupt

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Bernie Sanders blames high cost of college for seniors going bankrupt

To all of you 68-year-old college freshmen out there, Bernie Sanders wants your vote. He feels your plight. He recognizes the crushing effect of the high cost of college and how it’s making your go bankrupt. All you want is a degree so you can get a job to pay for socialism in your golden years, and the system is against you. But not with Bernie. Bernie will save you.

All snark aside, it’s true that seniors are going bankrupt, but it’s not because of pensions being cut (something that was essentially cured over a decade ago) or high cost of college. It’s true that healthcare costs are a driving force. Bernie got that one right. What he doesn’t indicate is how the five-fold increase in bankruptcies is a direct result of Obamacare’s cost-driving effects on health insurance and medical costs.

This is why the greatest lie the Democrats are seemingly being allowed to get away with is that their plan is what will fix the broken healthcare system. Medicare-for-All and the other proposals are all advancements on Obamacare. They take things further to the left. After seeing what a little progressive healthcare can do, why would Americans want to double down on it? Who wants twice the failure?

It’s hard to tell which is worse: That Bernie blames high college costs for senior citizens going bankrupt or that millions of Democrats are nodding their heads instead of scratching them.

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