The next time a progressive tells you socialism works, just point to Germany, Sweden, Greece, the Netherlands and the rest of Europe which is failing in the global economy.
In this new study, it turns out that if European countries were to become states in America, they’d be among the poorest in the country, even surpassing Mississippi.
Since Sweden is held up as a sort of promised land by American socialists, let’s compare it first. We find that, if it were to join the US as a state, Sweden would be poorer than all but 12 states, with a median income of $27,167.Median residents in states like Colorado ($35,830), Massachusetts ($37,626), Virginia ($39,291), Washington ($36,343), and Utah ($36,036) have considerably higher incomes than Sweden.
With the exception of Luxembourg ($38,502), Norway ($35,528), and Switzerland ($35,083), all countries shown would fail to rank as high-income states were they to become part of the United States. In fact, most would fare worse than Mississippi, the poorest state.
For example, Mississippi has a higher median income ($23,017) than 18 countries measured here. The Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom all have median income levels below $23,000 and are thus below every single US state. Not surprisingly, the poorest OECD members (Chile, Mexico, and Turkey) have median incomes far below Mississippi.
Please Bernie Sanders, tell us more about how great socialism is.
Reporters love to gush over Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. It’s almost as if they forget that their job is to question everything the candidates do and say.
After SNL joked about how many pairs of underwear Sanders owned, reporters in Iowa actually took time to ask Sanders the question. Take a look at the conservation:
The Vermont Independent told reporters outside a fundraiser in Iowa City, Iowa, that he does in fact own two pairs of underwear, having just bought his second pair last week, quipping:
“That’s a joke. Joke, joke, joke. I have an ample supply of underwear.”
He continued with his response to the “serious question” at hand, telling the reporters:
“When I was mayor of the city of Burlington I think I did have one suit. But now as a United States senator I have increased my supply of suits, as well.”
Watch the video:
Wow, that’s some hard-hitting journalism right there.
When Matt Damon isn’t busy sucking as an actor, he sucks up to liberals like Hillary Clinton and President Obama.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Damon was practically salivating over his affection and love for Obama.
Read the nonsense here:
But talking to THR, he gushed, “We talked about it, and look, even when I was giving him shit, he’s somebody who thinks so deeply about everything he does.” The movie star added, “I don’t ever question that it’s coming from the right place with him. He’s a remarkable human being and shockingly easy to be around. He’s incredibly approachable and doesn’t beat you up with his station, though he could.”
Damon is also a fan of Hillary Clinton:
He says he supports Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side: “I love Elizabeth Warren, but she’s not running for president.” He also likes Joseph Biden and Bernie Sanders and wavers when pressed to choose among them, before coming down for Clinton. “I’m supporting Hillary,” he affirms, noting she’s the only candidate to whom he has given money this go-around.
Excuse us while we barf now.
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Dave Matthews from the Dave Matthews Band says that politicians like socialist Senator Bernie Sanders give him hope for the future. Why? Because politicians like Sanders want to tax millionaires like Matthews until they no longer have millions.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Matthews claimed Republicans are “nonsensical,” but that socialists like Sanders are talking about the real problem of America, which is apparently that rich people do not give enough money to the federal government.
“When I listen to the bold-faced, impossible and nonsensical, disconnected claims at the last debate, I’m like, ‘What the f—k are you all talking about?’ None of you are remotely connected. None of you have an actual plan!” said Mathews. “I can stand up and say, ‘If I was President, I would make everybody’s boobs bigger, and I would make men stronger, and everybody would be happy, and everybody would be fed, and the oceans would be clean, and everyone would have jobs. And that’s what I’ll do if I’m President.’”
Matthews, who twice supported President Barack Obama, adds: “Wait, do you s—t money? What are you f—king talking about? There’s no way you can do anything but damage our children’s future by claiming you can spend more money to make us stronger, make us better, make us happier, make the whole world a better, more peaceful place, and cut taxes and have less government. ‘Cause you’re just talking about something that’s f—king impossible.”
When asked if he is supporting any particular candidate in the upcoming election, the 48-year-old praises Sen. Bernie Sanders:
“When I hear someone speaking in terms of the workers rising up and the working people feeling like they have a voice, when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. And I have no party affiliation. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal.
“Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, ‘Thank you.’ Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish I was a socialist.” I should get a shirt that says, “Tax me! Tax the f—k out of me!” At least we’re hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don’t mean anything. So I feel like there’s hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country.”
We’ll see how much Matthews likes it when his millions are stripped from him, in the name of “wealth redistribution.”