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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:39 PM

 

Bernie Sanders in the 1970s urged nationalization of most major industries

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/politics/kfile-bernie-nationalization/index.html

(CNN)Bernie Sanders advocated for the nationalization of most major industries, including energy companies, factories, and banks, when he was a leading member of a self-described "radical political party" in the 1970s, a CNN KFile review of his record reveals.

Sanders' past views shed light on a formative period of his political career that could become relevant as he advances in the 2020 Democratic primary.
Many of the positions he held at the time are more extreme compared to the more tempered democratic socialism the Vermont senator espouses today and could provide fodder for moderate Democrats and Republicans looking to cast the Democratic presidential candidate and his beliefs as a fringe form of socialism that would be harmful to the country.
Aspects of Sanders' plans and time in the Liberty Union have been reported before, but the material taken together, including hundreds of newly digitalized newspapers and files from the Liberty Union Party archived at the University of Vermont, paint a fuller portrait of Sanders' views on state and public-controlled industry at the time.


Much more at the link.

He’s not someone I will support, but I do agree that some of the industries listed NEED a HELL of a lot more regulation at the very minimum, and it wouldn’t be a bad thing for the people of the US if they were nationalized. This one makes me despise him a bit less, but I can also see how this release could be further weaponized against us from 45’s side.
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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:41 PM

1. Interesting article

 

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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:01 PM

2. The BeeGees in the 1970s asked how deep is your love

 

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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:26 PM

3. If we had nationalized energy companies in the 1970s

 

...and kept them nationalized, then we’d have more wind and solar and Climate Change would be less of a danger.
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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:29 PM

4. From my twitter feed

 


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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:36 PM

5. Seize Vermont's electricity companies without compensation

 

Now that’s socialism!

In 1976, Sanders went even further: calling for the state to seize ownership of Vermont's private electric companies without compensation to investors.
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Response to Amimnoch (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 07:07 PM

6. BS's "call in the 1970s to nationalize every industry except the corner bakery"

 

Jesus pleasus. THAT would go over just GREAT in the general election.


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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 06:58 PM

7. trump will have fun with issue

 


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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:20 PM

8. I'm sure the GOP would never make effective use of that in a general election campaign.

 

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Mon Mar 18, 2019, 11:00 PM

9. Well he did defend socialism in the USSR until the bitter end.

 

And make no mistake the Soviet Union was real socialism in action.
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