"You gotta be kidding me, Motley Monk," many must be thinking."Did you trip and fall on your head last night?"
- By raising taxes on large companies and the super-wealthy, Sanders intends to make college free. "Prior to the 1980s," James writes, "(nearly) free colleges in California arguably fueled the growth of Silicon Valley as a high tech Mecca. History might repeat itself."
- Sanders would eliminate the tax loopholes large corporations enjoy, leveling the playing field for small companies which currently pay the full rate.
- Increasing the minimum wage substantially, Sanders argues, stimulates local demand for products and services. Thus, more money circulates, more wealth is created, and money in the hands of the poor and lower middle class gets spent more quickly than money in corporate coffers.
- Rather than flush $$$s down the toilet in endless attempts to accomplish the impossible through war, Sanders wants to invest in the nation's infrastructure.
- Rollback those free trade agreements which have gutted the U.S. manufacturing sector which cannot complete with the slave labor abused by foreign manufacturers. Sanders would provide benefits to small companies that export their products.
So, there they are. The five reasons why Bernie Sanders would make a good President of the United States of America: provide a free college for all; tax reform socking it to the big corporations; increasing the minimum wage; investing in the nation's infrastructure; and, helping small businesses increase their exports.
Interesting as it is to consider what a Sanders presidency would seek to impose upon people, James adds, doing so is
"...also a little sad. A country has to be seriously screwed up when even socialism starts to look like it might be worth a try."
Let the discussion begin...
To read James' article in Inc., click on the following link: