Ten Democrat hopefuls are gearing up for another debate.
As the field gets smaller, it is also becoming less diverse in the arena of ideas and experience. While the economy is humming along and unemployment is historically low under Republican President Donald Trump, the Dems who qualified for tonight’s debate bring little-to-no business acumen.
As Greg Orman of Real Clear Politics pointed out, three Democrats with some business experience have already been sidelined.
John Hickenlooper, Michael Bennet, and John Delaney are far too practical for today’s more-socialist leaning liberal party, Orman argues.
And he’s right.
Those who will take tonight’s stage will bring with them the empty promises of “free” healthcare and education, more taxes, and heavy-handed government mandates like gun reform. Orman says that today’s favored Democrats come from the ‘three As’: academia, activism, and attorneys.
Joe Biden and fellow Democrats are using the environment as an excuse to “tax and spend” Americans and their businesses into oblivion.
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) September 12, 2019
Arguably the media’s favorite presidential candidate is Elizabeth Warren – an establishment politician with a panache for tall-tales and empty promises.
She is always on the ready to tout her ‘tax the rich!’ war cry as can be seen in the tweet below, or when she bragged her tax code would be like “looting mansions.”
Let’s be clear: The wealthiest 0.1% haven't been paying their fair share. I'm not going to let them rig the system for themselves while opportunity slips away for everyone else. This isn’t about winning or losing. My #UltraMillionaireTax will level the playing field for everyone. https://t.co/Msj2SY2LpE
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 12, 2019
“Let’s be clear,” Warren said. More taxes on America’s wealthy leads to businesses being driven overseas. Then, high priced attorneys and accountants get busy devising ways to exploit loopholes and shelter profits.
Even if the government were responsible enough, or efficient enough, to raid America’s wealthiest coffers, it’s unlikely much of it would be put to good use. Just look at some high-tax, blue states like Illinois and California to get a glimpse of how tax money is used.
And while residents flee heavily taxed states for red-er pastures, where would Americans flee if Warren or any of her socialist cohorts like Bernie Sanders were to be elected president?
Spreading the wealth instead of earning it is music to the ears of many young and old who haven’t been taught the value of individual liberty and free-markets.
“Moderate” liberals are often jeered at by today’s progressive left. Michael Bloomberg was met with chants of “one-percenter” as he stumped for Hillary Clinton in 2016, Orman recalled.
When self-made Starbuck’s billionaire Howard Schultz dared to dip his toe in political waters and teased a presidential run, he was immediately shut down by the left, especially when he made sense.
Dems and the liberal media were also openly terrified that Schultz might run as an Independent as his criticism of today’s Democrat Party grew.
But where would America be without our most successful? Where would the jobs come from, the philanthropy?
All from the government? Heck, even Elizabeth Warren asked Howard Schulz for money, according to the self-made billionaire.
“You’re gonna criticize me for being successful when in my company, over the last 30 years, the only company in America that gave comprehensive health insurance, equity in a form of stock options and free college tuition,” Schultz said of Warren in January.
“And Elizabeth Warren wants to criticize me for being successful?” he asked. “No!”
Tonight’s debate lineup will be filled with candidates happy to slam the most successful among us for votes. Front runners Biden, Warren, and Sanders will take the stage alongside Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julián Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, and Andrew Yang.
Of course, this anti-success ideology trickles down and hurts small and mid-sized businesses yearning to compete, let alone the job-crushing regulations big-government politicians crave.
The Trump campaign has big plans to counter the debate and its message by flying over the stadium in Houston with a ‘yuge’ banner that says, ‘Socialism will kill Houston’s economy!”
“Every single Democrat candidate has job-killing, economy crushing policies that won’t work for America. Team Trump is here to remind them and let everyone in Houston know what a complete disaster Democrats are for America,” Erin Perrine, deputy communications director, told ABC News in a statement on Wednesday.
ABC, among other media outlets, argues the Trump campaign is using “socialism” as a ploy to scare voters. But look at the debate stage, better yet, force yourself to watch it, and judge for yourself.
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