Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ character gives Sanders and Warren a lesson in Capitalism

Actor Tim Allen took a shot at Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren in a lesson on capitalism.

During the latest episode of his hit sitcom, “Last Man Standing,” Allen’s character Mike Baxter took on the dangers of socialism as he schooled the 2020 presidential contenders on how capitalism is a “recipe for economic success.”


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In the February 20 episode titled “Baked Sale,” Baxter gave exchange student Jen (Krista Marie Yu) some help as she navigated a bake sale to raise money for her school’s geology club.

At the end of the show, during Baxter’s regular video blog, the “Outdoor Man” boss took a direct shot at the progressive politicians.

“Hey, Mike Baxter for Outdoor Man to talk about one of my favorite passions. No, no, no, not gutting a deer while listening to the Lovin’ Spoonful. I’m talking about capitalism,” he said.

“Now, old Bernie and young Elizabeth tell the folks capitalists are cold-hearted, money-grubbing vultures. When you put it that way, you make it sound like a bad thing. But we’re also human beings with a conscience. Conscience. You remember those?” Baxter continued.

“I mean, sure, paying your workers with baseball cards and bubble gum would increase profits, but it’s wrong!” he said.

“Listen, a good boss should know how to make a buck and still be a human being. You see, capitalism, it’s just a recipe for economic success, and it doesn’t taste quite right until you sprinkle in a little morality,” he explained. “That’s why, here at Outdoor Man, we provide benefits for our part-timers, paid medical leave and all-you-can-eat chili at the Annual Meat Summit. Which sadly leads to a lot of paid medical leave.”

“Happy employees make good employees, and that’s good business. Baxter out,” Allen’s character concluded.

Earlier in the episode, Baxter used a muffin to teach the concept of supply and demand.


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“I’d love one of these muffins,” he told Jen. “You’re selling them, right?”

Her $4 price prompts him to insist he is “starving” for the baked good, in an effort to get her to raise the price.

“Oh, I meant $100,” she responded.

“Yeah, I’m starving, I’m not an idiot,” Baxter shot back.

After settling on a price, Baxter explained Jen was experiencing a “money high — the sweet buzz of capitalism.”

But he didn’t end up paying for the muffin, saying, “Think of me as the government, I just added to the debt.”

Allen’s television sitcom, “Last Man Standing” was relaunched by Fox after ABC inexplicably dropped the show after several successful seasons. The comedian has been a vocal conservative, a rarity in liberal Hollywood, and has previously taken on the political correctness that he believes is killing comedy.

“I don’t want to be PC,” Allen said following the show’s relaunch last year. “For all of us in the stand-up world, all of us are seeing this and feeling this, and it’s a little dangerous and uncomfortable that there [are] things you can’t say because they might hurt people’s feelings.”

Twitter users gave the latest episode of “Last Man Standing” a thumbs up.

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