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Bernie Sanders Accidentally Proves Power of Capitalism With Claim About Communist China

Bernie Sanders just accidentally proved the power of capitalism with his claim about Communist China. At the same time he showed his hatred for America and all that our country has accomplished over the years.

It started when a reporter at Hill TV asked Bernie “What is your view of China today? Do you believe China represents an existential threat to the American worker?”

Bernie replied by saying “I wouldn’t use the word existential threat. I think China is a country that is moving, unfortunately, in a more authoritarian way in a number of directions. We would have hoped that they would move toward a democratic, more democratic form of government and moving in the opposite direction.”

We can all I think agree on that but then Bernie started going off the rails “They [China] are a country that vigorously protects their own interests, but what we have to say about China, in fairness to China and its leadership is, if I’m not mistaken, they have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization.”

What Bernie neglects to mention of course is that what success China has in lifting it’s citizens out of poverty is because of capitalism, NOT communism or socialism.

Socialism and Communism, which are practically the same thing, both destroy prosperity while Capitalism has created more wealth and prosperity than any other economic system ever created.

Partial transcript:

SANDERS: “I wouldn’t use the word existential threat. I think China is a country that is moving, unfortunately, in a more authoritarian way in a number of directions. We would have hoped that they would move toward a democratic, more democratic form of government and moving in the opposite direction.

And they are a country that vigorously protects their own interests, but what we have to say about China, in fairness to China and its leadership is, if I’m not mistaken, they have made more progress in addressing extreme poverty than any country in the history of civilization.

So they’ve done a lot of things for their people. Their economy now is struggling, but I think it is absolutely possible for us to have a positive working relationship with China, what I said back then and what I believed is that the function of permanent normal trade relations with China, it was pretty obvious to me.

It is a legislation trade agreement written by large profitable corporations who wanted cheap labor in China. So what they wanted, it was a trade agreement which made it easier for them to shut down in this country and then hire people in China back then for fifty cents an hour, a dollar an hour, wages have gone up there a bit, but clearly much lower wages, much lower wages than in the United States.

That was what that trade agreement was about and it has cost us many millions of jobs, as has NAFTA. So what I said then and what I say now is trade is extremely important but you cannot have unfettered free trade written by large corporations and their CEOs. You new trade agreements that are designed to work for working families, for family-based agriculture, not just for the owners of profitable corporations.”

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