For the businessmen and women who must wrestle with the encroachment of progressive government largesse, how exactly does adding more rules, and higher regulatory costs help create jobs? Can you please cite examples of where making life more complicated, more costly, and more risky for entrepreneurs and business people ever created more jobs? Please.
China? Only when, at the end of the Cold War, China's communist leadership decided to support economic freedoms and capitalist market principles did their economy take off. Yes, Mr. Sanders, it was capitalism and principles of free enterprise which lifted close to a billion Chinese out of the abject poverty of Mao's failed revolution. It was never collectivist socialism. Was it principles of socialism that created the economic powerhouse utopia of Hong Kong? No.
If I have a natural "right" to healthcare, then why not an equal claim on food, on housing, on transportation, energy, internet, clothing, etc. etc.? Where do my rights and entitlements end, Bernie? Where? Where exactly will the money come from to pay for everyone's entitlements, and how will we sustain it? Why don't you explain to your disciples that there really is no free lunch, and someone always pays.