2011: Bernie Sanders Lauds Venezuela for Closing Income Gap
These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who’s the banana republic now?Yes, incomes are likely to be equal where everybody is poor. Except, of course, for the elite socialists whose incomes may not be huge, but who have privileged access to the scarce goods and services that ordinary citizens don’t.
That’s the dirty little secret of the socialists. They expect to be among those who get the good doctors under a single payer system of socialized medicine. They expect to get the desirable flats when government assigns people housing. They expect to have the connections and political clout to get the better consumer goods and services. While enjoying all of this, they expect to bask in the righteous feeling that social justice has been achieved.