Bernie Sanders 2011: "American Dream More Apt to Happen in Venezuela"

A comment by Bernie Sanders from 2011 is worth a revisit especially in context of what's been happening in Venezuela.

A display of Tweets explains the ridiculousness of his comments.

Bernie Sanders 2011

80% in Poverty

Loot or Die

Unfortunately Dead

Freedom Index

Venezuela Inflation 7276%

Delusional Comment of the Year

Question of the Day

Hello Bernie, Care to Comment on Venezuela?

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (18)
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SweetKenny
SweetKenny

How many homes does Bernie own?

Talltony
Talltony

I guess that's what happens when you don't have the world's reserve currency and can't print money like the USA.

Talltony
Talltony

The '"free market" not only saw the USA collapse ignominiously in 2007 but it also nearly took the global economy with it. In addition, Bernie Sanders does not need to comment on Venezuela, he has enough to talk about in his own country, I live in Australia. Our economy (as wonderfully articulated by Mish) is a total shambles and probably will soon collapse as well. However, I am utterly gobsmacked over the appalling conditions millions of Americans are forced to endure in that "free market". Millions in poverty and on food stamps, people earning $7 per hour, foreclosures and millions without health care. If that is not bad enough, you have a mentally deranged President whose is surrounded by predatory capitalists who are determined to strip away whatever little rights American workers may have. Your country resembles a kleptocracy and not a democracy, I believe, the USA, with Trump as President will probably go the same as Maduro's Venezuela.

Carl_R
Carl_R

Venezuela didn't need to print money. They had something even better, tons of gold, silver, and Oil to sell. As for living conditions in the US, I think you have an odd and erroneous perception of how people here live.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

TallTony I wonder what nonsense you have been reading. Suggest you visit the US and see what it is really like. Anyone who doesn't like it here is free to leave; however the problem we have is too many foreigners want to come here. How do you explain that, Tony?