See how Sanders nailed Social Democracy home in his Socialism speech

See how Sanders nailed Social Democracy home in his Socialism speech

Wisely drawing on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s political philosophy, Sanders pointed out that America is already “socialist,” and has been for many years:

Almost everything he [FDR] proposed was called ‘socialist.’ Social Security, which transformed life for the elderly in this country was “socialist.” The concept of the “minimum wage” was seen as a radical intrusion into the marketplace and was described as “socialist.” Unemployment insurance, abolishing child labor, the 40-hour work week, collective bargaining, strong banking regulations, deposit insurance, and job programs that put millions of people to work were all described, in one way or another, as “socialist.” Yet these programs have become the fabric of our nation and the foundation of the middle class.

http://www.salon.com/2015/11/20/bernie_sanders_just_gave_the_most_powerful_speech_of_his_campaign_why_his_socialism_address_was_a_defining_moment/

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