by Frank Holmes, reporter
Last night, CNN treated its dwindling number of viewers to seven hours of Democrats debating climate change… but they still didn’t report the main story.
It’s Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., plan to force 10 million American our of their jobs to save the enviornment.
Sanders has outlined plans for a Communist-style takeover of energy agencies, where the government would just seize gas or oil plants… and, Sanders has promised, it will shut them down and leave Americans in the dark.
“There will be some transition, and there will be some pain there,” the Democratic presidential hopeful admitted.
The Vermont Senator owned up to the fact that, if he’s elected president, Americans who are forced to embrace his vision of the environmentalist lifestyle are “going to be a little uncomfortable”… but that’s sort of like telling a woman in labor she’s going to experience some “pressure.”
Sanders’ plan would set more than a trillion dollars of the U.S. economy on fire and put Donald Trump’s red-hot economy on ice.
Sanders, who is a Democratic Socialist, talked about doing away with the “internal-combustion engine” and “old-fashioned light bulbs.” Say goodbye to your car and get used to riding the subway.
But there’s something else Sanders wants to trash: America’s entire energy industry.
He wants to end the use of all fossil fuels — oil, gasoline, and coal.
“It is no secret that we must transition away from fossil fuels, period. End of discussion,” the Brooklyn-born Sanders said in a speech in California last month. “There ain’t no middle ground.”
Bernie, who’s never held a real job outside of government or community organizing, is either clueless about how many Americans that will leave out on the streets—or he just doesn’t care.
10.3 million people out of work, overnight? That would not only more than double U.S. unemployment—it would break the all-time record for unemployment in the U.S.
Right now, 6 million Americans are unemployed, down from a record-setting 15.3 million in October 2009 under President Obama.
But President Sanders would break that record his first day in office.
He would also pump the well of our national economy until it ran bone dry.
All in all, oil and gas alone account for $1.3 trillion of the GDP… or almost seven percent of every dollar paid to a worker.
The $16 trillion dollar price tag on the Vermont Senator’s bloated version of the Green New Deal would be enough to tank the economy. But that’s just the beginning.
He’d close the industry only after the government took it over, Hugo Chavez-style.
He has proposed that the U.S. government take control of the entire energy industry — lock, stock, and smokestacks.
Sponsored: Urgent Notice from the FDA
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked Sanders, “You propose essentially a federal takeover of the whole thing,” extending a “Tennessee Valley Authority” to the whole country. “Am I understanding that correctly”
“You’re in the ballpark,” Sanders replied. “That’s right.”
Sanders went on to say that “we need to have an aggressive federal government” to set up windmills and solar panels.
Government officials would force Americans to “go from [oil and natural gas to] solar and from wind and from other sustainable energies.”
Bernie might not just have “aggressive” government employees tell Americans what energy to use — in the past, he’s proposed seizing all fossil fuel plants by force and closing them down.
As long ago as 1973 when he was running a socialist party called the Liberty Union Party, Sanders wanted the government to steal energy plants from their owners.
“The oil industry, and the entire energy industry, should be owned by the public and used for the public good — not for additional profits for billionaires,” Sanders said in a 1973 letter to his senator.
Three years later, he called for “the public ownership of Vermont’s private electric companies without compensation to the banks and wealthy stockholders who own the vast majority of stock in these companies.”
“In the long run, the problem of the fleeing corporations must be dealt with on the national level by legislation which will bring about the public ownership of the major means of production and their conversion into worker-controlled enterprises,” Bernie said.
What would Bernie Sanders do after he seized gasoline, oil, or coal plants? We know: Shut them down and turn off the lights.
That’s bad news for the 81% of Americans who get their energy from gas, coal, or oil.
Millionaires with multiple houses like Bernie would get by fine, of course. But it’s never the rich and powerful that suffer under socialism’s bootheel.
It’s always the middle class and poor that are left broke, in the dark, and out in the cold.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”