Does Bernie Sanders Think Fewer Deodorant Choices Will Decrease Poverty?

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Sometimes I’m amazed by the things that come out of the mouths of progressives. Senator Bernie Sanders, a socialist who calls himself an Independent and caucuses with Democrats, made a really boneheaded comment about income inequality. Apparently, he believes that if Americans have fewer deodorant choices there will be less poverty.

“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants when children are hungry in this country,” Sanders told John Harwood in an interview posted Tuesday.

Sanders will make his official campaign Democratic presidential announcement alongside the Ben and Jerry’s cofounders in Burlington on Tuesday.

I wonder why he didn’t complain about the number of flavors of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream? (But I do appreciate the reminder as to why I don’t ever buy Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.)

Oh, and Sanders thinks that a 90% tax for high earners is a “fair share.”

Sanders has advocated for returning the personal income tax rate to 90 percent for top earners, as it was in the 1950s. He brushed off the comments from businesses that have called his “revolution” for the transfer of wealth from the top earners to the middle class, similar to Nazi Germany.

“These people are so greedy, they’re so out of touch with reality,” Sanders said. “You know what? Sorry, you’re all going to have to pay your fair share of taxes.”

The New York Times reported that Sanders is fine with reducing economic growth if it reduces income inequality. (Read More)

This guy wants to be president, and liberals love him.

I’d like to see him put his money where his mouth is and voluntarily pay back 90% of his taxpayer funded salary. Ben and Jerry should do the same with their profits. Maybe they can move operations to Cuba and just let the communist government take things over and see how they like that.