Democrats’ Awful 2020 Economic Agenda — In 3 Memes

In celebration of Easter, I interrupt your regularly scheduled economic reporting with something a little more lighthearted. If your family dinner table is set to contain as much political sparring as mine, feel free to share the following with your relatives. Here are 3 memes that perfectly summarize Democrats’ 2020 economic agenda: 1.) Why are progressives, including Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now referring to themselves as ‘Democratic’ Socialists instead of just socialists? Do they think putting a good word in front of a bad word makes the latter sound less terrible? If I said my Toyota Camry has a

Dems Know the Green New Deal Won’t Pass — So They’re Calling Its Vote a “Sham”

Fresh off a hilarious, failed attempt to get liberal Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to pledge to vote ‘yes’ on the “Green New Deal,” proponents of this effort to bankrupt America are now complaining that the upcoming Senate vote is “a sham.” E&E News reports: If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calls a vote on the “Green New Deal,” it looks likely that many — or even all — Senate Democrats would vote “present” to avoid a public intraparty fight, said activists, lawmakers and congressional aides. The environmental group behind the climate resolution is not planning to punish Democratic lawmakers

WATCH: Millennials Love Socialism… But Have No Clue What It Is

In a video recently released by Campus Reform, reporters hit the streets of Washington, D.C., with two questions to ask millennials they encountered: “Do you like socialism?” and “What is socialism?” The replies they received were startling: Person after person shared their support for socialism in the United States. One student stated, “I think people throw that word around to try and scare you, but if helping people is socialism, than I’m for it.” Many commented that they thought creating a system of equal wealth was a positive thing, with one respondent even stating that it should be the “standard.”

Are Millennials the Socialist Generation? Don’t Believe What You Hear…

Recently RealClearPolitics contributor Joel Kotkin made the case that millennials are fueling a global rise in socialism. As I have previously responded to Kotkin as well as left-wing pundits, there is no Bolshevik oasis out in the distance, it’s a mirage. Millennial Americans are among the most radical free-market capitalists the world has ever seen. In his latest column, Kotkin reiterates his prior claim that “capitalism is failing” millennials. One doesn’t need to look far to find a counter argument, as Kotkin’s column starts off: Even as Venezuela falls deeper into crisis, and the former Soviet bloc nations groan under