Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Just returned from a trip where I met a couple from Canada, dairy farmers who milk 150 head. They couldn’t understand why Americans would support Sanders.
It seems the political party that dominated their province was conservative until a “Tax The Rich Corporations” party won and raised corporate taxes in order to lighten the load on the middle class. Corporations are rich, they’re not stupid, so they moved out, taking their jobs with them, leaving a budget shortfall that required raising taxes on the middle class, who are now worse off because greed blinded their common sense.
Gee, where have I heard that one before?
We have a generation of voters who don’t remember the lessons of socialism in Eastern Europe.
Or Western Europe in the ’60s and ’70s (and coming back for an encore now)
Or India through the seventies, when it almost starved itself back to the 1600s.
Or Africa,’til today.
Or Venezuela in the past 20 years.
Other than that…