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Pete Buttigieg Slams Capitalism

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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg does not have faith in capitalism.

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 the Hill reports that Buttigieg believes socialism is growing in popularity because “capitalism has let a lot of people down.”

Buttigieg declared on CNN’s “New Day” that “I think the reason we’re having this argument over socialism and capitalism is that capitalism has let a lot of people down.”

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Instead he believes in “democratic capitalism” and emphasized that “democracy is more important than capitalism.”

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The South Bend, Indiana mayor said, “At the end of the day, we prioritize democracy” and he stressed the importance of “having that framework of a rule of law, of fairness, is actually what it takes for markets to work.”

Buttigieg informed CNN that he is receptive to Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to tax large companies.

The mayor said, “I think the more interesting issue is, should our policies be any different toward the biggest companies than they are toward the smallest ones?”
On the question of breaking up large corporations, Buttigieg said “sometimes, if there’s anti-competitive behavior.”
He continued, “It’s not just about saying, ‘If you’re this big, we’re going to break you.’ It’s also, perhaps, the bigger you are, the more responsibility you have.”
Although not as outspokenly socialist as Bernie Sanders, Buttigieg is another demonstration of how far Left the Democratic Party is going.
It’s rather curious that candidates like Buttigieg scoff at capitalism while failing to recognize the socialist aspects of the American economy such as central banking and income taxation. On top of a massive bureaucracy, these factors have contributed to the U.S.’s malaise over the past few decades. For those reasons, among others, Donald Trump was elected to scale back regulation.
As the Democratic Party continues to accept more of the radical Left, we can expect more anti-capitalist screeds from current and future presidential candidates.

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Did Bernie Sanders Just Endorse a Neocon Regime Change Foreign Policy?

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Is Bernie Sanders the anti-war candidate that many non-interventionists are making him out to be?

Journalists Jacob Crosse and Barry Grey presented some interesting observations about Sanders’ foreign policy views.

Sanders criticized the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Suleimani in January and also stressed his opposition to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

During the Iowa presidential debate, Sanders loudly boasted, “I not only voted against that war, I helped lead the effort against that war.”

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However, Sanders changed his tune when chatting with the New York Times.

The answers the Sanders campaign gave the Times showed its flexibility when it comes to foreign policy.

In other words, the Sanders campaign signaled to the military and intelligence apparatus that Sanders won’t present a threat to their interests and may actually carry out their interventionist agenda.

One question in the survey that the Times sent the Sanders campaign stuck out above the rest.

The third survey question asked, “Would you consider military force to pre-empt an Iranian or North Korean nuclear or missile test?”

The Sanders campaign responded, “Yes.”

Based on this response, Sanders’ is signaling that he’s willing to continue Bush-era policies of “preemptive war.”

Like Obama, Sanders’ opposition to the Iraq War was a matter of politics rather than a principled opposition to regime change wars.

His campaign was also asked, “Would you consider military force for a humanitarian intervention?”

Sanders responded, “Yes.”

Some of the wars that the U.S. carried out in the name of “human rights” have been the Bosnian war and the bombing of Serbia in the 1990s along with the aerial campaign against Libya in 2011 and the Civil War launched in Syria.

All in all, Sanders’ pro-peace/non-interventionist image is at best window dressing.

Under a Sanders presidency, the interventionist status quo will likely stay in place.

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