Free Stuff for Americans
By: Bill O'ReillyOctober 6, 2015
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Senator Bernie Sanders, drawing big crowds like this one in Boston, telling folks America should give them free stuff.

Sanders, of course, the nation's only socialist senator.

And because old Bernie is doing so well with the entitlement line, we now have Hillary Clinton getting on the train: 

HILLARY CLINTON: “Every young person who wants to go to college, number one should be able to go to a community college for free. That’s two more years of education on top of high school. I support President Obama's proposal for doing that.  But I want to go further. I think everyone who goes to a public college or university should be able to do that without having to borrow a penny to pay tuition.”

Mrs. Clinton says her proposal for essentially free college tuition would cost an average of $35 billion a year.

Talking Points believes that figure is from the Land of Oz.  It would cost far more than that, although I admit my opinion is speculation.

What is not speculation is what Bernie Sanders wants to do: 

  • Free Medicare for all Americans; cost: $15 trillion over ten years.
  • An increase in Social Security payments; cost: $1.2 trillion.
  • Guaranteed family leave costs $319 billion.
  • Tuition free schools; cost: $750 billion.
  • Rebuilding the nation's infrastructure costs one trillion dollars.
  • Preventing private companies from cutting pensions costs $29 billion.

The freebies and programs Senator Sanders supports would cost the taxpayer $18 trillion over a decade. 

Obviously that's not fiscally possible unless the federal government begins seizing assets, which is certainly in line with the socialist philosophy.

On the other side, Governor Jeb Bush recently said this about courting African-American voters:

JEB BUSH: “We should make that case because our message is one of hope and aspiration. It isn't one of division and get in line and we'll take care of you with free stuff. Our message is one that is uplifting -- that says you can achieve earned success. We're on your side, things can get better.”

Of course the liberal press derided Mr. Bush for using the words “free stuff.”

But it is free stuff that the Democratic Party is promising in each and every election.

That's what the party stands for these days – entitlements.  And many Americans are buying into it, somehow believing the U.S. government owes them prosperity.

So with Hillary Clinton now imitating Bernie Sanders, the country faces a very interesting scenario.

Capitalism vs socialism.

We'll see what prevails.

And that's the memo.