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Written by | July 1, 2019

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin

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On Sunday night’s episode of “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Fox News, LevinTV host Mark Levin explained why socialism is bad.

Levin began his monologue discussing a recent Congressional Budget Office report that the U.S. is set to hit “unprecedented” levels of national debt in the next few decades. Debt will reach 144 percent of America’s gross domestic product by 2049.

“Do you care about your kids and grandkids?” Levin asked viewers. “Most of us would give our lives for our kids and grandkids. … And yet we’re destroying their society; we’re destroying their economy.”

Levin said that even though current spending levels are already saddling America’s future generations with loads of crippling debt, the current 2020 Democratic presidential candidates want to make that debt problem even worse. High-cost far-left proposals like universal childcare, the assumption of student debt, free college, government-run health care, and the Green New Deal are just further huge additions to the national debt.

“Where’s this money coming from?” Levin said, mocking the leftist idea that everything can be funded by taxing the wealthy. “Ladies and gentlemen, there aren’t enough rich; there’s not enough wealth in the entire universe to pay for all this.”

Levin added that “this is a destructive program” of new entitlements and programs that “not only will fundamentally transform America; it will fundamentally destroy our economic system.”

And the result of a destroyed economic system, Levin reminded viewers, is a government that gets “stronger and stronger and more and more abusive.”

However, this slate of proposals shouldn’t be surprising to anyone familiar with the history of the Soviet Republic, Levin explained. Reading from Josef Stalin’s 1936 constitution for the communist nation, the host showed that “this is where the Democrats get their policy ideas.” Levin read multiple sections of the communist document, and the similarities between the language in its articles and in the rhetoric on the 2020 campaign trail are indeed striking.


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