Bernie Sanders has a fever, and the only cure is ‘national rent control’
Not that you needed a reminder that Bernie Sanders is batsh*t crazy, but here’s your reminder for today. Bernie Sanders, Democratic candidate for President of the United States, has officially proclaimed rising rent prices to be “a crisis”:
The median American rent payment rose 61% in real terms between 1960 and 2016 while the median renter’s income grew by 5% https://t.co/PzU77qUnkl
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 19, 2020
And there’s only one way to fix it:
This is a crisis. We need national rent control. https://t.co/e1M46veUm9
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 19, 2020
That’ll solve the problem and definitely won’t exacerbate it or anything.
Price controls don't work.
— Area Man (@lheal) January 20, 2020
Yeah, government control of prices always turns out good. #SocialismKills
— Dregs of Society (@DregsOSociety) January 20, 2020
"The implementation of price controls at a national level is an awful idea. Rent control doesn’t work, as even the most basic economic theory suggests."
— Brad Polum-gay-class-traitor-bo (@brad_polumbo) January 20, 2020
To be fair, Bernie Sanders is a socialist. He doesn’t subscribe to basic economic theory.
We need you to stop buying votes and offering free stuff with *our* money
— Andrew 🇺🇸 (@CorrectAndrew) January 19, 2020
Warren has a plan for everything, and Sanders has a crisis for everything. Yawn.
— Nuclear Dave (@woodstockdave) January 20, 2020
Is anything *not* a crisis?
What about movie ticket prices? Or the number of handicapped parking spaces at Walmart? Or the variety of available cat food flavors?
Seriously, is there anything you’re not enraged about?
— Stephe96 (@Stephe96) January 20, 2020
A crisis? Everything with you is a crisis. Bottom line, the crisis is that you need to get your hands on everyone else's money.
— Name cannot be blank (@MTShildmyer) January 20, 2020
Sanders literally is sometimes the dumbest person on the planet. https://t.co/vfqpPO1wBx
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) January 20, 2020
Or he just counts on everyone else to be too dumb to realize what he’s doing.