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Bernie Busted for Big Lie on Debate Stage

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The first round of 2020 Democrat campaign debates has come and gone, but the stench from that hot, steaming disaster still dwells among us.

And I fear it shall for some time.

From anger to hypocritical pretentiousness, from disingenuousness to outright foolishness, the debate illustrates that the Democratic party hasn’t yet found itself. It certainly hasn’t found a debater who can stand out on the stage.

Correction: The party hasn’t found a debater who stands out in a good way.

One would think that with years to prepare, the candidates would have honed their talking points and done their research. But alas, one would also think that Joe Biden would have stopped touching people.

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One of the most notable examples of a Democrat crash-and-burn was from the #FirstClass Socialist, Bernie Sanders. He was, as usual, orchestrating an argument that riches are bad and that the solution is to force all the bad, mean wealthy people to give their money to the government. In so doing, the Vermont senator made a bold assertion.

“Eighty-three percent of your tax benefits go to the top 1 percent,” Sanders said.

If your antennae stood up when he said that, you have finely tuned antennae. A Fortune fact-check of Sanders’s statement found it was horribly wrong and deceptive.

“That statistic is not close to true now,” Fortune reported. “The Vermont senator is referring to 2027, not the present day.”

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Fortune suggested that Sanders’ statement is based on a Tax Policy Center projection that predicts “in 2027 the top 1% of earners would get 83 percent of the savings” from the 2017 tax cut bill.

According to Fortune, Sanders “did not include that critical context in his statement.”

And why should he? He’s running on a platform of class warfare and the utopic benefits of socialism now. Why muddy the water with facts and clarity?

It would be inconvenient for Sanders to tell the truth: Socialism always fails.

It would be far less comfortable than sitting in first-class plane seats for Sanders to admit that tax cuts actually create jobs.

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It’s far easier for Sanders to whine about the rich getting disproportionate tax cuts if he doesn’t tell the truth that the same group is paying a more disproportionate amount of taxes.

When the truth and facts don’t back up your personal philosophies, you only have one choice — run for president as a Democrat.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
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