According to Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialism is:
“What democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1 percent in this country own almost 90 percent — almost — own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent.”
— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Can someone who unabashedly states that they are a Democratic Socialist be elected president? Are Americans programmed to abhor the term “socialist?” I grew up in an era where you didn’t want to be any kind of “socialist.” It was considered JV communist.
I do agree that it is immoral for the top one-tenth of 1 percent to own almost 90% of the wealth. I like many of Sanders’ ideas. Some I don’t like.