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I am a Republican by registration, but I consider myself more of an Independent. I truly don't think Trump has done nearly as horrendous a job as claimed by most left-wing media, but I do think that one term should be enough for him and I'll most likely vote democrat in the coming election. I know that most of Reddit dislikes Trump immensely so I'd really prefer to not discuss him; I just wanted to provide a little political background about myself. I have a few questions about some policies that Bernie embraces that I don't see feasible (or don't necessarily agree with) and I was hoping that you all would be able to enlighten me a little. This is meant to be a political discussion so please don't attack me if my understanding of his policies are incorrect.
- Why does a wealth tax seem like a logical policy? In my opinion, a wealth tax is very counter-productive as it will create incentive for the rich to be less rich. If you want to make money off the extremely wealthy, there needs to be a benefit to continue being extremely wealthy. Otherwise, I'd guess the rich will drop their net worth below threshold values or find better ways to hide their net worth. This seems like a parasitic policy to me.
- How could the government enact a jobs guarantee in a feasible manner? This strikes me as politician talk that could never realistically work in today's economy, meaning it would never actually be passed or carried out if Bernie were elected.
- If Bernie wants to disband fracking and completely turn to different energy sources, why is he completely against nuclear power? If we ban fracking and phase out nuclear energy as energy sources, where will we be able to produce the energy that is lost?
- How could we possibly make college free for everyone and cancel all student debt? This seems pretty outlandish and once again, strikes me as politician talk that will not be possible to achieve if Bernie does win the election and take over Office.
If you don't want to address everything, I don't blame you at all lol I know this is a long post. Thanks for taking the time to read it, and again, sorry if I'm wrong on any of his policies. Bernie intrigues me as a candidate but his policies seem like fool's gold to me so try to convince me otherwise and you may win over another Bernie supporter.