April 16, 2024

Vocal Point-Dr. Paul Kengor

If you see a bumper sticker declaring “No Billionaires,” apparently it comes from the Bernie Sanders for President campaign. Dr. Paul Kengor is a best-selling author and a professor of history and political science at Grove City College. Recently, Kengor wrote an article, “Bernie’s Billionaires: Fidel was one of his models.” Kengor notes: “Castro, for the record, was much more than a millionaire. In 2006, Forbes magazine estimated his net worth at $900 million and rising….And yet, all Cuban workers — from doctors to teachers, baseball players, dentists, farmers, janitors — subsisted at a mandated ‘living wage’ of $1,200 per year, while the Castro brothers and a close-knit band of apparatchiks literally owned the island….Yes, American progressives and Occupy Wall Street maniacs, if you want to see a society of true 1-percenters, with an income gap that would make you cry into your Starbucks cup, go to a Marxist country. There, 99 percent of the masses make the same poverty wage, while 1 percent confiscate wealth and property. But hey, at least the serfs have ‘free’ education and health care! That’s the ridiculous retort of the American Left, including Bernie Sanders.” Dr. Paul Kengor joins Jerry Newcombe on Vocal Point to discuss Bernie and his views on wealth. www.visionandvalues.org