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The Republican National Committee Thursday sen Bernie Sanders attacked, I-Vt., according to a CNN report detailed the self-proclaimed democratic socialist, calls to nationalize the “utilities, banks and large industries,” while leading a very left wing political party in the 1970s.
“If there is any doubt that the Democrats are the party of socialism …” RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens, said in a tweet with a link to the report, the detailed Sanders’ political positions as the standard-bearer of the Vermont Liberty Union y. During the 1970s, Sanders a total of four times ran for public office as a Liberty Union party’s nominee-twice for Governor and twice for U.S. Senate.
During this time, Sanders called for a 100 percent tax on income over $1 million, with the justification that nobody could spend more than in life. He also called for the “socialized medicine”, and “the public ownership of utilities, banks and main industries,” and said the companies to leave the try, cities and municipalities should be transformed into “self-managed enterprises” by “legislation, which will bring about the public ownership of the major means of production.”
Sanders left the Liberty Union y in 1977, after his second unsuccessful run for Governor in the previous year. In his farewell remarks, he predicted, “if the workers are in power, in a reasonably short time, this country will have no future.”
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The comments allegedly came as Sanders was in his early and mid 30s and are part of a Laundry list of controversial statements in connected to him, the support of the socialist policies and governments. In 1985, while mayor of Burlington, Vt., Sanders described the bread lines in Nicaragua as a “good thing.”
“In other countries, people line up for the food,” said Sanders said at the time. “The rich get the food and the poor starve to death.”
In another interview, said Sanders, a Vermont TV station “As a socialist, the word socialism to scare me, and I think it is probably fair to the government of Nicaragua is first and foremost a socialist government
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In the same year, Sanders Cuba praised niches dictator Fidel Castro told an interviewer, “just because Ronald Reagan, like these people, does not mean that the people in their own Nations feel the same way.”
“In 1959 … everyone was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world and the Cuban people would Sanders in rebellion against Fidel Castro,” said. “You forget that he is educated their children, gave their children health care, completely, the society is changing.”
Three years later, in 1988, Sanders returned from a visit to the Soviet Union and the public transport network, praised the sed state, as well as what he described as a “variety of programs for young people, and cultural programs we do far beyond what in this country.”
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Last month, Sanders ‘ conviction of Florida Democrats moved to describe when he refused, Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro as a “dictator” and claimed that it “be held to democratic processes,” in the South American nation, which was characterised by economic chaos and a push for Maduro’s ouster.
Sanders, a strong bid for the democratic nomination in 2016, was a pacemaker in the early voting States of Iowa and New Hampshire. Recent polls have shown him neck-and-neck with the former Vice-President Joe Biden, who has yet to officially enter the race on the Democratic field.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.