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Big government is not going to help us dig our way out of this economic mess

To watch an interview I did with Neil Cavuto on this topic, please click on this link:

Earlier today, I did an interview with Fox Business host Neil Cavuto regarding Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ recent comments on increasing payroll taxes to pay for paid family and medical leave. Neil wanted to know what I thought about the socialist idea…

During a segment entitled, CKE Restaurants CEO on Bernie Sanders’ tax proposal, I told Neil that if people think big government is the solution to their economic problems, then Bernie Sanders is their guy. I also told him that if people believe free enterprise and individual liberty represent a better alternative, then he’s the wrong person for the job. To make it clear that things will change for the worse if Sanders is elected, I drew a comparison with how the Post Office is run versus FedEx/UPS. The bottomline is that there are things the government has no business running and that’s particularly true when it comes to the way we live.

During the interview, Neil added that Sanders should not point to Europe as a way to show success for socialist ideas and it’s true. Europe is facing major economic and social struggles in places like Greece, Portugal, Italy and Spain and we would eventually head down the same path. To be sure, Sanders’ ideas are dragging Hillary to the left much like Trump is dragging the GOP to the far right and pulling candidates to extreme fringes is not good for the general election. Americans deserve better than fringe talk; they need to hear about real, workable solutions.

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