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Sen. Tom Cotton: Green New Deal will lead to 'the Gestapo'

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First Ben Carson, who every day makes me believe I could have become a brain surgeon and had time left over to train for six Olympic sports, said Obamacare was the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery.

And now this.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Bizarrkansas) is subtly warning that Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, et al.’s Green New Deal will lead to the birth of Nazism in the U.S.:

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Does it now?

First of all, by many conservatives’ fuzzy definition of socialism, we already live in a socialist country, and so does every citizen of every industrialized nation on the planet. Because every country uses its taxing authority to fund public projects. Some do it more, some do it less. What Western democracies — even the Scandinavian social democracies — don’t do is control the means of production. Ergo, they’re not socialist.

So Tom Cotton, like every other Republican, doesn’t know what “socialism” means.

Also, bwahahahahahaha! What?

Notably, Germany has a far more “socialistic” government than we do, and it has for decades. And the Gestapo appears to have mysteriously disappeared. How can that be, if generous government services and ambitious public works projects lead to jack-booted thuggery?

Finally, this:

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Republicans appear desperate to pull the wool over voters’ eyes these days with respect to the types of proposals that used to be largely noncontroversial in the long-ago before-times, when marginal tax rates were sky high and the government used the revenues it received to fund vital projects like the interstate highway system. 

In fact, the only thing that looks like the Gestapo to me is Donald Trump’s merry band of xenophobes.

But you can rest assured Cotton isn’t losing any sleep over that bunch of miscreants.

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