Bernie Sanders to propose ‘federal jobs for everybody’ plan (one of the jobs would be figuring out how to pay for it later)

You’ve gotta hand it to Bernie — he never stops dreaming big with everybody else’s money:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to announce a federal jobs proposal that would guarantee a job with at least a $15-per-hour wage and health benefits to every adult American “who wants or needs one,” The Washington Post reports.

The senator is still in the early stages of crafting the plan, according to the Post, which would provide a job or required training for any American.

Sanders’s office has yet to release the details of the plan’s funding, but previous large-scale projects proposed by the Vermont progressive have involved ending tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and large corporations.

What would all those new federal workers be doing? I’m sure Sanders could keep at least a few of them busy for a while at any of his three houses.

This has South Park’s “Underpants Gnome” theory written all over it:

Phase 1: Federal jobs for everybody.
Phase 2: ??
Phase 3: Prosperity!

So how would all of Sanders’ dream proposals play out in real life? Fortunately we already know the answer to that question: Venezuela.

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