This Week in Bad Tweets
This time: Senator Marco Rubio.
If one is one Twitter, one reads a lot of poor takes. This one from Senator Rubio was just ridiculous:
Here’s the thing: Rubio knows this is hogwash (to put it kindly). His BA is in Political Science from Florida (not that one needs a bachelor’s degree to know that that tweet is nonsense). Biden’s legislative agenda may be ambitious, but it isn’t outside the realm of things we currently spend federal dollars on. And, it certainly isn’t the dictatorship of the proletariat and the withering of the capitalist state.
I am painfully aware that politics is rife with overblown rhetoric, but this is just ridiculously dishonest and of the type that is exhausting because it is so transparent.
Even calling it socialism is silly, at least insofar as it is not more socialistic than any number of other programs that are in existence to include Medicare, Social Security, and public K-12 (not to mention public parks, roads, and a host of other infrastructure).
And let me note Krugram’s response: