Article by Bryan Howard
February 8, 2019
Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley appeared on CNN to discuss President Trump’s State of the Union address. Merkley bashed Trump for insulting Socialism and claimed it is divisive to target Socialism. Merkley continued his rant to define Socialism in a very odd way.
Jeff Merkley decides what Socialism means is “a society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors.” I guess Merkley must believe killing off your seniors because they are useless is a higher standard of living. In most Socialist societies they stop feeding their elders who can no longer help produce any work due to small food rationing. These societies like Soviet Union and China would starve the elders and any other non capable bodies of working.
Merkley was asked how he defines Socialism by the CNN host. Merkley replies,
“Well, it is a society coming together to increase the standard of living of our seniors. And that is pretty much the definition and the president’s attacking it.”