John Stossel on Why So Many Democrats Want Socialism


Nearly 10,000 people turned out to hear Bernie Sanders in Wisconsin. Why? Apparently, many Democrats want socialism. Sanders is the Vermont senator who is running for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.  Sanders calls himself a "democratic socialist," not to be confused with New York City mayor Bill de Blasio's preferred label, "social democrat," but both believe that more power and wealth in the hands of government (and less in the hands of free people and the free market) is a good thing. They just don't want you to think they're dictators like Stalin. They may institute terrible economic policies, but they'll have the backing of voters. More Democrats say they plan to vote for Hillary Clinton, writes John Stossel, but she's already sounding more socialist to ward off the Sanders challenge, slamming "corporations making record profits."