RNC assails Bernie Sanders over report he called for nationalization of major US industries in 1970s | Fox News

“If there were any doubt that Democrats are the party of socialism …” RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said in a tweet linking to the report, which detailed Sanders’ political positions as the standard-bearer of Vermont’s Liberty Union Party. During the 1970s, Sanders ran for public office a total of four times as the Liberty Union Party’s nominee — twice for governor and twice for U.S. Senate.

During that period, Sanders called for a 100 percent tax on incomes above $1 million, reasoning that no one could spend more than that in a lifetime. He also called for “socialized medicine,” “the public ownership of utilities, banks and major industries,” and said corporations that attempt to leave towns and cities should be converted into “worker-controlled enterprises” through “legislation which will bring about the public ownership of the major means of production.”