Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Independent U.S. Senator who caucuses with Democrats but leans toward socialism, has made a career of calling for socialist answers to problems such as endemic poverty. Among his prescriptions that he has issued during the current presidential election cycle are free college tuition, paid family leave, and a boost in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
On October 19, socialist Sanders tweeted “China - not exactly seen as a model when it comes to human rights - provides 14 weeks of paid maternity leave. The US provides zero.”
In response, actor and businessman James Woods – whose voice can be heard on The Simpsons – tweeted:
“China has notoriously killed female infants for population control, you utter moron. #ChinaGendercide”
A Republican and a supporter of George W. Bush, Woods regularly blasts Hillary Clinton over her State Department emails and private email server, as well as calling out Sanders. For example, Woods also recently tweeted:
“Bernie Sanders, big spender: Our view http://usat.ly/1RSWst0 Of course he has a scorpion in his own pocket, but LOVES other people's money.”
“Basically Bernie is this commie scarecrow put up to make Hillary look palatable by comparison, right? There is no other rationale possible.”
China has long imposed a rule limiting most women to just one child, compelling them to abort any other children. Male babies are favored over females, thus causing a burgeoning demographic crisis in China. According to the British Medical Journal, a 2009 study of data from China's 2005 census, in nine provinces, for “second order births” where the first child is a girl, 160 boys were born for every 100 girls. In two of these provinces, Jiangsu and Anhui, for the second child, there were 190 males for every one hundred females born. This study stated, “sex selective abortion accounts for almost all the excess males.”