September 16, 2015

Bernie Sanders Hypocrisy on Minimum Wage Brilliantly Exposed

 MRC TV reports on Bernie Sanders total hypocrisy when it comes to minimum wage:
Senator, presidential candidate, and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders (I-VT) today introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. In his press release, Sanders said:
“It is a national disgrace that millions of full-time workers are living in poverty and millions more are forced to work two or three jobs just to pay their bills,” Sanders said at the outdoor rally near the Capitol. “In the year 2015, a job must lift workers out of poverty, not keep them in it. The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage and must be raised to a living wage.”
Sanders’ release also pointed to a number of factors which, in his opinion, illustrate the need for a higher minimum wage:
“The federal minimum wage has not been raised since 2009. Increasing the minimum wage would directly benefit 62 million workers who currently make less than $15 an hour, including over half of African-American workers and close to 60 percent of Latino workers. If the minimum wage had kept up with productivity and inflation since 1968, it would be more than $26 an hour today.”
Included in the 62 million workers making under $15 hour are members of Bernie Sanders’ own staff. According to the senators’ website, Interns are paid only $12 an hour:
In the bill’s summary, the first bullet point reads, “No one working full time should be in poverty. It is time to pay workers a living wage of at least $15 an hour.”

Apparently, though, Bernie Sanders’ interns are excluded from that assessment.
Liberal hypocrisy runs rampant through our culture as they like to tell us what to do, but refuse to apply the same principles and concepts to themselves.
In fact liberals like Bernie Sanders like to pass laws they expect us to follow, like Obamacare, while exempting themselves.

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