Senator Bernie Sanders faced some intense criticisms over the past week when news broke how he was not paying $15 as a minimum wage to his campaign staffers. The Washington Post reported how staffers were demanding the $15 per hour that Sanders was promising if he was elected President. Sanders has ignored the reports not making any official statements up to this point.
In fact, during the silence, Sanders continued his statements on Twitter about economic inequality. He made several statements about the Walton’s of Wal-Mart and Amazon for “failing to pay taxes.”
On Sunday, Sanders’ campaign released a statement that there would be an increase in the minimum wage for staffers to the $15 they requested. There’s just one catch, they have to cut hours to be able to pay them this amount. Yes, the $15 which is supposed to spark the growth of the economy has led to decreased work hours for campaign staffers.
This comes soon after the report from the CBO that $15 minimum wage would lead to millions of job losses. In case you missed it, I discussed the CBO report in great detail in a recent podcast. The campaign situation also highlights the potential decrease in hours that may come about to comply with $15 minimum wage.
Sanders is not the only 2020 Democratic candidate that is being reported for his hypocrisy. Senator Kamala Harris’ campaign is also taking heat because she has argued for pay equality, yet her campaign is not providing pay equality.
If you recall, Harris released a sweeping plan that would have punished companies for gender pay gaps. Under the plan, companies must obtain a certification and prove that they are addressing potential wage gaps. The Free Beacon had a great write-up on the discrepancies in the Harris campaign pay.
The American people must realize the Democrat plans are simply “do as I say, not as I do.” The Democrats plans are not solutions, they are simply creating more problems. These plans will kill the economy and force millions of Americans into government dependence.
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