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Sanders Pushes $15 Minimum Wage, But Pays His Own Campaign Workers Less

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Socialism touts being for the working class but only ensures misery for all — except for the uber elites who rule the poor, dog-eating masses from their ivory towers and chariots of gold.

Or, if you’re Bernie Sanders, you rule from one of your three houses and your private seat in first class.

Sanders’ hypocrisy doesn’t end with his multiple homes, bougie travel habits, or even his millions of net worth — which I have no problem with other than Sanders’ own criticism of profits and encouragement of class envy.

In fact, Sanders is so hypocritically arrogant that he is violating his own campaign positions in his handling of his campaign workers.

Although Sanders is campaigning on the platform that the federal minimum wage must be raised to $15 per hour, he is refusing to pay his own campaign workers that same rate.

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“Unionized campaign organizers working for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential effort are battling with its management, arguing that the compensation and treatment they are receiving does not meet the standards Sanders espouses in his rhetoric,” The Washington Post reported Thursday.

“Campaign field hires have demanded an annual salary they say would be equivalent to a $15-an-hour wage, which Sanders for years has said should be the federal minimum. The organizers and other employees supporting them have invoked the senator’s words and principles in making their case to campaign manager Faiz Shakir.”

Oopsie.

Looks like a little case of not practicing what you preach, Bernie.

On Sanders’ own web site, he lauds the prudence, nay, the urgent necessity of the $15 per hour living minimum wage.

Although Sanders’ site says a national raise to $15 is necessary to combat poverty, lack of housing and starvation, his campaign has denied repeated requests to pay that exact same wage to its own workers. (In a draft letter to the campaign, according to The Post, the complaining workers argued their pay works out to less than $13 an hour for 60-hour weeks.)

And if Sanders’ arrogant hypocrisy wasn’t already on full display, he posted a tweet the same day as The Washington Post report that discussed his minimum wage position.

“There’s nothing ‘extreme’ about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour,” Sanders tweeted, along with a video of himself. “What’s extreme is paying workers starvation wages while CEO pay and corporate profits skyrocket.”

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I beg to differ, Bern.

Do you think Sanders is being hypocritical?

What is “extreme” is the cojones it takes to tweet that garbage while not paying your own workers that rate.

I am not for raising the minimum wage. There are probably campaign workers for Sanders that are not worth 15 cents an hour, much less $15, and should be paid accordingly.

But when Sanders heralds the righteousness of a higher minimum wage and then refuses his own supporters that same promise, it reveals the depth of elitism that only socialism fosters.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
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