Socialist Senator and former Democrat Party candidate for president Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has long touted his support for a “living wage,” which he declares to be $15 an hour.
However, he is not putting his money where his mouth is; instead, he just wants everyone else to do it.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has been a vocal advocate for the United States raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, but he is unwilling to pay his interns the same amount.
Back in April, Democrats united behind Sanders’ legislation that would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour. On his campaign website, Sanders claims too many Americans are being paid “inadequate” wages.
“Millions of Americans are working for totally inadequate wages. We must ensure that no full-time worker lives in poverty,” Sanders’ website reads. “The current federal minimum wage is starvation pay and must become a living wage. We must increase it to $15 an hour over the next several years.”
It appears that Sanders does not practice what he preaches.
. . . . Interns for Sanders could work 40 hours a week and still be “living in poverty,” only earning $12 per hour. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Sanders chided Hillary Clinton for her plan to raise the minimum wage to $12 per hour.
“You have no disposable income when you are making 10, 12 bucks an hour,” Sanders said in a debate with Clinton.
What a hypocrite!