Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are struggling to afford the trip. Why isn’t everything free? Don’t Democrats believe everything should just be given to people in the name of social justice?
Business Insider reports:
Sanders and Clinton delegates are struggling to afford attending the DNC
Delegates saddled with thousands of dollars in expenses – from pricey hotels to time off work – to attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia have now turned to crowdfunding sites to help pay their way.
The estimated per-person cost for the four-day convention between 25-28 July ranges from $3,000 to $8,000, according to delegates pledged to the Democratic Party’s two remaining candidates.
Andrew Niquette, a Bernie Sanders delegate from Georgia and 19-year-old chef, said he received a price estimate from the state Democratic Party of around $8,000, including hotel prices of $1,000 a night.
“When we ran for delegate positions we knew it was going to be a little pricey, but none of us knew how expensive it is,” said Niquette, who has set a fundraising goal of $3,600 on GoFundMe, a crowdfunding site. “I am trying to self-fund the rest of the money I need by working 70 hour weeks.”
These delegates shouldn’t feel bad about being a little short on cash. Average Americans know the same pain.
America simply can’t afford another Democrat president.