Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT has been touting raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour at least since his current presidential campaign began. Indeed the “Fight for 15” has been as much a feature of the Sanders for President Campaign as Medicare for All. After all, everyone deserves a “living wage,” even low skilled workers in restaurants and bars. Businesses would be forced to cough up to pay their workers whether they wanted to and, often, able to or not.

The problem was that Bernie staffers noticed that they were being paid wages that were far below the $15 an hour wage that the candidate claimed would be enough to allow families to live off of. They rose up to complain.

At first, Sanders took umbrage at the complaints. According to the Des Moines Register, Sanders stated:

“I’m very proud to be the first presidential candidate to recognize a union and negotiate a union contract. And that contract was ratified by the employees of the campaign, and it not only provides pay of at least $15 an hour, it also provides, I think, the best health care benefits that any employer can provide for our field organizers.”

He was also was a little miffed that his ungrateful workers took their complaints public.

“It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media. That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.”

To be sure when one divides the annual compensation by a 40-hour work week, the hourly salary comes out to $17 an hour. But people on a major presidential campaign never work the standard 40 hours a week. They often work 60 or even 80-hour weeks. At that workload, the dollars per hour come down to what Bernie Sanders claims are starvation wages.

Sanders, looking at this growing revolt within his organization and the grief he was getting from the media, came up with a solution that a lot of business owners have been forced to in those communities which have mandated $ 15-hour minimum wages.

As Fox News explains:

“Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers’ hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that Sanders’ plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment.”

The irony could not be more delicious. Sanders has found a way to meet his restless workers’ demand to be paid $15 an hour without giving them more money. Left unclear is whether they would be off the clock after meeting the 40 or so hour a week threshold or would be required to make up the difference without compensation.

As Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas asked, “So does this fall under the category of hypocrisy, irony, or poetic justice? All three? Can’t make this stuff up.”

Sanders is finding out that labor economics runs on math, not on wishes and demands. The House Democrats recently rammed through a federal $15 an hour minimum wage that will be, thankfully, ignored by Senate Republicans. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that such a mandate would cost 3.7 million jobs. Businesses would let people go or go bankrupt. Others would start to automate.

The episode provides a look at the ugly truth about Bernie Sanders and the nature of socialism. Sanders, who lived half of his life in squalor, found that riches abounded for being a public official. When he was young, he lived in a shack and had a hand to mouth existence. Once he started climbing up the greasy pole of politics, Sanders started to rake it in, He is currently a millionaire with three homes.

The dirty little secret of socialism is that the people who decide on the redistribution of wealth help themselves first and in abundance. The toiling massed, for whom they claim to work, get the scraps. The extreme example of the way socialism works in Venezuela, Maduro and his cronies live high on the fat of the land. Most of the common people starve, fighting over scraps.

Sanders has made out well as an entrepreneurial socialist. He is not disposed to share with anyone. The idea of sharing the wealth is for little people, not for him.

115 thoughts on “Bernie Sanders Found Hilarious Way to Pay His Employees $15 Hr.

  1. Unfortunately these young people will work whatever hours they are told and not open their mouth agaim because some money is better than NO money- just watch an see.

  2. Ain’t it a bitch when you come to face with reality. Proving once again it’s easy spending the money of someone someone else money but different when you have to spend your own. Democrats have much to learn.

    1. Ain’t it a bitch when you come to face with reality. Proving once again it’s easy spending the money of someone else but different when you have to spend your own. Democrats have much to learn.

  3. This shows what a hypocrite he actually is and always will be. There is no way anyone should vote for someone of his mindset.

  4. Yea for Bernie Sanders! Keep up the good work and keep pushing socialism and showing people exactly how socialism woks. You will guarantee a GOP win.

  5. Wow When will the democrat Voters learn the democrat leaders have been lying to them all Yes about everything Trump free college Free health care All lies Yes playing all their Voters for fools.

  6. Typical DemocRAT hypocrisy . ” All the animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. ” – George Orwell, Animal Farm

    Hopefully, some of these young, impressionable kids will see how phony Berni, Kamala, AOC, and all these other DemocRATs are, and realize that socialism, no matter how it’s labeled, doesn’t work for the ordinary working person – only for the pigs

  7. This shows what happens when the government make mandatory laws and make business pay wages they can not afford to pay. People get laid off or the companies go out of business or they automate so they can hire less workers. Let the free markets work. Let the business pay the people what they can afford. If the people don’t like the pay they are free to find a job that pays more. Nobody makes people stay at low paying jobs. If they can’t find people to work for the low pay and they are going to other place, the company will pay more to get the help they need or they will go out of business. Government should not be telling business what min. wages should be. If they can’t make a living at the job their at find another job. THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T RUN IT’S OWN BUSINESS AND KEEP US OUT OF DEBT AND THEY WANT TO TELL BUSINESSES HOW MUCH THEY SHOULD PAY.

  8. This should shut Bernie down and you have to laugh at the pig caught in his own pigpen realizing the piglets are not going to be quiet but are going to squeal, squeal all of the way home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Crooked Hillary caught you in 2016 and shut you down, now your own workers are going to shut you down!!!! It just can’t get any funnier than this!!!!!

  9. Just another example of a “Career” politician who needs to be retired
    because he’s why past his usefulness…!
    All he cares about is furthering his own agenda.

  10. These “socialism” supporters apparently do not know how to think things through past the first level of glowing promises.

    Before inflicting this ugly life on others, why don’t these people conduct their due diligence and go live under those socialistic environments and see and feel that life before attempting to ruin our way of life. Oh no, they believe in utopia where everything is perfect and there are no sacrifices to be made. Guess they are still reading the kiddie books.

  11. This Democrats including Bernie will do or say anything for power. They never tell people why they want everyone on government health care. Can you imagine the power to control people’s lives. Sanders will tell us that we can’t eat hamburger because it causes whatever they come up with so we can afford to pay for health care so no beef. Whatever they say we can and can’t eat. People don’t even realize that is why Democrats want health care for all. They will control your life. No doubt

  12. I meant to write he will say we can’t afford to pay for health care if you are going to eat all fast food

  13. 15 an hour puts small business out of business. Cost of living will increase beyond far beyond what may help. It amazes me that anyone would suggest it and people will back it not seeing that it will destroy our economy. Where do they suggest the money come from. Jesus said, “the poor you will have always”. I think He would know.
    There is room to improve things but this cannot be it. I’m just amazed that anyone can believe the lies politicians toss out there and can’t see that every act has a counter action.

  14. The Left is doing everything in their power to destroy this Great Nation. I have to laugh when they talk about “Russian interference” in the 2020 Election. Putin doesn’t need to lift a finger as long as we have all these communists running for office.

  15. I really hope that the American people really see what the Dems are really about. They don’t tell the truth about socialism, nut now they see I hope what it’s really about.
    Thank you President Trump for loving America.❤❤❤❤🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  16. What beautiful irony. Margaret Thatcher said it best, “you soon run out of other people’s money”. What better place to start than with Bernie Sanders on a national stage.


  18. If only the Sanders followers were smart enough to realize he is a “Royal Dumbass” and get him out of the mix, it would save them lots of money (the support money they spend to help spread this stupidity)

  19. I have worked all my life. Started when I was 12 yrs old,@J.C. Penny
    at min wage at the time 4.50 hr till now i’m 82 yrs old and still working, making 7.50 per hour. I fell at my age I can’t grip at lest i’m working.
    I do feel I should be paid more. Any ideas for me to take.
    My email address is [email protected].

  20. I just read your post. Did you hear that AOC just endorsed Bernie Sanders as the Democratic presidential candidate. I really didn’t think Bernie would keep campaigning after his heart attack. Wild times we live in.

  21. The dirty little secret of socialism is that the people who decide on the redistribution of wealth help themselves first and in abundance. The toiling massed, for whom they claim to work, get the scraps. The extreme example of the way socialism works in Venezuela, Maduro and his cronies live high on the fat of the land. Most of the common people starve, fighting over scraps.

    I revised this for you.

    The dirty little secret of capitalism is that people who decide on the distribution of capital help themselves first and in abundance. The toiling masses, for whom they rely on to actually produce capital, get the scraps. The extreme example of the way capitalism works in the United States, billionaires and their cronies live high on the fat of the land. Most of the common people do without such things as medical care, medicine and healthy food, fighting amongst each other for the scraps due to the urging of the media and politicians who drive push fear and false divisions at them.

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