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22nd July 2019news
Socialist Bernie Sanders to CUT Campaign Staffers' Hours to Meet $15 Minimum Wage By Jay Greenberg

Socialist Bernie Sanders to CUT Campaign Staffers' Hours to Meet $15 Minimum Wage

Democratic 2020 hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has been mercilessly mocked and accused of hypocrisy after the socialist presidential candidate cut his campaign staffers' hours so he could pay them the $15 minimum wage he's campaigning for. Last week, it was reported that staff on Bernie's campaign team were putting in 60 hours a week and earning $13 per hour. Staffers filed an official complaint, with some even fleeing altogether, over the "poverty wages" they were receiving while working for Sanders. The unionized workers asked campaign manager Faiz Shakir to boost their salaries to meet the level of the pay the senator has advocated for, according to The Washington Post. Following the reports, Sanders told The Des Moines Register that his campaign is now slashing the number of hours staffers work to 42 or 43 each week in order to make their salaries meet the equivalent of $15 an hour. The move has been met with widespread ridicule online, however, with columnist Stephen Miller commenting: "For the first time in his life, socialist Bernie Sanders practices economics and buddy the results are hilarious. "Why won't millionaire Bernie Sanders, who owns 3 homes, instead of cutting hours, pay his staff a living wage? People are starving," he added. Former Fox News host and Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend Kimberley Guilfoyle tweeted: "The rules of economics exist, even within the campaign of a socialist!"  Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw tweeted: "So does this fall under the category of hypocrisy, irony, or poetic justice? All three? "Can't make this stuff up." And Ben Shapiro wrote: "In which Bernie Sanders learns about economics."

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