Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders was recently schooled by a lesson on minimum wage. After raising the minimum wage of his staffers to $15 per hour, the socialist cut everyone’s hours.
“Breadlines Bernie” found out on his own what a disaster liberal policies can be on a person’s personal finances. After cutting hours to make good on his $15/hour pledge, Sanders was mocked by both sides for his inability to understand simple mathematics and economics 101.
“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,” reports Fox News.
Bernie Sanders says his campaign will limit the hours staffers work so they are paid the equivalent of $15 an hour. “I’m very proud to be the first presidential candidate to recognize a union and negotiate a union contract,” he told me. https://t.co/IBJdMiIIIu
— Brianne Pfannenstiel (@brianneDMR) July 19, 2019
By cutting the hours in order to pay for the hourly increase in pay, staffers aren’t actually making any more money. As the Wall Street Journal puts it: Bernie Sanders belongs on his own enemies list. The actions of socialists have always been nothing more than authoritarian and hypocritical, but at least this time, the action comes with a powerful economics lesson. By his own actions, Sanders shows he disagrees with the socialist policies he advocates.
People should take pride in voluntarily helping their fellow humans. Andy Puzder of the Wall Street Journal writes: “It is the essence of capitalism that individuals benefit personally from doing so. The result is prosperity and abundance. Socialism’s redistribution discourages them from aspiring to create more, causing poverty and want.” Puzder is number 3 on Sander’s “top 13 enemies” list.
Sanders also expressed his infuriation at his staffers going to the media over the socialist’s hypocritical stance. “It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media,” Sanders added. “That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it’s improper.” Sanders apparently, wants his real self hidden from ignorant socialists.
For the first time in his life, socialist Bernie Sanders practices economics and buddy the results are hilarious.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 21, 2019
“For the first time in his life, socialist Bernie Sanders practices economics and, buddy, the results are hilarious,” wrote columnist and humorist Stephen Miller. He added: “Why won’t millionaire Bernie Sanders, who owns 3 homes, instead of cutting hours, pay his staff a living wage? People are starving.”
“This situation is an instructive example of the downside of more than doubling the minimum wage,” wrote The Blaze‘s Aaron Colen. “Companies don’t just suddenly get more money to pay employees. They have to make tough decisions; usually either cutting hours or worse, cutting staff.”
American men, you all should be ashamed of yourselves for letting this disease spread in America…
CPB, Honey where are you living disease-free?
Work for a living — capitalist, Southern Baptist
A living for work — communist witchcrafts
Shame these communist types can be sentenced to convulsive electro shock therapy, and 30 strokes of the cane or whip to rehabilitate them. Lord how I do despise communist.
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First, chill out a little. Lol. I agree with everything in the first half of your post. But my agreement ends at your attack on Trump. And especially with your ridiculous attack on “blind-deaf-dumb MAGA maniacs”.
Yes, many things we all wanted that Trump said he would do have not come to fruition. But you need to face reality. The majority of those problems, and reasons for failure, come from democrats refusing to allocate funds, refusing to allow ground breaking, refusing to distribute personnel, democrat leadership filing lawsuits, democrat voters filing lawsuits and injunctions, democrat judges wrongly legislating from the bench to block actions, etc. and on and on.
Trump is a president, not a tyrant, and not a dictator. This isn’t Cuba. He can’t snap his fingers, point at 50 military personnel on a field, pull 1.5 billion out of the treasury, and say “go do that”. That’s not the way a republic works, that’s not the way our branches of government work. And your insinuation that IS how things are done is either intentionally disingenuous or ignorant of reality.
He is trying to do what he promised to do within the confines of the legal system. He HAS tried to follow through on nearly every promise, and the democrats (and unfortunately, even some Republicans) fought him every step of the way, using the system against him. My personal opinion is that this has all been an attempt to make him go full-dictator and try to force his agenda in spite of law, which would give the democrats the Ammo needed to take him down and kill any populist revival.
Trump has smartly played within the rules, which is why the left does NOT have full control over our country right now. He has done exactly what a president should. He’s stayed within the law. But he HAS tried to do what he promised. If you want someone to blame, then blame Pelosi and California. They are largely responsible for why so much has been stymied.
Learn how the government system works before you drop blame at the feet of someone whose hands are tied.
I’m just as frustrated as you are at the failure to accomplish these things. But that is a result of our “democratic process”. Democracy is another word for mob rule. And right now, the democrats are the larger mob, and they are in control of the House. Like it or not. That’s where the majority of what you want to happen is authorized, codified into law, and funded.
So stop attacking patriots with your blind-deaf-dumb Maga-maniac slander, and stop attacking the president over things our governmental system does not grant him power over. Blame the democrats and the house of representatives and the liberal judges who are the ones ACTUALLY blocking the progress.
You are attacking people who should be your allies, over something beyond their control. Wake up man. You’re playing right into their hands.
Refresher time. War is when the government tells you who the enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out for yourself.
If you’re going to fight, fight as if you’re the third monkey going up the ramp to Noah’s Ark, and it’s starting to rain!
Well, good old Bernie got a big shock!!
The admitted socialist thought the $15.00 an hour minimum wage should only apply to everyone else as he believes its O.K. to make everyone else pay for it. (other citizen’s money)
But when it came for him to pay his own workers who are part of his political staff from his own millions, look how fast he cut their hours.
I wish we had a video of his melt down when he found out it applied to his money too.
What do you think?
It’s a simple law of business: nobody is going to hire you or keep you employed unless you can make more money for the business than it costs to keep you employed. Simple mathematics: income must equal expenditures or, preferably exceed them (the excess is “profits”). If your expenditures go up and income doesn’t (or can’t), you have to cut expenditures. Everyone who has ever run a business knows this. Bernie the Red apparently doesn’t or, more likely, does but thinks his voter base is dumb sheeple who will vote for anyone and ignore the obvious hypocrisy as long as he/she has a good line of bullshit and a “D” behind his/her name. And he’s probably right.
f says, “It’s a simple law of business…Simple mathematics…”
Remunerative pay starts *after the cost of life support.
I would like to ask these employers, if any are reading, whether they will continue to live off my parents, or if they intend to get their own place, someday. Will you employers live on welfare, like social parasites.
(Rhetorical questions, since I am a formal employer.)
99% of the people making these arguments are not in any position of responsibility, except as taxpayers. You guys think that labor (labor!) is not a real job. You think that someone should work and not eat. You are paying for the food, because the employer didn’t.
The pitiful laugh of it all is that it doesn’t get through to his stupid head, or those of his supporters. The lesson is plain, common sense, and as the article underscores. But, he’ll still keep preaching “perpetual motion” economics, the parasites will cheer and vote. As with others of his type in the past, he will be an aristocrat. It’s all been done before, with the same lies. The Tsar was replaced by a Commissar, who lived as well. Nothing new, just more parasites, everybody poor and equal.
NOTHING matters as long as INFLATION is always adjusted to compensate for the wage increase.
It’s ALL about INFLATION folks.
Feel the “Bern.”
Funny. Bernie gives his people a $15 an hour raise and then cuts their hours.FUNNY. But then again what do you expect from a two faced communist hypocrite ( AOC too ).
“Breadlines Bernie”? Mercy, I wish I was clever enough to think of this stuff!
Say what you want about the collapse of the republic but the entertainment is great.
So did this communist have a learning experience? I doubt he will cease his communist leanings.
DEAR IN THE HEADLIGHTS! Crazy Bernie, for the first time in his life, is in the position of managing a budget. His communist ideology is in direct opposition to the skills required to plan & execute a balanced budget. If you don’t have the skills to reconcile a checkbook, planning a budget is far beyond your skill set.
Whoever you work for they need to derive a profit from whatever you do for them. If you don’t make them money they don’t need you. Unless you are a Taking Parasite Government employee.
If any young men are reading, and you have no ostensible right to exist, I would suggest that you can keep your own self very busy, for the pizza and beer money.
You can judge other people for their money, or lack of it. Laugh at them, when they bring nothing of value to the table, except white slavery and embarrassment. Laugh at them, if they are lucky, saying, if they have their druthers, you can never be marriageable. Treat that employer like it’s the end of your line.
Sanders and his ilk need to be exterminated.
Hold the champagne. The Des Moines Register’s article is misleading. Nowhere does The Register state that Sanders’ employees will be paid less than $15/hour. Prove me wrong.
Yes their work hours are being reduced but their take-home pay will remain the same. They are salary workers, not hourly workers.
Commies provide us with an abundance of facts to discredit them. We do not need to twist the truth.
In the illustration, ‘People lining up for food is a good thing.’ You were blinded to the context of starvation, because Sanders plays on the wrong flag team. Eating or starvation, which is better.
None of the Boomer, RINO, crony capital, here, has the balls to say that the incapable should certainly starve.
Or, that the fit and productive should certainly eat.
You have assumed that city planners and your managers have provided enough pigeonholes for every last person, that all they have to do is show up and use nice manners.
Saying that Peter is robbed to pay Paul is ill-mannered, so makes me a bad person.
There is a legitimate social justice narrative, here. Do they deserve food, or not. It’s risque, to say not. So, you won’t.
Conservatives mainly eat by their civility, leftists, by being the squeaky wheel.
What if good citizenship is not enough, though. What if going where you are told and doing as you are told is not enough to assure a comfortable existence.
Bernie is an admitted socialist, he isn’t going redistribute HIS money, he wants to redistribute YOUR money, that’s what socialists do. In his very own words – “ the middle class would be delighted to pay more taxes”. To a person who is a lesser able observer, it would seem Bernie and those like him are vile hypocrites. He would not see it that way. The fact is, though what he says and what he does may be different, it is standard socialist practice, it is how they maintain their ideology in practice. Regardless of what type of political system one lives under, wealth is power, the ruling elites keep their wealth, everyone else has to accept the crumbs doled out by the state, which is subordinate to the “elites” and party ideologues.
Socialists / Marxists don’t believe an individual has much importance, they only think in terms of “the masses”, they see individuals as disposable useful idiots, like those who vote for him.
He is not violating socialist principles by refusing to pay his staff the very wages he advocates for, that’s what they do. Even in socialists / Marxists systems there is a privileged elite, while everyone else gets to enjoy “equality”. Even many billionaires in the US support socialism in many ways. There is no reason to be surprised by what he did.
Socialism is not only an economic model, it is a corrosive ideology meant to weaken and dissolve individual will, inculcate belief, thinking, and behavior, and undermine one’s culture. Look at Europe over the last 50 years, they can’t even muster the will to defend their countries, their cultures, or even themselves; their populations have been broken and pacified. Europe can only be saved by throwing off the yoke of socialist ideology that has permeated their societies, which is not by accident.