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Hypocrisy: Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Fights Against Its Own Unionized Workers To Avoid $15 Minimum Wage He’s Trying To Force On Rest Of Country

Hypocrisy much?

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign is in the midst of a labor battle against its own union workers who are demanding they get paid the same $15 hourly minimum wage Sanders is trying to force on other American employers across the country.

In doing this, Sanders has revealed that liberals only really stand up for the principles they claim to hold when it’s politically convenient. When it’s time for them to be held accountable to their own policies, they suddenly change their tune.

This is called hypocrisy.

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Bernie 2020 made history earlier this year, when it became the first presidential campaign whose workers are represented by a union. According to The Washington Post, the employees did not waste any time in utilizing their collective bargaining rights.

The Post obtained emails and other documents showing the conflict over pay has been going on since May, the same month campaign workers ratified a contract to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 400.

In a draft letter set to be sent to campaign manager Faiz Shakir as early as this week, the union argues that field organizers “cannot be expected to build the largest grassroots organizing program in American history while making poverty wages.

“Given our campaign’s commitment to fighting for a living wage of at least $15.00 an hour, we believe it is only fair that the campaign would carry through this commitment to it own field team.”

The letter explains that salaried field workers making salaries of $36,000 annually are working at least 60 hours per week, making their average pay less than $13 an hour. Union representatives go on to say, “many field staffers are barely managing to survive financially, which is severely impacting our team’s productivity and morale. Some field organizers have already left the campaign as a result.”

The union is asking for field organizer salaries be boosted to $46,800, and for 100 percent of health care costs to be provided for all campaign employees making $60,000 per year or less. Workers are also seeking mileage reimbursement for field staff at $0.58 per mile.

Now to be fair, it’s unclear at this point in time whether or not Sanders himself is aware of the complaints. If he’s not, then that changes things a bit.

However, if he is aware, this only further proves the original point made at the start of this piece. Liberals talk a big game, but when it comes time for the rubber to meet the road, they suddenly start singing a different tune.

The other inconvenient truth here is that a minimum wage hike will not have the desired effect that liberals think it will. It will, in fact, do more damage to the economy instead of improving things.

A hike in the minimum wage immediately results in a higher cost of living, which defeats the whole purpose behind raising the wage in the first place. The reason for this is that when the cost of producing a product or service goes up, the owner of the business has to find a way to absorb the cost in order to make a profit. This is usually done by passing the cost on to the customer by raising prices.

Many companies also have to let employees go for lack of ability to pay them due to increased wage. Others will be more selective about the kind of people they hire for positions, which means the barrier to entry for many companies and industries will be higher, preventing folks from getting valuable work experience they need to establish an employment history.

In other words, this is a horrible idea and those who are pushing for it need to stop.

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It’s Official: Dem Congressman Leaves Party to Become Republican After Meeting With Trump

Well, well, well!

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Here’s a bit of news you 100% did not expect to read on a Sunday morning, especially considering the state of American politics these days. But it happened. It actually happened. A New Jersey Democrat is becoming a Republican. After decades of living on planet earth, Rep. Jeff Van Drew finally decided it was time to grow up and become an adult. Good for him and better for America! How must Nancy Pelosi feel, at this moment? She just lost yet another vote when it comes to impeaching President Trump. Do you feel bad for her? Don’t answer that. We already know the answer. Check this out, via Daily Wire: New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who has strongly opposed the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a member of the Republican Party after meeting with President Donald Trump. […] Van Drew reportedly met “at length” with Trump on Friday and his decision to switch parties is supposed to be officially announced in the near future, a top GOP source told Politico. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205946597974118400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205949015734575104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fjeremy-corbyn-goes-full-stacey-abrams-declares-victory-after-blowout-loss https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1205949015734575104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205949015734575104&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fjeremy-corbyn-goes-full-stacey-abrams-declares-victory-after-blowout-loss Reactions: The stunning move comes ahead of a historic vote on impeachment, to which Van Drew is strongly opposed. But it also comes amid new polling that shows his approval numbers are underwater w/ Dem voters in his district: Just 24% of ppl think he deserves to be reelected. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205947625951891462?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205947625951891462&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F12%2F14%2Fstunning-move-house-dem-reportedly-switching-parties-to-gop-over-lefts-impeachment-push%2F Republicans in the Capitol had been whispering all week about whether Van Drew would join their ranks.. in fact, some GOPers had even encouraged it. The R’s are gonna have an absolute field day with this one. https://twitter.com/MZanona/status/1205948117197185025?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1205948117197185025&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fdougp-3137%2F2019%2F12%2F14%2Fstunning-move-house-dem-reportedly-switching-parties-to-gop-over-lefts-impeachment-push%2F WATCH: [email protected] Dems losing their appetite for impeachment: “Voters choose their leaders in America. You don’t disenfranchise millions of voters!” Dems are concerned about impeachment push. “I imagine I’ll be voting NO unless…

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Watch: Democrat Rep. Admits Impeachment Vote Delayed to Maximize TV Exposure

How much attention do they need, at this point?

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If the mainstream media was honest with the American people, this would be a story they’d report above all else, at the moment. Not only do Democrats want President Trump out of office because they hate him – not because he broke any laws – but they want as much TV time as possible to let the politically uninformed know they are attempting to kick POTUS out, therefore making it seem as if they are doing a good job. Here’s what’s up, via The Blaze: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) enraged Republicans on the committee by suddenly delaying a vote on impeachment articles that was supposed to occur Thursday night, and one Democrat on the committee has admitted the move was for attention. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) told CNN on Friday that instead of having the vote late Thursday night when no one was paying attention, the committee wanted to maximize the number of potential viewers by pushing it until Friday morning. The Thursday night hearing lasted nearly until midnight. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX2gUexYgEE&feature=emb_logo California Democrat Nancy Pelosi knows she’s got jack. All Democrats know they have nothing against President Trump. Unfortunately, that won’t stop them from acting like children and attempting to impeach. The Speaker’s response to liberal CNN host Jake Tapper’s questions about the process shows she’s vapid on the issue. And considering the issue at hand, that’s kind of a big deal. The fact that Dems have taken the impeachment process as far as they have without any proof of presidential wrongdoing whatsoever speaks volumes about character. But they don’t care. WATCH: You can’t make this up. Nancy Pelosi scolds CNN’s @JakeTapper for asking about impeachment on the day she asks for articles of impeachment to be drafted against @realDonaldTrump. #StopTheMadness https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1202784451559862272?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1202784451559862272&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2Fpelosi-scolds-cnn-for-asking-her-about-impeachment-on-day-she-declared-impeachment If there is one person…

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