The Employment Policies Institute has just revealed that 174 of the liberal legislators who requested to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour refuse to pay their interns that much! 174! Wow!
That hardly seems fair at all does it! Talk about a huge pile of cheapskates!
The institute did add, “Of those that do offer a stipend, Senator Bernie Sanders is the only member who pays an hourly wage.”
All well and good but the stipend he pays is for $12 an hour, $3 short of what he wants the private sector employers to contribute. So much for someone who wants no worker to live in poverty! $12 an hour is hardly enough money for someone to support a family – he should be ashamed of his actions.
As long as he gets paid and can afford to cover the costs on his selection of homes across the country, then all is okay!
Talk about hypocritical; especially in light of the fact that Sanders was heavily criticizing Hillary Clinton for wanting to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour, the very same figure he offers to his interns.
This is definitely a case of hypocrisy at its finest.
The Federalist Papers Project reports:
A report from the Employment Policies Institute revealed that 174 of the liberal legislators who co-sponsored a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour don’t even pay their own interns that much.
If fact, all 174 legislators pay their interns nothing, aka zero, aka zilch.
But it gets worse.