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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-campaign-announces-it-will-cut-hours-to-pay-staffers-15-minimum-wage-prompting-mockery

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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.

And these aren't even entry-level positions. This wage is for "junior field organizers". 

Sanders brought in tens of millions of dollars based on his platform of bringing in socialism and he's just now, at 77, finding out that his own policies suck lol. 

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"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."

 

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Yep, he was taking advantage of salaried workers, having them work well over 40 hours per week, without compensating them.  Now they're restricted from working overtime, so he doesn't have to pay it, he just restricts their hours instead.

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38 minutes ago, Shady said:

Yep, he was taking advantage of salaried workers, having them work well over 40 hours per week, without compensating them.  Now they're restricted from working overtime, so he doesn't have to pay it, he just restricts their hours instead.

What a shister, and what a total hypocrite. 

"Let's force every single business in the country to do something that I myself refuse to do when presented with the same set of circumstances!" - BS 

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Socialism is alive and well in the USA.  Just not for the average American.

 

 

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Politicians are hypocrites when it serves them to be that way. The hypocrisy of Sanders on this one merely serves to underline how terrible the proposed $15 federal minimum wage policy is. In and of itself, hypocrisy is not an effective attack on a politician, because it doesn't differentiate them from any other politician.

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8 hours ago, GostHacked said:

Socialism is alive and well in the USA.  Just not for the average American.

 

 

Socialism is alive and well in Canada also. Trudeau feels that the average Canadian must be treated with contempt and constantly lied too. Bernie Sanders should move to Canada and get a job in the liberal party. Or better still go live in BC and join the NDP party where socialism is thriving thanks to the NDP and Green Party being the governments there. 

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11 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-campaign-announces-it-will-cut-hours-to-pay-staffers-15-minimum-wage-prompting-mockery

And these aren't even entry-level positions. This wage is for "junior field organizers". 

Sanders brought in tens of millions of dollars based on his platform of bringing in socialism and he's just now, at 77, finding out that his own policies suck lol. 

 

British Columbia has become a socialist paradise and I think that old Bernie boy would do great living in BC. I often wonder as to why most leaders in the NDP and democratic Party's are pretty much all millionaires. I thought they were all for the working man? My azz. Socialists/communists like Bernie are all about themselves and are already rich or get rich by becoming leaders of a socialist party. Does anyone really believe that a socialist cares about they the people? Socialists tend to make things a hell of a lot worse in any country after they get into power. Isn't 77 a bit old for someone wanting to become President, especially President of the USA. That socialist should go retire in one of his three homes and go contribute a bit more to global warming like they all enjoy doing. Bloody hypocrites. 

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7 hours ago, taxme said:

Socialism is alive and well in Canada also. Trudeau feels that the average Canadian must be treated with contempt and constantly lied too. Bernie Sanders should move to Canada and get a job in the liberal party. Or better still go live in BC and join the NDP party where socialism is thriving thanks to the NDP and Green Party being the governments there. 

National health care : socialism.  I am ok with that.

Are people equating fascism with socialism? Because they are fundamentally different.

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31 minutes ago, QuebecOverCanada said:

Leftism is a mental illness.

How so?

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On 7/24/2019 at 6:53 AM, GostHacked said:

National health care : socialism.  I am ok with that.

Are people equating fascism with socialism? Because they are fundamentally different.

I guess that I must be a bit socialist because I am glad that Canada has a national health care system. 

The liberals are fascist and socialists. The libs are an intolerable and bigoted bunch of fascists and socialists and believe that only their opinions and points of view are to be tolerated. That is typical of what goes in a communist country. Freedom of speech does not exist unless it is sanctioned free speech by the government. The hate laws in Canada are communistic in nature. They are there to be used against white, Conservative, Christian and straight people and their right to their freedom of expression. They pretty much are twins. 

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20 hours ago, GostHacked said:

How so?

Go to website Amazing Polly and she will explain it all to you and a lot better than I can. Checkout her video "The Left hunts Down anyone Who offends". She explains that leftism is a cult and leftists will go after anyone who dares to speak political incorrectness. If one is not part of this leftism cult than they are an enemy and they must be dealt with and destroyed. 

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Anyone who thinks Bernie is a socialist should try and get a refund on their education.  Same goes for anyone who thinks a socialist and a fascist or remotely similar concepts.

It seems even here Trumpism has managed to dumb down the discourse.  You're one step away from making your arguments using fart noises.

 

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6 hours ago, ReeferMadness said:

1. Anyone who thinks Bernie is a socialist should try and get a refund on their education.  Same goes for anyone who thinks a socialist and a fascist or remotely similar concepts.

2. It seems even here Trumpism has managed to dumb down the discourse.  You're one step away from making your arguments using fart noises.

 

1. Or thinks the Democrats are 'left'.  They are right of the Conservative party in many respects, including healthcare and trans rights.  

2. Trumpism has simply separated people who immaturely use politics as an extension of their own egos.  I thought Obama was wildly unqualified and was successful in his greatest challenges (ie. The 2008 Crisis) by simply communicating, and doing what people told him to do.  He also failed in many ways when he tried to bring his 'brand' into actual strategy (ie. Syria)  I would never argue that Obama was great because I disliked conservatives. 

That's the problem with politics today.  The entertainment value of seeing liberals (despised by conservatives) churns with angst outweighs the cost of actually having the country run by a clown... for some.

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On 8/21/2019 at 10:00 PM, ReeferMadness said:

Anyone who thinks Bernie is a socialist should try and get a refund on their education.  Same goes for anyone who thinks a socialist and a fascist or remotely similar concepts.

It seems even here Trumpism has managed to dumb down the discourse.  You're one step away from making your arguments using fart noises.

 

Grow up reefer.

1) The topic is BS's blatant hypocrisy, 

2) The discourse in my posts is head and shoulders above what you posted here, and

3) If you have a problem with fart-noise debates then the obvious thing to do is to not fire the first salvo. 

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On 9/4/2019 at 7:53 PM, Moonlight Graham said:

I like Bernie Sanders, but I'm not a big fan of the $15 minimum age.  Bernie looks like a fool here.  Though I don't even believe FOX News so this story could be BS, who knows.

If it was a lie you’d know by now.

It’s true, and FYI Fox doesn’t have the NYT or CNN’s track record for lying so you don’t have to worry about that. 

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We just raised ours to $15 here. (slightly off topic but true nonetheless). 

How much money has Bernie taken from special interests, and which ones?

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On 9/17/2019 at 12:00 AM, JamesHackerMP said:

How much money has Bernie taken from special interests, and which ones?

I'm not sure who you're asking, but I don't know the answer.

I would be interested to know how politicians get so rich though. People make a big deal about seeing people's tax filings when they become President, it would be just as worthwhile to see what they look like during and shortly after winning political power. 

Obama's net worth went up from less than $500K to tens of millions of dollars over the 8 years he was President and he only made $400K per year - a bit over $3M.

I know that theyw rote some books, so there's a chance it's legit, but if I was an American I'd really want to know.  

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Bernie Sanders is senile. It's obvious from the get go, and he's in the wrong chair. He belongs in the retirement home with diapers.

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On 8/22/2019 at 4:55 AM, Michael Hardner said:

1. Or thinks the Democrats are 'left'.  They are right of the Conservative party in many respects, including healthcare and trans rights.  

2. Trumpism has simply separated people who immaturely use politics as an extension of their own egos.  I thought Obama was wildly unqualified and was successful in his greatest challenges (ie. The 2008 Crisis) by simply communicating, and doing what people told him to do.  He also failed in many ways when he tried to bring his 'brand' into actual strategy (ie. Syria)  I would never argue that Obama was great because I disliked conservatives. 

That's the problem with politics today.  The entertainment value of seeing liberals (despised by conservatives) churns with angst outweighs the cost of actually having the country run by a clown... for some.

At least President Trump is not taking a salary for being the President of the USA. What other leader can you name or come up with that has ever done that before? At least with Trump we all know where he stands. With the others like, Obama and Blackface, we never know as to what they have in store for us until it is too late, and from what I have noticed so far, they all have screwed me left and right out of my money for decades now. I will take Trump any day over all the other so called ass hole politicians who try to pretend that they give a shit about me. 

Trump is entertaining alright. Trump enjoys entertaining the leftist liberal media and enjoys setting them up for the fall with fake news stories to get them all riled up for a laugh in the end for Trump at their expense. The problem is that most people who criticize Trump are just not use to seeing a real and true politician in action who throws no bull. Most Canadian people who despise Trump are the ones who like their daily bull chitting politicians feeding them constant lies, and cheating and stealing from them. They probably could not handle living in a world w/o those three things mentioned going on against them every day. It's like they cannot start their day w/o a little bit of bull crap in their lives. The clowns to me are the ones who always look for any reason to bash Trump. They always give me a darn good laugh because they always fall for the leftist liberal media lies about Trump. Chuckle-chuckle. 

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30 minutes ago, WestCanMan said:

I'm not sure who you're asking, but I don't know the answer.

I would be interested to know how politicians get so rich though. People make a big deal about seeing people's tax filings when they become President, it would be just as worthwhile to see what they look like during and shortly after winning political power. 

Obama's net worth went up from less than $500K to tens of millions of dollars over the 8 years he was President and he only made $400K per year - a bit over $3M.

I know that theyw rote some books, so there's a chance it's legit, but if I was an American I'd really want to know.  

Everyone seems to forget that Trump does not take a salary for being The President of the USA. Apparently, when Jean Chretien was the prime mistake of Canada who entered politics not all that rich but when he left politics he ended up becoming a multi millionaire. Most politicians that we get today that are running for leadership of a party or are already a politician are wealthy from the start or end up becoming wealthy when they leave politics. As you said, Obama became a multi millionaire. They get the in's on the stock markets and can get to make lots of money from inside investors who will help them along in making the right investment decisions. Meanwhile, we the people get no such help. We get to pay them to screw us. Aw well, what more can be said about our dear leaders. :(

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41 minutes ago, taxme said:

Everyone seems to forget that Trump does not take a salary for being The President of the USA. Apparently, when Jean Chretien was the prime mistake of Canada who entered politics not all that rich but when he left politics he ended up becoming a multi millionaire. Most politicians that we get today that are running for leadership of a party or are already a politician are wealthy from the start or end up becoming wealthy when they leave politics. As you said, Obama became a multi millionaire. They get the in's on the stock markets and can get to make lots of money from inside investors who will help them along in making the right investment decisions. Meanwhile, we the people get no such help. We get to pay them to screw us. Aw well, what more can be said about our dear leaders. :(

I'd be more interested in seeing what happens to the money that we give to other countries. Seeing how much of it gets to it's stated target, how much goes to buying [green-energy-powered ] yachts and jets for classic human rights abusers, and how much makes it's way into offshore accounts that belong to the people involved in giving our money away. 

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22 hours ago, WestCanMan said:

I'd be more interested in seeing what happens to the money that we give to other countries. Seeing how much of it gets to it's stated target, how much goes to buying [green-energy-powered ] yachts and jets for classic human rights abusers, and how much makes it's way into offshore accounts that belong to the people involved in giving our money away. 

Good luck on that one. Our dear leaders will give our tax dollars away for free with no strings attached to anyone who asks for our tax dollars. And our tax dollars are never recorded by anyone as to where or how our tax dollars are being distributed or blown. It's hard to believe that people actually think that their politicians are working for their well being and benefit. From what I have so far noticed, it is just the opposite. They put on a good show, but behind close doors, they laugh at we the people. If the people really cared, political party's like the Greens, NDP,  liberal or liberal conservatives would not be around. All this shows me is that the majority of Canadians are totally clueless when it comes to politics. When we see what globalist/comrade Trudeau has been doing to Canada and how he blows our tax dollars, that fool is still high up their in the polls. Most Canadians remind me of this guy who recently called 911 because he had a problem with the sandwich that he ordered in some restaurant. With idiots like that around, what chance does common sense and logic have here in dopey Canada. :unsure:

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