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[–] InfidelAl 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Hey, how is a man of the people supposed to buy his 3rd house paying people 15 an hour, comrade?

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[–] 1True_Morty 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fourth house. He already has three. Which means those property taxes are killing him. So obviously he can't pay his staff a "living wage"... wait a minute.

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[–] cyks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Let the taxes kill him. I had a feeling something else was going to try that in 2016, but here we are!

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[–] stillinit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

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[–] HotFarts69 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

He's gonna be at the next Bohemian Grove meeting drinking childrens' blood with the rest of them.

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[–] Pawn 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

its so the staff stay motivated in pushing for $15

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[–] 0110001111 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Funnily enough, the liberals i talk to fail to understand that increasing the minimum wage wont make your life better. Assuming that by some miracle prices dont go up to match the "new" standard of living, you now priced yourself out a job, and increased the qualifications. Literally, how can someone be so stupid to not understand basic supply and demand. If you have increased supply, both from native population, and illegals, how is RAISING the minimum wage going to help anyone? Lowering the minimum wage would work better, since at that point prices would be force down due to decreased money supply for everyone. But that would lead to some type of deflation, and the sky would fall down, or some crap like that

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[–] 123_456 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

And what annoys me is the solutions that do work, they don't want to implement. Kicking out illegal immigrants, and temporary workers would definitely help them out. But they don't want to do that, do they!

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Because they care about votes and not solutions. Giving management stock was supposed to get them to buy in to the long term success of the company. It has instead just tied every performance metric to stock price instead of company performance. The two are not the same thing. Same type of thinking.

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[–] hypercat 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The only problem with that idea is that it doesn't address the fact that average salary has not followed average cost of living. So, a loaf of bread is never going to get cheaper no matter how much or little we pay Jose the bread guy. We could pay him zero dollars and decide that we should double the bread cost to double profits. Shareholders love it. Companies are never going to lower prices when they can charge the maximum amount.

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[–] 0110001111 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I've always thought the US should move back to decentralized, local economies. Think the wild west towns before the walmarts and amazons existed. Where there was a bread man, a man to fix curtains,etc,etc. The reason we are in the mess you specified is because we have no concept anymore of a local economy, everything has to be done on a global scale, and with the rise of public companies,, everything is more about profit and not so much the positives of the economy itself. If i make bread for my neighbor, why should the shareholder care? Especially when he wants me to substitute ingredients, to take already cheap bread and make it cheaper. Then again, my vision of the world is considered batshit insane by most, especially when you realize that such a local economy would collapse once it reaches a certain population(Not that our current economic model is better). Possibly, what Trump is trying to do, make the economies and the US more state based and less federal based, seems to be what his policies are gearing towards

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[–] Anoxim 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I understand it's anecdotal but they raised minwage here so it's higher than the surrounding areas. Shit is so expensive here that the raise in minwage actually helped because people had more funds to spend instead of tucking it under a mattress.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Minimum wage raising is no longer about trying to help the poor, it is about moving more middle-class people into poor income bands. Every increase means that many more people they can buy off by promising another increase. It is a long game but just might work.

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[–] ninjajunkie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They measure the success of things like welfare by how many people get enrolled, not how many it actually helped. Of course they want more poor, that means more gib checks to skim off of.

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[–] Eleutheria 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Bernie: "$15 an hour?! How on earth can I afford to pay you $14 an hour? $13 an hour is far too much for your line of work. I'll give you $12, that is the best I can do."

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[–] puggy [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"When I was your age, I was happy to work for 12 cents an hour selling socialist newspapers."

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[–] JuiceTown 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

When I was your age, I was twice as old as you are now and I made half as much.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

When brought up, the argument is that he can't pay that while others pay less because it would cost him too much. No idea how they can't see how this applies to everything else in the world.

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[–] UpsideDownTiger 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

Interns almost never get paid from politicians so $12/hr is really high. And it doesn't make sense to pay an intern the same rate as a full-time employee.

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[–] BeHereNow 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I would not disagree with the idea that interns like teenagers at a summer job should make less than a full time employee raising a family. The issue is with the supposed hypocrisy of Bernie stumping for everyone else's business to be forced to pay $15 per hr minimum to the lowest paid employee, but then not paying it himself to his own employees. Classic communism, for thee not me.

That said, the article is not very well cited and could be fake. I would reserve judgment until a couple of individuals that were paid as such were on the record saying so, or documents were provided proving it. Otherwise it's just allegations.

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[–] undertheshills 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

A GERMAN sports car.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Gabara, I believe that story was fake... I'm not 100%, and this source cites snopes gasp! BUT, it does look like Bernie doesn't own an Audi R8.

http://www.business2community.com/government-politics/bernie-sanders-buy-172000-car-presidential-campaign-funds-01863767

I'm continuing to look for better sources. TheYoungTurks did a video on it, but they suck ass too.

Edit: Very, very hard to find additional info on this. I think if he truly owned an R8, there'd be more

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[–] Jackmybeanstalk 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

Fake news shill

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[–] acesneights 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No

refunds.

This ancient unkempt jackass needs to find a hole to crawl in. Why anyone still believes he is legit after watching this beta runt roll over for the head bitch is beyond me. If he was real, he would have stood up to the Clinton crime syndicate and went third party. Maybe they would have martyred his pruned ass, who knows, but he's obviously not committed to any of the bullshit he spews out of his Ovaltine gullet.

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[–] SwampAintDrained 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yep, that is when he showed what he was truly made of.

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[–] obvious-throwaway- 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It turned out that a Jew pretending to care about others was a self serving piece of shit? If only we had some way to predict that this would happen.

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