Vermont Senator and likely 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued to push his latest initiative to increase the federal minimum wage Wednesday; saying the move would “give a raise” to upwards of 40 million Americans.
“Our $15 minimum wage bill would give a raise to over 40 million Americans, including more than half of African American and Latinx workers. A job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. It’s time every worker in America is paid a living wage,” posted Sanders on social media.
Our $15 minimum wage bill would give a raise to over 40 million Americans, including more than half of African American and Latinx workers. A job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. It's time every worker in America is paid a living wage. https://t.co/3Uiz8W2EEB
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 16, 2019
Sanders current proposal would raise the federally-mandated minimum wage of $7.25 to $15 per hour.
BERNIE GOES OFF: Sanders Thanks DC Liberals for Advancing ‘EXTREMIST IDEAS’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows throughout the nation’s capital Wednesday, thanking DC liberals for transforming “radical” and “extremist ideas” into “mainstream American ideas.”
Sanders was speaking at the ‘We the People’ summit in Washington, DC when he praised those in attendance for helping to advance his liberal message, saying his supporters have brought those “fringe ideas” to the masses.
“Many of the ideas that we talked about were thought to be fringe ideas, radical ideas, extremist ideas,” said the Vermont Senator. “Well, you know what? Because of your efforts, those ideas are mainstream American ideas.”
“I want to thank all of the groups here, because whether you know it or not, you have helped transform this country in so many ways,” he added.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
BERNIE'S BETRAYAL: Sanders Says US Military Routinely ‘STARVES AND BOMBS’ Children
Vermont Senator and self-described Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders openly joked with liberal comedian Sarah Silverman over the weekend that the United States government routinely “starves little children” and “bombs houses and buses of children” around the world.
Sanders was speaking with Silverman at his Washington, DC offices when he warned the comic not to use foul language in the US Senate, stating “We just, um, starve little children, we go bomb houses and buses of children, and we give tax breaks to billionaires… But we don’t use dirty words.”
According to the Washington Free Beacon, Sanders is likely referencing the escalating humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where a Saudi Arabian-led coalition has waged large-scale war against rebels operating in the region.
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