Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unloaded on one of the nation’s largest employers this week; vowing to end Walmart’s “unfettered greed” should he win the 2020 race for the White House.
“Meanwhile the Waltons pay entry-level Walmart workers a starvation wage of $11 an hour. That is what outrageous, unfettered greed looks like. And we’re going to end it,” Sanders posted on social media.
Meanwhile the Waltons pay entry-level Walmart workers a starvation wage of $11 an hour. That is what outrageous, unfettered greed looks like. And we're going to end it. https://t.co/r0xsuQjKiO
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 2, 2020
Sanders confused millions of users on social media Thursday afternoon; saying the United States must pass his ‘Green New Deal’ to help prevent Australian wildfires from occurring in the future.
“I say to those who are delaying action on climate change: Look at the blood-red sky and unbreathable air in Australia because of raging forest fires. Our futures are all connected. That is why we must bring the world together and enact a Green New Deal,” posted Sanders.
I say to those who are delaying action on climate change: Look at the blood-red sky and unbreathable air in Australia because of raging forest fires.
Our futures are all connected. That is why we must bring the world together and enact a Green New Deal. pic.twitter.com/GBQQpDc4vE
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 2, 2020
ARMAGEDDON? Walmart to RAISE U.S. WAGES After GOP Tax Cuts
US retail giant Walmart announced Thursday its plan to raise wages for its employees across the country and pay out big bonuses in response to the recently passed GOP tax cuts; throwing more cold-water on prominent Democrats predictions of “the end of the world” after the President signed the sweeping overhaul.
Walmart –the largest single employer in multiple states throughout the nation- released an official statement this week, saying the megastore will raise its hourly wage for all associates to $11, expand maternity leave, and give out $1,000 in bonuses to eligible employees.
“Today, we are building on investments we’ve been making in associates, in their wages and skills development,” said Doug McMillon, Walmart president and CEO. “It’s our people who make the difference and we appreciate how they work hard to make every day easier for busy families.”
“We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities tax reform creates for us to invest in our customers and associates and to further strengthen our business, all of which should benefit our shareholders,” he added.
The announcement is a far cry from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s predictions of “Armageddon” and the “end of the world.”
Other major American corporations, such as Southwest Airlines, AT&T, Boeing, and others have also announced major investments in US-based workers following the tax cuts.
BERNIE BLASTS WALMART: The Far-Left Senator Demands Walmart Raise Wages for All Workers
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders directly targeted Walmart at the corporation’s shareholder meeting Wednesday; demanding higher pay for all workers to avoid what he described as “starvation wages.”
“Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attended the annual Walmart shareholders meeting on Wednesday, where he pressed the company to raise wages for its hourly workers,” reports Fox Business.
“Sanders put forth a proposal to raise the company’s $11 minimum wage. He also proposed allowing hourly workers to have representation on the company’s board of directors,” adds the article.
“Walmart is the largest private employer in America and is owned by … the wealthiest family in the U.S.,” Sanders said during his three-minute presentation. “Despite the wealth of its owner, Walmart pays many of its employees starvation wages.”
Sanders has previously attacked giant American corporations such as McDonald’s and Amazon; similarly demanding an increase in payment to avoid “starvation wages.”
Sanders released a new proposal last week that would crackdown on “capitalism” in the United States; promoting “worker ownership” of large companies and corporations.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will push new policies aimed at giving workers a greater ownership stake in companies, moves the 2020 presidential candidate is pitching as a dramatic transfer of power in the U.S. economy,” writes the Washington Post.
“The plans would give millions of workers the type of workplace influence typically reserved for shareholders and executives,” adds the newspaper.
“The establishment says there’s no alternative to an unfettered capitalism that produces huge CEO bonuses while millions are paid starvation wages. They are dead wrong. Instead of more tax breaks to profitable corporations, let’s expand employee ownership,” posted Sanders on social media.
The establishment says there's no alternative to an unfettered capitalism that produces huge CEO bonuses while millions are paid starvation wages. They are dead wrong. Instead of more tax breaks to profitable corporations, let’s expand employee ownership. https://t.co/AOeqYmctem
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 28, 2019
“We can move to an economy where workers feel that they’re not just a cog in the machine — one where they have power over their jobs and can make decisions,” Sanders said in an interview. “Democracy isn’t just the opportunity to vote. What democracy really means is having control over your life.”