Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders escalated his war of words with billionaire Jeff Bezos Monday; saying he “stands in solidarity” with “Amazon workers International” during the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
“Jeff Bezos has seen his wealth go up by $34 billion since March 12th. The least he could do is provide two weeks of universal paid sick leave and respect the right of workers to organize. I stand in solidarity with Amazon Workers International,” posted Sanders on social media.
Jeff Bezos has seen his wealth go up by $34 billion since March 12th.
The least he could do is provide two weeks of universal paid sick leave and respect the right of workers to organize. I stand in solidarity with Amazon Workers International. https://t.co/ce1HZrneuY
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 4, 2020
Sanders ripped Amazon and Trader Joe’s Tuesday; accusing the national corporations of “making this crisis even more horrific” for American workers.
“Amazon, Trader Joe’s and Berkshire Hathaway figured out a way to make this crisis even more horrific for workers: Union-busting. If there were ever a time to stand against corporate greed and with workers fighting for their rights, that time is now,” posted Sanders on social media.
Amazon, Trader Joe’s and Berkshire Hathaway figured out a way to make this crisis even more horrific for workers: Union-busting.
If there were ever a time to stand against corporate greed and with workers fighting for their rights, that time is now. https://t.co/l0Kroy0oeG
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 28, 2020
Sanders reiterated his call for ‘Medicare for All’ Tuesday; demanding the government program cover “out of pocket expenses” for all Americans during the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Rather than subsidize the insurance industry’s profits, we can pursue a simpler, cost-effective, and comprehensive solution for health care. For the duration of this pandemic, Medicare should cover all out-of-pocket expenses for all Americans,” posted Sanders on social media.
Rather than subsidize the insurance industry's profits, we can pursue a simpler, cost-effective, and comprehensive solution for health care.
For the duration of this pandemic, Medicare should cover all out-of-pocket expenses for all Americans. Here's how: https://t.co/NEFrpFhWu2
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 28, 2020
“But there’s another, better way to guarantee that everyone in America gets all the health care they need, without cost, for the duration of the pandemic: Empower Medicare to pay all of the health care costs for the uninsured, as well as all out-of-pocket expenses for those with existing public or private insurance, for as long as this pandemic continues. Our Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act is more comprehensive than Trump’s vague proposal and less expensive than the Democrats’ COBRA expansion,” writes Sanders.
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AMAZON STRIKES BACK: Bezos Accuses Bernie of ‘MISLEADING’ Americans on Work Conditions
Online retail giant Amazon fired-back at Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders this week; making a are political statement that accused the Democratic Socialist of “misleading” the American people with “inaccurate” information.
Amazon posted the scathing statement on social media after Sanders slammed CEO Jeff Bezos for difficult working conditions and low-wages at distribution centers across the country; claiming employees were sleeping in cars and receiving government assistance.
“Senator Sanders continues to make inaccurate and misleading accusations against Amazon,” said a post on Amazon’s website. “We have been in regular contact with his office and have offered several opportunities for Senator Sanders and his team to tour one of our fulfillment centers (FCs). To date he has still not seen an FC for himself.”
“Instead, Senator Sanders continues to spread misleading statements about pay and benefits. Amazon is proud to have created over 130,000 new jobs last year alone. In the U.S., the average hourly wage for a full-time associate in our fulfillment centers, including cash, stock, and incentive bonuses, is over $15/hour before overtime,” adds the statement.
Read Amazon’s full response here.
ANOTHER FREEBIE? Bernie Sanders Vows to Provide ‘Year-Round, Free Universal School Meals’
Vermont Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called for another federal program this week; saying the government should provide “year-round, free universal school meals” for every student in America.
“‘School lunch debt’ should not exist in the wealthiest country in the history of the world. When we are in the White House, we are going to provide year-round, free universal school meals,” posted Sanders on Instagram.
The school lunch program is the latest far-left proposal from Sanders, whose ‘Green New Deal’ would effectively nationalize upwards of 30% of the entire American economy.
“Atop our existing government spending, comprising some 40% of GDP, the Vermont Senator wouldn’t just nationalize one-fifth of the economy with a ‘Medicare For all’ bill eliminating private health insurance. Under his Green New Deal plan, he would also nationalize most of the energy sector,” reports the Washington Examiner.
“At a mere $16.3 trillion, the Sanders plan would go beyond simply spending measures to increase climate-focused research and development. It would literally centralize the means of domestic energy production,” adds the Examiner.
“What we need to do is have an aggressive federal government. You can’t nibble around the edges anymore. We need to transform our energy system, that means a massive increase in sustainable energy,” Sanders told MSNBC.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 23, 2019
“Climate change is a global emergency. The Amazon rainforest is burning, Greenland’s ice shelf is melting, and the Arctic is on fire. People across the country and the world are already experiencing the deadly consequences of our climate crisis, as extreme weather events like heat waves, wildfires, droughts, floods, and hurricanes upend entire communities, ecosystems, economies, and ways of life, as well as endanger millions of lives. Communities of color, working class people, and the global poor have borne and will bear this burden disproportionately,” writes Sanders.