Bernie Sanders is looking to bolster his White House hopes by promoting socialist ideas and fanning the flames of class resentment by continuing to push the $15 an hour minimum wage to appeal to millions of potential voters.
The Vermont senator is regarded as one of the Democratic party’s front runners for the 2020 presidential nomination and he has mounted an increasingly aggressive campaign against corporations including Disney and Walmart.
The nation’s largest big-box retailer has been demonized by the political left for decades and now the Bentonville, Arkansas company finds itself directly in Bernie’s crosshairs with a new bill specifically singling them out for public shaming.
On Thursday, Sanders unveiled the “Stop Walmart Act” that would impose stiff restrictions on companies that don’t pay their workers at least $15 per hour.
Bernie Sanders is now targeting Walmart with a bill that would prevent stock buybacks unless companies pay workers $15 minimum wage. https://t.co/LuotaouqGX
— CNBC (@CNBC) November 15, 2018
Walmart released the following statement:
“We have increased our starting wages by more than 50% in the last three years and currently have an average hourly total compensation of more than $17.50 an hour,” the company said in a statement. “At the same time, we’ve also added new benefits like paid time off, advanced job training, paid family leave and college for $1 a day.”
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