4 results for tag: Bernie Sanders


Presidential Candidates Positions on Trade Policy

For Immediate Release Contact: Will Wiltschko, (831) 917-7997 or will@citizenstrade.org Only a Few Democratic Presidential Candidates Detail Their Trade Policy Positions Prior to "Super Tuesday" Sanders, Steyer & Warren Provide Answers to Detailed Trade Policy Questionnaire; Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Gabbard & Klobuchar Campaigns Fail to Respond Berkeley, Calif. — Just days before "Super Tuesday," a California-based collation of labor, environmental and human rights organizations says only a few Democratic Presidential candidates have answered its detailed trade policy questionnaire. "With trade a deciding factor in the 2016 ...

PolitiFact: Viral post criticizes Bernie Sanders’ ‘math’ on health care, taxes. It’s wrong

By Daniel Funke, PolitiFact Staff Writer Feb 25, 2020 Several conservative pages on Facebook are trying to discredit the plans with bad math. The math, the post claims, works out like this: A person making Sanders’ $15 an hour minimum wage would earn $31,200 a year. But because of Sanders’ 52% tax to pay for Medicare for All, they’d pay $16,224 right back in a new health care tax. The upshot: The worker is only actually earning $7.20 an hour, or $14,976 a year after taxes. One Feb. 20 post published in a Bill O’Reilly fan page shows some calculations of Sanders’ plans. It cites a proposed $15 federal minimum wage that Sanders, ...

BERNIE SANDERS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE

Bernie Sanders is at the forefront of the fight to make the minimum wage a living wage. Over the past 40 years, the cost of living has increased significantly while workers’ wages have stayed relatively flat, despite increased productivity. Meanwhile, the pay of CEOs is up nearly 1000 percent since 1978 — a figure that is double the stock market growth over the same period. In other words, almost all of the new wealth created in the last 25 years or so has gone straight to the top one percent, leaving most workers behind. Current State of the Minimum Wage: People who work at least 40 hours a week working at the federal minimum wage should not ...

One-on-one with Sen. Bernie Sanders

Dec 2, 2019 By Taggart Houck COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sunday afternoon, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to a group of students at the University of South Carolina. His message to them was turnout at the polls. Before that, he sat down with WYFF News 4, reflecting on his campaign and message for South Carolinians. "We feel very good," he said. "We feel that we're doing well in the early states and that's because we have, I think, the strongest grassroots movement of any candidate out there." Sanders' movement has him third among all Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina, according to a Nov. 18 Quinnipiac University Poll. He talked ...