Bernie Sanders, the presidential candidate most likely to yell at you to get off his lawn, thinks employers should pay a minimum wage of $15 an hour. Like every good socialist, however, he doesn’t believe the rules should apply to him.
According to Stephen Rowe of Hypeline, Sanders comes up a little short on living up to the “$15 an hour” mantra. Three dollars short, to be exact. He reports:
Democratic presidential hopeful and Socialist Bernie Sanders introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour. Yet, he only pays his interns $12/hr.
On his website, Sanders says interns, “are an integral part of our Senate operation and contribute greatly to the senator’s work on behalf of Vermont and the nation.”
Just below, in the FAQ section, Sanders explains he pays his own interns “$12 per hour.” And only if you’re a college student or recent graduate.
To add to the hypocrisy, Sanders’ website even features a picture from a rally for a $15 minimum wage right next to the mention of his $12 pay rate for interns. Here’s a screenshot: