Socialist Dem Bernie Sanders Demands $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage & Pays His Own Interns $12 Per Hour

Being a hypocrite is apparently now a requirement to be a left-wing Democrat at this point.

2016 Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, known for being to the left of the left-wing, is pulling the usual ‘Do as I say, not as I do,’ stunt and this time it’s with the minimum wage.


Democratic presidential hopeful and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders introduced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour this week.

However, Sanders pays his own interns just $12 per hour, notes the Media Research Center.

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On a website entitled “Bernie Sanders, United States Senator for Vermont,” Sanders and his legislative team declare that 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 Frequently Asked Questions section, Sanders flatly explains he pays his own interns “$12 per hour.”

Sanders has continued to claim that there are 62 million workers in the country who are underpaid. However, he never counts his own staff, who is making less than his proposal of $15 an hour.

But, to be honest, Sanders isn’t really a hypocrite. This is just Democrats being Democrats. They all love to tell the rest of us what to do while doing the exact opposite in their personal lives and business.

John Binder

John Binder is a news and political blogger for Right Wing News. Additionally, he is a New Orleans political reporter for and a news blogger for

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