America has a poverty problem.
No one — not even Donald Trump himself — can deny this.
But finding answers? That’s significantly more difficult, especially when you have the Left claiming everyone should pay them an allowance to simply exist. If they aren’t suggesting everyone receive free money for no reason, they’re arguing that businesses should be paying everyone $30 an hour.
Sure — let’s just force businesses to pay ridiculously high “living wages.” What could go wrong? Certainly not businesses going bankrupt by the thousands..
The Left has never been known for their use of logic and fiscal intelligence. But that’s okay, because socialist Bernie Sanders has a plan, and you’ll either feel nauseous or laugh yourself off of your chair when you hear what it is.
This will be good…
- Sanders shared an article highlighting Disney’s skyrocketing stock values in the wake of their recent “Avengers” movie on Twitter. “Disney poised for record high,” the title reads, “as ‘Endgame’ Reaches Box Office.”
- Clearly playing off of the “record high” in the title, he turned his sights on the company in short order:
What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to pay all of its workers a middle class wage, instead of paying its CEO Bob Iger $65.6 million – over 1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes. https://t.co/NrcFSk4LZc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 29, 2019
- What Sanders doesn’t seem to realize is that movies bring in a lot of money, but they also cost a lot of money, time and effort to make. He also seems to feel that just because you happen to be particularly good at making movies, you should be forced to hand over all of your cold, hard-earned cash (which is likely more of a return on an investment than pure profit).
- This also seems a bit ironic given that Sanders just joined the “Millionaire Club” a few weeks ago. And for what? Works he created (in this case, his book). What’s so different about a movie and a book? Maybe Sanders should hand over some of his own cold, hard-earned cash. Surely he doesn’t need it.
- This isn’t the first time Sanders has taken aim at the movie production company, which is unionized. In fact, the Democratic leader even congratulated them after they increased their lowest wage to $15 an hour late last August:
Congratulations to the courageous workers and their unions at Disney World for their historic victory. I applaud everyone who stood up to demand that workers at one of the wealthiest corporations in the world should have a decent standard of living. https://t.co/pdEzhBUPQU
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 27, 2018
Let’s be really clear, here. Suggesting that a company use all of the profits from a single movie to make permanent changes to their pay structure is insane at best. And Robert Iger? He’s a bit of a legend, but he’s also worked hard to create the life he has. The reward for that should never be being forced to hand it all over.