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Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper.

After being asked about Hillary Clinton saying Democrats cannot be civil while Republicans are in power, Bernie flew off into a tangent in order to attack “pathological liar” President Trump.

This is odd.

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From Daily Caller:

“Joining me now is independent Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who caucuses with the Democrats. Senator, you just heard those comments from Holder, Clinton, and Michelle Obama,” Tapper said. “What do you think? Do you think Democrats have been too weak responding to Republicans in the past or do you subscribe to Michelle Obama’s mantra, ‘when they go low, we go high?’”

“I don’t think it’s a question of going high or going low. I think it’s a question of telling the truth. And the truth is that you have a president who lies all of the time, a pathological liar. I don’t think that’s what the American people want,” Sanders responded.

“You have a Republican leadership in the House and the Senate that tried, came within one vote of throwing 32 million people off of the health insurance they currently have,” he continued. “You have leadership there in the House and the Senate that wants to do away with pre-existing protections that people have in this country so they can get health insurance when you have cancer or heart disease.”

Sanders is calling on McDonald’s to follow in Amazon’s footsteps after they raised their minimum wage to $15 per hour:

There’s just one shocking detail that is flying under the radar.

It’s apparently not important for the media to note that hourly workers are losing their monthly bonuses and stock awards.

Kind of weird, no?

From Western Journal:

Amazon, with centi-billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos at its helm, has increased its minimum wage for hourly workers to $15 per hour.

CNBC reported that the company confirmed via email that they are getting rid of incentive pay and stock option awards in order to afford the hike.

Amazon believes that their new plan “more than compensates” for the loss in benefits, CNBC reported.

Continued:

“The significant increase in hourly cash wages more than compensates for the phase out of incentive pay and [restrictive stock units],” Amazon’s spokesperson said in a statement emailed to CNBC.

“We can confirm that all hourly Operations and Customer Service employees will see an increase in their total compensation as a result of this announcement. In addition, because it’s no longer incentive-based, the compensation will be more immediate and predictable.”

More from The Guardian:

Tim Roache, the GMB’s general secretary, said Amazon had not said “a dicky bird about cutting staff benefits” when the new hourly pay rates were announced.

Roache added: “This is a basically a stealth tax by the employer on its own wage increase – a clear case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.

“If Jeff Bezos – the richest man in the world – really wants to give hardworking staff a pay rise, he should let them keep their share options as well as increasing their hourly rate.”

Continued:

Amazon confirmed the incentives were being withdrawn, and on a blog post explaining the changes to staff, the company said it had made the changes because “hourly fulfilment and customer service employees [said] that they prefer the predictability and immediacy of cash [to share bonuses]”.

It said it would be phasing out share bonuses and would replace them with a sharesave scheme, which allows employees to buy shares at a discount over three or five years.

 

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