Sunday, July 21, 2019

Sanders staffers learn economics

The Sanders campaign planned to pay its staffers at least $15/hour.
But when some had to work 60 hours a week, their pay went under that amount.
How do you solve the problem?
You could pay time and a half for hours over 60 instead of a set salary.
You'd need more donations from more people to do that.
Or you could limit staffers to 40 hours per week.
Reducing your ability to reach voters with your message.
And leaving staffers with the same trouble if their salary isn't enough to live on.
Either way they decide to go, it's not going to end well for Sanders and his staffers.
Maybe they'll learn something about economics, though.

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