Bernie’s Website

Today was the day that I finally cared enough to go see what Bernie’s website looked like. If you go there yourself, you will be greeted by this phrase: “Nobody who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty”. I guess I could agree with this statement out of context, but the motives behind this are simply wrong. But we’ll get to that later. Click “continue to the site”, and you’ll find a application to sign up for what I assume to be a newsletter, although I’m not completely sure exactly what it is. Simply because I don’t care give these people my email address. Above the place where you are supposed to enter your email and zip-code is this: “They have the money, but we have the people. If everyone who visits this website joins our movement, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish together”. First of all, one thing they can’t seem to accomplish, is get a job that pays more than minimum wage. That’s why they want minimum wage to be $15 an hour. Second of all, this notion assumes that “people” don’t have money. That is wrong. People have money, just not these people. The people that have money, are those who work for it, or those who inherit it. But interestingly, most of the world’s billionaires are in fact self-made. According to Business Insider; 1,191 of them are self-made, 230 inherited all of their wealth, and 405 inherited money but are still growing their wealth. The truth is, if Bernie supporters chose better paying career paths or started enough businesses to eventually be successful entrepreneurs, they probably wouldn’t be feeling the bern so much.

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