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Bernie’s Not Feeling the Free Market Magic

Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders publicly went after the Magic Kingdom, calling out Walt Disney Company over the “living wage.” The fight comes after Disney walked away from the city’s offer of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks and subsidies on the table in favor of its free market ability to set its own wages. “Mr. Sanders continues to distort facts to grab headlines,” Disney spokeswoman Liz Jaeger told the Guardian Thursday. “[Sanders] should focus on his own state of Vermont, where the minimum wage is $10.50/hour.” Game, set, match goes to Mickey Mouse for pointing out the glaring hypocrisy which defines the socialist agenda.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire… 

Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders has officially declared war on the Walt Disney Company over the “living wage,” and Disney isn’t taking it lying down.

The Vermont senator has inserted himself into the battle between Disney and the City of Anaheim over wages and taxes as part of his broader attempt to promote the radical progressive agenda. Sanders held a rally at Disneyland back in June to try to drum up pressure on the entertainment giant, and on Thursday, when Disney turned down the city’s offer of hundreds of millions in tax breaks and subsidies in a “last ditch effort” to avoid being forced to pay a living wage to all of its thousands of workers, Sanders pounced.

“Disney is so nervous that the living wage ballot initiative in Anaheim is going to pass, it would rather end some of the corporate welfare it receives from local taxpayers than pay all 30,000 of its workers decent wages,” Sanders told The Guardian Thursday. It’s time for Disney to “get off of welfare and pay all of its workers a living wage,” he declared.

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