If you’re a billionaire in America today, you probably got a lot richer since the start of the pandemic. Meanwhile, if you’re a fast food worker getting paid the federal minimum wage of $ 7.25 an hour, you have not seen a pay increase in more than a decade. How absurd is that?
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 7, 2021
This has been the worst and most painful year in the modern history of our country. But not everyone has been hurting — while tens of millions of Americans have been living in economic desperation, the wealthiest people in this country have become obscenely richer. #BernieInKY pic.twitter.com/THH3GVyCrv
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 2, 2021
Here is the truth: we have had class warfare in this country for decades and decades. The rich have gotten richer, the working class have gotten poorer. Well, if there’s going to be class warfare in this country, I think it’s time the working class won that war. #MayDay2021
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 1, 2021
At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, when the top 1% owns more wealth than the bottom 92%, and when billionaires have gotten $ 4 TRILLION richer during the pandemic — it is not the billionaire class that needs help today, it is the working class of this country.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 29, 2021