Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has been trying to prove he’d be a great U.S. president by telling major companies exactly what they need to be paying their employees.
He tried it with Disney, demanding that they use the profits from the latest “Avengers” movie to pay their employees more. That didn’t go well for him.
Then he went after McDonald’s, writing on Twitter, “If Amazon can raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, there is no reason that McDonald’s — a company that took in $1.4 billion in profit and paid its CEO $22 million — can’t also pay its workers a living wage.”
Desperate to grab some of Bernie’s limelight in what has been an embarrassing flop of a campaign so far, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio decided that he would boycott McDonald’s until the restaurant chain pays its employees a $15 an hour minimum wage, the New York Post reported.
“We’re not going to McDonald’s anymore until McDonald’s addresses these issues!” he said at a Des Moines, Iowa rally. “No one from my campaign is going to McDonald’s anymore until McDonald’s respects working people.”
People were quick to point out a few problems with his boycott.
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