On his campaign website, alongside his proposal for a national $15 an hour minimum wage, Bernie Sanders lays out in detail his proposed Rebuild America Act, a $1 trillion investment in modernizing America’s infrastructure that he estimates will create 13 million good-paying jobs.
Unfortunately for hundreds of his campaign staff, they’re going to need those good-paying jobs that aren’t going to materialize under a President Sanders.
— Anthony DeRosa? (@Anthony) April 27, 2016
Sanders campaign is letting go field staff in states that already voted…rather than shifting them forward to next states. 1/2
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) April 27, 2016
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) April 27, 2016
With paid leave I hope https://t.co/RDT9b8wRIr
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 27, 2016
— DK (@dkalles8) April 27, 2016
New York Times reporter Yamiche Alcindor writes Wednesday afternoon that Sanders doesn’t see the value in maintaining a national staff when “40 of the states are now behind us.”
— NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) April 27, 2016
“We don’t need people right now in Connecticut. That election is over,” Sanders said. “We don’t need them in Maryland. So what we are going to do is allocate our resources to the 14 contests that remain, and that means that we are going to be cutting back on staff.”
See what the free market made him do? On the plus side, when he’s elected president, he has plans to rehire every one of them. “If we win this, every one of those great people who have helped us get this far, they will be rehired.” If we win this?
When the guy doing the layoffs is Bernie Sanders. https://t.co/kQoCWiUhQZ
— Timothy Noah (@TimothyNoah1) April 27, 2016
corporate critic lays off hundreds of workershttps://t.co/nirZlPTCjR
— TJ Killilea (@TJKillilea) April 27, 2016
Sanders campaign begins laying off staff // For a Communist Sanders acts like a Capitalist.
— David McConville (@DMCNH_NJ) April 27, 2016
The beginning of the end… https://t.co/8GkmkzSg5q
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 27, 2016
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.