The complaints by the Vermont senator and his aides about news coverage — not entirely without merit — have been a constant theme and viewed by the campaign as good politics in his run for the presidency.
Sen. Bernie Sanders spent $360,000 on private planes and $93,000 on “office supplies” from Amazon, as he outpaced other Democrats in fundraising.
In two appearances Monday, he strongly implied the newspaper was biased in its reporting because it is owned by Jeff Bezos — who also is the majority owner of Amazon, a frequent target of the Vermont senator.
Sen. Bernie Sanders outspends all the competition, including $130,000 on office supplies from Amazon and $200,000 on voter information in early primary states.
Critics argue that it’s not the state’s place to use taxpayer money to help Amazon — which competes head-to-head against Vermont retailers that are struggling to survive — hire workers in the state.
With the border wall funding budget stalemate over, the members of Vermont’s delegation are starting work on an array of priorities for the new Congress.
The bill bans companies from buying back stock unless employees are paid at least $15 an hour and able to earn up seven days of annual paid sick leave.
The mom and pop stores still need the less-skilled workers that Amazon doesn’t need.
The wealthiest man in the world will start paying employees at his company $15 an hour, meeting demands by Sen. Bernie Sanders and a legion of activists.
At the state and federal levels, we need to continue to think about how we can protect and support our locally owned independent businesses so they are able to be successful and in turn provide good and sustainable jobs to those they employ.
The Vermont senator’s legislation would give large companies the choice of paying their employees a livable wage or be taxed for federal assistance programs in which the workers participate.
On this week’s podcast, recorded live in Manchester, researcher Stacy Mitchell describes Amazon’s expanding role in local and national commerce.
In two events next week, experts will discuss what the giant Internet retailer’s dominance means for Vermont’s businesses, jobs and communities.
No deeply red state will win the Amazon sweepstakes and that is not a coincidence.