Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) sarcastically attacks Republicans for not supporting more money for unemployment insurance in a speech delivered Wednesday night on the Senate floor. The Democratic presidential candidate’s amendment eventually passed and the bill passed unanimously 96-0.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT): And now I find that some of my Republican colleagues are very distressed they’re very upset that somebody is making $10-$12 bucks an hour might end up with a paycheck for four months more than they received last week. Oh my God. The universe is collapsing. Imagine that…
But some of my Republican friends still have not given up on the need to punish the poor and working people, you haven’t raised the minimum wage in 10 years. Minimum wage should be at least 15 bucks an hour, you haven’t done that, you’ve cut program after program after program and now horror of horrors for four months, workers might be earning a few bucks more.