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Bernie Sanders

The great paradox of the Democratic presidential race

It was a sunny Wednesday morning near the Capitol last week when Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, standing before a crowd of low-wage workers on strike, led a rally to make his case for a $15 minimum wage. Some in the protest waved placards of President Barack Obama's signature "HOPE" poster the text morphed into "HELP" because "we need more than the minimum." "The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage and must be raised to a living wage," the self- described socialist senator from Vermont proclaimed. Just across the street loomed a building emblematic of the reasons why Sanders' lofty...

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