Interesting that Lent is upon us. I forced myself to watch about an hour’s worth of the Jack-Ass Party debate in South Carolina. That alone must clear me of at least a couple of centuries off my time in Purgatory.
Nonetheless, Comrade Sanders sure does make a lot of noise regarding his promised $15 an hour federal minimum wage.
Maybe someone said something on TV… maybe all the tumblers were lined up properly in my noggin, but I distinctly remember Bolshevik Bernie droning on about $29,000 and alleged “free” health coverage.
I also remember Sanders promised upping the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, which is clearly noted on the official Bernie Sanders campaign website.
So let’s do the math;
- Anyone who works 37.18 hours per week X $15 an hour = $557.70 of pay per week.
- $557.7 of pay per week X 52 weeks per year = $29,000.40 per year.
But on another of the official Sanders for president websites, the magic and maximum amount a person can make to qualify for “free” health care is any amount up to $29,000 a year.
- Creating a 4 percent income-based premium paid by employees, exempting the first $29,000 in income for a family of four.
Hmmm… so if any given individual is only wage earner for his family of four, and also happens to work 37.18 hours per week (which is $29,000.40 a year), his “free” health coverage costs him four percent over his first $29,000 of his income. But just for the heck of it, let’s say mom also works 37.18 hours per week at $15 an hour.
Four percent of $29,000.40 means mom and dad must pay $1160.02 a year for their “free” coverage. Remember, even if mom and dad just so happen to have a sweet healthcare plan at work, Sanders kills all private health insurance.
In other words, this hypothetical family pays $96.67 a month for their “free” healthcare costs. Shitty health care, at that.