Socialists certainly have a penchant for spending other people’s money.
This was demonstrated once more when 2020 Democrat candidate Bernie Sanders went after Disney and publically told them how they ought to spend their profits from Avengers: Endgame.
Sanders’ Message to Disney
For some unknown reason, Bernie Sanders has deemed himself as the arbitrator of how Disney ought to spend the money which they’ve earned. Yesterday, Sanders fired off a tweet, claiming that it would be “truly heroic” of Disney to increase the wages of their workers.
See for yourself:
What would be truly heroic is if Disney used its profits from Avengers to pay all of its workers a middle class wage, instead of paying its CEO Bob Iger $65.6 million – over 1,400 times as much as the average worker at Disney makes. https://t.co/NrcFSk4LZc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 29, 2019
There are so many flaws in Sanders’ message, but we’ll get to that momentarily. Last year, the socialist also tweeted about Disney, only this time he congratulated them for increasing employees’ wages to $15.00/hour.
Congratulations to the courageous workers and their unions at Disney World for their historic victory. I applaud everyone who stood up to demand that workers at one of the wealthiest corporations in the world should have a decent standard of living. https://t.co/pdEzhBUPQU
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 27, 2018
The Fallacies in Sanders’ Logic
Like many on the radical far left, Sanders loves telling other people, companies, and businesses what they ought to do with their profits. According to Sanders’ logic, Disney should increase the wages of their workers simply because Avengers: Endgame is breaking records at the box office.
How does the success of Avengers: Endgame change the value which Disney employees bring to the table, especially in comparison to the CEO of the company? Sanders talks about the Disney CEO making over 1,400 times as much as Disney’s employees, but the CEO has much more responsibilities. Collectively, employees are valuable to a company, but as individuals, they can easily be replaced.
The fact of the matter is that any CEO of a business has much more responsibilities than any employees. This isn’t to say that employees don’t play a role in business, but it’s a very different role. If Sanders and others like him want to drastically increase the pay of employees, then the employees are going to have to be willing and qualified to take on additional responsibilities.
Contrary to the socialist, utopian fantasies, people are paid in direct proportion to the value they bring to the table…as they should be.
What do you think about Sanders’ message to Disney? Share your takeaways with us in the comments section down below!
Gabrielle Seunagal is a full-time writer. Some of her favorite subjects to write about include politics, cybersecurity, and current events. When Gabrielle is not advancing her writing career, she is reading, traveling, or studying martial arts.