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Sanders campaign begins laying off staff

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posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:28 PM
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The title says "begins" layoffs.

But the second sentence of the story counters that.

Confusing.

But it looks like Bernie is floundering and letting paid people go.

Standard procedure I suppose.

But I wonder if any paid staffers have suggested taking lower pay or even going on volunteer status to save the casualties?

That would be the "Democratic Socialist" thing to do I would imagine.

Just the same, it appears Bernie will go all the way to the Convention anyway.

Good for him.

Seems he is the only one who can put Hillary in a corner (so far).



Sanders campaign begins laying off staff


Bernie Sanders’ campaign started letting hundreds of field staffers go on Wednesday, hours after five states in the Northeast voted and the Vermont senator fell further behind Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic nomination, five people familiar with the situation told POLITICO.

It’s not the campaign’s first round of departures, but it’s by far the most significant, coming at a time when Sanders is signaling that he is looking to shape the Democratic platform at the party’s convention, but also insisting he will remain in the race until then.

Staffers who were working in states that voted Tuesday were told to look elsewhere for work rather than continue on to the next voting states, according to people close to the campaign. The news comes as Sanders looks to spend more time in California, which is set to vote in June.

While Sanders appears set for a set of wins in May, his path to the nomination appears all but closed off after he lost Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut on Tuesday night.


R.I.P. but keep fighting







posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:38 PM
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Seems like he should give up some of that $250,000 that he made last year to help keep them employed, but I guess it's easier to be a hippocrate then to actually practice what you preach.
edit on 27-4-2016 by avgguy because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: avgguy

Why would he pay money out of his own pocket to fund a campaign that is nearing it's end?

Bernie knows he is not going to win the nomination. Time to start packing-up the wagon.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Because he's benefited from all the hard work those folks have put in and now he's just going to fire them for financial reasons?

Sounds a lot like the behavior that he claims to be against.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: introvert

Looks like the "Ides" of Capitalism continue to roll on.

Or in Bernie's case, creeping Capitalism.

Can't hide from the Sun as they say.




posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: introvert

Because he's benefited from all the hard work those folks have put in and now he's just going to fire them for financial reasons?

Sounds a lot like the behavior that he claims to be against.



I think Bernie is missing a great opportunity to set up a real working Socialist model.

But I guess that takes real money.




edit on Apr-27-2016 by xuenchen because: cash in time



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:46 PM
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I thought Bernie's fundraising was outpacing Crooked Hillary's.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: avgguy

Why would he pay money out of his own pocket to fund a campaign that is nearing it's end?

Bernie knows he is not going to win the nomination. Time to start packing-up the wagon.



Isn't there a way Bernie can play the "Contested Convention" game, like Cruz? Percentage-wise, the delegate difference between Clinton and Sanders, isn't much different than between Trump and Cruz.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: introvert

Because he's benefited from all the hard work those folks have put in and now he's just going to fire them for financial reasons?

Sounds a lot like the behavior that he claims to be against.



So if he is preparing to wind-down his campaign, it makes sense to continue to employ them?



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
I thought Bernie's fundraising was outpacing Crooked Hillary's.


It must the "cost" of delegates.

Free market prices demand high bids.




posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: carewemust

originally posted by: introvert
a reply to: avgguy

Why would he pay money out of his own pocket to fund a campaign that is nearing it's end?

Bernie knows he is not going to win the nomination. Time to start packing-up the wagon.



Isn't there a way Bernie can play the "Contested Convention" game, like Cruz? Percentage-wise, the delegate difference between Clinton and Sanders, isn't much different than between Trump and Cruz.


Not really. Bernie doesn't have the DNC establishment on his side.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:50 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Yeah, and imagine the cost for all those SUPER delegates.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Why on earth would they continue on after the state primary has taken place???!!!

No one who was a local staff person stayed....I was recruited by a woman who had come here from another state when it was our turn - we were put to work, and then that crew moved on.

The primary season is nearly done.......Bernie is "done" in those states whose primaries or caucuses have already taken place. You begrudge the guy a chance to go home, take a well-deserved and hard-earned breather, rest his voice, and let his team recharge for the next round????

nothing says those teams being cut loose won't be recalled when the convention has passed and he has the Nomination.

Also, nothing really says he won't get the Nomination. He's only behind by a few hundred, and we have California and other places left to go.
I would be tightening my belt, too - if I were in his shoes. Saving the money for when I'm really gonna need it......

edit on 4/27/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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As "Dandy" Don Meredith used to say...

Bernie's a nice guy, but his knowledge and understanding of economics is about as bright as a burnt out lightbulb. He never should have ran and I'll be glad to see him go.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy

Because he's benefited from all the hard work those folks have put in and now he's just going to fire them for financial reasons?

Sounds a lot like the behavior that he claims to be against.



No, you're not making any sense and just sound like someone who's trying to find fault in anything regardless of how ridiculous it is.

If it's over, it's over. All that hard work apparently didn't work out did it??? Their closing up shop. If your employer is going out of business is he supposed to keep paying you if he let's you go??? Didn't think so.

Is there something wrong with the idea of being fired for financial reasons??? Is he supposed to pay people who don't work for him with money he doesn't have???

You're argument makes no sense.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: introvert

It's the point of it all. He screams at the podium when GE and HP cut jobs because they're winding down in a business sector, but when he winds down business he cuts 80% of his work force and thinks no different.

It's funny. He's utilizing the same principles in his business that other businesses are, but when he does it, it's ok.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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originally posted by: avgguy
a reply to: introvert

It's the point of it all. He screams at the podium when GE and HP cut jobs because they're winding down in a business sector, but when he winds down business he cuts 80% of his work force and thinks no different.

It's funny. He's utilizing the same principles in his business that other businesses are, but when he does it, it's ok.


This is not a business and the same principles do not apply. It's a political campaign. There is no monetary profit to be made.

I understand what you are saying, but in this case it simply doesn't make sense.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6


Bernie's a nice guy, but his knowledge and understanding of economics is about as bright as a burnt out lightbulb. He never should have ran and I'll be glad to see him go.


I'm sure you will - he scares you that much.

And btw, his understanding of economics FAR SURPASSES the GOP no-taxes people (remember we were talking about Brownback yesterday? Remember that? That was awesome).....who have proven that their idea doesn't work.

You can deny and deflect and degrade and denounce it all you like, but the FACTS indicate that the GOP/Libertarian thing Does Not Work.

It doesn't work.
Kansas, dude. Kansas.
Don't be Kansas.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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Sanders is far from done. He can't stand Clinton (with good reason)...and Hillary still hasn't sorted out her problems with the FBI.



posted on Apr, 27 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I guess Sanders doesn't believe in LIVING WAGES. If he did, he would send the volunteers away first.



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