Minimum-wage Bernie Sanders interns wanted

Hey, about to be college grads, especially those with journalism, art history, or gender studies degrees!  Do you need a job?  Of course you do!

Well, do I have a job for you!

Senator and wannabe U.S. president Bernie Sanders (a Socialist who masquerades as an independent but plays with Democrats when necessary) is looking for interns to staff his Washington and local Vermont senatorial offices.

Interns are an integral part of our Senate operation and contribute greatly to the senator's work on behalf of Vermont and the nation. Senate interns have the unique privilege of gaining an insider's perspective on the legislative and representative process. Our Washington and Burlington offices offer paid full- and part-time internships tailored for recent graduates and current students at the undergraduate or graduate level.

And while housing is not provided, there is a salary, unlike many internships.

How much are interns paid?

Interns are paid $12 per hour.

Wh-a-a-a-t?  Wait a minute!  Isn't Socialist Bernie a leader in the $15-an-hour minimum wage?  Twelve dollars an hour might be an adequate wage in relatively low-cost Vermont, but not in our nation's capital where fat-cat government workers and high taxes drive up the costs of housing and other necessities.  

However, as Natalie Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon pointed out:

Still, Sanders is the only presidential candidate among the initial sixteen contenders who pays interns.

Clinton relies on free labor for her campaign internships, though she established a paid fellowship last year after The Guardian reported she had brought on experienced organizers as unpaid interns.

Wh-a-a-a-t?  Wait another minute!  The poverty pimps who get rich on "other people's money," as the late Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put it, by constantly waging class warfare against evil "millionaires and billionaires" don't practice what they preach?  Not that you expected them to, of course.  You did?  Sucker!

Leaving the White House "dead broke," Hillary Rodham Clinton immediately bought a large house in a one-percent enclave in New York State so she could successfully run for Senate.  In between her government service, she charged a minimum of $225,000 per speech in exchange for government favors absolutely riveting presentations.

And Bernie Sanders's wife negotiated a comfortable $200,000 severance package for herself as she ran a college into the debt ground.

But being a government intern has other unpaid benefits.  Just ask Monica Lewinsky.  She's still paying for them.  

Just remember, money isn't everything.  To repeat Sanders' description: 

Interns are an integral part of our Senate operation and contribute greatly to the senator's work on behalf of Vermont and the nation.