A new television ad released by Sanders’ campaign questions why some politicians earn $200,000 an hour, while denying American workers $15 an hour.
The new 30 second advertisement is a clear jab at opponent Secretary Clinton, who has accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from financial institutions for hour-long speeches, while not supporting a $15 an hour federal minimum wage.
“Wall Street banks shower Washington politicians with campaign contributions and speaking fees,” the narrator says as the ad opens.
“And what do they get for it? A rigged economy, tax breaks and bailouts.”
“$200,000 an hour for them, but not even 15 bucks an hour for all Americans. Enough is enough,” the ad concludes.
At last night’s Democratic debate, Senator Sanders highlighted Secretary Clinton’s inconsistency on the minimum wage, and pressed her to release the transcripts of her speeches to Wall Street banks.