ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Speaking to supporters in this economically
suffering seaside city, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday said he is
fighting for workers who have seen greedy Wall Street hedge fund
managers and corporate raiders cut their pay and destroy their pensions
and health care.
“That greed is not acceptable,” Sanders told a rally at Boardwalk
Hall located across town from the Taj Mahal, a casino once owned by
Donald Trump, the likely Republican presidential candidate. “That greed
is destroying America and you are looking at somebody who if elected
president will take these people on,” Sanders said.
After Trump’s casino went bankrupt, another billionaire, Carl Icahn,
last February added the property to his collection of two other Atlantic
Workers at the Taj Mahal have seen their paychecks cut by more than
one-third, their pensions eliminated and their high-quality health
insurance plan eliminated.
Icahn has endorsed Trump, who in turn put the billionaire on his list of potential treasury secretaries.
Before the rally, Sanders met with rank-and-file members of UNITE
HERE! Local 54. The Vermont senator has been endorsed by the union
representing 10,000 housekeepers, bartenders, servers, cooks and
dishwashers in Atlantic City.
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