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Bernie Sanders: "Washington politicians are paid over $200,000 an hour for speeches."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Bernie Sanders ad ignores fact that members of Congress can’t be paid for speeches

A new television ad by Sen. Bernie Sanders describes a very lucrative method for making money if you're a politician in Washington. "Wall Street banks shower Washington politicians with campaign contributions and speaking fees," the ad says. "And what do they get for it? A rigged economy, tax breaks and bailouts, all held in place by a corrupt campaign finance system. And while Washington politicians are paid over $200,000 an hour for speeches, they oppose raising the living wage to $15 an hour. $200,000 an hour for them, but not even 15 bucks an hour for all Americans. …

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