Bernie Sanders’s latest brainstorm would make the transition from welfare to work more difficult.
It’s called the Stop Bad Employers by Zeroing Out Subsidies Act, the acronym an homage to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The bill, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ro Khanna, would tax corporations with more than 500 employees at 100% for every dollar their employees receive via food stamps, the school-lunch program, Section 8 housing and Medicaid. Mr. Sanders calls it “corporate welfare” to pay benefits to low-wage employees.
This Op-Ed originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 17, 2018. Click here to read the full Op-Ed.