If Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) had any integrity, he would be firing one of his top advisers today.
Warren Gunnels is the Staff Director for Sanders’ budget committee.
When people complained about the student loan debt shift, Gunnels decided to put out some numbers to justify the giveaway.
Only the numbers were twisted and completely inaccurate.
This was the tweet sent out by Gunnels…
Average Weekly Wages
Tuition and Fees at University of California
Boomer: But why can't the slackers pay for college & pay off their loans like we did?
— Warren Gunnels (@GunnelsWarren) August 27, 2022
Even Twitter slapped a warning label on the tweet for being so misleading.
The problem was that Gunnels adjusted the income but did not adjust the other prices for inflation.
Not only did he do that, he then proceeded to block everyone that did not support his misleading information.
For instance, Brian Riedl of the Manhattan Institute, stated, “Bernie Sanders’ top economic policy advisor posts blatantly false financial data, and then block everyone who corrects it.
“That’s bad enough for a random Twitter troll. But for the lead Senate staffer on the Senate Budget Committee, its just shameless, dishonest, hackery.”
Gunnels eventually made a post adjusting all the numbers for inflation, but he never apologized or even hinted that he had done anything misleading in the first place.
Source: The Blaze