Bernie Sanders: Companies Relocating Abroad Are Disrespecting Vets

by Andrew Johnson

Companies such as Burger King that are weighing relocating to more business-friendly countries aren’t grateful for the sacrifices of members of the U.S. military, Senator Bernie Sanders says.

“I think where the American people get really, really angry is that we have families that are sending kids off to war, these kids get killed, they come home wounded — and then you have corporations where we’re seeing corporate profits at an all-time high,” Vermont’s socialist senator told CNN on Tuesday. “Many of these corporations have absolutely no loyalty to the people of the United States or to our government.”

Sanders worried that if more companies feel the need to move abroad because some U.S. companies have already done so, federal tax revenues that pay for infrastructure, education, and health-care could be imperiled.