During a rally for Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont in Iowa Falls, Iowa, on Jan. 25, an unidentified woman wept as she explained how hard her life has been while making minimum wage (video below).
The presidential candidate asked the audience to speak up if they, or someone they knew, were living on $10K-$12K via Social Security, reports The Guardian.
"I've been living on probably less than that for a long time because of disabilities,” the woman said, notes RawStory.com.
“It’s so hard to do anything to pay your bills,” the woman added. “You’re ashamed all the time. I can completely understand how she feels. And when you can’t buy presents for your children, it’s really, really hard. And I worked three, four, five jobs sometimes, always minimum wage. I have a degree.”
The woman added that she is waiting for her disability payments to come through so that her parents don't have to support her.
Sanders applauded the woman, and added, "It is not easy for people to stand up and say that. But beyond comprehension, you’ve got Republicans going around and saying, ‘We’ve got to cut Social Security, we’ve got to cut it. What people are getting is too much, $10,000 is too much.'"
After the rally, Sanders gave the woman a hug, reports The Guardian.