Skip to comments.Seattle’s Socialist City Councilor Offers a Different Response to Obama’s SOTU Speech
Posted on 01/31/2014 2:26:44 AM PST by Libloather
In a frank and unflinching critique not seen or heard on the broadcast or cable news shows, Sawant described Obama's renewed focus on income inequality as an indictment of his own failures and misguided economic policy.
Pointing to record high poverty and the fact that "95% of the gains in productivity during the so-called recovery have gone to the top 1%," Sawant argued that Obama's rhetoric on inequality has been forced on him by popular "outrage over the widening gulf between the super-rich" and the millions of workers, many working in low-wage retail and fast food jobs, who generated that wealth.
Overall, in a rebuke of both major political parties, Sawant pointed out the crisis of democracy in the country. "The political system is completely dysfunctional and broken. It is drowning in corporate cash," she said. "Working people, youth, people of color, women, the elderly, the disabled, immigrants the 99% have no voice or representation."
The text of her prepared remarks follow:
(Excerpt) Read more at citywatchla.com ...
She is bad news all around.
An avowed socialist born in India and only became a US citizen in 2010 after Obama took office. I would not be surprised if Obama and Holder let her go to the head of the line.
Seattle City Council members are paid $117,000 per year and for some reason she is only taking $40,000 of that and giving the rest of the money to “social justice causes.”
Social Justice Causes means Communist Groups in America.
There is no telling where that money will really go, but I bet it is not where the majority of Washington State voters would approve of that money going.
We got to keep an eye on her.
Only Seattle voters have any real case here.
I'm guessing she and her ex-husband made lots of money in technology. As a "one percenter" she's above the fray.
From the article: “Working people, youth, people of color, women, the elderly, the disabled, immigrants the 99% have no voice or representation.”
Hate to say it, but I don’t know that I disagree with her on this assessment, if you add in ‘voters’. We will very clearly disagree on the resolution, though.
I can guarantee you she doesn’t really care about them except as a means to an end. She’ll turn on them the minute they cease to be useful.
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