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Seattle’s Socialist City Councilor Offers a Different Response to Obama’s SOTU Speech
City Watch LA ^ | 1/31/14 | Jon Queally

Posted on 01/31/2014 2:26:44 AM PST by Libloather

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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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: sawant; seattle; socialist; sotu
She's gonna be a real hoot to follow.
1 posted on 01/31/2014 2:26:45 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

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.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 2:41:37 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever
There is no telling where that money will really go, but I bet it is not where the majority of Washington State voters...

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.

3 posted on 01/31/2014 3:10:01 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: Libloather

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.


4 posted on 01/31/2014 3:32:20 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: PubliusMM

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.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 3:54:39 AM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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