Skip to comments.(Seattle's socialist) Kshama Sawant ‘throwing down the gauntlet’ over minimum wage
Posted on 02/16/2014 2:02:16 PM PST by Libloather
Seattle, Wash. At an organizing event and rally for a $15-per-hour minimum wage, Councilmember Kshama Sawant emphasized the movement should not accept any watered-down version of the wage increase
Im throwing down the gauntlet, Sawant said, declaring herself the first politician to support a true $15-per-hour rate.
She and other rally speakers cautioned against politicians and businesses who say they support a minimun wage increase but want loopholes and exemptions.
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There ya go. Freeloaders come in all shapes and sizes.
Why $15 an hour? Why not $100?
Come on Seattle make it $50. $15 is such a wimpy number. Now balance your budget on the businesses you have left.
It's a political technique known as "sandbagging", and its purpose is to prevent people like Ms. Sawant from making a mess of things.
Start with that liberal company in Seattle, Starbucks.
One thousand Quatloos!
“Were going to need another committee just to keep up with the definitions of these committees.”
One of the universities I attended, back in the Late Triassic, had a Committee Committee.
Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, then force the minimum-wage fanatics to pay the difference.
Starbucks, Amazon, Boeing, Nike. Home Depot etc..every Odumbo supporting lib company in the Pac Northwest. make em’ pay $100 minimum.
There once was a sign on the highway after the Boeing unions were holding out for more money that read, “Will the last person leaving Seattle please turn off the lights”. It well may be re-posted soon if these ignorant Marxists have their way.
Baba Kofi Weusi
ponder that awhile, y'all
Actually the sign dated from 1970 when the government cancelled the supersonic transport contract with Boeing.
Sawant was born to Vasundhara and H. T. Ramanujam in Pune, India in a middle-class family of the Brahmin caste. Sawant’s mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13. Sawant’s observations of poverty in her native country and her unhappiness with the Indian caste system helped shape her political views before her adoption of socialism.
Sawant grew up in Mumbai where she later studied computer science and graduated with a B.Sc from the University of Mumbai in 1994. Sawant married her husband Vivek, an engineer at Microsoft, and moved to the United States.
After moving to the United States Sawant decided to abandon the computer engineering field. She began to pursue study in economics due to what she described as her own “questions of economic inequality.” She entered the economics program at North Carolina State University where she earned a PhD. Her dissertation was titled Elderly Labor Supply in a Rural, Less Developed Economy.
Sawant moved to Seattle in 2006 and, after hearing a speech by a Socialist Alternative organizer, became a socialist. She became a United States citizen in 2010.[
Taking from the man that has funds and giving to the man that has none, makes neither have enough funds.
It is also an Alinsky tactic to paint the opposition as against the poor wage earner. The Clarion Hotel off International Boulevard has closed down its restaurant as a result of SeaTac’s jump of the minimum wage up to $15 an hour that was enacted through voter initiative. Another hotel company—Hotel Concepts—that owns and manages 11 hotels in Washington state has decided to shelve plans to build a hotel in SeaTac. Han Kim, who runs Hotel Concepts, said, “Uncertainty is bad for business, and right now we’re right in that area so we’re just putting everything on hold.”
Hospitality workers around the SeaTac area are finding their hours cut, or their jobs eliminated. On worker said they cut her hours so she is making the same amount of money she made before the wage increase.
Communists like Kshama Sawant never live in he real world. Utopian demands become totalitarian when they are humanly impossible.
I just want a dilithium crystal and some anti-matter so I can go home, how long would that take?
“ospitality workers around the SeaTac area are finding their hours cut, or their jobs eliminated.”
Same here. Not only due to obamacare but the minimum wage hike. Socialists are dumber than rocks who never get how the real world works. Go back to india you moron
I am going to enjoy watching Seattle crumble.
Seattle deserves everything this commie manages to ram down their throats.
The only thing that raising the minimum wage benefits is the union hierarchy. It is unbelievable how rich those union parasites get off the backs of their slaves. Everyone else gets their wage increase gobbled up by inflation and lost jobs through automation.
It is a stupid idea, but if the city council raises the wage they need to do it for ALL employers. Even you employ one person. So you hire a nanny, or a house cleaner you pay $15.00 per hour. Starbucks too! All liberal political organizations that hire people. All left-wing non-profit groups-everyone!! Once it impacts liberals, the support may die down.
The Commie morons of Seattle get their indoctrination from the University of Washington that transmits its toxic ideology throughout the region. What we see are Commie drones who inhabit the region like Zombies parasites who need to be squashed like bugs through the ballot by voters with their brains still attached.
Then, Amazon, Microsoft, Bookings.com, IKEA and the rest that feel government should run our lives.
A $15 an hour unemployment rate.
Feed her to some starving dogs. She’s a socialist, and that’s what socialists do. We keep wanting to play patticake with assholes like this. Give her a taste of socialism, or rather, give some dogs the taste of socialism. She would sell us into slavery.
Anybody know what this commie pays her staff ?
Probably interns who work for free...
Enjoy that 10.00 dollar Big Mac idiots, and no that doesn’t come with fries and a drink.
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A writer who had considerable influence on me an embarrassing number of decades ago...Robert Ringer, said something to the effect that "A self-proclaimed liberal is a closet socialist, and a self-proclaimed socialist is a closet communist." Your post brought that to mind for some reason.
By the way, that's a splendid looking trio of dogs you have.
Did anyone ask this dumb ass what she pays all her employees?
These fools are beyond ignorant. The world seen through their eyes must be quite a frightening thing to them. Total losers.
It must've pained her terribly to make the oath of affirmation to the Constitution ...
they will NOT be pleased....
You folks do realize that Seattle has a statue of Lenin, don’t you? Yes, an actual statue of Lenin.
That’s what I say. $15 an hour in Seattle is hardly a “living wage”. We’re talking turkey at $100 per hour.
Yep. In the Fremont district. Bronze, about 12 ft tall with the base.
I may be wrong, but my understanding is that she was paying 33% less - $10/hour.
if the min. wage folks get this much of a bump, better believe all of us need relative bumps as well....I’m in the money now!
close down a bunch of them along Pike's market or near Pioneer Square and a lot of tourist dollars go with it...