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(Seattle's socialist) Kshama Sawant ‘throwing down the gauntlet’ over minimum wage
KIRO TV ^ | 2/16/14 | Natasha Chen

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

“I’m 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; kshamasawant; minimumwage; obamacare; sawant; seattle; socialist; wage; washington; zerocare
But others who make more were there too. Baba Kofi Weusi Jana, who has a doctorate, teaches computer science classes. He can only find part-time work even though he makes $60 an hour when he’s in the classroom.

There ya go. Freeloaders come in all shapes and sizes.

1 posted on 02/16/2014 2:02:17 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Why $15 an hour? Why not $100?


2 posted on 02/16/2014 2:03:48 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Libloather

Come on Seattle make it $50. $15 is such a wimpy number. Now balance your budget on the businesses you have left.


3 posted on 02/16/2014 2:06:00 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Libloather
Talking about the mayor’s committee, Sawant said, “The Seattle City Council has set up another committee whose sole goings on is to follow what’s going on with that first committee, and then the first committee has set up sub-committees to carry out the work of the committee. We’re going to need another committee just to keep up with the definitions of these committees.”

It's a political technique known as "sandbagging", and its purpose is to prevent people like Ms. Sawant from making a mess of things.

4 posted on 02/16/2014 2:07:01 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Libloather

Start with that liberal company in Seattle, Starbucks.


5 posted on 02/16/2014 2:07:05 PM PST by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: GeronL

One thousand Quatloos!


6 posted on 02/16/2014 2:13:25 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Publius

“We’re 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.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 2:14:09 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Libloather

Raise the minimum wage to $15/hour, then force the minimum-wage fanatics to pay the difference.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 2:15:07 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: tennmountainman

Starbucks, Amazon, Boeing, Nike. Home Depot etc..every Odumbo supporting lib company in the Pac Northwest. make em’ pay $100 minimum.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 2:16:22 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: windsorknot

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.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 2:20:23 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Libloather
Kshama

Baba Kofi Weusi


ponder that awhile, y'all

11 posted on 02/16/2014 2:21:28 PM PST by tomkat (born 100 yrs too late)
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To: Don Corleone

Actually the sign dated from 1970 when the government cancelled the supersonic transport contract with Boeing.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 2:21:57 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Libloather

From Wikipedia:

Sawant was born to Vasundhara and H. T. Ramanujam in Pune, India in a middle-class family of the Brahmin caste.[5][7][8] Sawant’s mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13.[9] 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.[8][10]

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.[11]

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.”[12] 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.[5][13]

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.[


13 posted on 02/16/2014 2:22:14 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Libloather

Taking from the man that has funds and giving to the man that has none, makes neither have enough funds.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 2:24:18 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Publius

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.


15 posted on 02/16/2014 2:25:56 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Army Air Corps

I just want a dilithium crystal and some anti-matter so I can go home, how long would that take?


16 posted on 02/16/2014 2:30:28 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: jonrick46

“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


17 posted on 02/16/2014 2:30:36 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Libloather

I am going to enjoy watching Seattle crumble.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 2:33:40 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: Libloather

Seattle deserves everything this commie manages to ram down their throats.


19 posted on 02/16/2014 2:33:48 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: max americana

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.


20 posted on 02/16/2014 2:37:27 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Libloather

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.


21 posted on 02/16/2014 2:40:24 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: catnipman

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.


22 posted on 02/16/2014 2:44:53 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: tennmountainman
"Start with that liberal company in Seattle, Starbucks."

Then, Amazon, Microsoft, Bookings.com, IKEA and the rest that feel government should run our lives.

23 posted on 02/16/2014 2:48:31 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Libloather

A $15 an hour unemployment rate.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 2:55:07 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Libloather

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.


25 posted on 02/16/2014 2:57:37 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather
Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Anybody know what this commie pays her staff ?

Probably interns who work for free...

26 posted on 02/16/2014 2:59:17 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

Enjoy that 10.00 dollar Big Mac idiots, and no that doesn’t come with fries and a drink.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 2:59:43 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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28 posted on 02/16/2014 3:16:46 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Libloather

29 posted on 02/16/2014 3:57:28 PM PST by Fred Nerks
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To: blueunicorn6
"She’s a socialist, and that’s what socialists do."

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.

30 posted on 02/16/2014 4:00:08 PM PST by VR-21 (Next Stop, Willoughby.)
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To: Libloather

Did anyone ask this dumb ass what she pays all her employees?


31 posted on 02/16/2014 4:02:47 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

These fools are beyond ignorant. The world seen through their eyes must be quite a frightening thing to them. Total losers.


32 posted on 02/16/2014 4:04:37 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Maceman
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

It must've pained her terribly to make the oath of affirmation to the Constitution ...

33 posted on 02/16/2014 4:07:21 PM PST by mikrofon (Kshama "Sounds like Obama" "Idiot" Sawant)
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To: Libloather

Detroit II


34 posted on 02/16/2014 4:15:42 PM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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To: Libloather
so they raise it to $15.00, what about all the people that actually WORKED their way UP to $15.00???

they will NOT be pleased....

35 posted on 02/16/2014 4:31:30 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Maceman
So in short, she hated the poverty she grew up in in India and decided to go to the U.S. where there was a much higher standard of living and drastically more opportunity. And now she's going to make the U.S. fairer place by doing to it what she escaped from in India - socialism... Never mind that socialism makes everyone poorer and destroys opportunity... Another poisonous moron with a PhD...
36 posted on 02/16/2014 4:31:55 PM PST by DB
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To: Libloather

You folks do realize that Seattle has a statue of Lenin, don’t you? Yes, an actual statue of Lenin.


37 posted on 02/16/2014 4:50:38 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: GeronL

That’s what I say. $15 an hour in Seattle is hardly a “living wage”. We’re talking turkey at $100 per hour.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 6:02:55 PM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Yep. In the Fremont district. Bronze, about 12 ft tall with the base.


39 posted on 02/16/2014 6:06:20 PM PST by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Chuckster

40 posted on 02/16/2014 6:28:25 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I may be wrong, but my understanding is that she was paying 33% less - $10/hour.


41 posted on 02/16/2014 9:01:37 PM PST by jttpwalsh
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To: windsorknot

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!


42 posted on 02/16/2014 9:10:03 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: matt1234
Seattle exists yes because of the big boys...the Boeings and the Microsofts and the Amazons..but its bread and butter are the small stores, restaurants, attractions....

close down a bunch of them along Pike's market or near Pioneer Square and a lot of tourist dollars go with it...

43 posted on 02/16/2014 9:22:32 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Libloather
 
 
This comes across as very arbitrary to me - have yet to see any input on how this would fit in or clash with state statute & the legislature. Any locals have nay info to chime in with?
 
 

44 posted on 02/17/2014 12:44:52 AM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Libloather
Speaking of sizes:

 photo KshamaSawant_zpsade1f068.jpg

45 posted on 02/17/2014 7:30:18 PM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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