Skip to comments.(Seattle's socialist Kshama) Sawant: We're moving forward with $15 per hour
Posted on 03/16/2014 6:52:39 AM PDT by Libloather
SEATTLE Kshama Sawant said she needs to see progress on a $15 per hour minimum wage soon, or she and her supporters will move ahead without the help of her fellow city council members and the mayor. She said if there is not significant progress soon she will start collecting signatures to put a minimum wage measure on the ballot. Sawant said signatures are due June 10.
The socialist council member is holding a rally this coming Saturday where she will lay out her latest plan of action moving forward.
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I'm guessing they were just random pot smokers wandering around.
Somebody tell them that $15 is not half enough. Raise Seattle’s minimum wage to $30/hour.
Human labor??? Too expensive!! Just put everyone on welfare and have them buy the stuff the machines make. Sustainable? Probably not, but who cares? Short-term thinking is what it’s all about, and right now driving low-skill workers out of the workforce sure seems like a swell idea! What could go wrong?
All this does is move the pay scale up, create wage-push inflation, and make American products less competitive internationally.
She’s an immigrant academic/politican who has never made a payroll in this country.
Great idea, but not radical enough!
$100/hr for everyone!
Maybe we should make sure that no one in Seattle makes less than anyone else in Seattle? So, no matter what job you have, you make the same hourly wage!
My first full-time job out of college in the early 00s netted me just over $15/hr with benefits. I was able to move out of my mother’s house and get a cheap apartment with a buddy of mine in a not-so-nice part of town. Granted, it was my first job, I was a college graduate, and less than 5 years later, I was making almost double that. It was a start.
The problem, as I see it, is that these welfare mommies and losers want to subsist on this pay including the buying of new cars, big screen TVs, eating dinner out at fancy restaurants every night... this is scraping-by money, this isn’t what any normal person would call a living wage, but I digress because I’m starting to sound like a liberal.
Does she pay her ‘supporters’ $15 an hour ?
This is great! It’ll be just another in a great chain of Democrat initiatives that have the end result of screwing over all of the people who listened to and followed them.
Another reason to call them uninformed or just plain stupid?
Are the Administration and Unions trying to shift subsidies onto the private sector?
The constant push for higher minimum wages, as high as $15, would shift the burden of subsidizing low income and low information people to the private sector.
Government will be praised as heroes while (un) intended consequences would make life worse for those poor subjects who will follow like lemmings down the proverbial cliff.
What they will encounter is to lose eligibility for welfare, food stamps, Medicaid and other State and federal programs, leaving them worse off than before. Because of their newly found wealth, they would be classified as the new middle class courtesies of their compassionate Administration. All the while the federal coffers would increase because of cost savings.
The evil Corporations would be blamed for causing this problem for not paying for extra subsistence.
I dont believe that that calculation has not already been made by the Agencies?
This is only my personal opinion and I could be wrong.
Oh, I just love how socialists work tirelessly to increase the gap between the rich and the poor. It gives them more “social injustice” to whine about!
They still haven't put together the cause and effect of attacking and laying burdens on business and the negative impact on those people in the middle class and at the bottom of the economy.
They never will.
Not surprising since Seattle has a statue of Vladimir Lenin, one of the godfathers of communism and inspiration for Earth Day.
Obviously non-profit organizations will be exempt from the law. Also, most likely exempt will be those employers who sign collectively bargaining agreements with left-wing unions such as the SEIU.
She is a complete nutcase. Seattle does this, and watch all the business flee to the east side of Lake Washington.
I’m surprised these idiots don’t tout the ‘Basic Income Guarantee’.
You have some very good points. I see things like inflation ramping up with the increase in the ‘base’ wage. I also conversely see businesses large and small saying ‘To heck with this I’m going to automate everything!’
I can also see the Alternative Minimum Tax kicking in for more and more people. Yep that’ll teach them to actually work when being on welfare brings home more money in the long run.