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Backlash over $15 wage plan (& Seattle's socialist Kshama Sawant)
My Northwest ^ | 5/30/14 | Neal McNamara

Posted on 06/01/2014 3:28:33 AM PDT by Libloather

**SNIP**

"If stimulating the economy were just as easy as taking from Jim and giving to Joe, don't you think communism would've worked out? Thanks progressive lefties, I'm sure this is making businesses feel secure about moving into Seattle.

"Silliness," Shapiro concluded.

Boze wondered why Seattle didn't just force the $15 wage immediately, if 70 percent of voters like it. In fact, Thursday's committee compromise is a disaster for the $15 Now group, which is pushing a ballot initiative for November that would enact the $15 wage on Jan. 1, 2015.

"They're not interested in income equality," Boze said. "They're interested in their redistributionist policies to combat the popularity in the Seattle area of the open socialist - closeted communist - Kshama Sawant."

(Excerpt) Read more at mynorthwest.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: kshamasawant; minimumwage; sawant; seattle; socialist; wage
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I'm pretty sure Sawant is out of the closet.
1 posted on 06/01/2014 3:28:33 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

McObama jobs!


2 posted on 06/01/2014 3:35:46 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Libloather

Maybe this is a good thing. Seattle is a small part of the country. Let’s see how their vision works. I’m sure, if it fails, they will have excuses, but it’s a pretty good laboratory, isn’t it? It will hurt some people there, but maybe it will be a wonderful demonstration for the rest of us?


3 posted on 06/01/2014 3:37:27 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Libloather

By the way, if raising the minimum wage to $15 is good, why not raise it to $100?


4 posted on 06/01/2014 3:37:59 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Dr. Ursus

And the living cancer continues


5 posted on 06/01/2014 3:38:00 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: nickcarraway

100% correct. Cities and states are better testing grounds than the entire nation. Once enacted at a national level nothing gets repealed.


6 posted on 06/01/2014 3:44:05 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: nickcarraway

All they need to do is look in their own backyard. The city of Seatac (which surrounds Seattle-Tacoma International Airport) raised the minimum wage to $15 last year. It’s already backfiring.

http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/17751-warning-to-seattle-seatac-businesses-slashing-benefits-overtime-in-wake-of-wage-hike

}:-)4


7 posted on 06/01/2014 3:47:27 AM PDT by Moose4 (Sufficiently feisty.)
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To: Libloather

Lets make it $1500/hr and we’ll all be rich!!


8 posted on 06/01/2014 3:57:46 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Libloather

Any way to get her back in?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 3:58:41 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: muir_redwoods
your all missing a greater point. If voters can set policy, lets put all income tax on the ballot, then gas tax then city and county tax's, last but not least, lets have one big vote on how much teachers are paid and school taxes for those over the age of 60 don't have to pay any taxes...being fleeced by the government for decades, us oldsters deserve a break...
10 posted on 06/01/2014 4:04:26 AM PDT by goat granny
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That way gas can go up to $7 a gallon and food will go up another third. That way the gas stations nd grocers make more money. See we're not against capitalism...
11 posted on 06/01/2014 4:05:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: goat granny

“You’re allmissing a greater point.”

The dictatorship of the proletariat, pure democracy,
no more republic.

IMHO


12 posted on 06/01/2014 4:13:44 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Libloather

Seeaddle should be proud of their idiot, Sawant.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 4:13:53 AM PDT by windsorknot
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“By the way, if raising the minimum wage to $15 is good, why not raise it to $100?”

Really; forty acres and a “living wage” for all! I think some of the (few) smarter (still misguided) brains behind these pushes realize that the remaining jobs available to a growing number of Americans are minimum-wage type jobs, and that too much of the economy is just folding because of that (housing, child-related - especially the education industry, the automobile industry, etc.).

They are watching a whole country contract and disappear due to the economy, and are thrashing about aimlessly trying to fix it.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 4:14:33 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Libloather

We want it now !!!


15 posted on 06/01/2014 4:21:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Black skin has morphed into Teflon.)
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To: Libloather

Stories such as this one reaffirm my belief that basic economics (to include labor theory that would be applicable to everyday life) should be taught in all high schools so that people can understand the impact of their politicians’ actions.


16 posted on 06/01/2014 4:28:56 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Libloather
"They're not interested in income equality," Boze said. "They're interested in their redistributionist policies to combat the popularity in the Seattle area of the open socialist - closeted communist - Kshama Sawant."

Do you suppose the Kshama Sawant took any action to pay for the increase in wages? Did she recommend lower taxes on businesses? Did she recommend lessening the government regulation and paperwork load on businesses? Did she recommend anything to help affected businesses prosper?

Or is she the typical low information leftist who believes that businesses make too much money and can easily afford to pay more for less? Did she pass Economics 101?

17 posted on 06/01/2014 4:31:23 AM PDT by olezip (Time obliterates the fictions of opinion and confirms the decisions of nature. ~ Cicero)
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To: Libloather

It’s a shame we allow third worlders turn this formerly great nation into a carbon copy of the shit holes they come from.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 4:45:07 AM PDT by Post5203 (For the first time in my life, I despise this country.)
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To: Libloather

““I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” she responded. “No more free food,” she added.”

:-)


19 posted on 06/01/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT by moovova
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To: ripley
The dictatorship of the proletariat, pure democracy, no more republic.

Only until said pure democracy allows the elite to take all semblance fro the People and take it upon themselves to practice "democracy" in our behalf.

20 posted on 06/01/2014 4:51:25 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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