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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
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 Once enacted at a national level nothing gets repealed.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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To: muir_redwoods
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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To: nickcarraway

“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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To: nickcarraway

The fact is that Government will ALWAYS fail when trying to exact social and economic ‘justice’ for the aggrieved parties to which they pander. And, it is in this failure that Government ALWAYS seeks remedy from the collective net taxing paying citizen.

In other words, Seattle will fail, the Government will bail them out, and WE will get stuck with the bill.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 4:52:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Libloather

Seattle is overdue for a massive natural disaster. They already have their political disaster.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 5:17:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Libloather

It’s simply not enough to just raise the minimum wage!

Smart communists know that the capitalist running dog owner class will just fire some workers, lower benefits, or even shut down their businesses. So there needs to be several laws passed simultaneously:

1. Make it illegal to close your business without government approval.

2. Make it illegal to fire anyone.

3. Make it illegal to cut benefits.

4. Raise minimum wages to $15.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 5:29:42 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

What was it? Directive 10-282?


24 posted on 06/01/2014 5:57:05 AM PDT by vortec94
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To: nickcarraway
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?

No. It will be the same awful demonstration it always has been. They won't shrug their shoulders and repeal it, and they will NEVER admit that it was a stupid and impractical idea in the first place.

Their answer to failed socialism, as always, will be always more socialism. Now we need more taxes to make sure everybody is getting this $15/hour wage. Now we need state bailouts. Now we need to raise the rate on those new taxes. Now we need federal bailouts. Now we need more new taxes...

25 posted on 06/01/2014 6:36:23 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Alas Babylon!

5. Make it illegal to move.

Wouldn’t want anybody off the reservation now would we?


26 posted on 06/01/2014 7:03:39 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: jsanders2001

That guy just needs a straw hat, and he’ll have all the Amish hotties he can handle at the next barn-raising.


27 posted on 06/01/2014 7:09:28 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: nickcarraway

-— 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, -—

It will largely hurt those who imposed the policy, which would be a refreshing change, in comparison to people like the Communist-in-Chief, who lives like a king while impoverishing the nation.


28 posted on 06/01/2014 7:10:44 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: vortec94

Close enough — 10-289 (like the size of the Mustang engine some years later).


29 posted on 06/01/2014 7:11:03 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: Libloather

The purpose of raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $15 an hour isn’t to improve the lives of working people. The purpose is to drive the working people out of Seattle. Environmentalism and social justice are the camouflaged means for the limousine liberals to drive the middle class out of the more desirable locations in our country. There are too many riff raff on the roads in Seattle.


30 posted on 06/01/2014 7:12:49 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jiggyboy

Ah here we go:

“Other businesses have adjusted in ways that run the gamut from putting more work in the hands of managers, to instituting a small “living-wage surcharge” for a daily parking space near the airport.”

You know how that’s going to be reported eventually — evil, greedy businessmen again.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 7:14:16 AM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: OldPossum
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.

It already is, from a Marxist perspective.

32 posted on 06/01/2014 7:37:38 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: trebb

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

The Dictatorship of the Proletariat is one of the conflict of opposites that the commies love to embrace.

Theirs is “democracy” with one party directing it, propagandizing it and manipulating it, with the
so-called democracy turning into a dictatorship right before the eyes of the proletariat who embrace it with glee.

IMHO


33 posted on 06/01/2014 7:39:10 AM PDT by ripley
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To: Dr. Ursus
McObama jobs!

$15.00 bucks an hour to spend your day inoculating fast food with Shigella and E. coli? Not bad.

34 posted on 06/01/2014 7:44:32 AM PDT by Stentor (Maybe the Goldman Sachs thing is just a coincidence. /S)
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To: Libloather
lol.

Never gonna work!

Not because it's communism but because its capitalism!

The Empire is about to strike back!

Within the last 3 months, I've seen:

An automagic pizza maker that can create a pie from scratch and have it out to the customer in about 3 mins flat.

The Japs have created a robot that will go through a strawberry field and determine which berry's are ripe just by the color of them, then it will pick them automagically.

An inventive group has come with an automagic hamburger cooker and manufacturer.

I haven't seen it, but I saw an advertisement for an automagic spaghetti maker while perusing the automagic pizza maker cited above.

If they're gonna go for $15/hr for the menial work they do, they better grab it and stash it away like a squirrel with the last nut of the year, cause within 2 years, these automagic machines are gonna FLOOD the market and put these peons out of work.

And if you think about it for an hr or two like I did when I saw that pizza machine in action, if it can self-make a pizza crust, it can self make a whole HOST of things, it's all variations on the same theme. Why couldn't it make breadsticks? Well, Hells Bells, why couldn't it just make the danged bread?

It can make spaghetti. Think about that for a moment. It has to bring water to a boil. Check. It has to add a dollop of butter to the water to prevent clumping of the pasta. Check. Easy enough. It has to get the spaghetti out of the water by dumping the pan into a receptacle with a strainer. Check. It has to warm up spaghetti sauce. Check. Then it has to dump the spaghetti past on a plate, add some meat to the sauce, then after warming, it has to pour it over the spaghetti.

Boom! Done. And prolly in under 5 minutes as well.

That can be done at fast food joints that have a breakfast sandwiches, hamburgers, fish sandwiches, pizza's and on and on and on.

And we won't even have the joy of taking odds over whether the employees acted on a whim and spit in our food, video taped it and uploaded it to Youtube.

The $15 hour gang is gonna be truly hated in about 2 years as soon as all of this machinery hits the market because it was their efforts to gain the $15/hr that threw all of these projects into overdrive.

35 posted on 06/01/2014 8:33:21 AM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions, led by a deer.)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Don’t forget the automated kiosks to order like at Sheetz, WaWa, or Panera Bread.


36 posted on 06/01/2014 11:17:18 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: Alas Babylon!

> It’s simply not enough to just raise the minimum wage!

Smart communists know that the capitalist running dog owner class will just fire some workers, lower benefits, or even shut down their businesses. So there needs to be several laws passed simultaneously:

1. Make it illegal to close your business without government approval.

2. Make it illegal to fire anyone.

3. Make it illegal to cut benefits.

4. Raise minimum wages to $15.

I guess the idiot lib / progressives don’t realize businesses will be closing faster than a white man running from an Amish mob after yelling the N-wordi n downtown Detroit...


37 posted on 06/01/2014 12:53:24 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Carry_Okie

I can just imagine that’s what goes on. Silly me, I was thinking in terms of standard economic theory, you know, what once was taught to us.


38 posted on 06/01/2014 2:12:52 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Post5203
It’s a shame we allow third worlders turn this formerly great nation into a carbon copy of the shit holes they come from.

India has a $15 minimum wage?

39 posted on 06/01/2014 2:15:43 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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