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Seattle Socialist Group Pushing $15/Hour Minimum Wage Posts Job With $13/Hour Wage

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posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:16 PM
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Seattle-based group The Freedom Socialist Party, which owns socialism.com and regularly campaigns for a $15/hour minimum wage, advertised a job on Wednesday that offers just $13 an hour.

The group has taken particular interest in campaigning for a higher minimum wage in Seattle, where the posted job is located.




So they keep harping on about it being impossible to live off of less than $15 an hour, but that's only if you work for a business I suppose.

Keep in mind that this position isn't for unskilled labor or burger flipping either. They want a web developer. For 20 hours a week. I suppose it could be argued this is supplemental income or something.

I really hoping I'm missing something here.

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posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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Without double standards they would not have any standards at all...lol



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:21 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

This sort of crap always reminds me of one of the hitchhiker s guide books... where the idiot earthlins decided to use leaves as the monetary unit because there were so many of them.



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:32 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

If irony scalded, they'd be in a burn ward.

lolz



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:54 PM
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The $15/hr wage is to be phased in over several years. At worst, the group is guilty of being a couple of years ahead of schedule.

Seattle Times



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 08:59 PM
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Do as I say not as I do seems to work fine for the elite. I can't stand people telling others how to live when they don't even have their own houses in order. I don't hold all the answers and that is why I leave my opinions on a message board and not try and force them on others.
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posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: NiteNGale2
The $15/hr wage is to be phased in over several years. At worst, the group is guilty of being a couple of years ahead of schedule.

Seattle Times


yes because every business in the city will magically be able to pay that an hour and still stay above water....

What will happen is the ones who cant will go under and mom and pop are out of a company.....

Then it will be mostly big businesses and big corporations , you know the ones that liberals hate, that will be able to stay a float, and youll have effectively lined their pockets by eliminating their competition.........

I swear to god some of these progressive groups lack any foresight.



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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" Seattle Socialist Group Pushing $15/Hour Minimum Wage Posts Job With $13/Hour Wage "

typical hypocrisy.

and they thought nobody would notice !!!!



sneaky snooty



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 09:57 PM
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a reply to: NiteNGale2

Nice try Kshama Sawant



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: Domo1

Some reports, namely found at Reason, state they stand at a minimum wage of $20/hr...but who is counting.



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 11:16 PM
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a reply to: ownbestenemy

Well not them



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 12:56 AM
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a reply to: Domo1

All this over a two-dollar difference?

Sometimes I wonder about you guys sometimes...



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:00 AM
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originally posted by: TheToastmanCometh
a reply to: Domo1

All this over a two-dollar difference?

Sometimes I wonder about you guys sometimes...


Its the principle of the stance that is being presented. A group that is adamant that people should make a "living wage" of X amount of dollars and then seeks services at less gives a perception that they understand free-market principles but only want Government to force them and not actually themselves.

I think that is noteworthy of this group and their failings to even offer compensation at which they wish to see the Government force others to do.

Do you not think so?



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:02 AM
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originally posted by: TheToastmanCometh
a reply to: Domo1

All this over a two-dollar difference?

Sometimes I wonder about you guys sometimes...


So you don't care about the raise increase.

Good for you!




posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:03 AM
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a reply to: TheToastmanCometh

Every once in awhile I get redundant sometimes, on occasion.




posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:06 AM
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LOL.

A web-developer graphics designer job @ MINIMUM WAGE...in Seattle.

VERY, VERY FUNNY.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: ownbestenemy

It's still two dollars. I may not know the finer points of wages and that, but paying someone two dollars less is not a big thing in my opinion.

Now if they listed the job at $8-$9 an hour while championing the $15/hr minimum wage, that would be cause for concern and there would be right to bash socialists

But two dollars?



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: beezzer

I do care about wage increase.

I just don't get why everyone is flipping their burgers over a two dollar difference.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:24 AM
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originally posted by: TheToastmanCometh
a reply to: Domo1

All this over a two-dollar difference?

Sometimes I wonder about you guys sometimes...

Ummm no. They want unskilled/uneducated burger flippers to get $15/hour, and want to pay a Web Developer $13/hour when the median pay is $30/hour. So apparently they want burger flippers and Web Developers to make the same pay.



posted on Oct, 18 2014 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: TheToastmanCometh

Again, its the perception of it. If I clamor on that people deserve to be paid at minimum $15/hour (though this Reason article states $20/hour -- and then say I only believe you (if you are a web developer) are only worth $13/hour...how does that look to the people who believe in your cause?

They are wanting to lobby States and the Federal Government to force businesses to adhere to a minimum wage -- while themselves know they must act upon the free-market to obtain services at a lower rate.

Sure it is only $2, but that is $2 that they are denying someone who probably believes they deserves $15 an hour...
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