21 October 2014

USA: Socialist Party Demanding $20/hr Minimum Wage advertises job paying $13/hr

You really can't make this stuff up.

The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) is demanding that the federal minimum wage be moved up to $20 per hour, but advertised a job for an experienced web developer paying just $13 per hour.

National Secretary of FSP, Doug Barnes, gave a few very, very cute reasons why he's unable to pay more per hour. He says they can't afford to pay $20 per hour, because they're a non-profit organisation that receives funding from leftist contributors.

But it gets better. Naturally.
Barnes also suggested that the Freedom Socialist Party would make more money off the backs of the low-wage workers he claims make many contributions if the federal government or state governments forced businesses to pay employees a minimum of $20 per hour.
Yeah, don't ask me what he means exactly. Something about forcing others to pay higher salaries, thereby keeping their low-paid donors paying more to FSP. If you can work it out, let me know.

Barnes then went on a rant against those who have called out the FSP HYPROCRISY:
“The right-wing attack is very hypocritical,” the socialist lamented.
Yeah, it sure is hypocritical of "right-wingers" to attack an organisation demanding others pay salaries of a certain amount, only to pay their own people much less, because they can't afford to pay the higher wages they want others to pay. 

So I'm guessing that all the companies they're 'demanding pay these higher wages can afford to pay such a big increase, eh Mr Barnes???

Yeah, these right-wingers are just plain nuts! SFP are clearly on the moral high-ground on this issue.

And as always, the stinking HYPOCRISY from these Socialist goons is hilarious. 

Do as we say, not as we do.....the moonbat Lefties motto in life.

The socialist party in Seattle that wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $20 per hour but advertised a job last week for an experienced web developer paying just $13 per hour is now defending itself.

The Huffington Post, which was sued by a bunch of unpaid bloggers after founder Arianna Huffington sold the website for $315 million, has the story.

The argument from the Freedom Socialist Party is that it cannot afford the minimum wage it seeks to impose on every commercial entity in America. 

Doug Barnes, the Freedom Socialist Party’s national secretary, claimed that the collectivist political organization shouldn’t be subject to its own wage demands because it is a nonprofit that receives revenue from leftist contributors.

“We’re practicing what we’re preaching in terms of continuing to fight for the minimum wage,” Barnes told the HuffPo. “But we can’t pay a lot more than $13.”

Barnes also suggested that the Freedom Socialist Party would make more money off the backs of the low-wage workers he claims make many contributions if the federal government or state governments forced businesses to pay employees a minimum of $20 per hour.

“Our donor base would all be affected, and the low-wage workers who support us with $5 to $6 a month would be able to give more,” he told HuffPo. “That would affect our ability to pay higher wages as well.”

He noted that he personally supports a $22 per hour minimum wage.

According to his Facebook page, Barnes is a graduate of the Evergreen State College. 

His Facebook “likes” include Occupy Seattle, Syrian Revolution Support Bases, El Centro de la Raza, Mumia Abu Jamal and Bay Area Radical Women.

Despite his spirited defense of the help wanted ad, Barnes added that the Freedom Socialist Party has since removed its ad from both Indeed.com and Craigslist.

“The right-wing attack is very hypocritical,” the socialist — who wants a $20 minimum wage but has sought a $13-per-hour web developer — lamented.

The Daily Caller predicted such an outcome, by the way, and saved a screenshot of the ad as it appeared at Indeed.com. You can see it below.

In 2012, the Freedom Socialist Party’s national platform championed “full employment” and an increase in the minimum wage “to $20 an hour” for all employees in all jobs.

The Freedom Socialist Party’s 2012 political platform also demanded a 70 percent tax rate for “the top 1 percent”; “free multi-lingual public education, including ethnic studies, through college and trade school”; free abortions; bank nationalization; and the cancellation of all free-trade treaties.

Despite last week’s offer of a part-time, 20-hour-per-week, $13-per-hour job, the party also called for a 30-hour work week for everyone “with no cut in pay” and “a guaranteed annual income.”

A part-time web developer making $13 per hour and working 20 hours per week would bring home about $13,600 annually, before taxes.

The Seattle headquarters of the Freedom Socialist Party appears to be located in an apartment building directly across the street from a Bank of America branch.


South Africa: Zuma compares Nkandla with George airport, built for PW Botha

Current South African President, Jacob Zuma, has compared his private residence/Nkandla mansion-complex - which has cost tax payers over R250 million (~$25 million) so far - to the airport in the city of George, which he says was built for (White) ex-State President, PW Botha.


This shower-head moron is comparing a private housing mansion complex to an airport which benefits the entire region??

So, which airplane hanger did PW Botha live in Mr Zuma?

And just for the record, seeing as facts aren't exactly a strength of the ANC, and especially not the current President Zuma, the George Airport was built in 1977, and PW Botha was State President from 1984-1989. 

And seeing as you're just a goat herder with a Grade 5 school certificate, then that would mean maths isn't one of your strengths - seeing as you're still promising 5 million new jobs and have lost millions of jobs instead. So, let me help you a little: 1977 comes 7 years before 1984, which means the airport was 7 years old when PW Botha took office. 

And if you still don't known what that means, it means you're a stupid idiot moron.

And in case you need a visual aide , then look below and I'm sure you'll see why there's a slight difference between an airport and a private house.

Here is George Airport:

Here is President Zuma's private housing complex, built with tax payer money for him, his 4 wives, and his 22 children:

President Jacob Zuma has compared the construction of George airport for apartheid head of state PW Botha, and his own home in Nkandla, according to a report.

Beeld newspaper reported on Monday that while answering a question during a Sunday lunch to mark media freedom day, he said he lived in a state house without paying rent and travelled on state planes without paying for it.

"Is this an unfair advantage?" he asked.

When it was pointed out that his Nkandla dwelling was a personal home, not state property, Zuma said it was the state's duty to protect the president and deputy president.

Zuma said the airport in George was not built for economic reasons.

"It is because Botha lived there (Wilderness)."

He wanted to know why there was so much criticism over Nkandla saying: "Is Nkandla not meant to produce a president?"

The government spent R246 million on upgrades to Zuma's Nkandla home. The public protector recommended that he repay that part of the money not spent on security.

Meanwhile, disciplinary hearings for officials who signed off on aspects of the project were underway. Parliament was disrupted by a call by the Economic Freedom Fighters that Zuma "pay back the money", and the architect who worked on the project is challenging his alleged liability for overspending in court.


Black knee-gress goes ape in class......

This video is from 2012.

I'm wondering what others would do if they had a kneegress carry on like this in their class?

I know what I'd LIKE to do......

Common core joke of the day....

Jack used the number line below to solve:  427 - 316. Find the error. Then write a letter to Jack telling him what he did right, and what he should do to fix his mistake.

And boy does the parent tell Jack what a moron he is!

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