Category Archives: liberal hypocrisy

Jimmy Kimmel threatens to cut off Judge Kavanaugh’s penis

Last night, Sept. 24, 2018, in his unfunny monologue, unfunny comedian Jimmy Kimmel threatened to cut off Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s penis if the Senate confirm his Supreme Court nomination.

Jerome Hudson of Breitbart gives us the background to Kimmel’s threat:

Kimmel launched into the Kavanaugh rancor midway through his monologue, noting a New Yorker article published over the weekend in which Deborah Ramirez alleged that as a drunken Yale University freshman, Brett Kavanaugh “exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party.” Ramirez claimed she had “significant gaps in her memories” regarding the alleged encounter. Ramirez’s college best friend also told the paper she “never heard of” the incident in question.

Jimmy Kimmel cut to a clip of Judge Kavanaugh and his wife’s Fox News interview on Monday, in which the Supreme Court nominee called allegations from Christine Blasey Ford false and explained that he was a virgin in high school and college….

Kavanaugh has reportedly produced calendars from 1982, which purportedly prove he was out of town during the time in which Ford says he attempted to grope her at a house party.

“What 17-year-old keeps calendars of his social engagements?” Kimmel asked. “No wonder he was a virgin.”

Beginning at the 6:43 mark of the video below, Kimmel says:

“So Kavanaugh gets confirmed to the Supreme Court. Okay. Well, in return, we get to cut that pesky penis of his off.”

Kimmel’s audience laugh uproariously, because threatening to castrate a man is just so falling-on-the-floor funny.

Kimmel really is in no position to be holier-than-thou when it comes to the treatment of women.

Recall his so-called skit wherein he invited women to touch his crotch to guess what he had in his pants. He said to one woman: “Maybe it would be easier if you put your mouth on it.” (See “Jimmy Kimmel to woman: Put your mouth to what’s in my pants“)

The latest: The spineless Senate Judiciary Committee has re-scheduled its vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to this Friday morning, a day after Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, presumably had testified before the committee.

A successful vote Friday is not necessary to advance Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate. Current Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas received no recommendation from the Judiciary Committee in 1991, but was still confirmed by the Senate. (Fox News)

H/t Big Lug

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DemoRAT Hypocrite Kristen Gillibrand: “A country that values women wouldn’t allow this”

Gillibrand and Harvey Weinstein

Gillibrand and Slick Willie

By now you’ve heard about the latest Alinsky tactics to derail Brett Kavanaugh.

DemoRATs are working very, very hard at this smear campaign. It’s coming fast and furious thanks to many, many demoRAT operatives. See here and the many posts on Twitchy.

And the RINOs are, of course, succumbing. Arrrrgggggghhhhh!

Another demoRAT working hard at this effort is Senator Kristen Gillibrand. You should see her Twitter timeline – full of sympathy, empathy and disdain for women who are victims of sexual assault and are not being heard because of the evil republican men.

Some examples of her tweets:

  • “We can’t change our country’s culture of sexual harassment and assault if we don’t change our treatment of survivors. A country that values women wouldn’t allow this.
  • By refusing to treat her allegations properly and by playing games to protect Kavanaugh’s nomination, they’re telling women across the country that they’re not to be believed. That they are worth less than a man’s promotion.”
  • “This isn’t just about one incident. It’s about whether we’ll send women who have experienced sexual trauma back into the shadows.
  • “Why don’t they want the facts?”
  • “We’re all better off when women’s voices are heard.”
  • To every survivor out there: I see you. You deserved better, and we will keep fighting for justice.”

You want to know Kristen about women who were sent back into the shadows because of sexual trauma? Listen to what these women have to say:

HYPOCRITE.

All you demoRATs pushing these unverified and libelous stories about Brett Kavanaugh without acknowledging the voiced experiences of Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey prove just one thing:

You don’t care about women who are victims of sexual assault ONE BIT. All you care about is POWER.

All you demoRATs involved in this smear against Brett Kavanaugh are HYPOCRITES.

I wonder what Mary Jo Kopechne would have to say…had she been a survivor.

DCG

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Text reveals that Seattle City Councilmember blames “privileged voters” for possible homeless deaths

Lorena Gonzalez (r): Elected by “privileged voters”

In November 2015, former Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared a state of emergency over the homelessness situation.

In November 2017 a report indicated that the city and county had funds of $195,588,532 to allocate to solving this crisis. A report that came out in May this year stating they need to spend $400 million per year to solve the homeless crisis.

In order to help solve this issue, the Seattle City Council devised a “head tax” to collect more monies from big businesses. In May the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a head tax for big businesses at the rate of $275/employee. The head tax was very unpopular and weeks later the council repealed it.  See my post about this fiasco here.

As part of a Public Records Act request, the Seattle Times did a very good report/review of text messages between Mayor Jenny Durkan, a union boss, a multimillionaire entrepreneur, and Seattle Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez. The messages expose how the dire polling results helped drive Seattle officials to abruptly flip-flop on the city’s head tax.

(Also noted that emails released as part of two lawsuits accusing the council of violating Washington’s Open Public Meetings Act by deliberating and deciding to repeal the head tax in private.)

They reveal text messages between councilmember Gonzalez and her staff in which she insults Seattle voters.

Here’s a few excerpts from the Times report:

“We need to get rid of this albatross [head tax] and then quietly work to figure out what takes its place,” González texted Saturday, June 9, after Rolf and political consultants had, in a conference call, briefed her, three other council members and two Durkan deputies on the polling, which showed significant voter opposition to the head tax and dismal job ratings for the council.”

(Remember, Gonzalez was part of the unanimous vote to approve the head tax.)

Also from the report:

“After the June 9 conference call to discuss the grim polling results, González and Reiter exchanged texts about blame for the head-tax imbroglio.

“I’m gonna be on the mayors staff like crazy because they might scoop council on the repeal,” Reiter texted. “Her (Durkan’s) favorables are much better than council and I imagine she’s feeling emboldened.”

“As she should,” González texted. “Because she is.”

“She’s still in honeymoon period,” Reiter responded. “Not long before the [expletive] will be all over her face too.”

“And we should allow for that to happen rather than attempting to own it,” González texted. “It’s time for us to swallow our medicine. ‘We’ [expletive] this up. Royally.”

Here’s where Gonzalez goes on to insult the “privileged” Seattle voters:

“But according to a half-dozen people briefed on them, the results showed a majority of voters opposed to the tax and unlikely to budge.

It breaks my heart that more homeless people will die before the privileged voter is ready to act,” González texted. “It’s nauseating actually.”

Read the whole Seattle Times story here.

Of course everyone involved in this story provided no comment or explanation as to the context/meaning of their text messages due to the pending lawsuits.

The councilmember’s term expires in December 2021. Imagine her re-election campaign slogans: “Re-elect me, you darn privileged voters!”

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Hypocrisy is the theme for Connecticut Democrats this election year.

From Trevor Louden, an article exposes the fact that Connecticut legislators pointing fingers at Pres. Trump for Russian ties are in bed themselves with Communist organizations.

The article quotes each of Connecticut’s senators and five House members who are relentlessly scalding Pres. Trump for his alleged (unproven/fabricated) collusion with the Russian government.

For example, Senator Richard Blumenthal is quoted as saying: “President Trump has catastrophically compromised the FBI’s ongoing investigation of his own White House’s ties to Russia.”

From Congressman Jim Himes: “I will do everything in my power to ensure that this irresponsible move doesn’t end the necessary work law enforcement is conducting to discover the truth about Russia, its interference in our democracy and any and all who might be complicit.”

Louden then goes on to expose the red rumps of Pres. Trump’s accusers: “All seven Congress members listed above have direct ties to the pro-Moscow Connecticut Communist Party, through one or more of its three main front organizations: the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans, the New Haven Peace Council, or the New Haven Peoples Center.”

No one is spared Louden’s laser. He substantiates his hypocrisy headline with plenty of embarrassing detail, such as Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s multiple trips to communist Cuba.

“Every one of the Connecticut Congressional delegation would, if they were applying for low level federal jobs, struggle to pass an FBI background check,” ruminates Louden.

Read the article here.

~C.

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Candace Owens visits ICE immigration center: it’s nicer than every school I attended!

NSFW due to some swearing.

From the video description:

“Here is the truth America: ICE Immigration centers are nicer than public schools. I went to school in Connecticut and the Broward County ICE center is nicer than EVERY school I attended. The Democrats literally funded a LIE about the treatment of illegals because they wanted to gain votes. They are a despicable group of human beings who we must defeat at the poll. They have funded wars and lies against our police officers, our ICE agents— all for votes.”

DCG

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HYPOCRITE: Harrison Ford wants us to stop electing leaders who don’t believe in science

Hollyweird HYPOCRITE Ford: Do as I say, not as I do…

Harrison Ford, like many in Hollyweird, is a HYPOCRITE.

While speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit, Ford whined about climate change and anti-science political leaders. He said, “If we can’t protect nature, we can’t protect ourselves.”

He also said the following: ““If we don’t change the path that we’re on today, the future of humanity is at stake. While you work to meet the challenge of climate change, I beg of you— don’t forget nature. Because today, the destruction of nature accounts for more global emissions than all the cars and trucks in the world. For God’s sake, stop electing leaders who don’t believe in science.”

Read about his speech here.

First of all, I don’t need some smug, self-righteous Hollyweird actor telling me who I should vote for. That’s MY decision and MY decision alone.

Secondly, let’s take a look at what this HYPOCRITE does for a hobby, shall we?

According to Wikipedia, Ford is a licensed airplane and helicopter pilot. He owns the following private aircrafts:

  • Gulfstream II
  • Bell 407
  • de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
  • Ryan PT-22

Apparently at one time he had amassed a collection of seven private aircrafts.

This guy, like many Hollyweird stars, flies via private jets when traveling about the world lecturing us.

This guy has the AUDACITY to speak to us about “global emissions” when he yearly emits more from his private aircraft flights than I will ever be responsible for in my lifetime?

You, Mr. Harrison, are a FLAMING HYPOCRITE.

DCG

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Socialist Hypocrisy: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s $3,505 designer outfit

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, called a rising “political star” by the New York Times, won the June 26 Democratic primary in New York’s 14th congressional district, defeating incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley, in what has been called the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm-election season.

Ocasio-Cortez is an avowed socialist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She advocates hard-Left policies such as gun control, an end to the use of fossil fuels, single-payer (government) healthcare system, universal healthcare (Medicare for All), tuition-free universities, forgiveness of all student debts, amnesty (“path to citizenship”) for illegal aliens, abolition of ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and impeachment of President Trump.

On September 7, 2018, Ocasio-Cortez met with some New York construction workers to show her solidarity with the proletariat:

She is so pleased with the outfit she was wearing that she posted this pic of herself to Facebook:

This is how much socialist Ocasio-Cortez’s designer outfit cost, not including her underwear:

According to the webpage “Construction Worker Salary in New York,” the average annual salary of New York construction workers is $43,311, with salaries ranging from $22,498 to $74,251.

Wes Walker of Clash Daily points out that “If you split 43K 12 ways, that number comes out to $3609 a month — total pay” — the average monthly salary of NY construction workers.

In other words, socialist Ocasio-Cortez’s designer outfit costs the equivalent of one month’s salary of the construction workers she visited.

Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars reminds us that:

Back in July it was revealed that despite Ocasio-Cortez claiming to be a rough and ready working class girl from the Bronx, she mostly grew up in wealthy Westchester County.

Numerous mainstream media biographies of Ocasio-Cortez omit the fact that she basically grew up middle class, with her architect father able to send her to Boston University to study economics and international relations.

One wonders how disconnected Ocasio-Cortez is now to ordinary Americans given that she is swanning around in $3,500 outfits while claiming to be a working class hero.

Ocasio-Cortez’s “useful idiot” slavish followers are oblivious to her hypocrisy. Here are some barf-worthy comments they posted to her $3505 designer pant-suit photo:

Evelyn Gonzalez ”Don’t under estimate the power of a women”
Jay Harper I promise you that the Democrats leaders fear her more than Donald Trump and will do anything to stop her! Just wait…
Alex Kainz You continue to inspire me and other progressive Americans on a daily basis, Alexandria! Keep on keeping on!
Ivan Erickson Ii am not in her district, but I am excited for people who are. We all must press ahead to hand over the reins to a new generation of leaders. All the power to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the voters in her district. They will write the history worth writing about.

Ben Valentin Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, I am Active Duty and serving overseas. The work that you and our community keep on the homefront inspires us service members to keep trucking. Palante siempre palante

~Eowyn

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Woman who accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape releases video showing him touching her body

Melissa Thompson is one of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein‘s accusers.

On September 11, 2018, Thompson released a secretly-recorded video of Weinstein inappropriately touching her body during a business meeting in 2011 when she went to his New York office to pitch a technology platform he could use to market films.

The video was secretly recorded by Thompson’s laptop computer.

The following is an account of the video by the Daily Mail:

The footage shows Weinstein entering the room and saying ‘hello Melissa Thompson.’

Thompson, then 28, stands and offers a handshake but he pushes her hand aside and hugs her instead.

As he caresses her back during the awkward embrace, Weinstein says: ‘That’s nice, let’s keep it up’.

The producer then sits down next to her and asks: ‘So am I allowed to flirt with you?’

Ms Thompson replies: ‘Ummm we’ll see, a little bit.’

Weinstein can later be seen rubbing his right hand up and down her left arm as she, flustered, tries to concentrate on finishing her pitch.

Another section of the video shows Ms Thompson saying to Weinstein: ‘Data’s so hot right?’

Weinstein replies: ‘It is hot. You’re hot.’

Ms Thompson alleges that he then, out of view of the camera, reached under her dress and ran his hand up and down her thigh.

He says in the video: ‘Let me have a little part of you. Give it to me. It’s okay, would you like to do it some more?

Ms Thompson replies: ‘A little bit… a little high, that’s a little high, that’s a little high.’

Asked if she encouraged Weinstein’s behaviour, Ms Thompson said she didn’t mean to but admitted she tried to ‘volley’ with him as a way of managing the situation.

Ms Thompson told Sky News: ‘Now I see he’s trying, in any way he can, to move me into that zone of comfortable then uncomfortable and confused, and vulnerable, and recognising that he’s powerful and I’m not, and that I need this deal from him, and he has the power to give it to me.

‘I think (he) was playing a cat-and-mouse game from the very beginning to see how far he could push me, and what my reactions might be, so that he could gauge… how he would play me; where my levers where, what were my vulnerabilities.’

Here’s the video:

Thompson is one of three plaintiffs named in a class action lawsuit filed in June against Weinstein, Miramax, The Weinstein Company and a host of other defendants. She claims that after the business meeting, Weinstein invited her to his room in nearby Tribeca Grand hotel where he cornered her, then raped her on the bed. Weinstein denies any non-consensual sexual contact.

I’m the last person to defend the disgusting and repugnant Weinstein, nor do I think a flirtatious woman deserves to be raped. But I have these questions for Ms. Thompson, who portrays herself as Weinstein’s “vulnerable” victim:

  • If you didn’t want him to hug you, why did you lean in for the hug (0:15 mark)?
  • Why did you touch Weinstein’s upper right arm (0:55 mark), giving him a friendly jab, even after he’d “inappropriately” embraced you and used both hands to caress your back (0:16 mark)? Do you usually touch the body of a person to whom you’re presenting a business pitch?
  • Psychologists say a woman flipping her hair is a sign of flirtation. Why did you giggle and flip your hair when Weinstein said “you’re hot” (0:59 mark)?
  • How is your touching Weinstein’s arm (0:55 mark) different from him later touching your left arm (1:16 mark)? Why is his touching your arm “inappropriate” but your touching his arm is okay?
  • Why did you later go to Weinstein’s hotel room even after he, according to you, had “inappropriately” touched and said things to you at the business meeting?

~Eowyn

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Did John McCain really die from brain cancer?

On July 19, 2017, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, announced in a statement that RINO Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) had been diagnosed with the most aggressive strain of brain cancer known as Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

Dr. Solmaz Sahebjam, a neuro-oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said, “Glioblastoma is considered to be advanced by the time of diagnosis. At this time, it is not curable, meaning there’s no way to get rid of it. The aim is to control it as long as possible.” According to the Arizona Daily Independent, patients with McCain’s glioblastoma have a 95% mortality rate within 13 months of diagnosis.

Despite his malignant brain cancer diagnosis, McCain was determined to thwart President Trump’s plans by inflicting as much political damage as possible. On July 28, 2017, he was one of three RINO senators to kill the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare by joining Senate Democrats in voting no. The other two RINOs are Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. (See “John McCain, another snake-tongue flicker, scuttles Obamacare repeal“)

About four months later on November 6, 2017, McCain was seen wearing an orthopedic or walking boot on his right leg because, we were told, of a “minor tear” in his right Achilles’ tendon.

The news spurred speculations in the Alternative Media that McCain’s medical boot was not for a torn Achilles’ tendon, but rather to conceal an ankle bracelet or monitor. See “Are Hillary’s and John McCain’s orthopedic boots actually ankle bracelets?

16 days later on November 22, 2017, McCain tweeted a pic of himself and his wife, Cindy, showing his orthopedic boot had moved to his left leg. Below are side-by-side pics of McCain on Nov. 22 (l) and on Nov. 6 (r).

McCain explained that he’d switched the boot from his right to left leg to give his left leg “a break” because it was doing extra work to compensate for the boot being on his right leg.

McCain’s ridiculous explanation only added fuel to the ankle monitor rumors. Old people’s skin gets very thin and easily bruised. The ankle monitor probably was chafing 81-year-old McCain’s skin, so he had the monitor moved to his left ankle, thus necessitating a walking boot on his left leg for concealment.

McCain was not seen publicly since December 2017 when he returned to his family’s compound in Cornville, Arizona before the Senate’s Christmas break. Nor was he in photos of the McCain family and friends celebrating the July 4, 2018 holiday at the compound. (ADI)

Despite his disappearance in person or in photos, including not showing up to vote in the Senate, McCain — through his office — continued to make public statements and policy positions, which prompted Republican strategist Constantin Querard to make the following observation on June 26, 2018:

The real problem, more accurately the likely scandal that is largely being ignored both by those close to the Senator, by virtually the entire media, and by Washington DC as a whole, is that Senator McCain is simultaneously invisible from the public for obvious reasons, while remarkably active in terms of public statements and policy positions. Again, if you know people who have suffered from this disease, you know full well that in their later months, none of them would likely be participating in philosophical or political policy debates. None of them would likely be drafting policy positions for press releases.

13 months after McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis on Saturday, August 24, 2018, McCain’s family announced that he had chosen to discontinue medical treatment. The next day, August 25, 2018, his Senate office said McCain had died that afternoon, at age 81, surrounded by his wife and family.

The death of John McCain is mourned and grandly eulogized by the same two-faced MSM who had heaped scorn on him when he ran against Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008. In the Alternative Media, however, there are those who question whether he had really died from brain cancer. Their skepticism stems from the following:

(1) Q Anon predicted McCain’s death a month before

On July 25, 2018, at 18:28 (EST), the Trump White House insider who calls himself Q published his 1706th post — of an image of John McCain making the “hands up” surrender gesture, and referring to McCain as “No Name”.

Note that Q’s post was published at 18:28 (EST) or 6:28 PM (EST), which would be 4:28 PM (Mountain Time). Arizona is on Mountain Time.

According to CBS News, John McCain died on August 25, 2018, at 4:28 PM (Mountain Time).

In other words, Q published his post #1706 a month before McCain’s death, at exactly the same time when McCain died (4:28 PM Mountain Time).

A day after McCain’s death, Q published post #1932, with the words “Suicide weekend?”, “Hands up?”, [30] and [0:28].

“Suicide weekend?”: McCain had died on the weekend of Saturday, August 25. Is Q intimating that McCain’s death was from suicide?

“Hands up?”: A reference to the image of McCain with his hands up, signifying surrender.

[0:28]: Is this a reference to the time of Q post #1706’s 18:28 (EST), i.e., 6:28 PM (EST), which is 4:28 PM (MT), McCain’s time of death?

[30]: According to JustInformedNews, [30] refers to the “metaphorical kill box”. In military jargon, a “kill box” means targeted killing. As defined in the Department of Defense Dictionary, kill boxes are “a three-dimensional area reference that enables timely, effective coordination and control and facilitates rapid attacks.” Kill boxes are three-dimensional cubes of space on a battlefield in which members and allies of the United States military are completely free to open fire. (The Atlantic)

If Q indeed had predicted John McCain’s death to the minute a month before, that means McCain could not have died from brain cancer. Instead, he was executed (“kill box”) or allowed to commit suicide (“suicide weekend”).

(2) John Kasich said McCain was “put to death”

On September 6, 2018, Ohio Governor John Kasich was interviewed by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, griping about President Trump being a “commander of chaos”.

At the 5:03 mark in the video below, Kasich said something shocking, which Cuomo simply ignored as if Kasich hadn’t said it. Kasich said:

“Its like 24 hours since John McCain was put to death“.

Here’s the video in MP4 format in case YouTube takes down the video:

By the way, John Kasich, you POS, President Trump is “getting things done”. Or do you think a booming economy of 4+% GDP growth, the lowest unemployment numbers in 49 years, decreases in illegal border crossings and refugees, peace with North Korea (I can go on) constitute not “getting things done”?

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Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant paying her employees as contractors on her re-election campaign

MyNorthwest.com: A Seattle City council member is in a bit of hot water over her handling of campaign staffers. Kshama Sawant has allegedly structured her employees in a way that allows her to avoid payroll taxes, paying them overtime, and offering them insurance.

Now, none of what she’s accused of allegedly doing is illegal — in fact, it’s very standard and necessary. But her own supporters — the folks who join her in her fight to demonize big business as exploiting the work force — are upset.

We learned of this story over at Publicola — a progressive online offshoot of Seattle Met Magazine.

It turns out Sawant is spending a sizable portion of her campaign funds on five different campaign consultants, as she tries to win her re-election campaign for city council. She’s spent just over $12,000 for the consultants so far and that’s in stark contrast to her colleagues. Jean Godden has spent about $6,000. Council member Tim Burgess spent just over $2,000 on consultants; Mike O’Brien has spent nothing.

And it’s the $12,000 Sawant is spending that has some folks wondering if she’s a hypocrite — because she’s not paying these consultants as employees, she’s paying them as contractors.

So what’s that mean? Why is that a big deal? According to Josh Feit at PubliCola, “there’s no sign of payroll taxes (such as unemployment insurance or social security payments).” And he writes, “Sawant has been skirting the rules by not paying into the public workers’ safety net.”

And that’s where the cry of hypocrisy comes into place. According to the Stranger, its “a practice businesses are known to use in an effort to, as the New York Times points out, ‘circumvent minimum wage, overtime and anti-discrimination laws.'”

Indeed, the New York Times reported:

Companies that pass off employees as independent contractors avoid paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance taxes for those workers. Companies do not withhold income taxes from contractors’ paychecks, and several studies have indicated that, on average, misclassified independent workers do not report 30 percent of their income.One federal study concluded that employers illegally passed off 3.4 million regular workers as contractors, while the Labor Department estimates that up to 30 percent of companies misclassify employees.

It’s the exact type of conduct Sawant and her allies have used to criticize “evil big business.” So why is it OK that Sawant is doing it? How isn’t this hypocritical?

One of her consultants is Phillip Locker. He told the Stranger that this kind of behavior is common practice amongst political campaigns — an ironic position for a candidate that says she’s not a typical politician.

And it also turns out he apparently is illegally working as a consultant. You need a business license to do what he’s doing and the Stranger reports he doesn’t even have one.

“We are absolutely against that,” Locker said about big businesses using contractor status to avoid proper labor practices. But, he adds, “there are some positions [and] some times when it is appropriate for someone to be an independent contractor.”

Now, the truth is, he’s right — this is how politicians work and this is how a lot of businesses work. The difference is he’s asking for a pass on behavior he’d never give a pass to if it was a business doing it.

If Wal-Mart or McDonalds did this, Sawant would be all over it — because when you’re driven purely by an ideological position (whether or not you and I agree with it), you tend not to give a pass.

DCG

 

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