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Seattle political activist wants to put politicians in timeout

More like put those republicans in a timeout.

Kristin Finkbeiner: No inappropriate language allowed!

Kristin Finkbeiner: No inappropriate language allowed!

From MyNorthwest.com: It’s typical for candidates to fight over policy, their records – their personal lives certainly aren’t off limits. But this year the race for the nomination devolved all the way to name calling. You may recall Donald Trump’s “little Marco” and “lyin’ Ted” comments in press conferences and debates.

That is why Kristin Finkbeiner, northwest political activist and founder of the group MomsRising, is recommending for the very first time that parents not watch debates with their younger children.

“Maybe talk about the elections without watching what’s happening in real time,” Finkbeiner said. “Because, too often, it’s inappropriate behavior, inappropriate language. Unbelievable that it’s happening and that we have to say that, but it is, indeed, happening.”

One example: former GOP hopeful Marco Rubio’s comments about Donald Trump at a rally in February. “He’s always calling me ‘little Marco.’ And I’ll admit, he’s taller than me, he’s 6’2″, which is why I don’t understand why his hands are the size of someone who’s 5’2”,” Rubio said. “Have you seen his hands? And you know what they say about men with small hands.” After that, MomsRising was flooded with calls and emails with parents struggling to explain those comments to their children.

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“This is why it’s important not to stand back and sort of hide from the bullying language, but instead – as adults – to stand up and say this is not OK,” Finkbeiner said. “This is not OK for Washington, this is not OK for our nation, and this most certainly is not OK to have a presidential candidate, much less a president, who is running on a potty mouth.”

It’s important to note that Finkbeiner is a Democrat (married to a former Republican state lawmaker). Her organization, MomsRising, lobbies for a variety of family issues like paid maternity leave, sick and safe time, and equal pay.

And she has strong opinions. “If I was Donald Trump’s mom, I would put him in a time out,” Finkbeiner said. “He needs to take ten deep breaths and he needs to think about what he’s saying and who he’s saying it to and how it’s impacting other people. So it would a time out for the one and only Donald Trump if he were my child.”

But Finkbeiner says the adult trash talk this year transcends party lines. Even people within the same party who support different candidates are going after each other in ways she hasn’t seen in a lifetime of political work.

And youngsters are picking up on the tension. They might not understand exactly what’s going on, but they are hearing all the yelling. And the name calling. And children start to think that behavior is OK.

A survey of more than 2,000 teachers by the Southern Poverty Law Center showed a surge in bullying related to some of the topics in the election, such as race or political affiliation. Some local schools have reported the same issues, going so far as sending letters home asking parents to talk with their children about appropriate behavior.

So Finkbeiner has some strategies for parents to talk politics with children of all ages:

  • Have an open discussion with your child about what the candidates are talking about: their policies, backgrounds, etc.
  • Explain that people are really passionate about their opinions and are having a hard time talking about them without getting upset.
  • Be a good example. When we as adults hear someone say something we really disagree with, even if it sounds outlandish, it’s important to lead by example and approach that other person with respect.

Finkbeiner even has a handy list of phrases she uses in those situations – after taking some deep breaths:

“Calmly say – not angrily say – ‘really? That is not my experience.’ ‘What’s going on here?’” Finkbeiner suggests. “Or, ‘that’s not necessary.’ Or, ‘why are you doing this?’ Or even: ‘where are you coming from with that perspective?’” And if the other person is agitated, don’t react in the same way.

This election is also different from past years in that children and adults alike can’t escape the heat at home because election talk now lives 24 hours a day online.

Finkbeiner has suggestions for how to deal with that too: only write online what you’d say to someone’s face, and have “the talk” with your children about trolls – when it’s appropriate to engage or let it go.

“Maintaining that calm, sharing your perspective, possibly including some facts and some links, but not resorting to name calling,” Finkbeiner said. “I think it’s very important that we rise above just flat out name calling and try to move our conversation – on whatever platform – to a deeper level about the policies we’re talking about, and not calling names.”

Joan Blades, co-founder of radical leftist group Moveon.org

Joan Blades, co-founder of radical leftist group Moveon.org

In 2006, Finkbeiner co-authored a book, The Motherhood Manifesto, with MomsRising co-founder and board President Joan Blades. Blades co-founded MoveOn.org which George Soros supports.

Here’s some of Kristin’s tweets, which include no bullying language whatsoever…

Doesn’t sound like very appropriate language to me.

DCG

George Soros gives John Kasich $700,000 to stay in race

Ohio governor John Kasich has won only one GOP primary, that of his home state, and yet international currency-manipulator and political mischief-maker George Soros just injected $700,000 into Kasich’s campaign to keep him in the race.

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Gualberto Garcia Jones, JD, reports for LifeSiteNews, March 16, 2016, that although it is now a mathematical impossibility for Kasich to reach the necessary 1,237 votes to win the GOP primary nomination outright, he has vowed to stay in the race, betting on a brokered convention along with a suspension of the convention’s rules to clinch the nomination. In fact, Kasich can’t even qualify for the convention’s ballots because a candidate must win at least 8 states before he can be considered.

However, there may be a different reason for Kasich to remain in the race, and that can be discovered by a search of his 2016 Presidential campaign donations lists. Those lists reveal that George Soros, personally and through surrogates, has donated over $700,000 to Kasich’s campaign, including:

  • The Soros Fund Management as the 6th highest individual donor with $202,700.
  • The Duquesne Family Office as the 7th largest donor with $150,000.
  • Stanley Drukenmiller, who operates the Duquesne Family Office and who manages $2 billion of Soros’ hedge funds, donated $150,000 to Kasich’s New Day for America Super PAC.
  • Scott Beset, who is employed by the Soros Fund Management and was Soros’ chief investment manager until late 2015, donated $200,000 to the same Kasich Super PAC.

George Soros, Scott Bessent, and Stanley Drukenmiller represent George Soros just as New Day for America and Kasich for America represent John Kasich.

So what could motivate Soros’ donations to the all but moribund Kasich presidential campaign?

In a recent op/ed in The Guardian, Soros piously wrote that “we must reaffirm our commitment to the principles of open society and resist the siren song of the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, however hard that may be.” Soros has already funded Hillary Clinton’s campaign to the tune of $8 million. In other words, Soros is funding the Kasich campaign to help  elect Hillary Clinton by sabotaging the GOP primary process.

George Soros has tirelessly used his billions to promote the culture of death in the U.S. and across the world:

  • Soros is the third largest donor to Planned Parenthood, donating $20 million in 2011 alone to build abortion mills in the “south and southeast regions” of the United States.
  • Soros is one of the largest donors to the campaign to legalize abortion in the Republic of Ireland.
  • Soros is accused by Peru’s Cardinal Cipriani of imposing his own agenda in support of homosexuality and abortion by the coercive force of his donations to the country’s radical organizations.
  • Soros has funded efforts to legalize assisted suicide in the United States.
  • Soros’ groups have directly attacked pro-family organizations like Mass Resistance, funded the sex-trafficking ACORN organization, and the radical activist MoveOn.org organizations.

John Kasich is against abortion, but makes exceptions for rape and incest; he said he favors Ohio defunding Planned Parenthood. Given Soros’ evil track record, one must ask why John Kasich would accept his blood-tainted money.

Meanwhile, Soros’ tentacles extended to last Tuesday’s Utah caucuses.

According to Breitbart, one of Soros’ associates, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, is the chairman of Smartmatic Group, the electronic voting firm that ran the online balloting process in the Utah Republican Open Caucuses. Malloch-Brown is also on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and has close ties to the billionaire.

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~Eowyn

Soros aids invasion of Christian Europe by Muslim refugees, says Hungary prime minister

The international currency manipulator and profiteer George Soros is the puppeteer behind countless nefarious schemes.

That's George Soros in the chair on the right. Soros hosted Obama's first presidential campaign fund-raising soiree.

That’s George Soros in the chair on the right. Soros hosted Obama’s first presidential campaign fund-raising soiree.

In 2008, Soros was the first to host a fundraiser in his New York penthouse for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. Through his foundations, Soros funds countless leftwing causes. We know Soros funded black protests and riots in Ferguson and Selma. See:

Now, the prime minister of Hungary Viktor Orban is accusing Soros of being a prominent member of a circle of “activists” trying to undermine European nations by supporting so-called “refugees” and “migrants” inundating Europe from the Middle East and beyond.

As reported by Andras Gergely for Bloomberg on Oct. 30, 2015, Orban said in an interview on public radio Kossuth that Soros “is perhaps the strongest example of those who support anything that weakens nation states, they support everything that changes the traditional European lifestyle. These activists who support immigrants inadvertently become part of this international human-smuggling network.”

Viktor Orban

Soros admitted as much. In an e-mailed statement, he maintains that his foundation’s six-point plan helps “uphold European values” while Orban’s actions “undermine those values” because Orban’s “plan treats the protection of national borders as the objective and the refugees as an obstacle. Our plan treats the protection of refugees as the objective and national borders as the obstacle.

Hungary and Orban are being criticized by “human rights activists” for building a 100-mi razor-wire border to keep out the tidal wave of “migrants”, some of whom tried to break through the border, throwing bottles and rocks at riot police, who responded with tear gas.

Orban appears to be the sole European politician alert to the dangers posed by the “migrants” to Europe and its Christian identity.

As reported by Reuters, Orban said in an opinion piece for Germany’s Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung that his country was being “overrun” with refugees, most of whom were not Christians, but Muslims. He points out that “Europe and European culture have Christian roots” and asks “is it not already and in itself alarming that Europe’s Christian culture is barely in a position to uphold Europe’s own Christian values?”

Orban also says another truth — that the people of Europe are at odds with the majority of governments on the refugee crisis: “The people want us to master the situation and protect our borders. Only when we have protected our borders can questions be asked about the numbers of people we can take in, or whether there should be quotas.”

As reported by Nick Hallett for Breitbart, Sept. 17, 2015, in a wide-ranging interview with German daily Die Welt, Orban said it was “simple mathematics” that Muslims will overtake Christians by sheer demographics because Muslims place greater emphasis on “family, children, [and] community cohesion”, things that Christians no longer seem to value.

Orban said “multiculturalism is dead” and that Hungary does “want to follow the multicultural approach.” At the same time, he denied wanting to keep Hungary ethnically pure, saying his concerns hinge on culture: “We look back on a very long history and want to carry on as before.”

Orban accused NGOs and human rights groups of training the migrants in how to look good on Western media: “NGOs, human rights defenders, and activists agree with the cause of migrants and help them with suggestions. The migrants also learn from the behaviour of the Western media.”

He denied his country is in breach of the Geneva Convention, saying: “The Geneva Conventions provide for a right to security, but not a right to choose the country where you get protection. Refugees also have responsibilities and must respect the laws of the country.”

Orban also criticized European leaders for trying to impose mandatory quotas of migrants on countries: “European leaders do not understand how people think. If refugees in the Near East hear that Europe [has introduced these quotas], they will understand it as an invitation to come.”

At the crux of Orban’s resistance to the migrant invasion is his determination to defend and save Christianity in Europe. In an interview with the The Times, Sept. 17, 2015, Orban points out that Europe’s identity is fundamentally threatened by the mass influx of migrants, most of them Muslims, who will live together in parallel communities that won’t integrate if they are allowed in. He vowed he would keep Hungary a Christian country, saying that there was an inevitable culture clash between Muslim migrants and their host country, not based on religion but based on different lifestyles and values.

Orban is right about demographics, as shown in the three graphs below from Pew Research Center (source).

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Muslims in EU countries in 2015

Muslims are concentrated in Europe’s major cities:

Muslims in major EU cities

Projection of increase in Muslims in Europe, Russia, and U.S. by 2050. Note that the projections were made BEFORE the current “refugee” crisis:

Increase in Muslim populations in EU 2010-2050

It doesn’t help that, according to a British peer, Muslim men in the UK are having 20 children each because of polygamy.

Meanwhile, British actor and supreme useful idiot Benedict “Sherlock” Cumberbatch had a meltdown after a performance as Hamlet at London’s Barbican theater on Oct. 27, 2015.

As reported by The Telegraph, after his final bow at the end of Hamlet, Cumberbatch made an impassioned speech to an audience including schoolchildren, telling them to “fuck the politicians” and to donate to the plight of Syrian refugees. He said it was an “utter disgrace of the British Government” for not doing enough to ease the “crisis”.

Hey, Cumberbatch. How come you’re not telling your useful-idiot audience to “fuck” Saudi Arabia and the other Arabic gulf states for refusing to take in their fellow Muslim “refugees”?

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~Éowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 101st Caption Contest!

This was a very competitive contest, with many very clever submissions.

FOTM writers voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner is . . . .

It’s a tie!

The winners of FOTM’s 101st Caption Contest, each with two #1 votes, totaling 6 points each are . . .

chulai1968 and LoriB! Snoopy dance

Here’s chulai1968‘s winning caption:

Ronald MacDonalds in subway1

Here’s LoriB‘s winning caption:

Ronald MacDonalds in subway

ArmyVet4444 is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points. Here’s his caption:

This is the train to the Democratic National Convention right?

LAH is in 3rd place, with two #2 votes, totaling 4 points. Here’s his caption:

Celebrating diversity . . . .

Another LAH caption is in 4th place, with one #1 vote and 3 points:

Obama’s brain trust deliberating.

Two other LAH captions and Tim Shey are in 5th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are the respective captions:

Never have a people embraced their political and cultural demise with such clownish complacency

“Will the real Barack Obama, please step forward”…….

A nation of clowns governed by the Supreme Court and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, LoriB and chulai1968!

Here are your fancy-schmancy Award Certificates of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting caption contest!

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D

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~Éowyn

List of persons/groups paid by Soros to protest in Ferguson & Selma

Only in America can one be a political revolutionary and get paid for it!

Only in America are political protesters/rioters/looters not only paid for their “services,” they are reimbursed for their food, transportation, cell phones, art supplies to make up posters and signs, traffic fines (running red light), and other expenses.

Only in America are staff members of non-profit political groups — all Marxist — reimbursed for their salaries for taking time away from their jobs to protest/riot/loot.

Isn’t America just grand?

Nickarama reports for Weasel Zippers, May 19, 2015, that we now have evidence that two groups funded by George Soros, MORE and OBS, advertised money for people willing to travel to protest in Ferguson. The groups are:

  1. Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)
  2. Organization for Black Struggle (OBS)

The evidence that Soros-backed groups pay people to protest consists of two:

1. A tweet:

Note: @organizemo is the twitter account of MORE

 Ferguson tweet2. A list of names and organizations to whom M.O.R.E. paid money:

On May 14, 2015, protesters protested that they hadn’t received their checks from MORE (read about it here). So MORE distributed a list detailing who was paid to protest in Ferguson, Missouri and Selma, Alabama.

Here are 3 photos of the list, followed by my painstaking reconstruction of the list in a more legible format.

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Ferguson list1Ferguson list2Ferguson list3

Here’s my reconstruction of the list in the photos in a more legible format. Note that:

  • Ferguson October = Ferguson protests in October 2014
  • Selma = Protests in Selma, Alabama
  • Jobs With Justice is a non-profit organization for “workers’ rights” based in Washington, D.C.
  • World Community Center is a non-profit “for peace” group in St. Louis, also called Nation Builder.
  • Black Souljaz is a social network group.
  • National Domestic Workers Alliance is a non-profit for domestic workers’ (mainly women) rights.
  • Action Council is a non-profit “to address the reduction in government funding for health and human services for low-income and vulnerable people.”
  • People’s Institute is a non-profit “on understanding what racism is.”
  • Latinos en Axion is “a community leaders group.”
  • I can’t find what these groups are: NVDA, MAU, Freedom Fighters, MASK.
Date Person/Group Amount Purpose
8/18/2014 Darien Wigfall $100 Ferguson October art supplies
9/15/2014 Wisdom Works $239 Ferguson October website
10/6/2014 Adam Jones $2,711.50 Ferguson October tshirts
10/6/2014 Derek Laney $1,000 Ferguson October art supplies
10/9/2014 John Chasnoff $225 Ferguson October permits
10/9/2014 John Chasnoff $1,242 Ferguson October permits
10/6/2014 Production Support Services $2,193.25 Ferguson October march tech
10/9/2014 Juliette Jacobs $200 Ferguson October walkie talkies
10/7/2014 Adam Jones $671.50 Ferguson October tshirts
10/10/2014 Hi-Tech Copy $890.63 Ferguson October copies
10/11/2014 Fed Ex $433.83 Ferguson October banner
10/9/2014 Jobs With Justice $2,702.68 Ferguson October van rentals
10/14/2014 St. Louis A/V Company $911.42 Ferguson October a/v
9/18/2014 World Community Center $500 Movement space usage
10/22/2014 Karl Kumodzi $200 Ferguson October gas cards
10/18/2014 Public Policy & Education Fund of NY $2,856 Staff salary reimbursement
10/1/2014 MO Dept of Revenue $66.15 fines for CN1 bank account
11/3/2014 CWA Local 6355 $1,005.19 Ferguson October (vans)
11/5/2014 Shona Clarkson $184.24 Ferguson October (megaphones)
11/18/2014 Jeff Ordower $10,717 Ferguson October reimbursements
11/18/2014 Kathy Peterson $1,914.69 Ferguson October supplies
11/18/2014 Tia Byrd $52.33 Ferguson October copies
11/20/2014 Harry Alper $119.53 Ferguson October supplies
11/21/2014 Damon Davis $300 Art supplies
11/24/2014 Kayla Reed $2,000 Youth stipends, food, etc.
11/24/2014 Julia Ho $31.07 NVDA training food
11/28/2014 Jeff Ordower $10,000 Ferguson October reimbursements
11/28/2014 Tia Byrd $82.90 NVDA training supplies
12/3/2014 Emily Bland $132 Ferguson October parking
12/5/2014 Maurice Weeks $224.88 Ferguson October supplies
12/5/2014 Ashley Yates on behalf of MAU $3,129 Online donations for MAU
12/9/2014 Harry Alper $169.50 Supplies for non-indictment
12/9/2014 Damon Davis $200 Art supplies
12/10/2014 Jeffery Hill on behalf of Black Souljaz $500 Online donations
12/10/2014 Maryam Adrangi $173.63 Ferguson October art supplies
12/10/2014 Public Policy Education Fund for NY $6,882.44 staff salary reimbursement
12/12/2014 Brandon Sneed (formerly of Tribe X) $500 Online donations
12/12/2014 Arielle Klagsbrun $203.53 NVDA training supplies
12/12/2014 Beverly Jones $114.63 Supplies for non-indictment
12/15/2014 Michael Bowersox $444.39 Non-indictment food
12/15/2014 National Domestic Workers Alliance $1,099.13 Cell phones for Ferguson October
12/15/2014 Harry Shelton $70 Gas for Ferguson October
12/15/2014 Charles Murphy $170 Video services for Ferguson October
12/15/2014 Brittany Ferrell $3,544 Online donations for MAU
12/17/2014 Jeanina Jenkins $600 Freedom Fighters donations
12/17/2014 Autumn Osborn $250 Freedom Fighters donations
12/18/2014 MORE $52,815.48 Debt repayment for Ferguson October
12/18/2014 MO Jobs For Justice $30 Red light camera charges
12/18/2014 Brittany Ferrell on behalf of MAU $7,536 Online donations
12/18/2014 Julia Ho $230.75 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Lisa Fithian $1,127.72 Visit expenses
12/18/2014 Beverly Jones $320.22 Supplies for non-indictment
12/18/2014 Jeff Ordower $905 Nationbuilder, canvassing reimbursement
12/18/2014 Derek Laney $25 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Julia Ho $190.67 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Arielle Klagsbrun $487.39 NVDA training supplies
12/18/2014 Cathy Daniels $300 Supplies for non-indictment
12/18/2014 Public Policy & Education Fund of NY $5,692.44 Staff salary reimbursement
12/12/2014 Shona Clarkson $361.15 Supplies for non-indictment
1/16/2015 Yvette Harris for MASK $53.15 Supplies for MASK
1/16/2015 Julia Ho $45 Action Council food
12/15/2014 Aaron Stables $459.95 Ferguson October bullhorns
1/15/2015 Jeff Ordower $6,708.53 Reimbursements for Ferguson October
2/3/2015 Brittany Ferrell on behalf of MAU $4,799.85 From CN1
2/3/2015 Hands Up United $3,000 Online donations for Hands Up
2/3/2015 Menta Jackson $350 ?
2/3/2015 Julia Ho $42 Action Council food
2/6/2015 Nabeeha Azeez $300 Selma Travel Expenses
2/6/2015 Ned Alexander $300 Selma Travel Expenses
2/6/2015 Emanuel Jones $300 Selma Travel Expenses
2/6/2015 Elizabeth Vega $642.89 Art build receipts august 9-feb 9
3/9/2015 Cathy Daniels $600 People’s Institute catering
3/9/2015 HJ Rodgers $1,000 Travel stipend
3/9/2015 Dasha Jones $300 Selma travel expenses
3/16/2014 Ashley Yates on behalf of MAU $2,032.14 Online donations for MAU
3/17/2015 Yvette Harris for MASK $2,000 DC trip
3/19/2015 Cathy Daniels $545 People’s Institute catering
3/20/2015 Tony Rice $145 People’s Institute catering
3/23/2015 Latinos en Axion $800 S Jefferson place
3/26/2015 Sana Rankin-Cole $200 People’s Institute catering
4/2/2015 Cathy Daniels $600 Reconciliation dinner
4/20/2015 Marcia Curtis $66.01 Activist supplies

Is paying people to protest and riot not a conspiracy?

And to think we are constantly being derided by the media for being “conspiracy theorist” tinfoil hatters.

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H/t Barry Soetoro, Esq., for the tip on the protesters protesting not having received their money.

~Éowyn

George Soros reportedly could face up to $7B tax bill, after delaying payment for years

George_SorosFox News: George Soros may soon face a monumental tax bill — of nearly $7 billion — after years of playing hard-to-get with the IRS. 

Despite Soros having advocated for higher taxes on the wealthy, the liberal billionaire reportedly has delayed paying his own for years thanks to a loophole in U.S. law.

That loophole was closed by Congress in 2008. But before that, Bloomberg reports, Soros used it to defer taxes on client fees. Instead, he reinvested them in his own fund, and they grew tax-free. 

Bloomberg, citing Irish regulatory filings, reported that Soros has made $13.3 billion in this way. Factoring in the various tax rates that would apply, one tax expert estimated this would leave Soros with a roughly $6.7 billion bill.

While Soros did not comment on the estimate, Bloomberg reported that Soros deferred his taxes for so many years by reinvesting client fees. While he technically was able to do this for U.S.-based funds, offshore funds were apparently preferred because otherwise clients would face negative tax implications. Congress closed that loophole in 2008, ordering fund managers to pay up by 2017.

According to Bloomberg, Soros moved assets shortly before the change to Ireland, seen as a possible shelter from the law. But tax attorneys told Bloomberg they don’t know of a way for money managers to avoid the bill in 2017.

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Don’t worry George…like Obama’s buddy Sharpton, I’m sure the IRS won’t be too worried about collecting those taxes right away.

DCG

Soros-Owned Restaurant Sued for Wage Violations

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Free Beacon: A Syracuse, N.Y., restaurant owned by the liberal billionaire George Soros doesn’t pay its tipped employees fair wages, some of those employees alleged in a lawsuit filed this week.

Those employees signed on to a class suit lodged this week against the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que restaurant chain, the Syracuse Post-Standard reported on Monday.

The suit claims Dinosaur failed to properly use the “tipped credit” provision in federal law, which requires employers to make up the difference between tips and pay to meet minimum wage standard. It also says Dinosaur required tipped employees to spend more than 20 percent of their work day doing “side work,” which includes setting up dining areas, for which they do not get tipped. The suit says workers should be paid minimum wage for that work.

The suit also claims Dinosaur failed to properly pay overtime wages, “misappropriated” tips belonging to the tipped workers, wrongly required tipped workers to share tips with managers for large events and failed to properly pay workers for shifts exceeding 10 hours. The suit also claims Dinosaur failed to keep accurate records of tips and wages.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in New York City by the Fitapelli & Schaffer law firm, according to the firm’s web site. It says it seeks to represent “servers, bussers, runners, bartenders” and other tipped employees.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is majority owned by Soros Strategic Partners, an investment firm run by George Soros, who bankrolls liberal groups that complain about unfair wages for tipped workers.

Shocker, not.

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DCG