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Jul 22 Lack Thereof commented on On the Future of Work.
I am 32 years old and have never held a job with significant benefits. I can confirm that my generation doesn't believe they exist. Only pampered baby-boomers get "real" benefits.

I had a job that began offering health benefits after ACA went into effect, but the cost of that health plan's payroll deduction was HIGHER than what my insurance marketplace individual plan would have cost, after subsidy.
Jul 17 Lack Thereof commented on Full Text of Microsoft CEO's Letter About Cutting 18,000 Jobs.
Well, I suppose a few of them will just cross the lake to Amazon, where they've been on a hiring spree.
Jul 16 Lack Thereof commented on Tenants Call on Mayor Murray to Preserve Affordability at Central District Housing Complex.
@6 the one and only reason that suburban housing is cheaper, is that we're not building enough housing near the employment centers! If a shortage hadn't been artificially created by the zoning, it wouldn't be more expensive!
Jul 16 Lack Thereof commented on Tenants Call on Mayor Murray to Preserve Affordability at Central District Housing Complex.
This is just a symptom of the problem, not the cause.

Keeping this one building in nonprofit hands will ensure affordable rents for a few dozen residents for a few more years, but will do nothing to ease the citywide housing shortage, stop the plummeting vacancy rates, or slow the rent hikes.

The data shows, so long as we can get vacancy rates at or above 5%, rents will stop climbing. If we continue to restrict housing growth, rents will keep going up, middle class folks will keep getting pushed out of the city (except for the select few lucky enough to score a rent-controlled unit in a non-profit or city owned building), and we'll end up like San Francisco.
Jul 10 Lack Thereof commented on Video of Oscar Perez Giron's Fatal Confrontation With Police at Sodo Light Rail Station.
So wait, which dude got shot? The one they were wrestling with or the one that shoved the cop after his buddy pulled a gun?
Jul 4 Lack Thereof commented on How Mayor Murray's "Summer of Safety" Central District Walkabout Went Down.
If he wanted people who aren't already NIMBYS and invested Neighborhood Activists to join in, he should have started it across the street, by the Starbucks and the Autozone, where the neighborhood actually hangs out, instead of in that secluded nook by the "neighborhood service center" everyone avoids.
Jun 29 Lack Thereof commented on This Weekend's Nightmare Traffic: Why Won't Our Leaders Build Light Rail Faster?.
Seattle needs some more rail because our buses absolutely SUCK.

You never know if your bus trip from the CD to Ballard is going to take one hour or three. Neither of those timeframes is at all acceptable.
Jun 14 Lack Thereof commented on "The Dreadful Father's Day Talk With Local Dads".
Shouldn't it be the DoL's responsibilty, not the responsibility of adult children the elderly may or may not have?
Jun 12 Lack Thereof commented on The Onion Launches Clickhole: What Do You Think?.
Well, the print media that the original Onion site parodies is all but dead.

It makes sense that they'd need to launch a more modern version to parody a modern media model.
Jun 11 Lack Thereof commented on Complaint Shows SPD Union Leader Was Banking On Mayor Murray to Capitulate to Union's Conservative Agenda.
If I was an Arby's employee, and I had Facebooked that a fellow employee would "meet their destiny", I would lose my job.

But I guess the standards are a bit lower at SPD.
 
 

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