Partly Cloudy
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Jul 3, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
Voters in Seattle are smart. They knew voting in Mayor Murray and Councilmember Sawant ALSO meant supporting that our city was about to make big strides in supporting our low wage earners.

So, the voters elected them. The Council took action. And now you want to put it up for more votes?

DELAY DELAY DELAY DELAY DELAY DELAY.

That's all this is about.
Jul 3, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
To expose the lie hidden by this signature push:
1. The Seattle City Council voted in approval of a watered-down $15 minimm wage plan.
2. This came after the election of Kshama Sawant to Council who's main campaign goal was the $15.
3. The incoming mayor supported $15 in his race. Although, at a much lesser pro-biz level
4. To slow this down, the only thing opponents can do is to keep trying to delay and put this before voters.

So, @10 .... are you just seeking to delay what most progressives in Seattle have shown and voted to show that they support?
Jul 3, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
@10 Are you a paid political operative? Or do you belong to an organization that does not support the $15 minimum?

I like direct democracy as much as you. And Kshama Sawant was voted into office citywide.

Don't call endless referendums/initiatives/signature gatherings "DIRECT DEMOCRACY."

It's all direct democracy. And in this instance, progressive voters managed to get the Council to pass reform legislation the voters wanted. NO MORE VOTING NEEDED.
Jul 3, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
The Seattle City Council supports the highest minimum wage in the world. With action and approved legislation to back it up

Not the swiftest action I would like ... but if the moneyed interests of the 1% had it their way, there would be NO action at all.

So any attempt to get this on the ballot is an attempt to subvert the positive action the elected Seattle City Council has already taken. It means that they don't agree with a wage hike.

Any attempt to subvert what the Seattle City Council already approved means you don't approve of improving the living conditions of thousands of Seattleites.

DON'T BE FOOLED.
Jul 3, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
I should I should I should? We should we should we should?

I am in agreement with the Seattle City Council. They are our elected representatives.

The public DIRECTLY elected every city councilmember. And the mayor. So far, i'm happy with their actions. Therefore, this referendum/initiative/signature bullshit is exactly that ... BULLSHIT.
Jul 2, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
@4 Also, I support what my elected officials on the Seattle City Council are doing regarding the $15 minimum. So, I see no need for this to hit the ballot. And, therefore, more action on this matter is meant to delay and derail. DUH.
Jul 2, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
@4 I don't draft initiatives. I'm Joe Schmo Homo. I just work to stay educated on current issues and use my BS detector as best I can.

As our politics clearly differ, my BS detector homes in on things differently from yours.
Jul 2, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
Oh, and BTW, she never ever gave an inch to reveal the intent of her organization other than that it was "to let voters decide."

I asked if her organization was against the increase. She wouldn't confirm or deny. I asked who was behind the signature drive. All she'd say is that it was a group that wanted to put this before voters.

It was total obfuscation bullshit. And if I wasn't educated on current issues, she totally could have snowed me.

It was obvious the signature drive was leveraging the liberal leanings (i'm assuming) of Pride Fest attendees to dupe them into signing this pro business anti labor trash.

Fuck em all.
Jul 2, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Signature Gatherers Are Trying to Repeal Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage.
I spoke to a signature gatherer during the Pride Festival on Broadway last Saturday. She was polite, but when I pointed out that 15 Now was not gathering signatures, and that Labor so far supports the actions of the Council ... the signature gatherer's response? "We just want to make sure the voters have a chance to decide."

It was a total bluff. Not a lie, but misleading as to the intent of the signatures she wanted. I talked to her for a few minutes, and pretty much handed up every argument in this article to her. She bristled as I went through the bullet points of how I knew she wasn't gathering sigs to support a $15 min. wage.

But, she was polite. I was happy I made my point, and I walked away. I kind of wish I had parked myself next to her and warned every person that she approached about the bullshit she was pulling.
Apr 22, 2014 Partly Cloudy commented on Gassing Jews, Lynching Blacks, Napalming Vietnamese Girls, Interviewing Me On HBO—All The Same Thing Pretty Much.
I, for one, have a hard time checking my idealism at the door for a paycheck. Or a share in a business. So that I can continue to fuck over the poor so that I can have a pretty house and husband and celebrity life.