Sep 25, 2013
commented on The Case Against Richard Conlin
I know the Stranger is a big supporter of Sawant, so it makes sense to try and poke holes in Conlin's record, but facts are facts and some of the so-called facts in this article are a bit of stretch of the imagination.
I think Conlin has been a great, progressive advocate for my city. I voted for him last time, and I'll vote for him again. I just looked up his list of endorsements and looks like his "progressive" support isn't suspect at all. Nearly all of the unions in town have endorsed him and all of the district councils. These organizations aren't made up of rich people, they're just regular folks like me.
Aug 28, 2013
commented on Fast Food Strike!
How about we work a little harder to raise the Federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10? I believe Washington State's minimum wage is $9.19. Wouldn't that be a more attainable goal?
Why should Seattle be the only place somebody earns a livable wage? We're a city of just over 600,000 people, but live in a metro area of 4 million. It just doesn't make sense to be so limited in our scope.
Plus, Seattle has a lot more pressing issues to deal with like huge transportation projects that need funding, public safety improvements and neighborhoods that still lack basic amenities.