Quote: Originally Posted by Walter
Leftism, Not Racism, Destroys Black Upward Mobility
The Left feeds on the victim narrative. It is the currency of their political power.
Progs need victims.
And LIE-berals EXPLOIT that sense of victimhood for personal gain!
Here is yet another article illustrating how muddled is the LIE-beral effort to “grow” our economy! With some comments of my own in brackets):
Politicians' 'help' attacks the gig-economy
By Jerry Agar. Published: January 13, 2020. Updated: January 13, 2020 5:18 PM EST
Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ Opinion/ Columnists
Do you lead a free and independent work life? If so the political class is coming for you.
Exhibit A is an anti-Uber law in California that has the perhaps unintended consequence of attacking workers in a number of gig-economy jobs.
Canada is infested with the same types of politicians who crafted California’s law, so it is worth exploring.
(LIE-berals everywhere are under the gun to find “New Revenue Tools” to feed their voracious appetite for MORE GRAVY! Thus any biz that interferes in any way with the gravy grabbing is anathema to LIE-berals!)
(As an example- by starting up its ride share program - Uber has rendered nearly WORTHLESS the many thousands of standard taxi cab permits that USED TO SELL for upwards of 100 grand EACH! LIE-berals had a NICE DEAL going y imposing inheritance taxes on those permits when their owners died and passed them on to the next generation! The value of a taxi permit is now near zero and thus is paying NOTHING to LIE-beral tax collectors!)
The new law – AB5 – limits whether companies can classify their workers as independent contractors. A report from the Independent Women’s Forum reads, “Supporters of the bill promised that ridesharing drivers would get more pay and benefits because companies would have to abide by state laws and mandates including minimum wages, overtime, workers’ compensation, and paid time off.”
(This is classic LIE-beral madness! If LIE-berals were truly worried about “independent contractors” they would have long ago offered to help taxi drivers! Such drivers routinely make WELL BELOW minimum wage rates and taxi company owners get away with it because taxi drivers are classed as “independent contractors” - LIE-berals pretend that the average driver HAS ANY CONTROL over working conditions or pay rates etc! It is LIE-beral FAKERY!)
(In addition - by LIMITING the number of taxi permits - LIE-berals regulated supply and demand for such drivers and cars! Uber has destroyed that biz model! In the process - LIE-berals have made life MUCH HARDER for immigrants and others at the low end of our economy who so often end up driving a cab because they have no other economic options!)
In December, anticipating the law, Vox Media laid off 200 freelance journalists and writers. Perhaps politicians will telephone each of them to explain how much better off they are now. They are replaced by 20 full-time workers.
Vox offered writers the chance to write up to 35 articles a year if they worked for free. That’s a real financial benefit, isn’t it?
Business Insider estimated 7,200 media workers lost jobs by October 2019 while Forbes says, “at least one million workers will be impacted” in California.
(LIE-berals DO NOT APPROVE of such free market journalists! Mainly because LIE-berals want to CONTROL the message being published at all times - for their own personal benefit! Free and full public discussion HARMS LIE-beral values!)
The Sacramento Bee said the law is, “a prime example of lawmaking by people who make big salaries and never bother finding out what life is like for the everyday workers who make a living in the gig economy. It offered blanket exemptions to groups with strong lobbying capabilities – doctors, lawyers, real estate agents and the like – and left most of the rest gasping for air, including nurses, musicians, stand-up comedians and interpreters.”
(Tjis is a PRIME EXAMPLE of Socialist style thinking! LIE-berals are ENTITLED because they are exalted leaders dedicated to “doing good” - which translates into feathering their nest first and letting us have whatever is left over! As I have stated before - a Communist is a person in a hurry and thus he will shoot you in the head to remove you as an obstacle to his progress!)
(By comparison - the Socialist is MORE PATIENT! The Socialist will simply kick you into a ditch and leave you to starve there! The Socialist operates under a very PHONEY set of values I which they get special priviliges and the rest of us have to make our own way as best we can! This is why LIE-berals see nothing wrong with paying WAY MORE to the civil service union HOG clerk stamping your $100 water bill as PAID - than is being paid to the clerk adding up your $100 grocery bill! The double standard is obvious!)
Once again uninformed politicians who claim to be for the little guy – but in reality are often doing the bidding of deep-pocket unions and big taxi companies – screw the little guy.
(Ah yes - LIE-beral democracy at its finest! “Deep pocket unions” religiously support LIE-berals in exchange for various perks and thus are ENTITLED to LIE-beral aid! And LIE-berals NEED those taxi companies to THRIVE - in part so unskilled immigrants and others whose votes LIE-berals want ot buy - will have income; and in part LIE-berals NEED that inheritance and sales tax revenue from the sale of those taxi permits!)
(In related economic news - LIE-berals view taxis as an ESSENTIAL SERVICE that keeps drunks and addicts and poor people with unsafe and badly maintained vehicles OFF THE ROAD - by giving them an alternative to driving themselves! And of course LIE-berals DO NOT want ot see the aged and infirm get behind the wheel either- thus taxis are important to LIE-beral social policy! And the LIE-beral HUNT for more revenue tools goes on!)
California is so serious about clamping down on freedom of choice for workers that they have budgeted $20 million to enforce the bill.
LAU: Unionize the gig economy? That’s a bad idea
Wonolo offers an on-demand marketplace for blue-collar workers. Using an app, they facilitate connections to temporary jobs such as warehouse packers, janitors, delivery drivers, forklift operators, line cooks and event staffers.
(LIE-berals are caught out yet again! They DO NOT want to see any expansion of the “working poor” that labours but cannot pay its bills without govt aid! The rise of temporary employment agencies with their crap wages, erratic hours, lack of long term security and NO holidays is DISTRESSING to LIE-berals!)
(How can LIE-berals justify paying greedy union HOGS ever more if the general population is getting more indebted by the week? The “Ontari-owe Works Program” is classic LIE-beral short sighted planning! The idea was to allow people on welfare to earn some extra income working at a part time job - without clawing back welfare benefits! The hope was that welfare recipients would use the part time work as a segue into full time work! But this has NOT happened!)
(When LIE-berals set up their little plan - they neglected to consider just how many welfare recipients had issues that would prevent them from becoming full time employees! Issues such as drug addiction and alcoholism, mental heath issues and education limitations and just plain BAD ATTITUDES!)
(Thus employers seeking to hire people for those drudge minimum wage jobs are HAPPY to have that mass of welfare types seeking a little extra income! Such part time workers are easily disposed of at short notice once the work is done! Such workers can also be called in at SHORT NOTICE - pitting workers in a race against each other in a display of who really wants the job the most!)
The San Francisco Chronicle reports, “Wonolo has primarily hired its workers as independent contractors. AB5 has prompted it to drastically shrink its California operations, essentially ending gig jobs here after the first quarter.”
(LIE-berals DO NOT want to create a THREE TIER ECONOMY! We already have a Two Tier Economy - meaning civil service union HOGS versus the private sector! Now LIE-berals would LIKE TO AVOID having our private sector SPLIT into full time workers and welfare recipients doing part time crap! LIE-berals have NOT figured out how to create good full time work - though they HAVE figured out how to efficiently DESTROY good jobs with insane taxes and wild spending!)
Who works in the gig economy? Business Insider writes, “Of the 57 million gig workers in 2019, 46% said they chose to freelance because they were “unable to work for a traditional employer due to personal circumstances,” according to an annual study from the gig-work marketplace Upwork. Alisha Grauso, a co-leader of California Freelance Writers United, said freelancers were more likely to be disabled or older.”
That is who the Democrats in California decided to attack under the guise of liberal, condescending, “help.”
In Canada the Canadian Union of Postal Workers went to court trying to enforce their view that Foodora’s couriers are employees, not independent contractors.
(But....Canada Post is made up of govt HOGS and they are entitled and might not vote for LIE-berals if they do not get their “entitlements”! And what of those Food delivery companies that employ bicycle couriers at CHEAP RATES? Surely our civil service union HOGS are ENTITLED to get meals delivered to them CHEAP after a long work day of passing useless govt memos and toting up their lists of new benefits to be DEMANDED at the next union contract “negotiations”!)
(LIE-beral entitlements DEMAND that Free Market Capitalism be employed to ensure whatever services they require will be LOW COST - even as they use their Monopoly stranglehold on essential services to extort their GRAVY from us!)
Under the previous Liberal government in Ontario a report recommended that classification of employees and contractors become a “priority enforcement issue.”
(Yes - Wynne-bag LIE-berals also mandated a BIG JUMP in minimum wage rates so they would have the inflationary justification to grant more gravy to HOGS - while at the same time TAXING BACK the minimum pay raise “given” to ordinary people at the low end of the pay scale!)
As freelance writer Karen Klein observed in the Sacramento Bee, “Note to the Legislature: Destroying the livelihoods of contractors is not the same as protecting them.”
(Sadly -this argument is now returned full circle to illustrate how little success LIE-berals are having in regulating our economy! Having a CRAP PART TIME JOB is rather better than having NO JOB - but NOBODY is happy with the existing gig economy! Not even LIE-berals! Its just too bad that LIE-berals NEED that gig economy to MUTE the rumblings of public discontent over the UNHAPPY STATE of our “booming economy”!)