Political party paying Occupy Wall Street protesters?

posted at 10:05 am on October 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

My friend Scott Johnson got a tip from a reader that the progressive New York political party Working Families has run an ad on Craigslist, one that apparently promises a salary for joining the OccupyWallStreet protests.  Here’s a snapshot of the ad itself:

The headline strongly suggests that the position entails getting paid to protest, since the headline stresses that the job will hold “Wallstreet [sic] accountable now” and that the new hire will make a “differnence [sic]” and “get paid.”  The body of the ad doesn’t specify what the duties of the position will be, although it does stress that it’s not going to be a job that involves complicated policy formation, or presumably proofreading:

You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.  Only outgoing, articulate dedicated, determined candidates will be considered for the positions.

For those candidates that qualify WFP offers substantial paid-training provided by senior leadership, on varied issues such as: advocacy, public speaking, mobilizing, fundraising, networking and organizing. We invest in passionate people with excellent communication skills and a full benefits package is offered to those candidates that qualify. In addition, there is opportunity for advancement and travel to our satellite chapters and out of state affiliates.

This is not a policy job! Through direct action you will be shaping NY state politics for the next 20 years.

“Direct action” usually means protesting.  In other words, WFP wants Astroturfers, presumably to join other Astroturfers who tire of their career at Wall Street in the coming days.  I wonder how many of those currently at the #OWS protests are already drawing a salary from WFP?

By the way, for a political party that professes to be on the side of working families to oppose the greed on Wall Street, they sure don’t pay much for their ground troops:

Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff

For full-time work, $350 works out to $8.75 an hour … in New York City.  Not exactly a living wage, is it?  It’s probably not quite as low as flipping burgers at Mickey D’s, but I’d guess that a Big Apple barista makes more to start, especially when counting tips.  Always good to see that those protecting the masses from exploitation are sticking to the declared principles of labor relations that they decry.  At least we know what the lowest-paid job on Wall Street is — and I’m guessing it’s not a union shop, either.

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Question: Can’t these so called employers be held liable for any damages or law breaking that is performed by their employees?

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

differnence

no speling skillz rekwired.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

But “volunteers” are strongly encouraged to donate their compensation to Obama 2112…

VastRightWingConspirator on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff
For full-time work, $350 works out to $8.75 an hour … in New York City. Not exactly a living wage, is it? It’s probably not quite as low as flipping burgers at Mickey D’s, but I’d guess that a Big Apple barista makes more to start, especially when counting tips. Always good to see that those protecting the masses from exploitation are sticking to the declared principles of labor relations that they decry. At least we know what the lowest-paid job on Wall Street is — and I’m guessing it’s not a union shop, either.

Its all relative. If you are a loser sucking off of mommy and daddys teet to protest… that extra scratch is like, a areally big deal.

They can know say they are part of something – and its official – for they get paid to be important or something.

As far as the minimum wage, low labor rate… that means nothing to a liberal zealot trying really hard to make a point.

Odie1941 on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

An obvious example of capitalism in action.

Drained Brain on October 10, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Of course.

Paying the miscreants minimum wage to sit around, defecate in public and scream about “greed.”

Your mobs, Democrats. Own them.

Good Lt on October 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff

is that more or less than Cousin Pookie gets for unemployment? Anybody know. Because, its got to work in the Cousin Pookie economy in order to get him off the couch, because, as Jon Corzine can attest to, words just don’t pay the bills IYKWIMAITYD.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:12 AM

The city comptroller John Liu is a Marxist who had the support of the WFP.

JammieWearingFool on October 10, 2011 at 10:12 AM

Fight to hold wallstreet accountable for what? Wallstreet is a road. These brainstems falsely expand their arguments to such nebulous proportions that it is no freaking wonder they have no idea what they are actually protesting. Let me know how that stretch of asphalt does once its ‘held accountable’, mmkay?

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:13 AM

When the protests are over can they collect unemployment? Will these wages get taxed?

multiuseless on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Smoke and mirrors. No need to criticise protesters, they are not really against capitalism, they are the same as current wallstreeters just seeking a personal bailout after wall street was bailed out. Obamacrats are supporting them cause it is the next step in their cloward piven strategy, first bail out bankers, then move on with more personal type bailouts to overwhelm the system. We do not need crony capitalists just as we dont need those mooches.

anikol on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Out: Green Jobs
In: Red Jobs

zmdavid on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Why aren’t they paying a living wage?

Bwahahahah.

tetriskid on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

They don’t have to pay them directly, in fact that’s a pretty stupid way to get caught doing it. The best way to get support from hippies is to offer free stuff at the protest. Food, clothing, etc will draw in all the people you need. I think they’re currently doing this. The moment the free material benefits dry up, people will leave out of boredom/hunger.

Meric1837 on October 10, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Why aren’t they paying a living wage?

tetriskid on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

good one.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

When the protests are over can they collect unemployment? Will these wages get taxed?

multiuseless on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I bet they list them as independent contractors and they hand out a bunch of 1099s.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

They left out “being able to poop outdoors on city vehicles” as a qualification.

vcferlita on October 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Good thinking!

VastRightWingConspirator on October 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM

anikol on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

They are against capitalism for everyone else because far too many people know how to be successful when they don’t and it just any fair gosh dang it.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Did anyone notice that this is under “Jobs > Government

faraway on October 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Where does the Working Families party gets its money?

GaltBlvnAtty on October 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

WFP has White House ties, IIRC

Sekhmet on October 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

You must be an energetic communicator, with a passion for social and economic justice.

wha? like that Lotion Man freakshow that berated the elderly Jewish guy?

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Where does the Working Families party gets its money?

GaltBlvnAtty on October 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

its a socialist organization or communist party affil thing, so George Soros, maybe?

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Will they be forced to join a union?

After all, unions are paying their wages.

OldEnglish on October 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

From David Horowitz’s “Discover the Networks”:
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/printgroupProfile.asp?grpid=6965

The Workers Family Party is an outgrowth of the New Party. It has tentacles in a number of Leftist-dominated trade unions and the old ACORN.

OWS is hardly an organic, spontaneous protest. It is bought and paid for by the usual suspects. It is using disaffected, naive young people to serve its ends.

onlineanalyst on October 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

So what if they are paid! I feel fortunate they arent using stimulus money for the payments.

After all, Paul Krugman and Barrack Obama count these as jobs “saved or created”.

MTF on October 10, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Sorry, that’s Working Families Party. I misidentified the name.

onlineanalyst on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Patrick Gaspard, tapped as the new executive director of the Democratic National Committee, was a lead activist for a political party that was an offshoot of a socialist group.

The party, the Working Families Party, worked closely with radical groups and is supported by the Communist Party USA.

Until now, Gaspard has served as director of President Obama’s Office of Political Affairs.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

I want to make a differnence too.

Workners of the worlnerd…Unert!

Bishop on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Out: Green Jobs
In: Red Jobs

zmdavid on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

Thread winner!

VelvetElvis on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

Pay doesn’t matter if the defecate-on-demand protesters believe they’re doing something for the “greater good”.

VibrioCocci on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Paging Nanzi Pelosi. Astroturf on line 1.

txhsmom on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

no speling skillz rekwired.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Man, you are so ignarrent. Differnence means to have reverence for differences. Duh! Learn sum english you boorgewhazee but whole.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Evidence shows Gaspard has been a lead activist with the WFP, which was founded and first organized by a coalition that included both ACORN and the socialist New Party.

The New Party is a controversial 1990s political party that sought to elect members to public office with the aim of moving the Democratic Party far leftward to ultimately form a new political party with a socialist agenda.

WND previously reported evidence from the New Party’s own newsletter listed Obama as a member.

Also, Marxist activist Carl Davidson recalled in a WND interview that Obama participated in the New Party. Davidson affirmed that Obama’s views overlapped with those of his party.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Sorry, that’s Working Families Party. I misidentified the name.
onlineanalyst on October 10, 2011 at 10:24 AM

The Working Families Party? What? NO!

We’re the Party of Working Families!

Bishop on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Where does the Working Families party gets its money?

GaltBlvnAtty on October 10, 2011 at 10:19 AM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/pro-obama-working-families-party-seeks-advertises-for-professional-activists-to-fight-wall-street/

zmdavid on October 10, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Why aren’t they paying a living wage?

Bwahahahah.

tetriskid on October 10, 2011 at 10:15 AM

The real question is why are they not paying minimum wage. I assume they will be out there protesting 24/7. That would be 350/168 which is only 2.08 per hour without paying overtime. What? No overtime after 40 hours? somebody get a lawyer. Boy these “workers rights” people obviously don’t know the laws the rest of live under. Plus I’ve seen quite a few OSHA and EPA regulations violated. Somebody needs to get the Federal government to enforce the laws here.

Corsair on October 10, 2011 at 10:27 AM

When the protests are over can they collect unemployment? Will these wages get taxed?

multiuseless on October 10, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I bet they list them as independent contractors and they hand out a bunch of 1099s.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:17 AM

But of course!

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Finally, something someone with a Poli Sci degree is qualified for! Good luck paying off that Carleton debt, on $8.75 per hour.

MNHawk on October 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

It’s probably not quite as low as flipping burgers at Mickey D’s, but I’d guess that a Big Apple barista makes more to start, especially when counting tips.

Tend bar at night, protest Wall Street during the day, double dippin’ the Big Apple way.

Steve Z on October 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

-It says here you know how to play the bongos.

“Yep, and I’m also good at crappin’ on police cars.”

-You’re hired!

Bishop on October 10, 2011 at 10:29 AM

I hope some enterprising young conservative will take a lesson from Mr. O’Keefe and apply.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Obama is “at war”. This is “his [hippy] Army”

faraway on October 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM

W e l c o m e t o t h e o c c u p a t i o n

MeatHeadinCA on October 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM

The Working Families Party? What? NO!

We’re the Party of Working Families!

Bishop on October 10, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Not to be confused with The People’s Front of Judea.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM

This scat ain’t funny.
It is the deliberate attempted murder of our Republic by marxists.
It must be FOUGHT. Its perpetrators must be scourged from our politics. Pointing and sniggering doesn’t get it done.

rayra on October 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

But “volunteers” are strongly encouraged to donate their compensation to Obama 2112…

VastRightWingConspirator on October 10, 2011 at 10:08 AM

With their consumption of wacky backy, the protesters are unlikely to live that long.

Steve Z on October 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

Read more: Obama’s ‘civilian national security force’ http://www.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=69601#ixzz1aODE4ZuM

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Community Organizing at its best/worst…POTUS at war with the American people.

d1carter on October 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

So what’s the difference between a $350 employee and a $650? I understand seniority, but responsibility? If they were able to take responsibility, they wouldn’t be at these protests.

John Deaux on October 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

You really can’t make stuff like this up.

SouthernGent on October 10, 2011 at 10:35 AM

So what’s the difference between a $350 employee and a $650? I understand seniority, but responsibility? If they were able to take responsibility, they wouldn’t be at these protests.

John Deaux on October 10, 2011 at 10:34 AM

newspeak is d-i-f-f-e-r-n-e-n-c-e

read your latest manual from the Ministry of Truth.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Compensation: $350-$650 A Week Depending On Responsibility & Length Of Time On Staff

Given that their housing costs will be minimal, it seems pretty reasonable to me.

thuja on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

The flap to the Democrats’ Big Tent has opened and we can all marvel at the freak show revealed.

Here’s to the Pay Us To Party party. Party on, Dudes.

Drained Brain on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

Obama, Community-Organizer-in-Chief

faraway on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

I didn’t know if this was real when I saw it earlier. I don’t know why I would doubt it, they don’t care if they are caught doing what they accuse others of going.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Given that their housing costs will be minimal, it seems pretty reasonable to me.

thuja on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

that should be enough for 3 trips to starbux a day, a bagel, some corporate water…and a few iTunes downloads, eh?

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:38 AM

thuja on October 10, 2011 at 10:36 AM

It’s probably catered and I have heard they are providing places to charge up their phones and lap tops.

Cindy Munford on October 10, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Same methods as the anti-war protests during Bush’s Presidency…different selective outrage:

Organizer admits to paying ‘Occupy DC’ protesters [VIDEO]
Published: 6:37 PM 10/06/2011 | Updated: 8:25 AM 10/07/2011

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/06/organizer-admits-to-paying-occupy-dc-protesters-video/#ixzz1a6BquUCr

A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital.

…and the Unions that are backing this have a history of paying people to “fight against the man”…..of course these people are non-union and don’t get benefits.


Unions Pay Homeless Minimum Wage To Protest

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/unions_pay_homeless_minimum_wage_to_protest/

In Washington, Baltimore, Atlanta and elsewhere in the country, union organizers are scouring shelters and recruiting homeless people to staff their picket lines, paying just above minimum wage and failing to provide health benefits.
The national carpenters’ union, which broke from the AFL-CIO four years ago in a bitter dispute over organizing strategies and other issues, is hiring homeless people to stage noisy protests at nonunion construction sites.

….the same front groups that yelled in screamed in the streets about how terrible war was until a democrat starting running the war machine are the same ones backing this new set of selective outrage to distract from Obama’s failures and energize the liberal base.


“Occupy Wall Street” Revealed To Be All About Obama Front Groups

http://patdollard.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-revealed-to-be-all-about-obama-front-groups/

Fears expressed by some that the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement is being hijacked by the Democratic Party establishment have intensified after the official OWS website announced that it “stands in solidarity” with MoveOn.org, a lobbying group for the Wall Street-backed Obama administration.

The front page of the http://occupywallst.org/ proudly announces that numerous union groups will be present in New York today to join demonstrators in marches taking place this afternoon.

“Together we will protest this great injustice. We stand in solidarity with the honest workers of….MoveOn.org,” states the website, as well as listing numerous other organizations.
What is MoveOn.org?
MoveOn.org is a lobbying organization that routinely backs Democratic candidates. The group aggressively supported Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign and is now “Perhaps the lead lobby organization for his policies….apart from Obama’s own Organizing for America,” reports Source Watch.
When MoveOn organized an online donation drive for Obama which raised $320,000, the Obama campaign responded in kind with the legally dubious action of paying MoveOn $18,000 in “credit card processing fees”


“We want to be like Greece and we want it now!!!!!”

Baxter Greene on October 10, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Obama, Community-Organizer-in-Chief

faraway on October 10, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm!

Del Dolemonte on October 10, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Same methods as the anti-war protests during Bush’s Presidency…different selective outrage………

Organizer admits to paying ‘Occupy DC’ protesters [VIDEO]
Published: 6:37 PM 10/06/2011 | Updated: 8:25 AM 10/07/2011

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/06/organizer-admits-to-paying-occupy-dc-protesters-video/#ixzz1a6BquUCr

A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital.

…and the Unions that are backing this have a history of paying people to “fight against the man”…..of course these people are non-union and don’t get benefits.


Unions Pay Homeless Minimum Wage To Protest

http://sayanythingblog.com/entry/unions_pay_homeless_minimum_wage_to_protest/

In Washington, Baltimore, Atlanta and elsewhere in the country, union organizers are scouring shelters and recruiting homeless people to staff their picket lines, paying just above minimum wage and failing to provide health benefits.
The national carpenters’ union, which broke from the AFL-CIO four years ago in a bitter dispute over organizing strategies and other issues, is hiring homeless people to stage noisy protests at nonunion construction sites.

….the same front groups that yelled in screamed in the streets about how terrible war was until a democrat starting running the war machine are the same ones backing this new set of selective outrage to distract from Obama’s failures and energize the liberal base.


“Occupy Wall Street” Revealed To Be All About Obama Front Groups

http://patdollard.com/2011/10/occupy-wall-street-revealed-to-be-all-about-obama-front-groups/

Fears expressed by some that the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement is being hijacked by the Democratic Party establishment have intensified after the official OWS website announced that it “stands in solidarity” with MoveOn.org, a lobbying group for the Wall Street-backed Obama administration.

The front page of the occupywallst announces that numerous union groups will be present in New York today to join demonstrators in marches taking place this afternoon.

“Together we will protest this great injustice. We stand in solidarity with the honest workers of….MoveOn.org,” states the website, as well as listing numerous other organizations.
What is MoveOn.org?
MoveOn.org is a lobbying organization that routinely backs Democratic candidates. The group aggressively supported Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign and is now “Perhaps the lead lobby organization for his policies….apart from Obama’s own Organizing for America,” reports Source Watch.
When MoveOn organized an online donation drive for Obama which raised $320,000, the Obama campaign responded in kind with the legally dubious action of paying MoveOn $18,000 in “credit card processing fees”


“We want to be like Greece and we want it now!!!!!”

Baxter Greene on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Since this site has chosen to ignore the speech Sarah Palin gave on Friday….
I submit a video you should watch. This is what I consider to be one of, if not the best, speech that Sarah Palin has ever given.

Question… after you watch it, do you really think any of the Republican candidates could or would be able to make a similar speech? That is why she is not running. She has a more important mission…. to attack the entire corrupt political system and to promote Conservative principles.

Sarah Palin Unshackled – Defending the Republic – http://tinyurl.com/6bdpfvz

PhilipJames on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Looks like OSHA and the Dept. Of Labor needs to pay a visit. Are they really making minimum wage? Are they getting regular breaks? Do they have a safe and clean working environment? Are these people getting taxes withheld or will they get a 1099?

ReaganWasRight on October 10, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Liberals just sink lower and lower. They reveal themselves to be what they really are.

ultracon on October 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

“These OWS protesters are just like the Tea Party.” Lame Stream Media

Khun Joe on October 10, 2011 at 10:48 AM

She has a more important mission…

PhilipJames on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Yes, self promotion is next to Godliness and cleanliness.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

When Obama is finished with this country, everyone will be making less then minimum wage. Or else 90% of our earnings will go to the state. And most of us will be forced to work for nothing, because it’s good for the state!

capejasmine on October 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Didn’t Working Families come from ACORN way back when?

Jdripper on October 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

The unions need to start breaking some knee caps for hiring these scabs.

IKMS

esnap on October 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Sarah Palin Unshackled – Defending the Republic – http://tinyurl.com/6bdpfvz

PhilipJames on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

thanks for that.

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 10:53 AM

I hope they are covering the healthcare costs and unemployment costs as well!

jeffn21 on October 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM

Step One: Contact Working Families and obtain a position as a paid protestor, getting as many names as possible and hopefully something in writing.

Step Two: Show up and display a sign that is arguably on the side of “social justice” but that advocates ideas and/or principles anathematic to the progressive cause.

Step Three: Be asked to leave/fired.

Step Four: Demand pay.

Step Five: Be refused.

Step Six: Sue Working Families for breach of contract/quantum meruit and use the discovery process to expose as much about them as possible.

Could it work? Eh, maybe. Disclaimer: I know nothing about NY law.

exlibris on October 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM

capejasmine on October 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Who the fudge is gonna work for nothing? Has anyone asked a protestor that question? Because when we refuse to compensate people for their work they stop working. And when they stop working, where you gonna get your latest iPhone from?

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM

Is there a bonus for crapping on a police cruiser?

WarEagle01 on October 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM

I hope the 1099 their asses.

esnap on October 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM

Makes me feel like retreating with my laptop into a dark room.
Alone.

Honestly, this totally creeps me out.
Saw it coming, of course, but it’s so dam*ed REAL, it’s truly creepy !

pambi on October 10, 2011 at 11:03 AM

Dude?!?!

Charles Payne of Fox Business had a kid DIE in his backyard.

http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/10/21-year-old-male-dies-of-drug-overdose-in-fox-business-network-hosts-backyard/

ted c on October 10, 2011 at 11:04 AM

I was commenting recently to an acquaintance that now that my youngest is in school, I am contemplating work options and she responded, “You could go to Wall Street and get paid! I would if both my kids were in school!”

At the time I thought, seriously, people are getting paid to protest? How unlike the Tea Parties I attended. Now, I’m pretty appalled.

piglet on October 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM

By the way, Working Families (a party very politically connected here in NY) is an advocate of a living wage, which is ironic since they don’t pay one.

piglet on October 10, 2011 at 11:08 AM

So advanced they can’t even get a free spell checker.

That’s Progressivism for you: Luddites to the core.

ajacksonian on October 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Could it work? Eh, maybe. Disclaimer: I know nothing about NY law.

exlibris on October 10, 2011 at 10:55 AM

That’s a long term sting operation and would require a strong stomach. NY law is fundamentally “the employee is always right unless proven wrong”, which translates to “the employer is out to screw the little person and has to jump through hoops to prove their case.”

We ran a business with employees for a number of years in NY. My favorite “NY sucks for business story” involves an employee who gave us one day’s notice, left the state for California after using the company owned cell phone to arrange his situation in CA, was gone for over a year and claimed us as an employer within the last two years, therefore his unemployment claim was paid for by a rise in our unemployment insurance premium. The nice lady paid by my taxes in the NYS unemployment office told me that I would have to document that he left us in an unsatisfactory fashion and when I did so, she told me that it wasn’t enough and we were stuck.

Get hired by these losers and you can do anything, and they’ve probably fought for your ability to do so. Hubris is awesome.

piglet on October 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Not to be confused with The People’s Front of Judea.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Nor, the Judean Peoples Front?

coldwarrior on October 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Front page of the Washington Post online:

Occupy Wall Street: Newcomers bring their worries and hopes to New York protest

My response:

Rovin2b
“The retired lawyer used her diminished savings to come from California. The union boss caught a morning flight from Chicago with his staff. The unemployed television producer, just evicted from his apartment, put his belongings into a storage locker in Harlem and hitched a ride with a friend.”

So, instead of searching for a job, or getting involved in local elections that could actually change things, these “intelligent people” take what little money they have and spend it on WHAT?—a trip across the country to protest Wall Street? Or get their name in the Post that thinks promoting class warfare is constructive to this nation’s ills? Take a look in the mirror folks—the reflection is not very pretty. Better yet, take a hard look at who’s policies have been driving this country since 2007—liberal progressives pushing for more government control, anti-capitalist, and share the wealth ideologist who would gladly take money from businesses and investors to feed their laziness, while hard working Americans, (and yes, small and large businesses that would love to grow and hire more employees), are being shackled by these very “progressive policies” designed to add more economic burdens to their shrinking profit structures. Go ahead, raise taxes and regulations to “get your fair share”—bite the hand that feeds you—and when your employer says “sorry, we’ve got to lay you off or close our doors”, look no further than your liberal big government regulators and politicians who promised you your fair share.
Today 10/10/2011 7:58:31 AM PDT

And, of course, President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi approved of this story in the Post—class warfare, at its finest.

(My first post was deleted for “being a little over-heated”, so this is the “toned-down” version.)

Rovin on October 10, 2011 at 11:16 AM

Eminence Front, it’s a put on, it’s a put on, it’s a put on……

Dr Evil on October 10, 2011 at 11:21 AM

This is absolutely true. Dems are the world’s biggest hypocrites. I have a lib friend, big-time Dem. He’s pro union, pro working man, all that stuff. But when we eat out, he tips like a miser. He brings out a calculator and calculates 15 percent to the penny. Worked for another guy. Big-time Dem. Pro-union everywhere but his company. Paid crap wages. No benefits. Pro-union everywhere but his company.

fleiter on October 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM

mmkay? what the heck does that mean?

Anarchy. And Obama running dog Van Jones has called for it. And Obama is not denouncing it, in fact the democrats are embracing it. I really hope this turns into a golem that comes back and bites them in the butt come election time.

abcurtis on October 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM

WFP is one of Van Jones’ step children. see here: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grpid=6965

abcurtis on October 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

NY’s Working Families Party is a front group owned and operated by the United Federation of Teachers, Dennis Rivera’s Local 1199 of the Hospital Workers, and District Council 37 of the AFSCME. It is so corrupt that Andrew Cuomo refused its endorsement in the 2010 election.

xkaydet65 on October 10, 2011 at 11:41 AM

$350.00 a week isn’t bad considering that you also get room tent and board. Also, do I get $350.00 a week for my 8 kids that will be attending with me? They dance real good. By the way, can you pay me in cash?

PrettyD_Vicious on October 10, 2011 at 11:49 AM

fleiter on October 10, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Responsibility. Conservatives believe in personal responsibility. Thus they are harder working, more entrepreneurial, more charitable and more independent.

Liberals believe someone else is always responsible. Anyone but themselves. Thus they are lazy, self centered, stingy and believe that the government is responsible for all charity.

Understand this and you understand the dysfunction of a liberal.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 11:53 AM

waiting for winter to freeze em out!

sonnyspats1 on October 10, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Yes, self promotion is next to Godliness and cleanliness.

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM

I guess watching it is not as much fun as spewing crap.

katy the mean old lady on October 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM

For full-time work, $350 works out to $8.75 an hour … in New York City.

But more, if you include the perks… sex, drugs, smoked salmon with cream cheese, and crusty pants.

petefrt on October 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Sarah Palin Unshackled – Defending the Republic – http://tinyurl.com/6bdpfvz

PhilipJames on October 10, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Thanks!

katy the mean old lady on October 10, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I guess watching it is not as much fun as spewing crap.

katy the mean old lady on October 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Are you going to skip out on voting if Palin doesn’t endorse anyone?

NotCoach on October 10, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Where is this money coming from? Someone with better skills, please follow that money.

Mommynator on October 10, 2011 at 12:10 PM

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