Socialists are hypocrites the world over.
In New Zealand we have seen political parties on the left advocating for a living wage dreamed up by an Anglican vicar ¬†from Lower Hutt. The Wellington City Council adopted this arbitrary wage and one of the councillors voting for it was busted paying his own staff minimum wage and refused to pay them the same wage he voted the council to pay their workers.
We saw Laila Harre advocating and pushing the living wage as well while in the employ of a fat German man who exploited his workers paying them far below the minimum wage, ¬†for which there will be some¬†fall out in due course via the Employment Court.
Now in Seattle a similar campaign has been busted for being sanctimonious hypocrites themselves.
The website of Seattle‚Äôs Freedom Socialist Party lists its most recent presidential candidate Stephen Durham‚Äôs political positions, which include the party‚Äôs effort to ‚Äúraise the minimum wage to $20 an hour.‚ÄĚ The group also avidly supported a successful push for a $15-per-hour minimum wage in Seattle, which passed this year. However, as¬†Zenon Evans at¬†Reason¬†pointed out, that same political party just got caught posting a $13-per-hour job listing seeking a web content manager with web development skills.¬† Read more »