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Seattle voters have elected a self-proclaimed socialist to city council for the first time in modern history. Sign of the times?

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Kozy62

Nov-17-13 7:30 AM

And, what a shame...

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Beaumont

Nov-17-13 7:57 AM

Seattle says it all.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 9:30 AM

I haven't read any where in the const. that running for office was restricted to a certain race or ideals,

As long as this person does the job would be my concern.

Not like the I gotcha retards running our country.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 9:32 AM

Maybe the Salem News would prefer 6 ft. tall .white, blue eyed German males

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Beaumont

Nov-17-13 10:04 AM

Forgot Christian.

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Gemini

Nov-17-13 11:01 AM

It's working so well in Washington...

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WatchDog

Nov-17-13 2:48 PM

"Maybe the Salem News would prefer 6 ft. tall .white, blue eyed German males"

Ladybug, how in God's green earth could you come up with a response like that for this poll question?

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WatchDog

Nov-17-13 2:54 PM

That so called "self proclaimed socialist" promised a $15 min wage upon election. A min wage standard that would virtually destroy every small mom and pop store in Seattle.

Not to mention on top of that, this self proclaimed socialist promised to tax every successful "job" producing businesses owner higher taxes.

And the idiots of Seattle went for it.

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Beaumont

Nov-17-13 3:34 PM

Remember he or she is only on city council, what the*****do they ever get done.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 3:52 PM

OK watchdog .

Was does sign of the times supposed to insinuate ?

That's just as good of an answer as theirs.

Maybe Salem News should worry about other things.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 3:55 PM

Beaumont,

About as much as the rest of the politicians destroying our country

Nothing but worrying about the next election and playing I gothca

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 3:58 PM

I get tired of listening about the poor mom and pop stores,

They had a list of the 10 worst paying buss on the internet.

While the CEO"s avg. 15 to 21 million/yr,They paid their employees an avg . $9/hr or less

Wal-Mart was the worst,.

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rpmwwe

Nov-17-13 3:58 PM

"As long as this person does the job would be my concern."

Since the redistribution of wealth is the primary function of the socialist, a socialist doing his or her job is of great concern to me as well.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 3:59 PM

The poverty wages is destroying this country.

Creating a wel-fare state,

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 4:04 PM

Some of the other buss, Where ,

Starbuck,Macy's Target , Sears, Mcdonalds, Dardens restaurant chains etc.

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rpmwwe

Nov-17-13 4:21 PM

"While the CEO"s avg. 15 to 21 million/yr,They paid their employees an avg . $9/hr or less"

I don't condone CEOs getting paid far more than they are worth but that is not a matter for non-shareholders to decide. Its their company and they can run it as they please. As long as the taxpayers don't get stuck with a bailout, they can run it into the ground for all I care.

In regard to the $9/hr or less wages, those wages should be an incentive to get an education or learn a skill. Those are ENTRY level wages. High school is free if you show up, and there are loans and grants available for the rest. It works out if one doesn't first blow the money on manicures, tattoos, Coach purses, and the latest iCrap instead of paying the tuition.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 4:44 PM

Well I disagree.

The avg CEO's pay used to be about 64 times their employees '

It's now 354 times.

I guess that's the new capitalism.

The haves and have nots.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 4:49 PM

That's a good attitude . Blow it on manicures tattoes and purses.

Fits right in with the thinking of the avg, American

I kind of like things the way they are, More wel=fare, more hand outs more people not wanting to work, More crime and drugs . he haw.

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 4:51 PM

Just keep in mind it was these kind of p[eople who caused our country to tank in 2008.

But they still got their big pay,bonuses bail out and when convicted of a crime got a plea bargin where they paid billions out of company funds,

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Beaumont

Nov-17-13 5:00 PM

"It works out if one doesn't first blow the money on manicures, tattoos, Coach purses, and the latest iCrap instead of paying the tuition."

It not any ones business what they do with what money they make. They spend it and it makes the world go around!

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ladybug

Nov-17-13 5:02 PM

Makes sense.

I thought that's how a capitalistic society works,

People buying things. I guess the new system works out how many free bees you can get.

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Kozy62

Nov-17-13 6:35 PM

Well, after all that anti whatever...I still think it's a shame.

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Beaumont

Nov-17-13 9:51 PM

"Gotta keep up with the conversation." you are right!

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Beaumont

Nov-17-13 9:58 PM

"So, you never ever step foot in that store. Right, bug?"

Don't know about bug but I never go into one!

If our ACE Hardware does not have it I don't need.

They pay employee's very well here.

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WatchDog

Nov-17-13 10:41 PM

Ladybug you are certainly into that "share the wealth" "you owe it to me" crap aren't you?

First ladybug, NOBODY, I mean, NOBODY forces or holds a gun to any employee's head to work or accept that pathetic over dramatized measly $9.00 an hour example. "If YOU don't like the wage the employer is paying..."DON'T WORK THERE. Better yet...start your own business and stop acting like every employer and dang person in the world...OWES IT TO YOU.

I am so sick of these pathetic crybaby moaning stories of people who are nothing more than FLAT OUT JEALOUS of a successful business man or woman who should be punished for their success. Why do you think people start a business just so they can be poor and the employees can be rich? What ever happened to the day where people went to work to PROVE their worth as an employee and work hard to earn success and advancement and higher wages? Remember the old days?

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