I personally did not know who Kshama Sawant was until I heard her Marxist gibberish during a debate with Susan Hutchison on KUOW. I personally thought that anyone that is on a major city council is intelligent and forward looking. I thought that a person in this capacity sported at least a community college level of understanding as it relates to political science and economic theory. Boy was I wrong.
I first looked at Kshama Sawant’s Wiki before listening to the KUOW debate. I always investigate a person’s past and how they come to their political positions before deconstructing their thought processes or making value judgments. People are creatures of experience and habit. We formulate opinions based upon what we see and feel, however, educated minds go beyond feelings when it comes to economic theory etc. . Case in point, we saw how Barack Obama led this country from his experience as a divisive community activist whose greatest private sector achievement before becoming president was buying a house. Instead of fighting for the reduction of big government, meaningful tax structures and reducing the debt, Obama fixated on division, racial discord, class envy and wealth redistribution. Instead of reducing the federal government, he ran up a 10 trillion dollar deficit in 8 years. He also sat back and put his feet up on “Resolute Desk” in the Oval office and let the FED run economic policy. As a result, housing prices in Seattle have exploded due to low-interest rates.
Kshama Sawant bases her views of reality on a bastardized hybrid of the Hindu caste system in India and the circa 1850 London mental ghettos of Marx and Engels. Sawant seems to employ a position that is hostile to successful corporations and the upper-class salaries they offer the educated. She does not understand that cities with robust innovation economies require populous’s with appropriate educational goals, taxation structures, and infrastructure. In lieu of facilitating business friendly environments, Sawant feels that large corporate entities and job creators must be taxed and socially sanctioned to the benefit of the working class. She feels that the corporations that create hundreds of thousands of jobs and the resultant multiplier effect should be heavily taxed and finance the machinations of her obviously inept political and economic positions. She does not understand that all hard tax revenue for the state comes from employment. Without corporations that are able to harness innovation and set up the massive logistics of business, cities simply turn into Detroit.
Seattle is a very successful innovation economy, but Sawant doesn’t get it.
Anyways, Kshama Sawant has chased Amazon out of Seattle in favor of the Silver State for a second headquarters. Nevada governor Brian Sandoval has engaged big innovation companies by supporting generous taxation structures. These efforts have enticed dozens and dozens of companies to Nevada to include Tesla, and Google. The influx of innovation companies has resulted in putting copious union organizations to work from road infrastructure to the building of massive billion dollar facilities.
Kshama Sawant’s positions have turned Seattle into an “untouchable” destination for big business. Because of Sawant, Seattle just lost utter billions in the multiplier effect and the resultant job creation and real estate value increases. This means that the State of Washington will lose billions in revenue and then seek to take it from the current private sector workforce. Hence Kshama Sawant is creating the exact economic situation she thinks she is fighting to avoid. She is turning Seattle into a Detroit style Hindu Caste system of commiseration and utter stupidity.
Sorry Kshama, but you are the most economically ignorant and the most out of touch political hack I have ever come across….. You should move to Cuba, China, North Korea, or Venezuela. She must see where here socialist and communist visions have served the proletariat of communist China. Where workers live in tiny apartments and can only afford 3 bowls of rice a day.
Uninformed voters can be talked into voting for artsy fartsy names. In many regards, if a voter wants to screw you, they will vote for you. In the case of Kshama Sawant, she has screwed Seattle out of thousands of jobs with her abhorrently regressive Marxist policies.