Meet Kshama Sawant,a newly elected Socialist candidate to the Seattle city council.
Seattle machinists for Boeing rejected a deal that would reduce pensions for union members in return for Boeing staying in Everett, Wash., building 777X Boeing airliners for the next eight years.
Kshama Sawant 's response to Boeing was to tell the Boeing machinists that they, 'The Workers' should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine!' Kshama Sawant said this publicly to a group of activists in the city’s Westlake Park.
Boeing, as is their Democratic right as private business owners, is considering taking those jobs elsewhere.
Kshama Sawant 's response to Boeing was declare this economic business decision 'Economic Terrorism!' She says that it's going to devastate the state’s economy.”
Sawant whipped the crowd into a frenzy shouting.." If Boeing tries to move out," Sawant said," union workers should simply take over the Everett airplane-building factory."
She referred to this as “democratic ownership.”
“The only response we can have if Boeing executives do not agree to keep the plant here is for the machinists to say the machines are here, the workers are here, we will do the job, we don’t need the executives. The executives don’t do the work, the machinists do,” she said.
She said that once workers take over the plant, they should start building things everyone can use.
“We can re-tool the machines to produce mass transit like buses, instead of destructive, you know, war machines."
This is the absolute lunacy fantasy world the far left live in. A world where if they don't like something they can just make up scary sounding terms to justify state sanctioned socialism. Boeing, asked the workers to concede small financial points, which in this unstable down economy is a sound business decision. Kshama Sawant, not liking this will call it economic terrorism, and to her and the loony left, this will somehow justify the outright theft of materials, land, and intellectual copyright.
In what world do the workers have the right to put aside the US Constitution and all laws of commerce and just appropriate other peoples property. The real mind bender is Kshama Sawant, first says that Boeing leaving would devastate the Seattle economy. That Boeing should be made to stay so the economy won't suffer, that Boeing is a needed employer to the Seattle area. Yet, once Boeing intimates that it may leave the Seattle area suddenly they are a big bad maker of war machines. Kshama Sawant was fine with Boeing as long as Boeing kept the money flowing into her constituents pockets. Typical far left adolescent mind set, if they don't get a free ride and everything their way, they result to name calling and smear tactics.
Please tell me in your fantasy world where magical elves throw fairy dust into the air and suddenly the Boeing machinists are able to STEAL Boeing's Everett airplane-building factory, property, grounds, and intellectual property rights.
Who will be paying the property taxes? How are the Seattle machinist going to pay Boeing for the $250,000,000 worth of tooling machines at the Boeing property? How will the Seattle machinist pay for the software license which run the tooling machines? What about the State and Federal taxes that are due for the Boeing plant? What about the State and Federal aviation license which must be approved by government regulators. What about the massive insurance needed to cover the Boeing plant while it is operational. What about the funding for the Union pensions, who will be paying that? Here's another silly thing, what about the budget for salaries, utilities, maintenance to the plant, grounds, vehicles, the 100's of machines,and on and on and on....
It seems that Kshama Sawant lives in the same fantasy world as this guy