As much of the political world and voters in California know (non-voters might not know because they don’t give a damn who rips us off, Republicans or Democrats), Republican Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman hired a maid who was here illegally for nine years from 2000 to 2009 . Whitman says she didn’t know, but there is some documented evidence that she did. The lesson? Treat your employees with kindness or they might turn on you.
Whitman got caught after a history of railing against illegal immigrants and calling for sanctions against companies that knowingly hire illegals. I wonder what sanction she will put on herself for hiring and illegal?
So here are your choices: 1) Whitman is lying and she hired an illegal immigrant against her stated opposition to illegal immigration or 2) Whitman is incompetent and didn’t keep track of her employees status and thus is not qualified to be dog catcher. In fact, Whitman only qualifies to run for governor by being a billionaire and a woman with right-wing beliefs who can spend millions on her campaign to become a household name. She didn’t even vote until 2005 and just recently joined the Republican party.
Perhaps this scandal will push Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown over the top and onto victory. He’s now 5% ahead in polling when he was even with Whitman two weeks ago. Brown is a lying schmuck like most politicians, but on the issues, he’s had the best interests of California in his mind, even when he’s misguided. Whitman on the other hand is pro-corporate to the exclusion of workers and anyone else. She’s just the kind of candidate Republicans like.
Even though Whitman has showed the standard political hypocrisy by saying one thing and doing another when hiring this illegal immigrant, that’s not the only reason to vote against her and vote for the well intentioned prevaricator to her left.
No, I won’t mention that Whitman is a billionaire and perhaps it’s not the best idea to let a billionaire run a state when it is clear that her interests would be completely different from the regular working people in California. No, that would be unfair stereotyping. Certainly, Republicans wouldn’t unfairly stereotype Democrats or liberals (two overlapping yet distinct groups).
Just because Whitman has spent $119 million of her own money on her campaign to become governor of California doesn’t mean she’s any different from you and me. We can run for governor too if we could scrape up the $3500 for the filing fee and get a party to support us. So what if we don’t have the millions to spend on the election. That doesn’t mean she’s different from us. She puts on her Secret Circus pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us.
Here’s her opening statement on her website:
Meg Whitman is determined to bring a new approach to Sacramento. One that demands we create jobs and lower taxes. One that requires more effciency and better services. And one that makes a renewed commitment to improving our schools.
So Whitman’s new approach consists of lower taxes. It sounds new to me, that’s for sure.
If she didn’t vote until 2005, why the sudden interest in politics? Well, since leaving eBay, she hasn’t had much to do with herself. She has billions of dollars just sitting there not being productive. The market is risky, the housing bubble is over, and investing in green technologies would be like admitting global warming exists. But political office, not there’s an investment that keeps on giving.
As Governor, she will make it pay off. After gutting environmental regulations in California, busting the teachers unions, and lowering taxes on the top bracket in the state, California can become Mexico of the north, or Burma of the West. California will be a safe place to invest with no environmental standards, no minimum wage, and no unions.
Then after 8 years as governor tearing down all the barriers to businesses that have made California unbearable to invest in, she can leave office and get a cushy job in private sector selling stuff over the Internet. The problem is if her vision succeeds, there will be no consumers left in the state to buy what she’s selling.
She is against laws to reduce greenhouse gases, specifically AB 32 in California. She has no idea what she’s talking about because this law (AB32) would CREATE jobs. She is clueless. This won’t loose us jobs. Like most politicians, she’s making statements without looking at the evidence.
A new study on AB 32 states that the law would create jobs and save jobs due to reduced emissions
Read the complete report on how this law will create long-term growth. It might hurt Whitman’s cronies, but for the rest of us, it’s a good idea to have green jobs and cleaner air.
She’s against same sex marriage, supporting proposition 8. She’s pro-civil union, as if a civil union and a marriage is the same thing. http://valleywag.gawker.com/5109035/meg-whitman-homophobe
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She’s anti-union; she is a boss and CEO and doesn’t want workers to have any power. Unions benefit regular workers in so many ways. Jerry Brown might lie to unions once in a while, but he won’t try to bust them. Generally Brown has stood on the side of workers.
So Whitman is a hypocrite on immigration, she is a homophobe, she is unclear about women’s right to choose, she is against environmental laws to reduce green house gasses, and she’s anti-union. What’s not to love?
Action: Vote for the part time liar who cares (Brown), not the liar who profits from your pain (Whitman).
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