Thursday, August 14, 2014

Contrasting The Democrat Narrative With Reality

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by Democrat Billionaire Elon Musk got hit by a pair of class-action lawsuits yesterday.  One suit is over the fact that he fired 400 workers last year in clear violation of labor law.  California's Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act unequivocally states that any company with over 400 employees must provide 60-day notice when laying off fifty or more employees.

The other suit alleges that SpaceX failed to provide employees, even those with safety-critical jobs, with state mandated lunch and rest breaks.  Even worse, SpaceX is accused of forcing workers to work off the clock and even falsify timekeeping records.  That last bit is a huge violation of federal law, and managers and executives in aerospace have been marched off in handcuffs for that exact violation. I work in that industry myself, and I can tell you that timekeeping is the one thing taken as seriously (or sometimes more so) than worker safety.

So where's the California Labor Board investigation of SpaceX? There isn't one.  Where's NASA's investigation of the company's timekeeping practices? Also completely absent.  Elon Musk is a major Democrat donor, and California is run by Democrats.  So is NASA in the form of Barack Obama who directed them to end manned American spaceflight and focus on Muslim outreach.

Meanwhile, here's the (incredibly ironic) narrative put forth by the Democrats:

Elon Musk's SpaceX is a prime example of something else the Democrats blame on Republicans:  Receiving unfair tax breaks.  In April of this year, the California Legislature passed and Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB777 which specifically exempts SpaceX from the same property taxes that every other business in the state has to pay.

Hilariously, Musk promptly burned California and moved his operations to Texas.

Meanwhile, here's what Democrats claim to be reality:

I'm a middle-class worker, and my taxes have skyrocketed since 2008. So have my health-care premiums thanks to the ACA. Despite receiving generous raises every year from my employer, my take-home pay just keeps going down while inflation keeps going up.  I certainly feel "stolen from."  This is in stark contrast to Democrat richies like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg (another recipient of tax breaks and even a $429M refund), Bill Gates (recipient of a pass in his infamous anti-trust trial), George Soros, Warren Buffet (who made his fortune in tax shelters), Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, and just about every producer, director, and actor in Hollywood.  THEIR paychecks and wealth just keep getting bigger.

And what do Democrats do after giving special tax breaks to Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg?  Make graphics like this:

Yep, let's blame the Republicans for unfair tax breaks to greedy corporations.  Makes perfect sense to this girl:

1 comment:

  1. Their nickname in aerospace is Slave-X. Maybe Obama mistakened Slave-X for a defense contractor in Virginia and sent them a letter to not send any notices out. :-) (He can do that because, well, he's above the law, you see.)