Ivanka Trump, the former sweatshop shoe "designer" currently serving as a White House senior advisor, is the face of meritocracy and earning what you get. The heiress who has spent her adult life working in jobs she secured on…
“Americans don’t want to be given [a job]. People want to work for what they get.”
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 26, 2019
Actually a lot of people would like a fair living wage & financial security for their families. "Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" is, and has always been, a conservative fairytale meant to keep the working class down and allow the rich to keep profiting off of them. https://t.co/7ecztvyag0
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) February 26, 2019
Her father inherited his fortune from his parents (and used tax evasion to protect it).
She has lived off that inheritance as well as that portion of the money that belongs to you and me because it should have been paid as taxes.
And now we are the grifters? Really?
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) February 26, 2019
When she said no to the trust fund and family fortune and began her professional life as a diner waitress in Yonkers while taking night classes in fashion design at a community college, that’s when I knew she was gonna be something. https://t.co/tXHZzTYOO9
— David Simon (@AoDespair) February 26, 2019
so her logic is that paying people more money is bad, because people want to earn more money, so if you pay them more money like they want, they won't want it anymore because it's more money. great. airtight. https://t.co/1B8m95lKKN
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 26, 2019
She thinks people *want* to earn less than $15/hour? She’s insane.
$15/hour for someone working 40 hours per week is an after-tax take-home of barely $23k per year. No one is getting rich off the $15 minimum. https://t.co/9VbaoYgyNk
— Aaron Mahnke (@amahnke) February 26, 2019