Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama workers want to be paid!

Did you read the story about the Obama campaign workers in Indianapolis who were upset about not being paid? I am upset about how they were told they were being paid- in prepaid VISA cards!!!!

We had a local employer try to do that to his staff. Rather than raises he gave gift cards in paychecks. This way he avoided payroll taxes and earned perks for purchasing the cards. NO, NO! I advised the staff who reported it to me to contact wage and labor and if they wanted they could forwarn him and give him a chance to mend his ways.

Interesting how Obama has figured out a path to avoid taxation while planning to stick it to the rest of us! Someone had initially commented on this article that you can't expect a paycheck right away, it takes awhile for checks to be processed. When you have never held a real job you don't understand that and I think that is why these workers did not understand the system or that the payment method is extremely questionable.


Paula said...


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

The Obama campaign sure came up with....interesting concepts on how to do things this election cycle, didn't they?


Vee said...

Good heavens! I had not heard of this particular twist. I am hearing of plenty of others that could keep my knickers in a knot, however.