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Policy Wonk Implodes on Twitter

by Lazarus on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 5:29 PM
Policy Wonks should be kept away from Voting Public

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A Saskatchewan Green Party Policy Analyst implodes on Social Media

Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing why it is not a good idea for policy wonks to take to social media with their ideas. It started with a tweet from @sierra_rayne, a senior policy analyst for the Saskatchewan Green Party. In it, he attacked farmers and skilled tradespeople as being self-important, and stated that they had no more skills to offer than those that earn minimum wage for labour type jobs.  

 

As he was pressed by farmers and skill trades to show some proof, he compounded his problem by stating that many skilled tradespeople would trouble performing basic tasks in restaurants, IE dish-washing and waiting on tables, and that unskilled labour would be able to step in and perform the work of farmers and skilled trades. At that point,...
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