Multilevel marketing industry Kyrsten Sinema startup Uber-for-dog-walkers has joined forces against the pro-union bill.
The Democrats, God bless them, are still here on Capitol Hill trying to push through that goddamn bundle of infrastructure spending and social spending. One of the main reasons they haven’t done so yet is that Democratic Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is said to have opposed tax hikes on Americans and super-rich corporations that President Joe Biden had originally proposed as part of the spending bill.
Sinema has not publicly explained why she is against such taxes, but recently raised a lot of money through business groups. Politico wrote of one of those groups on Friday, noting that the senator had received at least $ 10,000 this year in donations from individuals and businesses, including Amway and Herbalife, associated with a “multi-marketing” organization. levels “called Direct Selling Association.
These types of businesses have at times come under close scrutiny by lawmakers and regulators on suspicion of running âpyramid schemes,â a label they oppose. But neither the fraud charges nor the taxes in the Build Back Better Bill seem to be the reason the Direct Selling Association is interested in Sinema. She is valuable to MLMs, Politico reports, because she is the only Democrat in the Senate who has not co-sponsored or expressed support for the PRO Law, a workers’ organization reform bill that seeks to ban MLM salespeople to be classified as independent contractors rather than employees. . Politico describes her as “the main Democratic opponent in the chamber to the bill.”
The news site then notes that the âgigâ companies are also against the PRO law, which leads to this great phrase and concept:
Rover, known as one of the Ubers of dog walking, recently recruited his first K Street company, Mercury Public Affairs, to lobby on job classification and taxes.
Take note â Rover is only one of the dog walking Ubers, not the Uber to walk his dog. And to be clear, she has not sought the support of Kyrsten Sinema, to our knowledge, in order to preserve her legal right not to provide benefits to the dog walkers she puts in contact, thanks to the technology, with dogs.
Someone should create an “app” that businesses looking for certain legislative outcomes could use to connect with lawmakers looking for money to fund their campaigns and / or lucrative post-tenure opportunities in the corporate sector. “Government relations”. It could be called Bribr, right? Ha ha, no, just kidding, this is all extremely legal. In fact, one could argue that there is nothing more legal than the lobbying process, because it is protected by the people who make the laws. Have a good week-end!