Left-Wing Activist Roasted After Saying Business Owners ‘Chose’ To Lay Off Workers


Millions of Americans have been laid off as the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the economy.

Employees and employers are both feeling the brunt of these difficult times.

So leave it to a dogmatic leftist to blame hard-working business owners for the suffering of American workers.

Author and liberal activist Sally Kohn seems to think that businesses suffering significant losses during this crisis “chose” to lay off their employees.

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“I’m really tired of reading how business owners are ‘forced’ to layoff workers. No one made them do that. They *chose* to do that,” Kohn tweeted Thursday.

“Not saying it isn’t a hard choice, during a hard time, but to say they were *forced* obscures their agency AND casts owners/CEOs as the victims.”

Thankfully, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was there to set her straight.

Crowder, known for his wildly popular YouTube series “Louder with Crowder,” had some choice words for Kohn and her ignorant statement.

“Actually, yes they were forced to close, and that’s why they had to layoff workers. No money coming into the business, no money to pay employees,” Crowder wrote.

The activist tried to defend herself from an avalanche of criticism in several condescending follow-up tweets, all the while standing by her claims that it’s a business owner’s “choice” to fire employees.

“Oh Lordy, Twitter. Grasp the nuance of what I’m saying. I am NOT saying that it’s not a hard, sometimes impossible decision. But it’s still a DECISION. A CHOICE. Think about the meaning/implications of the word forced. No one is literally being forced to layoff workers,” Kohn wrote.

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“AND that attitude in general, that business owners/CEOs take certain steps because they HAVE TO as opposed to because they CHOOSE TO, helps mask exploitation of workers in general in a million other ways — ‘have no choice’ but to pay low wages, no benefits, etc,” she said.

Kohn’s logic falls in line with the Marxist dogma of the left — workers are always the victims, and private employers are exploiting them.

In reality, American businesses and workers are free to enter the consensual exchange of payment for services. If workers don’t like the wages they are being paid, they are free to go elsewhere.

Unfortunately for Kohn, Crowder wasn’t the only one to speak up against her ideological misconceptions.

Several business owners also voiced their displeasure with Kohn’s comments.

Kohn is implying that by laying off their workers, business owners are making a greedy “choice” that is only best for themselves. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

These businesses cannot afford to pay their workers.

By laying them off, they are giving those employees a chance to make money elsewhere, whether that be through another company or through unemployment benefits.

Before the next time Kohn decides to preach from the pulpit of Twitter, she might want to read up on basic economics.

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Michael wrote for a number of entertainment news outlets before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter. He now manages the writing and reporting teams, overseeing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
Michael Austin graduated from Iowa State University in 2019. During his time in college, Michael volunteered as a social media influencer for both PragerU and Live Action. After graduation, he went on to work as a freelance journalist for various entertainment news sites before joining The Western Journal in 2020 as a staff reporter.

Since then, Michael has been promoted to the role of Manager of Writing and Reporting. His responsibilities now include managing and directing the production of commentary, news and original reporting content.
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