"Get paid fighting against Trump!" You can earn $2500 a month, plus $50 an hour to protest at Trump's inauguration (and at least 5 more events this year). Should hiring protesters be allowed?
It goes without saying that there are some very deep pockets behind this effort. [Washington Times] Demand Protest, a San Francisco company that bills itself as the “largest private grassroots support organization in the United States,” posted identical ads Jan. 12 in more than 20 cities on Backpage.com seeking “operatives.” “Get paid fighting against Trump!” says the ad. “We pay people already politically motivated to fight for the things they believe. You were going to take action anyways, why not do so with us!” the ad continues. “We are currently seeking operatives to help send a strong message at upcoming inauguration protests.” The job offers a monthly retainer of $2,500 plus “our standard per-event pay of $50/hr, as long as you participate in at least 6 events a year,” as well as health, vision and dental insurance for full-time operatives. ... So what do you think? Is it acceptable to hire protesters?