Well this sucks for Linda McMahon’s staffers. McMahon’s U.S. Senate campaign in Connecticut told WTNH-TV they were not paid after Election Day. After they received bounced checks, McMahon’s people stated that new checks would be mailed out (wink wink), but Twaine Don Gomes was punished for speaking to the press. Apparently, no one should know about McMahon’s cheap ass — who is only cheap with those working for her. McMahon spent $100 million on two failed campaigns for Senate.
Twaine Don Gomes was one of the people who first complained to News 8. While being handed a check, he states that the campaign told him they were mad that he reported the bounced checks, so he got a little something extra in his envelope, in the form of a condom, then promptly told him that he was screwed. Say what? OK, and to top this off, the ‘screwed’ staffers were part-timers who cashed their checks at M&M Check Cashing Company — meaning, they were low paid staffers who didn’t even have bank accounts, but they were generously afforded a big fuck you from the millionaire wrestling magnate.
“Basically he handed me a check with a condom in it, told me I was screwed,” Gomes said. “That’s the rudest gesture you can ever do to a person, it’s like spitting in a person’s face.
“I’m not blaming Mrs. McMahon for this, I’m not bashing anyone,” Brown said, “but I just want my pay for 16 hours.”
Not everyone received the replacement check they were promised. Evette Brown only received the original check, which apparently had the power to bounce around the world, and back. ProTip: When someone tells you ‘the check is in the mail’ an alarm should be blaring in your head.
“I waited for mine to come in the mail,” Brown said to WTNH-TV. “It came in the mail and when I went to cash it, I couldn’t cash it.”
McMahon has been cheap before. While campaigning (before she failed miserably and spent gazillions of dollars) door-hangers were left at the houses of Connecticut voters portraying the Republican Senate candidate and President Obama as a pair who “will fight for us.” Yes, yes she did try to ride on Obama’s coattails, apparently knowing full well, that Republicans were not faring well in the public eye.
In fairness and in defense of Linda McMahon: It’s possible that she needed the money because she’s only worth a mere $500 million and owns a $40 million mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, a $20 million vacation home and a $12 million penthouse in Manhattan. So, understandably, McMahon had to screw her part time staff over while humiliating them, in order to survive. Life is ‘hard’ as Ann Romney would say.
This reminds me of something. What could it be? I remember now. Mitt Romney’s aides took taxis home late at night after the candidate’s concession speech only to get a rude awakening; their credit cards were cut off.
Linda McMahon who declared that she would “fight for us” was talking about the middle class and the poor — the same people she just screwed.