Suzi LeVine, the poster child for unaccountability, ineptness, and political patronage within the Inslee Administration, said she “loved every minute” of her disastrous tenure as the Commissioner of the Employment Security Department (ESD).
In her January 21st resignation letter to Governor Jay Inslee, which was obtained by the Puget Sound Business Journal through a public records request, since it’s not the type of thing you’d want to see published, LeVine fails to mention, or take any responsibility for the historic failures and lack of leadership during her tenure of the ESD.
Evidently, LeVine “loved every minute” of being responsible for one of the largest thefts in American history, after she removed security procedures which were creating too much work for her staff, which then allowed foreign criminals to steal $600 million.
She “loved every minute” of forcing nearly 100,000 Washington State residents (who lost wages due to Inslee’s one-man “emergency” rule of the state) to wait months for their benefits.
Apparently, she “loved every minute” when her office cruelly sent out threatening letters to benefit recipients saying they must immediately repay funds they previously received (and spent to pay bills) due to errors within her department. (Only after scaring the person who had already gone through the trauma of losing their wages, did the department inform people that most simply needed to reapply using a different process.)
LeVine also “loved every minute” of being publicly admonished by Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy (a fellow Democrat) essentially for obstruction of justice for imposing “significant constraints” on the investigation into the many problems that occurred during her tenure at ESD.
While Oregon’s governor fired her Employment Department director over far less grievous actions, LeVine kept her job and even received a “promotion” to the federal government” for one primary reason – she raises money for Democrat politicians.
While liberals often like to be derogatory and label people as “privileged” because they want to discredit their achievements, LeVine is the perfect example of how Democrats reward those whose “privilege” benefits liberal politicians and causes. Because LeVine is privileged to know many wealthy individuals, Democrat politicians hand her lucrative government positions so long as she keeps tapping her wealthy friends for campaign donations.
In her resignation letter, LeVine gives us one last act of arrogance. She actually equates her new position in the U.S. Department of Labor with the genuine heroes in the military, law enforcement and fire departments. LeVine writes in her resignation letter that she is now “an economic first-responder for our country.”
Yet LeVine’s past job performance indicates that if she were an actual “first-responder” at the scene of a fire, LeVine would hold open the doors for criminals to steal the fire victim’s possessions, while informing all those trapped inside that they cannot be helped until all of the criminals are first removed from the building, and then impede the investigation into why so many people lost so much because of her actions.