Linda McMahon’s WWE Needs a Declaration of Dependence

James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch has a good analysis of a New York Times article about President Obama’s position on taking on companies that abuse the category of independent contractors for what are really regular employees, and what it could mean for World Wrestling Entertainment. See http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_39191.shtml (which includes a link to the root Times story).

Readers of this blog will recall that I included a question on independent contractor reform in a hypothetical list that I hoped Rick Green of the Hartford Courant would raise when he interviewed Linda McMahon last week.

Irv Muchnick

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1 Response to “Linda McMahon’s WWE Needs a Declaration of Dependence”


  1. 1 Keith Harris February 20, 2010 at 6:20 am

    I posted this as an update to my story entitled “If Linda McMahon really wants to do something good for the citizens of Connecticut” about WWE’s independent contractor tax dodge, thought you’d be interested, as to my knowledge this hasn’t really been picked up on yet.

    I wonder what Linda McMahon thinks of Barack Obama’s stimulus package too…

    Buried in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter is that WWE got an $8.3 million tax break last year through Barack Obama’s stimulus package, despite laying off 10% of its workforce. Will Mrs McMahon also encourage her husband to pay this money back for the good of US citizens everywhere, including Connecticut? Will she own up to the fact that she doesn’t really know how to create jobs in tough economic times? Of course not, but don’t expect the Connecticut media to pick up on this blatant hypocrisy either.


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