Governor Jerry Brown has again made another bad deal for California. The increase “will boost the wages of about 6.5 million California residents, or 43% of the state’s workforce, who earn less than $15, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP),” according to MSN Money. This is a huge portion of possible voters for June and November 2016.
Why did Governor Brown wait this long? He waited in order to get closer to election time and to have a tool to stimulate voters on his side. The fact is this; these voters will soon vote themselves out of a job. Why is that? The state is running out of money to give away through welfare programs. Let’s say you make $7.25 per hour and suddenly you are making $15.00 per hour. This places you 44% higher in wages that the state will soon inform all those on welfare and part-time work; you are now making more money, so we are now giving you less. You don’t say? Yes, it’s a switch and it happened in Washington state.
On the other side of this; it’s another bad law for California and all those who run a business in this state. Another anti-business law and regulation. Once automation takes over your job; and it will; you won’t be able to come back to the state for more give away money. You make too much already. When did these laws start in this state? It started in 2002 through 2008, and it continued since then. If you know of anyone who was in the CA Assembly during those years; blame them for not keeping an eye out for you. They are responsible for one of the greatest exoduses of businesses in California. One of them is now running for CA Senate in District 5 from Lodi. Bad medicine, and no vision.