Exemptions, Not Repeal

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“If you light the fuse of a bomb, after warnings that this will cause it to explode, you should not be surprised at the explosion. California’s lawmakers and governor recently imposed super-high minimum wages for workers in fast-food restaurants ($20 an hour) and workers in healthcare facilities ($25 an hour). When the legislation was in process, the impact on companies, customers, and job applicants was deemed irrelevant. What mattered was appeasing the labor lobby. Governor Newsom is suddenly ‘realizing’ (he’d been warned) that these new costs will also burden the state government, currently facing a $45 billion budget deficit. But this isn’t causing him to seek repeal.” (06/03/24)