Guest Editorial: Californians Worry About Poverty-Income-Inequality—Poll Finds

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California has the highest taxes, housing, energy, water costs in the nation.  Buy or rent, you pay more than any other Americans for a home.  Go to LAUSD you are assured a little over 50% of the students will graduate—no matter how much is spent.  Drive on the 405, 101, 580, 680 or the 80 and you will find gridlock.  Sacramento is killing off the dairy and cattle industry, agriculture, killed off manufacturing, the apparel industry and numerous others.  Even the pornography industry is being forced out of the State thanks to Prop. 60—the ballot measure that mandates condoms in adult films.

We have high paid Hollywood, tech and sports wages—and minimum wage taco shell filling wages—which Jerry Brown wants killed by raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, forcing firms to use computers, robots and kiosks instead of people to take order’ clean rooms, check out at grocery stores and more.  Of course Sacramento is concerned about income inequality—they make polices to make it worse each year.  They just gave overtime to farm workers, mostly illegal aliens.  The good news is that farmers will either move out of State and develop their land or use machines to harvest the crop instead of people—either way the illegal aliens will need to go elsewhere for work—or on welfare.

“As to solutions, one-third of those polled “strongly favor” the state’s recent $15/hour minimum wage bump approved by the state Legislature in March. Another 26 percent “somewhat” favor the pay increase.

“You could simultaneously view poverty as a problem but not want to raise the minimum wage,” said Barker. “The more conservative (people) would say there needs to be less regulation to free up the markets so more people can get hired.”

In New York and Seattle the $15 wage caused unemployment, not employment.  It backfired, but the brain fried folks in California could care less about the people they harm.

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Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.


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