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Jerry Brown signs $15 minimum wage in California
Sacramento Bee ^ | 4/4/2016 | David Siders

Posted on 04/04/2016 11:37:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA

Gov. Jerry Brown, casting a living wage as a moral imperative while questioning its economic rationale, signed legislation Monday raising California’s mandatory minimum to $15 an hour by 2022, acting within hours of a similar bill signing in New York.

The bill’s enactment comes one week after Brown, Democratic lawmakers and labor leaders announced an agreement on the wage increase, averting a brawl on the November ballot.

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California political leaders and labor have struck a deal to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over the next seven years. One excited fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown at the announcement Monday, March 28, 2016. Video courtesy of The California Channel

In adopting the measure, California joined New York as the first states in the nation to enact a plan to raise their statewide minimums to $15. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed his state’s legislation and was cheered by labor unions at a rally moments before Brown spoke in California.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: New York
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; andrewcuomo; billdeblasio; business; california; chirlanemccray; dopeydems; failure; governormoonbeam; jerrybrown; liberals; minimumwage; moonbeam; progtards; spending; statesrights
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Again, the Rats that RULE California, have done another anti-capitalism blow to the state. Businesses will leave, jobs will disappear, and the Rats are happy because their union voter army (SEIU, etc) are happy. Consequences do not matter.
1 posted on 04/04/2016 11:37:19 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: EagleUSA

The minimum wage is zero when your job disappears. Democrats can’t grasp the concept.


2 posted on 04/04/2016 11:39:03 AM PDT by beethovenfan (Islam is a cancer on civilization.)
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To: EagleUSA
$15 an hour by 2022

In six years they will want $25.00 an hour. And on and on and on.

3 posted on 04/04/2016 11:39:44 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: beethovenfan

This has SEIU fingerprints all over it.


4 posted on 04/04/2016 11:40:33 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: beethovenfan
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5 posted on 04/04/2016 11:41:00 AM PDT by golux (Requiescat in Pace Msgr. Kenny Bunk!)
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To: EagleUSA
Watch California crash and burn.

And applaud, for this is a neighboring hostile communist foreign nation.

6 posted on 04/04/2016 11:41:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (When the world is running down, you make the best of what's still around.)
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To: EagleUSA

So, one employee gets a raise and three get fired. Forward thinking, for sure.


7 posted on 04/04/2016 11:41:06 AM PDT by dainbramaged (Get out of my country now)
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To: EagleUSA
As goes Los Angeles, so goes America, alas.

Bad, bad times.

8 posted on 04/04/2016 11:42:05 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: EagleUSA

9 posted on 04/04/2016 11:43:33 AM PDT by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: dainbramaged

I know for a fact that a national corporation with production facilities in 30 of the 50 states will be moving any job out of California where the employee is currently making under $15.00/hour, and ASAP.


10 posted on 04/04/2016 11:44:23 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: headstamp 2

“This has SEIU fingerprints all over it”

No shite Sherlock. This new minimum wage is indexed to inflation and many union contracts are indexed to the minimum wage. Minimum wage pushes up inflation which pushes up minimum wage. Rinse and repeat.


11 posted on 04/04/2016 11:45:46 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: EagleUSA; All

College students might consider a degree in robotics.


12 posted on 04/04/2016 11:45:57 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: OddLane

There’s NO WAY what happens in Los Angeles influences the way things go all over the country....


13 posted on 04/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT by JBW1949
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To: EagleUSA

Being self employed I was always hoping that someday California might come to her senses and I could move back. It really is a beautiful state. Especially where I grew up (South Lake Tahoe).

I don’t see California changing her ways in my lifetime.


14 posted on 04/04/2016 11:48:09 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: EagleUSA

Thank goodness we have a Federal Reserve and unbacked, fiat currency, that can create all kinds of debt for both the government to support all these unemployed people and social-engineering schemes, and massive consumer debt for people to live off of.

Aren’t we lucky?

/s


15 posted on 04/04/2016 11:49:31 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: EagleUSA

2022? What’s the matter with 2016?


16 posted on 04/04/2016 11:50:15 AM PDT by Harpotoo
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To: EagleUSA

This will get good. If any of you have ever been to Needles CA it is funny.

Virtually nothing left there as far as private business. As soon as you cross the bridge over the CO River into AZ-businesses EVERYWHERE. And many are new.


17 posted on 04/04/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT by crz
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To: EagleUSA

“Brown, traveling to the state’s largest media market to sign the landmark bill, remained hesitant about the economic effect of raising the minimum wage, saying, “Economically, minimum wages may not make sense.”

But he said work is “not just an economic equation,” calling labor “part of living in a moral community.”

“Morally and socially and politically, they (minimum wages) make every sense because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of their kids in a much more satisfactory way,” Brown said.”

Holy cow.


18 posted on 04/04/2016 11:50:30 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Organic Panic

“... I was always hoping that someday California might come to her senses and I could move back.”

I gave up that hope when I moved out in 2001.


19 posted on 04/04/2016 11:50:47 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: EagleUSA

Next we need a minimum-profit law for employers.


20 posted on 04/04/2016 11:50:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it." --Samuel Clemens)
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To: beethovenfan
One excited fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown at the announcement Monday, March 28, 2016.

The minimum wage is zero when your job disappears. Democrats can’t grasp the concept.

If I were this person's manager I would fire them as soon as the first step increase occurred and let them know that it was due to rising labor costs.

21 posted on 04/04/2016 11:51:26 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Harpotoo

“2022? What’s the matter with 2016?”

Politicians like to make sure the effects of their policies aren’t felt until they are safely out of office.


22 posted on 04/04/2016 11:51:51 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: lowbridge
“Economically, minimum wages may not make sense.” But he said work is “not just an economic equation,” calling labor “part of living in a moral community.”

They don't call him "Moonbeam" for nothing.

23 posted on 04/04/2016 11:52:17 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it." --Samuel Clemens)
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To: Amendment10
College students might consider a degree in robotics.

"Just one word..."

24 posted on 04/04/2016 11:52:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EagleUSA

I just bet a friend of mine a steak dinner that by the end of the year there will be 2 things working their way through the California legislature.

A bill the would outlaw corporate downsizing due to mandatory wage increases. if you had X number of workers before the wage increase you you had to keep head count for 2 or 3 years.

A bill that outlaws moving a business out of state and taking assets with you. Businesses moving out must sell all assets and pay painful taxes before moving out of California.

Anybody think I might win that bet?


25 posted on 04/04/2016 11:52:48 AM PDT by DarthFuzball ("Life is full of little surprises." - Pandora)
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To: EagleUSA

Stated more correctly, Jerry Brown signed a bill to eliminate all jobs in California that pay less than $15 per hour.


26 posted on 04/04/2016 11:52:58 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: lowbridge
“Morally and socially and politically, they (minimum wages) make every sense because it binds the community together and makes sure that parents can take care of their kids in a much more satisfactory way,” Brown said.”

“The minimum wages binds the galaxy together....,” Brown said.”

27 posted on 04/04/2016 11:53:28 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: DarthFuzball

They can pass it all they want, but there’s no way it would be Constitutional.


28 posted on 04/04/2016 11:53:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: AT7Saluki

It is a good time to be a kiosk salesman.


29 posted on 04/04/2016 11:54:11 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: EagleUSA

Dear CA employers.
We have cheaper wages in Virginia. Just sayin’.


30 posted on 04/04/2016 11:54:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to irritate someone, point out something obvious they are trying hard to ignore.)
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To: dainbramaged
So, one employee gets a raise and three get fired. Forward thinking, for sure.

One employee can to the job of four? Sounds like a management issue not a minimum wage issue.

31 posted on 04/04/2016 11:54:53 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: DarthFuzball

Your bet sounds like something out of “Atlas Shrugged”.


32 posted on 04/04/2016 11:55:09 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Harpotoo

“2022? What’s the matter with 2016?”

You got to turn up that heat slowly when cooking frogs, or they jump out.


33 posted on 04/04/2016 11:56:40 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: EagleUSA

I have a gnome in CA, that is conservative and we have talked about how hard they have made it for small businesses, of which he is an owner of. He has always been optimistic. However, the other day one small company who’s technologies we follow, published that one part of the business is moving to a neighboring State with the hint it was to support a client that uses their product ( ya right, and I am the tooth fairy ). My gnome and I saw through it and noted, something to the effect, “CA sucks man, nobody is going to want to be here w/ the $15 / hr minimum.” Sort of hinting that is one reason why he thought the firm we follow are moving.


34 posted on 04/04/2016 11:57:12 AM PDT by taildragger (Not my Monkey, not my Circus...)
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To: dfwgator

They don’t even have to pass it. I just bet him that they would be talking about it in the legislature. Screaming like stuck pigs about the evil businesses that are laying off people or leaving the state.

Liberals will do whatever they can get away with to stop either or both of those.


35 posted on 04/04/2016 11:57:48 AM PDT by DarthFuzball ("Life is full of little surprises." - Pandora)
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To: EagleUSA
Among the many goods and services available toward which I am *very* price sensitive are restaurants in general and fast food joints in particular.I'll pay $12.95 for a small piece of steak at Outback but not $14.95.Ditto McDonalds....$2.95 for an Egg McMuffin?—>OK....$3.50?—> “I don't need the calories anyway”.
36 posted on 04/04/2016 11:57:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Obamanomics:Trickle Up Poverty)
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To: EagleUSA
"One excited but soon to be unemployed fast food worker hugged Gov. Jerry Brown."

There, I added the full context.

37 posted on 04/04/2016 11:58:16 AM PDT by henkster
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To: EagleUSA

The Democrats are just getting rid of the rif-raf.


38 posted on 04/04/2016 12:02:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: EagleUSA
WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA












39 posted on 04/04/2016 12:02:07 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (Was addicted to the Hokey Pokey...but I turned myself around...((@))
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To: Harpotoo
2022? What’s the matter with 2016?

Democrats love to pull this.

By 2022, we may have a Republican President, whom the Dems will blame for the economic disaster this will create.

They've been doing this for a long time.

41 posted on 04/04/2016 12:02:19 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Socialism is the political version of AIDS. No Cure. Always Fatal. Contagious If Unprotected.)
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To: OddLane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy_rOxobTRg


42 posted on 04/04/2016 12:02:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: EagleUSA

You economists and free thinking people need to just relax. Its just money.


43 posted on 04/04/2016 12:03:14 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: EagleUSA
Progtards: So open-minded, their brains fell out.

The Stupid - It Burns!


44 posted on 04/04/2016 12:03:18 PM PDT by kiryandil (.)
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To: samadams2000

And it feels good.


45 posted on 04/04/2016 12:03:42 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: EagleUSA

I wonder how many legal people actually only earn minimum wage in California. Outside of fast food and hospitality, it can’t be much.


46 posted on 04/04/2016 12:03:51 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: EagleUSA

Wait till the long haired hippee freaks have to pay $12 for a Big Mac when the munchies kick in...


47 posted on 04/04/2016 12:03:58 PM PDT by b4its2late
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To: beethovenfan
The minimum wage is zero when your job disappears. Democrats can’t grasp the concept.

Democrat voters are just too stupid to figure that out - otherwise they wouldn't be democrats. Hawaii is a case in point. In the early 90's one of the largest sugar plantations still left on the big island told its workers that they couldn't stay open unless everyone (including management) took a pay cur. They opened their books to anyone who wanted to see. Predictably the worked voted NOT to accept a pay cut and predictably the plant/plantation shut down and went out of business. There hasn't been a large business in the area since. They are content to suck up welfare and do nothing. About fifteen years ago a consortium of Japanese businesses tried to put together a hotel/resort development project in that area. The locals successfully blocked it preferring their unemployed status to having development in their area. Natural born democrats

48 posted on 04/04/2016 12:04:50 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerThen ous enemy)
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To: lowbridge

I guess Brown is saying we morally need to raise the wages of the people working so that they can provide for the people made unemployed by the minimum wage increase?


49 posted on 04/04/2016 12:06:28 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: DonaldC

You’d be surprised. There could be 10 million illegals here alone in Ca. You step over 1 every 3 feet here. And most are earning the min.


50 posted on 04/04/2016 12:06:47 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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