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$15 an hour minimum wage is pure fiction

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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California lawmakers OK $15 minimum wage

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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NY state in tentative deal to raise minimum wage toward $15 an hour

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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California Senate approves measure to raise minimum wage to $15

"The new minimum wage crusade will result in ALL wages increasing, but it will benefit the rich more than the financially challenged. The crusade to put a “band aid” on the wound of these ever increasing costs, is to raise the minimum wage. The better solution would be to HEAL the wound by DECREASING the over regulations, over taxation, and uncontrollable “fees” on businesses that are slight inconveniences to those making the big bucks but the California financially challenged will continue to disproportionally pick up the costs “camouflaged" at businesses. Again, our elected officials never look at the unintended consequence of higher wages for everyone will benefit the rich more than those on minimum wage via those annual Cost of Living Adjustments in the years ahead. The separation of the rich from the financially challenged continues to be perpetuated with the “traditional” COLA wage adjustments. Cost Of Living Adjustments (COLA) to wages favors the well paid: A 3% COLA adjustment for someone making $100K will result in their compensation being almost $135K in 10 years, but for someone making $30K, their compensation will be $40K in 10 years. The differential being $24K more for the well compensated as the financially challenged continue to fall further behind. Is it fair to give a COLA adjustment to someone making the big bucks $24K more than the person making lower wages for “their” cost of groceries, housing, utilities, transportation, and health care? These higher wage folks are eating similar foods and using the same fuels for their cars as those making fewer wages. Throwing money as a band aid to cover the rising costs for everyone buys votes for reelection, but does not heal the wound of why the costs are rising."

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 SF suing Academy of Art over real estate empire

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 Clinton slams Trump's immigration plans, nudges Sanders to exit race in L.A. stops

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In this article: Xavier Becerra, Judy Chu, Hillary Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar, Barack Obama, Hilda L. Solis
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 Board to consider taxing millionaires to fight homelessness in LA County

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In this article: Jon Coupal, Sheila Kuehl, Legislature, Mark Ridley-Thomas
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 Prince memorial at LA City Hall to feature The Time, Eric Benet

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In this article: Eric Garcetti, Jose Huizar, Curren Price
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 Rick Perry endorses Trump for president

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In this article: Hillary Clinton, Jeff Miller, Jeff Miller
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 Warning against Trump, Clinton urges Democrats to unite

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In this article: Karen Bass, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, water, Maxine Waters
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 Hillary Clinton speaks at East Los Angeles College amid protests

Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton vied for votes in Southern California on Thursday by vowing to raise the national minimum wage and create jobs. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, Jose Huizar, minimum wage
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 Bernie Sanders supporters crash Hillary Clinton rally

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In this article: Hillary Clinton, Eric Garcetti, Early Primary
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 National monuments in California desert celebrated

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In this article: Dianne Feinstein, Raul Ruiz
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 California Republican lawmakers want more for dental care program

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Jean Fuller, Legislature, Little Hoover Commission, Brian Maienschein
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 CA AG Harris Urged to Investigate Andrew Do's Unpaid Tet Festival Bills

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 School choice clings to life

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In this article: California Teachers Association, Mark Takano
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 Brown ballot measure on sentencing seems OK with high court

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Ming W. Chin, Kamala Harris, Legislature
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 How the modeling industry exploits young and vulnerable workers

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In this article: Legislature, Marc Levine, minimum wage
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 Will voters try to repeal California's 21+ smoking age law? (+video)

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Ed Hernandez, referendum
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 Dan Walters: Mandated college prep courses are counterproductive

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In this article: PPIC, technical education
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 California politics in 2016 is a '90s greatest hits album

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Hillary Clinton, Gray Davis, Dianne Feinstein, Gavin Newsom, Barack Obama, Proposition 10, Arnold Schwarzenegger
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 Union-backed campaign labels San Bernardino lawmaker 'Chevron Cheryl'

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In this article: Cheryl Brown, Environmental Justice, water
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 Why Paul Ryan still won't back Donald Trump

AS the GOP's top elected leader, House Speaker Paul Ryan's decision Thursday to withhold his support from Trump was remarkable. »Read

In this article: Hillary Clinton, minimum wage, Spencer Zwick
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 Mayor speaks to hunger striker for first time " by phone

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In this article: Edwin M. Lee, Loretta Lynch
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 Another test for public access to police records

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In this article: Legislature, Mark Leno, Jeff Stone
Bills: AB 1940, AB 2533, AB 2611, SB 1286,
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 Calif. Supreme Court Mulls Validity Of Brown's Initiative

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Kathryn Mickle Werdegar
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 Mexico's top diplomat dodges Trump questions

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Tim Donnelly, Gavin Newsom
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In this article: Jon Fleischman, Katy Grimes, Legislature
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 Supreme court appears leery of bid to block Brown parole measure

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In this article: DTSC, Jay Schenirer, John Shirey
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 California raises smoking age to 21

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Ed Hernandez
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 Assembly blocks bill to expand legal rights for Aliso Canyon neighbors

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 Assembly buries Aliso Canyon relief bill deemed 'job killer'

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Mike Gatto, Legislature, Scott Wilk
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 Just say yes: Some California law enforcement leaders support legalizing recreational pot

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In this article: Sandra Hutchens, Gavin Newsom, Tony Rackauckas
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 The Latest: California high court questions prison measure

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Ming W. Chin
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 Will voters try to repeal California's 21+ smoking age law?

California's governor signed a bill Wednesday to raise the age for tobacco sales to 21. Voters' actions in the coming months will measure the movement's national momentum. »Read

In this article: Jerry Brown, Ed Hernandez, referendum
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 California Raises Age Limit To Buy Tobacco From 18 To 21

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Ed Hernandez
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 Former federal prosecutors to lead UC probe of Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi

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In this article: McGregor Scott, Leland Yee
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 Kang's Fundraising for SD-29 Exceeds a Half-Million

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In this article: Joel Anderson, California Nurses Association, California Teachers Association, Sukhee Kang, Legislature, Connie Leyva, William W. Monning, Garry South
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 Will average folks get help from Sacramento? Jon Coupal

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In this article: Jon Coupal, Ted Gaines, Mike Gatto, Chris Holden, Jeff Stone
Bills: SB 874, AB 2586, AB 2691, SB 1126,
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 Hillary Clinton is campaigning and raising cash in California

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Ed Hernandez, referendum
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 California Raises Age Of Tobacco Purchase To 21 And Tightens Vaping Rules

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In this article: Jerry Brown, Field Poll, Ed Hernandez, Legislature, Mark Leno
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 Senate candidate's 'Mind control slavery' research and other odd findings in California's new voter guide

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In this article: Jerry Brown, California Republican Party, campaign finance, Thomas Del Beccaro, Kamala Harris, Loretta Sanchez, Duf Sundheim
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 Heard on the trail

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 The Riggs Report: California's return to irrelevance

It was too much to hope for, really: the idea that California's primary election would be the hinge upon which the Republican presidential nomination would turn. »Read

In this article: Barbara Boxer, Carly Fiorina
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 Loretta Sanchez's Quiet Race to Senate

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 The California Report

Legal Age to Smoke in California Raised to 21. Loretta Sanchez's Quiet Race to Senate. »Read

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