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- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Democrats push a higher minimum wage for California

Free Money For All!

With cities across the Bay Area approving minimum wage hikes at the ballot box, state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, is proposing upping the state minimum wage to $13 by 2017.
Leno introduced legislation Monday that would raise the state minimum wage to $11 an hour in 2016, to $13 in 2017 and begin annual inflation-based adjustments in 2019.

Under current law, the state minimum wage will increase $10 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016 reports the San Jose Mercury News.

The minimum wage in some Bay Area cities is already set to rise more than that. Last month, Oakland voters approved a minimum wage hike to $12.25 effective in March and San Francisco voters approved a gradual rise to a $15 minimum wage in 2018.

The Berkeley City Council also enacted an ordinance this year to raise the city's minimum wage to $12.53 on Oct. 1, 2016.

A statement from Leno's office today lauded the local efforts, but lamented that a quarter of California residents live in poverty.

"Raising incomes for millions of Californians will reduce poverty and provide them a better shot at the American Dream," Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said in a statement. "Senator Leno's measure will make sure this opportunity is real for all of California's minimum wage workers."

I can see both sides
The Leftist Democrats think money is "magic" and can be put into worker's wallets with the wave of a government wand.
On the other hand, helpless workers have seen the value of the dollar they earn shrink because of the insane inflationary monetary policies of both big government loving Washington D.C. parties.

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