It’s not the 3rd world yet.
California, what can I say? I love your redwoods, and Big Sur, Monterey, your tax revolt in the 1970s, even weird old San Francisco. (I really do.) But man, you guys have just gone off the deep end.
So are you just going to tax yourselves into oblivion? Is that the idea? Are you going to chase every small business out of the place? (I mean if I was a small startup I’d sellout to Facebook or Apple too,
Like we said before. Cali, we have love for you. But you seem intent on blowing yourself up.
Cali is a one party state. Currently. And, as we see below, the party in power is increasingly employing strongman/crony style politics on a state level. (Instead of just in the typical urban bastions of corruption.)
The good news is more people are cooking at home. I guess.
Look, reality is reality. Restaurants, many anyway, operate on thin margins. A forced higher wage means margins disappear as does the incentive to stay open.
If the work isn’t WORTH $15 an hour and the minimum wage is $15 an hour, that work will go away. It’s not complicated.
California seems intent on blowing itself up. It’s like it can’t help itself.
I feel for the non Bay Area and LA Californians. The inland part of Cali remains for the most part – sane. It must be tough to see the cities take the state down.
If the State of Jefferson ever happens I will try to buy a house there. No kidding. Rural northern California without San Francisco or Sacramento? Count me in. (Assuming its spirit remains libertarian and low tax.)
California is a strange and deeply crony land. That’s it Governor Brown, raise taxes and grease the political skids.
The people who want to control the great unwashed always have a reason and usually it’s not as altruistic (is it ever?) as they want you to believe.
This is how the crony game works folks.