Marxifornia Statists strike again

Regulation, taxation, all i the name of equality, right? Wrong! Moonbattery has this

California’s moonbat rulers have gone beyond discouraging work through overtaxation to straight out banning it. Assembly Bill 5 represents senseless tyranny at a level of lunacy rarely seen outside of communist dictatorships.

Last month AB 5, designed to criminalize the vibrant gig economy, was passed and signed. It allows independent contractors to do their job only if it is outside the usual work done by the company that pays them. Basically, that makes it illegal to work as a freelancer in the People’s Republic of California.

They simply cannot stand liberty and personal choice can they?

Via CalMatters:

Under that requirement, janitors could work as independent contractors only when they have contracts with companies not in the business of cleaning.

Or a rideshare driver could work under a contract with Uber or Lyft only if those companies were primarily in the business of, say, selling vacuum cleaners.

This is not freedom, it is statism. ere is the fundamental question

By what authority do the leftists running California deprive people of their fundamental right to earn a living?

Indeed! Governor Gavin Newsom, of course is all for taking choice from workers 

In a signing statement, Gov. Gavin Newsom said the next step “is creating pathways for more workers to form a union, collectively bargain to earn more, and have a stronger voice at work.”

It is “in this spirit,” he said, that he would persuade political, labor, and business leaders to support an effort in which “workers excluded from the National Labor Relations Act” would have “the right to organize and collectively bargain.”

When Skelton said that maybe the aim of AB5 was “to rope in more dues-paying union members,” he might have been more correct than he realized.

Again, leftism is the most corrosive force on earth 

Noted Pirate understands basic economics better than Democrats

Who could have seen this coming?

Seriously, did anyone see this coming?

(The Blaze) Target announced two years ago that it would raise the companywide minimum wage to $15 per hour by the end of 2020, winning plaudits from progressives and advocates for an increased minimum wage.

Now, with just one year before Target is scheduled to hit the magic $15 mark ($13 is the current minimum wage), it turns out that raising the minimum wage has impacted many Target employees in the exact way that opponents of mandatory minimum wage increases predict.

CNN Business spoke to numerous current and former Target employees who revealed their hours at the retail giant have been cut since Target announced its push to increase the store’s minimum wage, which for many employees means they lose their health insurance benefits. Target offers health benefits to employees who work more than 30 hours per week.

One employee, Heather, told CNN that when her hourly pay rate increased, management cut her total work hours.

“I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck,” she said. “I have no idea how I’m going to pay rent or buy food.”

Other employees, Caren and Michael, told CNN their hours were cut substantially. Caren said she lost her health insurance — forcing her to quit her job — while Michael has had to pick up a side job just to make ends meet.

William Teach, the noted pirate I spoke of speaks TRUTH to POWER!

There are two choices when raising wages in a situation like this: cut hours or increase prices. Start raising prices and people go elsewhere.

It is called reality!

Leftist central planners: Competition bad!


A youth football coach in Pennsylvania is facing a fine of $500 and possible suspension after his team of grade school-age children scored 36 points more than their opponents on Saturday.

The Keystone Sports League, which is for children no older than 7, had ruled that no team was allowed to score greater than 30 points than the other team on the field. Coach Kyle Williams knew that he was dangerously close to breaking the rule as his team of young children already led by 30 but was unable to stop a 5-year-old boy from scoring an additional touchdown. “Less than two minutes left, I called a timeout because I wanted to pull the starters off the field,” said Williams. “I put kids in there who normally never played.”

Williams ran alongside the second-string 5-year-old, encouraging him to tank his scoring opportunity and fall down, but the boy crossed into the end zone anyway. “I have three sons,” the coach said. “I’m not gonna tell my son, especially if he’s running the ball, ‘Don’t go out there and give it your all.'”

Former NFL receiver Torrey Smith points out the idiocy here