California Gags the Gig Economy — Once again, the malice and/or economic ignorance of the Left will harm countless people while benefiting just a few.
All of this flexibility would go away as soon as I become a “permanent employee.” As Uber and Lyft have pointed out, this means that employees would have to work only in predetermined scheduled shifts. No more picking up a rider on the way to or from work for a few extra bucks. No more deciding last minute to use a few hours off on the weekend to generate some side income.With 76 percent of Lyft drivers working less than 10 hours a week, that means a majority of Lyft drivers would lose the flexibility they’ve enjoyed. For many, that’ll likely mean having to give up the gig altogether.
So this bill that supposedly supports the rights of gig workers will punish up to 76 percent of Lyft employees in order to provide higher wages to those who survive the decimation.On top of that, the sudden loss of drivers coupled with the increase in expenses will only result in higher prices. Let’s face it: Uber and Lyft aren’t going to eat the cost. They’ll pass it on to us, the consumers. The latest estimate says ride-sharing will cost up to 30 percent more per ride.
Once again, the people who suffer are the very people the bill claims it will support. 41.8 million Americans used Uber in March 2018 alone, many of whom relied on Uber to get to and from work. This bill could destroy the livelihood of these people living day-to-day, trying to make ends meet, who find that now their commute costs have increased 30 percent while they also lose the extra income from a convenient side gig.
Proponents of the bill have gained support by asking gig workers, “Do you want more money?” Of course the answer is yes. And for a small portion of them, they’ll get what they wished for.I don’t deny that the bill will raise some gig workers’ average hourly wage. But let’s face the facts: while this bill could benefit some gig workers, it would undoubtedly harm many more. Perhaps voters in California should reconsider and vote according to the facts, not according to a misled heart.
The guide did not inform parents or children that nearly 80% of people who cross our borders illegally are men. Neither does it mention that nearly 20% of immigrants are trafficked like slaves. Neither does it mention that nearly a fifth of children who come into the United States are actually kidnapped hostages not related to those posing as their parents because kids make it more likely for immigration officials to let criminals pass checkpoints. Neither does it mention that nearly a quarter of illegal aliens are known to have committed felonies inside the United States.
California adds another state to its “no travel” list — California won’t like you if you don’t force taxpayers to fund “trans” procedures.
Rent Control Hurts Renters — Leftists don’t know (bad) or don’t care (even worse).
Nicole Gelinas of the Manhattan Institute explains that rent control inflicts the following:
1. Hurts the people it’s supposed to help
2. Gives landlords little incentive to improve their housing stock
3. Discourages construction of new housing for all but the rich
How Do I Choose a Spouse? Seven Principles for Marrying Well — I mentioned to someone that we were so blessed that our daughters had married well. The listener assumed I meant they married into money, but that wasn’t what I meant at all (though the husbands are great providers). I meant that our prayers had been answered and they married solid Christian men who are a great fit with them.
First it seems my generation idealized socialism and even communism. But we must see communism as the evil that it is. Uncensored, un-sanitized and its fruit. Its tryannical. Its capable of causing some of the greatest evils we have seen on earth. It promises so much but deliver the least than any other ideology and isms. It promises so much because it assumes the state has the power of a god, capable of fixing everything and coercing others to follow one’s social agenda. But that all encompassing power means the ones having it become corrupt or they become paranoid that someone will want their power. Either way through paranoia or intent incredible evil against dissidents (real or imagine) takes place, all under the justification of ensuring a political agenda not be stopped.
Secondly sometimes you hear people say religion causes suffering and evil in this world. But organized secularism has a history of doing the same thing if not at a scale more horrifying than most leftists college in a “safe space” university can imagine. I’m thinking of purposeful mass starvation, genocide and tryanny over the people. The irony of some organized secular humanistic worldview with a political ideology is that historically speaking from the 20th century once they are in charge that are the biggest jihadist in imposing upon others their own blasphemy codes. You have Tuol Sleng become a temple offering sacrifices to the state and Marx is the prophet of their utopia. But their utopia is hell on earth.
However, the WORLD article does a great job of revealing why ECFA does such an abysmal job of holding organizations accountable. The group is paid by its member organizations, not donors. In fact, more than 75-percent of ECFA’s total revenue comes from fees charged to members. So there’s a clear financial incentive for ECFA to continue accrediting its members, regardless of performance.
Baby Born Alive at 23 Weeks, Abortion Clinic Put Her in a Bag and Threw Her in The Trash — Brought to you by the Left — including the “Christian” Left.
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Beto: ‘Hell Yes I’m Going To Violate My Oath To Defend The Constitution’ | The Babylon Bee — Republicans should use his real quote 24×7 along with a simple question: What makes you think he’ll stop with confiscating AR-15’s?
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We’re gonna need a lot of millstones to clean this up . . .