California Governor Gavin Newsom victimizes small business and tax payers, while supporting the homeless industrial complex.
Online media conglomerates solved the content stagnation paradox with an eloquent resolution. Simply dangle the carrot of opportunity in attaining legendary journalistic hopes and dreams, offer a rudimentary salary, and demand a formidable workload. Unfortunately, for the masses of 20-something bloggers and contributors hoping to build professional resume in forwarding a career in an ultra-competative field, the realities of Capitalism endured along with life lessons. Things are not always fair, and it is up to the individual to identify and avoid a potentially detrimental or impossible situation. It doesn’t help that the People’s Republic of California continues to exist as the ultimate nanny state, in coddling citizens through a retched code of taxation, about as far removed from representation and sensibility as Nancy Pelosi appearing as a celebrity judge on a drag queen reality television show during a federal government shutdown.
Cue the Red Hot Chile Peppers:
“Destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation
And earthquakes are to a girl’s guitar, they’re just another good vibration
And tidal waves couldn’t save the world from Californication.”
Part-time and contract employees of Vox media, a left-leaning collection of blogs and news websites, face the full wrath of the Uber effect, as democratic California lawmakers make a bold attempt to collect proceeds from the ride share and delivery giants in enacting legislation that is filled with oversites and half-baked sanctimonious ideals of liberal guilt. The tapping of the fleecing of the “gig” economy, a term which describes the legions of non-employee drivers, begins in 2020. However, also effected are contractors across an array of industries, as the state pushes for contributors to officially be hired on as employees, and thus receive benefits, those who achieve a specific threshold of productivity are not permitted to receive further compensation for their continued efforts. Thus, companies such as Vox are forced to increase their headcount or else, and citizens are deliberately hampered by government to decide their course of earning a living, a troubling and unacceptable scenario created by reprehensible bureaucrats. The Supreme Court is in an apparent frenzied state of anticipated focused legalism in waiting for the first brief to be drafted on this inconceivable matter.
The debilitating ramifications of AB5 are endless, and the crafty contract workers either relocate, or incorporate in a tax haven such as Delaware or Nevada. While the legislation is a gift wrapped treasure under the pine scented wonder of Christmas presented to unions, individuals working in the fields of transportation, content generation, and janitorial, including the customer base and audience, will feel the wrath of lawmakers. Interestingly, the policy includes a list of exemptions which spans the legal, healthcare, and FIRE professions (finance, insurance, real estate), and indirectly nudges the self-driving vehicle movement.
Historically, as with all misguided attempts to egregiously flood the public coffers, the victims of the collective oversight are always collateral damage. Uber and Lyft may have been the intended targets, but the unintended massacre of specific vertical industries is the legacy that the venerable Governor and former mayor of San Francisco and other lawmakers face, as the vibrancy of a once bustling economy slowly fades by not a single bullet, but by thousands of elitist paper cuts.
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