2019 Jun 19, 12:21pm
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AB 5, a bill that would make it harder for companies to label workers as independent contractors instead of employees — a common practice that has allowed businesses to skirt state and federal labor laws. The bill passed the state Assembly last month with overwhelming support and is now headed to the California Senate for a vote at the end of the summer.https://www.vox.com/2019/6/18/18682002/uber-lyft-drivers-california-ab5-bill This would not just affect Uber/Lyft. but related workers such taxis and delivery people as well. If companies can skirt laws as easy as Uber has, then other industries will go the app/gig route. This is the first step to prevent the economy from devolving into millionaire/billionaire owners propped up by an army of gig workers, off shore workers, and illegals.
AB 5 is fucking horrendous. It takes jobs that are flexible and basically poofs them. Very few full time jobs will result from it.
Just tax land and capital gains at a modest rate. Eliminate all taxes, especially income and sales taxes.