the concerning part is that California is mega in debt as it is..... this sort of thing will just further that.
All for states deciding their own shit, but if AS IT IS (before some sort of universal healthcare) California already fails at balancing their budget. What happens if the state is in a massive deficit in the future? I doubt this bill gets passed
the minimum wage is a logical move because its been so poorly adjusted over the last few decades.
But I do agree with the sentiments that its better for individual states to be deciding if they want to do state gov healthcare stuff, rather than the fed gov doing all of that. Keep the states big and the Federal government small and people can actually live in states with rules and lives they prefer
Every state is "mega in debt", the difference is that California is pulling itself out fast.
Hell, even texas the oil state is losing money right now. Same with Utah. Those are the two major conservative money makers and both are losing money every year.
New York, also extremely liberal is in the green.
I made a little graph of the numbers for employment. I only did it for the major economies. Two for conservative, two for liberal.
||Food Stamp Recipients
||Percent Receiving FoodStamps
So liberal states have double the wage and a less than a percentage difference in unemployment.