Tuesday, June 04, 2013

California Dreamin' (a Nightmare?)

Can't win for losin':

"For years, politicians and labor unions have pilloried Wal-Mart and other large employers for paying workers so little that many qualify for government health insurance at taxpayers' expense."

The ObamaTax was supposed to fix that, what with Exchanges and subsidies and (Evil) Employer Mandates and all. So how's that working out for y'all in the Golden State?

Apparently things aren't so, well, sunny:

"Legislators, backed by unions, consumer groups and doctors, are calling for fines that could reach about $6,000 per full-time employee who ends up on Medi-Cal," the state's struggling Medicaid program. Here's the thing, though, Wal-Mart (et al) doesn't pay the tax fine, their customers do. This isn't rocket surgery, it's simple economics.

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