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May 1, 2013 - 10:12 am

The California Assembly is trying to close one of ObamaCare’s loopholes — you know, the one that might keep some small businesses from strangulating completely on the law’s onerous requirements:

California AB 880: “This bill would make it unlawful for a large employer to, among other things…reduce an employee’s hours or work…if the purpose is to avoid the imposition of the penalty. A violation of those provisions would result in a penalty of 200% of the penalty amount the employer would have paid for the applicable period of time.”

At some point the Golden State is just going to have to go whole-hog and outlaw private employment absolutely.

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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The People's Republic of California doesn't care whether you are a citizen, but they care whether you are a capitalist.

At least in Illinois, they are corrupt enough to let you make money as long as you are greasing their palms.

In the People's Republic of Massachusetts, you didn't build it...but you can bootleg it and become a family full of bad driving drinkers.

In the People's Republic of Maryland you can go from being a Terp to a twerp by joining the Democratic Party politboro.

So, we have the runway filled with the finalists wearing their Miss UnAmerica contest cesspool swimwear. Detroit would be a finalist if it was a state...and Minnesota could elect a comedian, a wrestler and Daffy Duck and nobody would still notice.
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I may be missing something, but didn't the Supreme Court decide that any penalty in Obamacare would be unconstitutional, but there are conditional taxes? So a fine of 200% of the penalty would be paid by a check for $0.00, right?
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I do in fact think California is stupidest, if only because we have so many different opportunities for stupid people to propose dangerous legislation.

So which is more stupid, the unenforceable legislation mentioned above, or this bill below which would make it law for K-12 locker rooms to be co-ed subject to any student's will at any particular moment. You cannot make this stuff up.
http://capitolresource.org/ab-1266-forced-co-ed-locker-rooms-ammiano/
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I dunno. The competition for Stupidest is pretty fierce. Must be a valuable trophy, or something.
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I'm so proud of us. Our legislature is determined not to let New York or Illinois destroy themselves first.
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Add this one to the one forcing a restaurant to pay for a costly risk assessment test for every single menu item. California - the state with no small, independent businesses or restaurants, ever. This might even drive off the medium and large employers, too. How long can the government keep itself afloat?
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Duh -- with higher taxes.
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So if a business can't afford to comply with ObamaCare California is going to make the business comply by putting the business out of business. I say all ya'll businesses come on over here to Florida. We have no personal income tax and the pythons, gators, mosquitos, fire ants, giant snails, humidity and hurricanes aren't so bad once you get used to them. And besides, We're Not California!
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yes, but we have Trayvon Martin! Seriously, you want to encourage more people to migrate from Kalifornication to the Sunshine State? Central FL is already purple...and folks are talking about the second coming of Charlie Crist! (save me) Not sure I want to stay here if becomes solid blue.
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There is a method to my madness. Hence, " pythons, gators, mosquitos, fire ants, giant snails, humidity and hurricanes".

I am willing to bet that Charlie Crist will never hold statewide office in Florida again. He toasted himself.
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Charlie Crist, the guy so Caucasian that even his hair is white.
We don't have Trayvon Martin anymore, he was the deceased from last year. We do however, have George Zimmerman, the "white Hispanic."

Actually, python and gator can be pretty tasty. And I understand the French are interested in our snails.

Please, keep the Californians away from here. Arizona and Oregon are right next door.
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"We're not California!" - sounds like a winning slogan to me.
51 weeks ago
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The People's Republic of California doesn't care whether you are a citizen, but they care whether you are a capitalist.

At least in Illinois, they are corrupt enough to let you make money as long as you are greasing their palms.

In the People's Republic of Massachusetts, you didn't build it...but you can bootleg it and become a family full of bad driving drinkers.

In the People's Republic of Maryland you can go from being a Terp to a twerp by joining the Democratic Party politboro.

So, we have the runway filled with the finalists wearing their Miss UnAmerica contest cesspool swimwear. Detroit would be a finalist if it was a state...and Minnesota could elect a comedian, a wrestler and Daffy Duck and nobody would still notice.
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