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Yes it does.....on imported products...absolutely. Prices will go up at Chinamart....although a tariff on foods would be a horrible idea obviously so we shouldn't do that ....but everything else damn near needs to be done. The jobs will never come back and the middle class will never recover.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
I assume Mr. Schwarzenegger is including himself in the new pay scale.
I will have to assume that he is, since he is a "state worker", and state employee himself.
Just goes to show you how little he thinks of the pawns who help run the state of California, and how little he values them.
Thursday, Jul. 1, 2010 - 9:37 pm
The Schwarzenegger administration today ordered State Controller John Chiang to reduce state worker pay for July to the federal minimum allowed by law -- $7.25 an hour for most state workers.
The instructions from the Department of Personnel Administration exclude roughly 37,000 state workers in six bargaining units that recently came to tentative labor agreements with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Some employees, such as doctors and lawyers, would get no pay because federal exempts them from any minimum wage requirement. Managers, supervisors and others who don't get paid for working more than 40 hours per week would receive $455 per week until a budget deal got done.