Mayor Eric Garcetti embraces former Mayoral Challenger Wendy Greuel's "Gimmick" of raising the Minimum Wage.
From a Wendy Greuel Campaign Gimmick to new Mayor Garcetti Policy Initiative.
Wendy Greuel to Eric Garcetti: "You want to lick my campaign gimmick of forcing businesses to pay out a higher Minimum Wage"?
While it was a no-brainer that now Mayor Garcetti was the "lessor of two leftie evils" in the last elections, no one should be surprise that the Rhodes Scholar's inner-Fabian Progressive proclivities, would be the foundation for pirating a "gimmick" and re-sailing it as policy.
Greuel's opponent, Councilman Eric Garcetti, called the efforts a "cynical attempt to buy votes" and "give false hope to people who are struggling to make ends meet." Garcetti told reporters at a news conference at his Studio City office that Greuel should disavow the message, which was included in mailers sent out by an independent group sponsored by the L.A. County Federation of Labor.
What else did Mayor Garcetti say? .........,
Garcetti said he supports asking businesses for higher wages when they receive city assistance, but he does not back an increase of L.A.'s minimum wage to $15. "We can't head our economy off of a cliff because suddenly we would become absolutely uncompetitive with other places," he said.
Then there was this in the Daily News ........,
Appearing at a taping for Monday's mayoral debate in Studio City, Garcetti called the mailers a gimmick. "A $15 minimum wage, that sets up a false expectation," Garcetti said.
He also stated that the mailers are taking advantage of voters at the end of the race.
Flashbacking to the comments above, is it fair to keyboard that Mayor Garcetti was giving false hopes to the LA Business Community, that he would take a "Back to the Basis" approach in renewing the economic environment? Thus, we can only hope that Angelinos see through this latest "get out the base campaign gimmick" and prepare for additional costs that are the byproduct of increases in the Minimum Wage.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
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