Tag Archive for Conservative

Myths about Minimum Wage Leading into Irvine’s Living Wage Repeal Attempt

Minimum Wage Kitty

The Irvine City Council majority will almost certainly repeal the city’s Living Wage ordinance, first installed in 2007, which required contractors for city business who won contracts in excess of $100,000 to pay workers in Orange County between $10.82/hour (with benefits) or $13/hour without benefits.  The media coverage of the act is calling out Irvine’s…

Rep. Wagner’s Partisan District Survey

Rep. Don Wagner and Karina Onofre

State Rep Don Wagner is my elected assemblyman.  I find his brand of politics extreme, and considering he’s in the minority wing of the state assembly, he refuses to compromise and as a result, our district suffers.  IUSD and TUSD are funded well below state averages but when I asked Wagner directly to support lowering…

OC’s Scariest Politicos

Happy Halloween!  In our tradition, we offer this year’s edition of OC’s scariest political figures.   #10, Chris Thompson, Fullerton School Board — Distrustful of government, hate unions, can’t wait for the police to investigate? Chris Thompson is your man.  Call him and he’ll hassle teenagers parking in a car on school grounds after dark,…

Register acquired by Obama supporter from Massachusetts; will a “Balanced” Opinion Page result?

The Orange County Register, perhaps the largest “Libertarian” paper left in the nation, has been sold to a Massachusetts investor who acquired several other Freedom Communications dailies.  The deal is expected to close in the next 30 days. While the Register does a very nice job of covering their own acquisition, let’s turn instead to…