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Irvine City Council Repeals Living Wage; Schott and Shea Defend Decision as Adhering to Christian Values

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As expected, the Irvine City Council’s Republican majority repealed the City’s nation-leading and longstanding Living Wage ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting.  Speaker after speaker, including two pastors, begged the council to keep the existing policy in place to no avail.  The Living Wage ordinance was repealed on a straight party line vote 3-1 (with Mayor Pro…

Irvine’s Republicans Keep Moving Backwards

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The Irvine Republican Council majority did two things last night — they repealed the city’s Living Wage ordinance and they eliminated the city’s already cheaper than cheap Business Tax license fee of $51 per business.  The Voice of OC does a nice job of summarizing the meeting here. It was a big night for Mayor Pro…

House Republicans Vote to Repeal Obamacare for 50th Time

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The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting a different result.  The Republicans in the House of Representatives have taken their 50th vote in an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. From the story in Talking Points Memo: “House Republicans are poised to…

Rep. John Campbell Misinformed About Support for ObamaCare Repeal

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The best thing to be said about Congressman John Campbell is that he’s effectively a lame duck.  He posted this piece on The FlashReport last week where he, not the president, compared Republicans to Terrorists for holding the federal government hostage over an Obamacare repeal.  Campbell took issue with the president’s phone call with the…