Democrat who wrote California ‘gig economy’ law says people who lost their jobs didn’t have REAL jobs
In this incredible clip, the moron Democrat from the California legislature who wrote the law targeting the “gig economy” seriously has the gonads to say that all the people who lost their jobs because of her moronic law didn’t really have real jobs.
Pathetic. This idiotic politician @LorenaSGonzalez passes a law that costs people their livelihood and she goes out there and laughs it off. Incredible. #AB5 #pendeja https://t.co/CuvEELniOu pic.twitter.com/KBn8S99VuC
— ¡El Sooopèrr! ن c137 (@SooperMexican) January 11, 2020
“These aren’t jobs.”
Wow. What better example can there be of the abject arrogance of these elitist Democrats can there be? Lorena Gonzalez basically laughs off all of those jobs that were lost by freelancers because of her stupid law. Incredible.
You can see the context of her comment in a longer clip at The Right Scoop.
Here are some of the people who didn’t lose real jobs:
Mary, an interpreter, says that she can no longer make a living because of #AB5.
The bill's author @LorenaSGonzalez responded to Mary's story saying "I'm sorry, and I feel that she does feel that way, but I don't think it's true."
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 11, 2020
I guess that's the tweet. That's all I've got.
— Aaron Pruner (@AaronFlux) January 11, 2020
Freelance editor w/ a 10-year career. I often edit 35+ docs in 1 day: the cap is nonsense. Im incorporated + I pass Borello & ABC test. My main contract agency still made me halt work since #AB5 is so poorly written it cant be sure of compliance. Lost 66% of my income #AB5stories
— Pro-freelance Pro-unions Pro-gressive (@FutureProof_SF) January 10, 2020
My 4 years old daughter just asked me if we could go disney this weekend…but I’ve lost my income due to your #ab5. I wanted to use humor to deal with it…but i’m scared.
— JONATHAN G (@JONATHA18270732) January 4, 2020
I’ve literally lost all my work overnight because of #AB5. I was planning to retire in a decade to Florida. Now I’m putting in bids sight unseen to go live and work in Florida because I have to go before my emergency funds run dry. California literally is pushing me out.
— Freddy Perez (@YZFNYC) January 6, 2020
Script reader I know just lost 90% of her longterm contracts in one week, thanks to #AB5. I’ll be sure to let her know you think she is better off now. What %tage of your CA musicians/screenwriter clients were hired W2? That’s not what’s happening to majority in those jobs in CA.
— JoBeth (@HEYJBMC) January 8, 2020
These. Aren’t. Jobs. According to Lorena.
And how Orwellian of her to literally try to redefine words in order to mask the fact that her law lost people their jobs. Freelancers always refer to these contracts as jobs, especially if they’re ongoing contracts. But you have to rewrite language in order to make sense of these policies. Great job Lorena!
If you can stand to watch it, the rest of the debate is incredible – she just oozes this scummy condescension and arrogance.
And that’s not surprising – here’s how she reacted to people who are upset that they lost their livelihood:
They shouldn’t fucking have to. And until you or anyone else that wants to bitch about AB5 puts out cognizant policy proposals to curb this chaos, you can keep your criticism anonymous. Good God.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) December 19, 2019
Just shut up and take it, because the government knows how to run your life better than you do! It’s funny because Lorena sure does know how to get people unemployed, but she is not gonna pay their rent or feed their kids. She looks rather well fed herself, though, doesn’t she?
And before you laugh and think it’s just California’s problem, trust me, this idiocy is moving to other states. It always starts in California and spreads like a cancer to the rest of the nation….
Here’s the entire infuriating interview: