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San Diego News Update Sep 27: SANDAG scraps mileage tax, Uber & Yellow Cab, Fast Food Minimum Wage

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Episode  ·  1:36:36  ·  Sep 27, 2023


We break down San Diego and national news stories here in the John Riley Project. Topics include the SANDAG mileage tax, Uber, public restrooms, minimum wage for fast food, CA Bullet Train update, Target shutting down stores, Amazon monopoly?, and the looming Government Shutdown. Got a question or comment? You can drop your take in the live chat on Facebook or YouTube to get involved in the San Diego Community Forum. It’s Wednesday, September 27, 2023. Here’s what John Riley thinks: SANDAG Mileage Tax Scrapped Voters opposed this privacy intrusion and higher cost of living from SANDAG. Elected politicians listened. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/news/story/2023-09-22/the-people-hate-this-san-diego-leaders-vote-to-forgo-road-user-charge-in-future-transportation-plans Uber and San Diego Yellow Cab Taxi Join Forces Capitalism is more about cooperation than competition. This partnership is a win for both companies and consumers that need a ride. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-09-26/call-an-uber-in-san-diego-and-you-may-get-a-taxi I Need a Bathroom… NOW! A San Diego technology company, Rest Space, has come up with an app that gives you access to private restrooms while in downtown San Diego or on the road. It’s like Airbnb, but for restrooms. https://fox5sandiego.com/news/local-news/bathroom-rental-app-aims-to-make-it-easier-to-find-restrooms-in-downtown-san-diego/ California Politicians are Considering an Increase of the Minimum Wage for Fast Food Workers What do you think of a $20 minimum wage just for fast food workers? Local economists in San Diego offer their opinions. So does John. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2023-09-22/econometer-should-the-minimum-wage-for-fast-food-workers-be-raised California Bullet Train Update 15 years later, still a boondoggle. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/editorials/story/2023-09-27/california-bullet-train-2008-business-plan-high-speed-rail-subsidies Target Shutting Down Stores due to Crime Shoplifting is becoming a national sport. Now Target is opting out of communities where they are getting ripped off. Can you blame them? https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2023/09/26/target-to-shut-9-stores-across-4-states-including-ca-amid-rising-retail-crime/ Federal Government Suing Amazon Is Amazon a monopoly? Should they be broken up? Or is Jeff Bezos an American hero? https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ftc-faces-big-test-in-amazon-suit-alleging-its-retail-site-is-illegal-monopoly-162915306.html Are they really going to Shut Down the Federal Government? No. It’s all political theater. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/shutdown-countdown-us-congress-has-four-days-fund-government-2023-09-27 San Diego Community Forum Govt grocery stores Pledge of allegiance Gas prices and EVs. Andrew Yang self-driving trucks #SanDiego #sandag #mileagetax #evs #electricvehicles #uber #yellowcab #capitalism #restspace #publicrestrooms #minimumwage #california #fastfood #bullettrain #gavinnewsom #amazon #ftc #jeffbezos #joebiden #kevinmccarthy Thank you to our livestream participants in the Community Forum. Thank you to all that listen and view. Get San Diego news and newsmaker updates, plus proven and easy-to-implement strategies to pursue your happiness. Sign up now. It is FREE! https://johnrileyproject.com/ Be sure to share this video with a friend! Sponsors: Happiness76.com – your source of gear that celebrates Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. https://happiness76.com/ PowayStore.com – your source for Poway T–shirts, gifts, and other Poway swag. https://powaystore.com/ I also co-host a podcast with legendary sports talk icon, Lee Hacksaw Hamilton. Check out Lee Hacksaw Hamilton’s podcast every Thursday at 3pm on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or wherever you get your podcasts.

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