As a pensioner in California, I would like to thank Gov. Jerry Brown for effectively eroding my fixed income by 33 percent with his new minimum-wage deal. I do not enjoy a huge, bloated pension. It is quite modest, and I contributed to it for 26 years.
I have no problem with a cost-of-living-based system being tied to the minimum wage, as my state pension is, but we get a maximum of 2 percent per year, and none at all this year. I can only imagine how badly this will affect persons who rely on Social Security alone to survive in California.
For those who do not think the minimum wage and the purchasing power of those on a modest fixed income are related, you have no concept of how the economy works. This plan will relegate the average retiree from the state to a minimum-wage employee.
Edward Davies, Fresno