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Bauer-Kahan's 'pink tax' bill passes off Assembly floor

Original post made on Feb 4, 2022

A proposed bill by local Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan that would ban charging more for goods marketed to women was unanimously passed off the Assembly floor last week.

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Posted by MichaelB
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Feb 4, 2022 at 8:04 am

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"...the Pink Tax represents $1,300 that can't go into a women's retirement fund, toward home ownership, toward her education, or to feed her family," Martinez said."

I wonder if Martinez and Bauer-Kahan feel the same about residents (regardless of their gender) having less money for food, clothing, shelter and retirement - because they are paying some of the highest gas, sales, and state income taxes in the nation.

Posted by Doug Miller
a resident of Ironwood
on Feb 7, 2022 at 7:22 am

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Why would a business ever hire a man when it could save 21 percent on it on payroll expenses? Why would a company ever market products to men when it could market to women at much higher margins?