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  • Mr Wiggins
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    Originally posted by Chief Leaky War Canoe View Post
    Blame some of this on California. Florida did not have the same level of lockdown silliness, and people and businesses were able to get back to work sooner. Now this decision by Disneyland is actually very sound economics--at least in an attempt to try and get back to some profitability. How much did Star Wars land cost, and then the shut down came cutting off all that revenue? Then for many months Disney furloughed many workers, continuing to pay their health benefits while no income was coming into the parks. It was a desperate situation, but I argued for months that Disneyland should have been allowed to open in some modified manner, at least allowing for outdoor dining and shopping like Knotts was doing. ANYTHING to at least help cover costs.

    I don't understand why some people believe this isn't a necessary economic decision? As if there is some giant pot of gold buried somewhere that can endlessly float the economy of an amusement park for a year without revenue. Maybe they think the pirate treasure is real gold and jewels?

    What California should be doing is allowing for a REDUCTION in minimum wages for a short specified period with the guarantee of minimum hours just to get people back to work. The economic reverberations of the pandemic will continue for a few more years, and it is worse for states which decided to keep things shut down the longest
    Funny how rightwingers who choose to live in California whine that it isn't as employee-unfriendly as Florida. No surprise, though -- they're the same folks who whine about California's pandemic public health rules compared to Florida. In hypocritically holding up Florida as their model, they conveniently ignore California's far superior pandemic numbers.

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  • [Confirmed] Disneyland Resort cut its CM workforce in half

    Blame some of this on California. Florida did not have the same level of lockdown silliness, and people and businesses were able to get back to work sooner. Now this decision by Disneyland is actually very sound economics--at least in an attempt to try and get back to some profitability. How much did Star Wars land cost, and then the shut down came cutting off all that revenue? Then for many months Disney furloughed many workers, continuing to pay their health benefits while no income was coming into the parks. It was a desperate situation, but I argued for months that Disneyland should have been allowed to open in some modified manner, at least allowing for outdoor dining and shopping like Knotts was doing. ANYTHING to at least help cover costs.

    I don't understand why some people believe this isn't a necessary economic decision? As if there is some giant pot of gold buried somewhere that can endlessly float the economy of an amusement park for a year without revenue. Maybe they think the pirate treasure is real gold and jewels?

    What California should be doing is allowing for a REDUCTION in minimum wages for a short specified period with the guarantee of minimum hours just to get people back to work. The economic reverberations of the pandemic will continue for a few more years, and it is worse for states which decided to keep things shut down the longest

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