California cheerleaders

Associated Press

"SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill making it clear that professional cheerleaders are sports team employees.

The bill, approved by the state Senate on Monday, would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage if they work for professional sports teams based in California. AB202 says they would have to be paid for overtime and sick leave, the same as other employees."

OK, I get it. Cheerleaders are people too. But the larger issue is that the State of California lawmakers are playing around with minimum wage pay for cheerleaders instead of creating jobs, alleviating the severe state-wide drought, reducing the worst traffic congestion in the nation, and reducing excessive state taxes and regulations!