This is so pathetic. I don't think the average worker should get their pay cut due to bungling politicians. What I do think is that the people that can't seem to do their job and get this fiasco fixed should have their pay stopped as an incentive to actually do something. If they weren't government employees, they would have been fired a long time ago. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_california_budget_minimum_wage [Broken] 1970?? Surely that can't be correct, we'd be talking about ancient mainframes.