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When the rubber meets the road, Californicate Governator Schwarzengroper's promised reform of the worker's compensation system has meant very little real change. In a system where more than half the claims are fraudulent, where normal rules of evidence do not apply, and where the entire system is tilted in every way possible to find in favor of the injured worker, that comes as no surprise.
Here is reality:
TWC just finished a tax return for a woman who owns a small beauty salon. You tell me if this makes a dime's worth of sense:
Total Gross Revenue: $80,991.00
Total Wages Paid: $39,882.05
Cost of Worker's Compensation Insurance: $4,432.00
Thank the Lord for small favors. Without reform she might pay as much as 12% of wages for Worker's Compensation. But wait.............