The California legislature wants to make life more inconvenient for Walmart customers because of what the Democrats have done

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Walmart is the world’s largest retailer and a regular stop for many shoppers.

But Democrat policies in California could cause a major change for Walmart shoppers in the state.

Because of the problems the liberal Democrats in California have created, they are proposing a new law that will make trips to Walmart more inconvenient and expensive.

Say goodbye to self-checkout

Shoplifting has become a major problem all over the country, and California’s leftist policies have made the problem worse.

The Democrats in control of the state have practically legalized retail theft, with all theft under $950 being a misdemeanor.

And Soros-backed prosecutors often let shoplifters go with no charges whatsoever.

Major retailers like CVS, Walgreens, and Macy’s have shut down their San Francisco and Oakland locations due to rampant theft.

But instead of going after criminals, California is looking to make it even tougher on businesses.

California Senate Bill 1446 would “prohibit a grocery or retail drug establishment from providing a self-service checkout option for customers unless specified conditions are met.”

In order to operate self-checkouts, stores would be required to have an employee watching no more than two lanes, and the employee could have no other responsibilities.

On top of that, they would be limited to 10 items or less.

State Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (D-CA), the bill’s sponsor, blamed self-checkout for retail theft.

She claimed that stores lose $10 billion a year as a result of self-checkout.

“As self-checkout has become more commonplace, loan workers have become easy targets for theft and violence as they are forced to stock merchandise, operate checkout stations, and cater to customers” all while “trying to monitor their stores for retail theft,” Smallwood-Cuevas said.

Walmart has made self-checkout a standard practice, with more self-checkout lanes than cashiers.

Ending self-checkout in California, America’s most populous state, could have a ripple effect across the country.

The real reason Democrats are banning self-checkout

The bill is being supported by United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) and Big Labor in California.

The union represents employees at many of California’s grocery stores.

Self-checkout has reduced the need for stores to hire as many employees as possible.

Lack of labor and California’s high minimum wage has led many companies to eliminate jobs.

In California, unionized workers can be forced to pay dues as a condition of employment.

Unions then use that money to elect Democrats that will enact policies benefiting the unions.

If they wanted to do something about retail theft, the solution would be to actually prosecute criminals.

The bill is being opposed by the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Retailers Association.

“Instead, we’re supporting a package of bills that is being introduced and supported by the governor . . . that really is a comprehensive approach to address the issue of retail theft,” California Retailers Association CEO Rachel Michelin said. “It includes going after and providing consequences to serial shoplifters and goes after boosters who are selling stolen goods.”

California Democrats are using the retail theft problem as an excuse to enrich their union boss pals, while continuing to let criminals walk free.

Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.