Re "Obama's labor secretary needs to back down" (Editorials, Aug. 26): Strikes me that that The Bee's editorial board is addressing a symptom, not the cause of the problem.
We have evolved to a system where Californians dutifully render unto Caesar (the federal government), whereupon they take a healthy chunk off the top for administrative costs. Then, if we say pretty please, they benevolently agree to return a portion but only if we agree to abide by their dictates. (And not to be left out, the same thing is happening on the state versus local level.)
In what parallel universe does this make sense? It is my experience that successful organizations are those that drive decision-making to the lowest possible level in the enterprise. Heavy-handed centralized decision making is a recipe for failure.
-- Roy W. Hecteman, El Dorado Hills