Sources: SF Examiner, Lyft and Sidecar, Fox News, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) [PDF]
quote: Your xenophobia is hilarious. How dare those immigrants come to our country and get jobs driving people around?
quote: Earning money for driving people around should be reserved for internet startups and rich white people with free time on their hands
quote: Why should we prevent the average Joe from using his minivan as a bus? Why should we prevent any average man with a hammer from being a carpenter? Those laws are just there to protect carpenters.
quote: It is entirely accurate that my opinion is that human services jobs are best staffed by citizens who have strong conversation skills in the primary language of the land. However, I have no biases when it comes to the race of the employees. To suggest otherwise is a pure bullsh-t.In the U.S. the primary language is English. If you can't speak English well (which is true of at least a third of the cabbies I've encountered personally) I'd advise you not to take a job that requires a high level of banter and interaction skills i.e. the transportation sector.