(from a great site, moviessmackdown.com)
To start things off, here is a video from Fox Business Network. I was able to discuss our three big issues: CITIZEN POWER CAMPAIGN (pushing back on union leaderships’ ability to wage political war on the people of California — ALL Americans can, and should, help in some way); REPEALING AB-32 (our state’s version of Cap&Trade), and PART-TIME CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE. I also mentioned our Feb. 27th San Diego Tea Party.
In regards to the CITIZEN POWER CAMPAIGN, there is an awesome post on Red County I wanted to share. Paycheck Protection Simply Cannot Fall Short (by Chip Hanlon). The money quote:
…. what is more important than this to our state?
The answer: nothing. Not whom we elect as Governor, not whom we choose to run against Barbara Boxer this Fall. The need for starving the public employee unions is clear, and if we could pass Citizen Power we could dramatically alter the landscape the political playing field by decimating the funding source of perhaps the most pernicious influence on our state’s finances—the public employee unions.
Dawn Wildman and Mark Meckler, two people who were key in getting this initiative in the first place, are slated to be on John and Ken’s AM640 talk show this afternoon about 5 pm to explain this proposition in more detail. Please listen. If you are a fellow American — please donate. If you are a Californian – please sign the petition, too. That is the surest way to victory for our people.
(Bill Pullman as Independence Day’s President Whitmore — a reminder of the the golden days when an actor actually played a serious President in movies — instead of pose and posture as a weak President in reality).
ECO-TYRANNY UPDATE: It seems the federal government is continuing to cater to the extreme environmentalists. They have continued their ruling that keeps the water pumps dry for our Central Valley farms (which supply 50% plus of the country’s fruits and vegetables), to protect an bait fish that is an invasive species that doesn’t belong in the delta naturally. That will kill thousands of jobs in this state alone.
MUT’S MONEY READS: Too Big to Fail’ Proves Too Difficult to Destroy.
Eliminating too-big-to-fail risk is one of four primary goals of regulatory reform and was promised by the President if Congress enacts the Volcker Rule. (“Never again will the American taxpayer be held hostage by a bank that is too big to fail,” he said.) But as Hopkins writes, the Volcker Rule doesn’t even begin to solve the problem, because there are too many carve outs and exceptions built into the proposed law, all of which are necessary to prevent a significant negative impact on the economy and the markets.
And from Dr. Zero: Economics In Four Dimensions
Static theories of redistribution and “social justice” never account for the changes in behavior they produce. Money given or taken today produces a response tomorrow, which can be very different from the desired goal of social engineers. This is why higher tax rates never bring in anywhere near the revenue projected by greedy politicians. Redistribution schemes destroy future opportunity, for both providers and recipients.
From W.C. Varones: Obama confuses Crony Capitalism Oligarchy with Free Enterprise. Begrudge? Hell, the Obama Administration gave multi-million dollar packages to the bureaucrats running bankrupt government agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
From Beers with Demo: After all is said and done, it’s the thought that counts. It’s a bipartisan jobs bill that would hand President Barack Obama a badly needed political victory and placate Republicans with tax cuts at the same time. But it has a problem: It won’t create many jobs. Even the Obama administration acknowledges the legislation’s centerpiece — a tax cut for businesses that hire unemployed workers — would work only on the margins.
Finally, as a Democrat, I wanted to note the passing of Charlie Wilson — a Democrat I came to admire when I read “Charlie Wilson’s War“. Voting Female Speaks has more: House Democrat Charlie Wilson died today.