- “Just a Reminder that Obama’s Lowest Deficit is Still Greater than
George Bush’s Highest Deficit” –Benjamin Weingarten@Twitter
California ‘Sign of the Times’ –Image: Waterguy559@Twitter
(Fox News Los Angeles) California Water Cops have OKd more restrictions on lawn watering and are adding new limits on water use by businesses as the drought persists.
The State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Tuesday, to extend and expand its emergency drought regs–California residents can not turn their sprinklers on everyday under the new rules, customers must ask for water at restaurants and be given an opportunity to decline fresh sheets and towels at hotels–violators face up to $500 a day in fines but its up to local water Cops to enforce the rules.
Earlier this month,the San Jose Mercury News reported that three of the largest Bay Area water agencies — the Santa Clara Water Valley District, East Bay Municipal Water District and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, that serve some 5.8 million people are considering water rate hikes by as much as 30% this year because they are selling a lot less water as customers are conserving due to the drought.
California water regulators get one coming and going. Should one waste water, they’re subject to fines and should one conserve too much water, they face increased costs due to their conservation.
Last year I wrote here here and here if not for California’s wacky environmentalist policies and want for more overly burdensome and crippling regulations that are driving away business investment and opportunity, legislators in Sacramento over the years, could have invested resources wisely for the future by constructing life-saving desalination plants along the coastline such as Israel’s Sorek Desalination Plant that provides 26,000 cubic meters or 7 million gallons of clean portable water every hour to over 1.5 million people.
While Santa Barbara has finally seen the light and ‘may’ modernize and finally reactivate the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Facility after being mothballed for the past 23 years, much more can be done to utilize the vast natural resources abundant and readily available but unfortunately, still under utilized.
(FOX News) President Obama today followed through with his threat to veto bipartisan legislation authorizing the Keystone XL-Pipeline and the 42,000+ new ‘private sector’ shovel ready infrastructure jobs which Obama’s own State Dept said in 2014 that would be created nationwide, not to mention the thousands of residual jobs in other sectors that would have been created, together with the permanent jobs that would be necessary to maintain the pipeline.
It should be noted, that Obama’s veto of thousands of good paying jobs comes at a time when the U.S. labor participation rate fell to a 36 year low of 62.7% in December, 2014 improving just slightly to 62.9% in January and when U.S. homeownership rates hit a 20 year low of 64% according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ethics 101 for California State Lawmakers –Cartoon: Cal Watchdog
(LA Times) The State of California purchased some $540,000 worth of new Ford Fusion Hybrids and other vehicles for Members of the State Senate to replace vehicles that have as little as 12,400 miles on them over the past 18 months–some were purchased shortly before nearly 40 Senate staffers were laid-off because of a budget shortfall.
“The excesses and absurdities never seem to end with government,” said Lew Uhler, President of the California based Natl Tax Limitation Committee.
According to KCRA Sacramento the state’s Dept of General Services defended the purchases of the cars–eight of which cost nearly $24,000 each.
At a time when the State of California is $423,781,900,000.00+ in Debt and Democrats in Sacramento have proposed a new
user fee tax to confiscate another $1.8 Billion from residents and consumers alike, what will it take for voters to revolt and recall Democrat state lawmakers in charge of the public purse?
FCC Commissioner AijitPai@Twitter Fact Sheet: Obama’s 332 Pg Plan
to Regulate the Internet Gives FCC the Power to Micromanage How the Internet Works & Opens the Door to Billions of New Taxes on Consumers
Flashback Video: Remember in 2008 in Dover, NH when then presidential candidate Barack Obama said: “I can make this firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
Obama is a narcissistic, pathological liar.
H/T: Lana Wong@Facebook
California Gas Taxes Already Highest in the Country Now Democrat
Assembly Speaker Wants to Gouge Consumers Even More
Image: CA Political Review
(LA Times) California Democrat Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins proposed on Wednesday a new
user fee tax, to confiscate an additional $1.8 Billion annually from Consumers called a ‘Road User Charge’ tacked on to residents insurance bills or registration fees to allegedly pay for roadway maintenance.
Flashback: Remember in 2014 when an audit of California’s books revealed in excess of $31 Billion in accounting irregularities–Now Democrats want even more money. When is enough, enough? Can Democrats insatiable appetite to seize other peoples money be ever satisfied?
California already ranked by 500 of the top CEO’s in the country as the worst state to do business mainly because of the state’s high taxes and oppressive regulatory regime, Democrats in Sacramento are not going to make it any easier to attract new companies, business development and opportunity, by taking even more money from Consumers already overly burdened by the highest personal income taxes and gas taxes in the country.
“The Official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long term and often permanently unemployed, as well as the depressingly unemployed amounts to a ‘Big Lie’ and its a lie that has consequences…”