Wednesday, April 06, 2011

LT. Govern Gavin on a Junket ….err Texas fact-finding mission

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Lt. Governor  Gavin Newsom and a delegation of California lawmakers will head to Texas next week on a two-day trip to  examine how Texas  has added 165,000 jobs during the past three years while California has lost 1.2 million jobs.  When Brown, the Butcher of Sacramento was asked if Texas is a better place to do business, he  emphatically responded, "Hell no!"

Why the Butcher of Sacramento you ask?  Because he takes the choice meats, feeds it to its den of thieves, leaves you the carcass and the fat, and tells you it was painful, but it is good for you.

"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages." — Adam Smith

While the group is headed by Assemblyman Dan Logue, R-Linda it also includes Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Tracy, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and representatives of the California Teachers Association.  Hello!  Consider that lobbyists outnumber lawmakers in Sacramento 8-1.  Add to that the un-elected, unchecked bureaucracies, such as the CLRC, LAFCO and AQB, which are in essence tax-payer funded un-registered lobbyist. A report titled  Big Money Talks published by the  Political Practices Commission (FPPC), FPPC details how special interest groups spend funds on candidates, ballot measures and lobbying efforts.  Included in this list are six corporations, three Indian tribes, two labor unions and four business associations. 

The top five interests groups are responsible for over half of the $1 billion spent by the top 15 as follows:

·         California Teachers Association—$211,849,298

·         California State Council of Service Employees—$107,467,272

·         Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America—$104,912,997

·         Morongo Band of Mission Indians—$83,600,438

Let's be honest.  The junket at taxpayers expense is not as much a fact-finding mission as it just that, a junket.  The problem with California is California's politicians, who see the world as they are, not as it is.

The reason jobs are being created in Texas, while the ones in California are being depleted is explained in  a Finance 101 class, otherwise known as   Winstren's Law:  Businesses go where they are needed and stay where they are wanted.

Or as we have been writing for years, the California Business exodus is very predictable and consistent with what we call California’s Triple Threat:  1)  Unions 2)  Lobbyists and 3) Parasitic Bureaucracies.

Governor Brown, otherwise known as the Butcher of Sacramento is not making matter any better,  quite the contrary.  While promising taxpayers that his cuts will hurt, he takes the choice meats  and feeds them to the unions, lobbyist and parasitic bureaucracies, while asking Joe the Unemployed taxpayer to agree to yet more tax increased.

Now consider why a long-time California resident moved to Texas:

" My old neighbors in California, when I re-visited last month asked  why I moved to Texas

Just a few reasons;
As a 100% DAV I pay;
-No State or city property taxes,
No license plate fee,
No hunting license fee
No fishing feePublish Post
No entry fee to any national or state parks
in my 4,000 sq ft home I built here in 2005 when I moved from California --on two acres, I pay a HOA fee of,.....$150.....
A YEAR!!  No there is no outhouse, we have underground utilities-city water ( no well)
and life is good!!!"

So, call this fact-finding mission to Texas what it really is, a diversionary tactic.  A junket at taxpayer’s expense.

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