07 Aug

Episode 15 – Fanfare for the Common Man

Jerry Brown's Magnum Opus.

We are back! After a brief work vacation, we’re back at it jumping into all the important stories around Orange County and California. We have an update on the latest news concerning the recall of State Sen. Josh Newman. We also dive into some economic news about California’s future. The common man is a big topic of interest for our own Jerry Brown. He want to appeal to us common men to get the democrats more seat at the table. As if they don’t have enough already. Read More

25 Jul

Episode 14 – Bust a Cap and Trade

Cap and Trade

Episode 14 – Bust a Cap and Trade

Tonight we talked about the insanity that is Cap and Trade and the betrayal of the California Republican party. There’s at least there’s one Republican who hasn’t lost their mind, but she decided to give up her leadership position as a form of protest. We also delve into the lie that is Cap and Trade and the horsetrading nonsense that went on to pass it. We also talk about the lie the Republicans told themselves (and the rest of us) to justify their vote for Cap and Trade. We finish with a story about how some California legislators plan on dealing with the affordable housing crisis. Stay positive out there. All hope is not lost. Read More

17 Jul

Episode 13 – Cause of Death: Cap and Trade

The cause of death was Cap and Trade

Cap and Trade has been extended in California until at least 2030, and Jerry Brown couldn’t be happier. He sold his soul to ensure California businesses and, most importantly, residents will be forced to struggle for their very existence. We aren’t very positive in this episode. Yet again, a Republican has broken rank and sold out the rest of the state in order to ensure Jerry Brown’s legacy. We break down what will probably happen, and it isn’t good. Read More

03 Jun

Cap & Trade Fails is CA Assembly

Cap and Trade

While the internet was exploding over the Trump administration exiting the Paris Climate Accords a more local measure was slowing dying in the California Assembly.

AB378 was the renewal of the California Cap & Trade Program and it went down by a vote of 35-39-6. Owing to it amounting legally to a tax it needed the support of the (D) Super-Majority in the Assembly to make it to the 2/3 threshold to pass. Much to my surprise it didn’t even come close to the 54 needed Aye votes.

It’s not as though the (D)s in Sacramento have been gun-shy about raising our taxes this legislative session. With the newest transportation themed tax on the working poor (SB1) and the Senate passed take-over of healthcare in California (SB562) now pending in the Assembly it is curious what stopped them from extending Cap & Trade?

Since the (R)s have come to agree with (D)s on Cap & Trade, even if it is just a tactical surrender owing to the irrelevance of the CA GOP, it makes the question even more quizzical.

Are the (D)s starting to feel pressure to slow down and not just drive our state further into the ground at breakneck speeds? Is the Newman Recall having an impact? What say you?