Assemblyman Jim Patterson: Cap and Trade is a Slush Fund

We were told that “cap and trade” would save us from global warming. Instead it takes money from one company, gives it to another company—with the government taking a major cut—and the exact same pollution exists, just in a different place. Oh, the consumer gets to pay for all of this with higher prices for goods and services.

Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno has it right—this is a slush fund for politicians to give their donors, friends and supporters. Next years’ $250 million from this slush fund goes to the choo choo train to nowhere, for nobody but the unions the contractors and other donors to Democrat campaigns.

“This legislature has given the green-light to spend $250 million in cap-and-trade funds to prop up the fiscally irresponsible high-speed rail. Those funds come at the expense of our employers under the guise of offsetting carbon emissions. The cap-and-trade account has essentially become another slush fund for the Democrats to use when the money they want to spend doesn’t exist.”

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Assemblyman Patterson’s Statement on the Passage of the State Budget

Assemblyman Jim Patterson, 6/16/14

SACRAMENTOAssembly Budget Committee member Assemblyman Jim Patterson (R-Fresno) made the following statement regarding the passage of the 2014-2015 state budget.

“The on-time passage of this budget is a win for legislators, who will continue to receive a paycheck, but it’s a real loss for the taxpayers of California and a blatant display of what happens when one party has all the power.”

“This budget increases spending by $12 billion over last year and is full of tax and fee increases, leaving only a paltry 0.4 percent reserve. Taxpayers have sent additional billions to Sacramento recently and this budget spends 99.6% of it. Not one cent is being returned to taxpayers.”

“This legislature has given the green-light to spend $250 million in cap-and-trade funds to prop up the fiscally irresponsible high-speed rail. Those funds come at the expense of our employers under the guise of offsetting carbon emissions. The cap-and-trade account has essentially become another slush fund for the Democrats to use when the money they want to spend doesn’t exist.”

“The short list of California doctors who still accept Medi-Cal patients will continue to work for free with the failure of this body to restore the 10 percent cuts to California’s already disproportionately low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates. Patients will only find more doors closed to them when they seek treatment.”

“Lastly, trailer bill language that would tie the hands of our school districts, preventing them from building healthy reserve funds is disturbing and yet another example of the strangle-hold one party rule has on the Legislature.”

 

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