Eber: California sinks deeper into the abyss

The Regressive Dem Guv Newsom is playing a dangerous game.  He is trying to tank the California economy, so government can take over private property, pennies on the dollar, keep small businesses closed, along with churches.  Why churches closed and Target is open?  Because no one discusses morality, ethics and forms a bond with others at Target.  Churches are the enemy of a totalitarian State.

“A few days ago news reports revealed “Angered by Elon Musk’s threat to move Tesla Motors out of the Golden State, the California’s Employment Training Panel denied an application from Musk’s SpaceX for $655,500 in state job and training funds.”

“In my opinion, given the recent threats of the CEO to leave the state of California, and everything else we’ve discussed today, this proposal does not rise to the level for me to feel secure in supporting it,” said Gretchen Newsom, a panel member and the political director of an IBEW electrical workers union local.

“SpaceX is a different company, but they have the same CEO,” said Newsom, who is not related by blood to California’s governor.

Newsom has turned the workers of California over to the unions.  That is what AB 5 is about.  Now the IBEW is trying to take control of a major U.S. corporation.  The good news is that Elon Musk knows the goal of Newsom and the totalitarians—hence his willingness to move to a Free State, like Texas or Florida.  When the people understand this, they will easily sign the Recall Newsom petitions.

California sinks deeper into the abyss By Richard Eber

Richard Eber, Exclusive to the California Political News and Views, 5/26/20

A few days ago news reports revealed “Angered by Elon Musk’s threat to move Tesla Motors out of the Golden State, the California’s Employment Training Panel denied an application from Musk’s SpaceX for $655,500 in state job and training funds.”

“In my opinion, given the recent threats of the CEO to leave the state of California, and everything else we’ve discussed today, this proposal does not rise to the level for me to feel secure in supporting it,” said Gretchen Newsom, a panel member and the political director of an IBEW electrical workers union local.

“SpaceX is a different company, but they have the same CEO,” said Newsom, who is not related by blood to California’s governor.

This is what the government of the State of California has come to. A union appointee to a State board, who does not create a single job, has determined that Elon Musk is not worthy of receiving funds (most of which are Federal), to train workers for a new SpaceX project in Southern California.

Who deputized this hack from the IBEW Union to formulate policy that might determine if crucial high tech jobs will be located in the Golden State?  Is it Ms Newsom’s place to punish the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX for sending his workers back to assemble cars in his Fremont plant without approval of the state and county governments?

One must wonder if Ms. Newsom, who has been appointed to the state panel by Senate leader Toni Adkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, was acting alone in slapping Musk on the wrist denying SpaceX job training funds.  It would seem that Newsom’s actions were done with the blessings of the Governor’s office. As proof of such a conspiracy, we notice not one peep has come from Gavin critical of his name sakes actions.

Even though denying the training funds to SpaceX was symbolic, it involved important policy considerations that can influence potentially thousands of jobs staying in California.  As such, like the late Steve Jobs of Apple and Pixar, Elon Musk’s achievements should be celebrated rather than ridiculed by Progressive puppets who hate the ground he stands on.

So he is not the nicest guy in the world. Musk tolerates unions but readily discards them if they get in the way of his objectives.  It is widely known employees of Tesla know that to keep their paychecks coming in, they must please their CEO.  The Auto Workers Union, along with the State government, has a limited amount of power in dealing with Musk.

No doubt, he is arguably a modern version of Jonas Cord of Carpetbaggers fame; but who cares? Results coming from innovation are all that matters to this high priest of business.

                             Musk’s work should be celebrated

Musk is an entrepreneur whose vision and ideas do not always jive with the establishment or government regulations. SpaceX did not just launch its first astronaut in space by following the norms of society or protocols from government bureaucrats.

Musk is a gambler whose creative genius is there for all to see as his ventures continue to evolve.  As such, the citizens of California should be “kissing his ass” to keep Tesla and SpaceX domiciled in their state.  It is a necessity we continue creating much needed high paying employment in a shrinking market.

Having such priorities do not seem to jive with politicians in Sacramento who see themselves as annuitant leaders to be followed.  They believe a socialistic big government model that punishes those who succeed with high taxes, is all that matters.  These Progressives continue to assume a favorable climate, the glamour of Hollywood, and past success, will continue to resonate prosperity, no matter what.

Such a naïve attitude on their part has resulted in thousand of high paying jobs fleeing the state in recent years.  The most recent refugee to join the “Bolt California Club” is Mark Zuckerberg. The billionaire founder of Facebook, is planning to move a significant part of his internet empire from its current location in Silicon Valley to less expensive parts of the country.

It does not matter that “We had Paris” if the economic foundation that has contributed to California’s past greatness heads to Nevada, Texas, and points unknown. What really bothers me about the sinking ship AKA California, is that so many people are oblivious to its demise at the hands of a relatively small group of leftist ideologues.

It seems more and more of our lives each week are being determined by unelected bureaucrats in regional planning agencies, Courts, environmental review boards and others who desire to make decisions for the masses.

Such behavior has become so prevalent that no one ever questions who determines when “Spare the air day” is to be put in place. Our democracy has been made into a modern day oligopoly where Big Brother in Sacramento is calling the shots determining how and where we live.

This is not what I desire.  It has been my assumption we are a democracy in a Republic.  How stupid?  Recent history has shown with little Republican opposition in Sacramento, we have become a socialistic satellite State where progress has been stagnated.

The question we should be all asking is when will the voters wake up and send the likes of Gavin Newsom, Toni Adkins, Anthony Redon, Scott Weiner, and the rest of their confederates packing?

What will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back?  Likely this reality will not come to fruition until California falls into a deep recession where new taxes can’t remedy “I’m falling, and I can’t get up” syndrome that is destroying our economy.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Suzanne Bennett says

    Your election process is already so rigged for the Left that it will not make a difference if your voters now wake up. Flee while you can still get a good price for your home. Just be sure to leave your liberal thinking in the desert before you cross CA state line. We don’t want it to ruin our states, too.

    • Unless we can be assured of an honest election which is by a Federal Registered Identification you are correct. Gavin Newsom is destroying our State. You just watch him try to overturn Prop 13 which has been the only vehicle to save our homes. He wants a federal bail out but he doesn’t tell the people how much we were in debt with pensions, medical and money to illegals.

  2. That’s “Dem Guv Nuisance”… the would-be tin-pot dictator of Tax-ifornia…

  3. … or Tin-pot Despot

  4. dennis nasont says

    California is so far gone down the radical liberal path, is there any light at the end of this dark tunnel? I doubt it. when a state assembly person tells the CEO to ” F### Off!” when he opens his manufacturing plant against a Tyrannical Governor’s order, in order to allow thousands of workers to earn a living and keep a struggling factory alive, AND he is a progressive, something big is in the works. Musk employs over 47,000 workers and the politicians don’t care if he threatens to move out of California? I see this as the tip of the iceberg. 100s of companies are already gone, but when the progressives start eating their own, the rest of us need to pay attention. When the jobs are gone, these Dems will RAISE TAXES on the remining citizens to make up the short fall in revenues. They already threaten to cut back on crucial safety and education resources, Police and firefighters and teachers, to frighten the populace into approving new taxes. Never a consideration of reducing expenditures!! High Speed Rail, Free college for illegals, Free heath care of illegals, Free drugs and booze for homeless, Free tiny homes and RVs to (very Few) homeless (but a BILLION DOLLARS to crony contractors). And now they double down on their policies instead of the necessary “gut check” and reversal of their radical policies. Well have enough of the Californian citizenry awakened yet? Even Dems and liberals are drowning and can’t put food on their tables. 30% loss of jobs and businesses. College grads get in line for precious few new jobs. Guess who is being hurt the most by these policies? MINORITIES, Youth, Poor, Women!! Want to fix California? VOTE and VOTE RIGHT!

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