Stein: Absentee Democratic voters to decide if Governor Newsom’s growing gap between the rich and poor is worth keeping

Newsom can easily beat back the Recall—if the Democrats wanted to do that.  It appears that registered Democrats are not interested in saving Gavin Newsom, they have no interest or desire to even vote.  That is why unions are spending millions on a get out the vote effort.  That is why the Secretary of State is pushing a vote at home scam, where you can get your ballot on the internet—and no absentee ballot will be sent.  This is why the Democrat Party has geared up to harvesting of ballots.

The November 2020 election in California had almost 70% of the total vote cast by absentee ballot.  I would suspect that number to be even higher this time.

He is directing the state and to the Hispanic and African American  populations that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles. The Governor is oblivious to the EV trends being set by current users.

Automobiles are the survival mechanism for low-income people. If you increase the cost of automobiles and the costs of fuel, you hurt low-income people who are already forced to pay almost $1.00 more per gallon of fuel than the rest of the country. Newsom never discusses that regressive expense on the less fortunate.

High energy costs trickle down to everything in our daily lives, from the cost of food, lumber, and services, and ultimately to the high cost of living and housing in California and perpetuates the rise in homelessness and poverty”

The Newsom problem is simple—minorities are smart.  They see the Newsom/Democrat policies are harming them, their families and job creation.  They are the first victims of Newsoms energy and crime policies.  He supports failing schools.  People of color demand quality schools, which neither the Democrat Party or the unions are willing to provide.

Absentee Democratic voters to decide if Governor Newsom’s growing gap between the rich and poor is worth keeping

With half the state already bearing the burden of regressive costs onto the less fortunate, this is a must-read Op Ed for all Californians before voting

By Ronald Stein, 8/18/21  

Ambassador for Energy & Infrastructure, Irvine, California

Under the leadership of Governor Gavin Newsom, rich and poor Democrats have been watching the financial gap between them getting wider as his inflicts heavy energy costs onto the less fortunate in California. Starting mid-August, in the Democratic registration-controlled state of California, absentee voters get an opportunity to voice their decision in advance of the September 14th recall election date to cast their ballot for Newsom to support the continuation of his policies biased against the poor or reject him for newer blood to lead the state.

The wealthy Democrats can afford energy at any costs, while the Governor supports exorbitant energy costs that have been contributory to the rapid growth of “energy poverty” and makes California’s economic recovery from the pandemic even more challenging for the 18 million that represent the Hispanic and African American  populations of the state

In a state with the highest costs for electricity and fuels in the nation, Newsom continues to do everything possible to further INCREASE the costs for electricity and fuels for its 40 million residents. Those huge regressive costs have not boded well for the bottom half making less than $20 an hour.

The Governor continues biasing systemic racial, health, economic, and environmental injustices that persist against the economic survivability of those that can least afford expensive electricity and fuels, those with low income and those retirees on fixed incomes.  Poverty, not global warming, remains the biggest challengefor California.

Costs for electricity, especially for intermittent electricity generation from breezes and sunshine, have been skyrocketing, inflicting more energy costs onto the less fortunate as an unwanted regressive expense.  The median income for Latino households in 2016 was $56,200, $55,200 for African American households, and $96,400 for white households. According to several studies, as many as 40 percent of all Californians cannot regularly meet basic monthly expenses.

The report from the Energy Information Agency (EIA) shows that California’s electricity policies have contributed to household users paying 50 percent more, and industrial users paying more than 100 percent more than the national average for electricityOnly Hawaii has higher rates. What is being done to reverse the cost of electricity?

Governor Newsom apparently did not read the required reading for the next EV owner: Drawbacks of EV’s, before he announced on September 23, 2020 an executive order to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035

 

The governor cannot make that EV declaration on his own, but he can direct his agencies do to it, which they will under their current clean air act waiver, and other laws they believe grant them this authority.  The executive order directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to implement rulemaking to ban the sale of the vehicles.

·         To complicate the Governor’s desire for lifestyle changes for Californians, CARB has no authority over vehicle registration. You will still be able to purchase and register a used internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle or one brought in from out of state.

·         CARB also has no authority to set registration fees.

 

He is directing the state and to the Hispanic and African American  populations that, by 2035, all new cars and passenger trucks sold in California be zero-emission vehicles. The Governor is oblivious to the EV trends being set by current users.

Automobiles are the survival mechanism for low-income people. If you increase the cost of automobiles and the costs of fuel, you hurt low-income people who are already forced to pay almost $1.00 more per gallon of fuel than the rest of the country. Newsom never discusses that regressive expense on the less fortunate.

High energy costs trickle down to everything in our daily lives, from the cost of food, lumber, and services, and ultimately to the high cost of living and housing in California and perpetuates the rise in homelessness and poverty.

Under Newsom’s direction (I did not use the word “leadership”) the future “energy costs” looks very bleak for ALL 40 million residents of the state as the economy starts to recover back to near-normal energy demands for the fifth largest economy in the world. The Governor refuses to focus on REDUCING the cost of energy.

The Governor is supportive of creating a national security risk for all of America, as California’s dependency on foreign suppliers for California’s energy needs, as well as the West Coast military operations, has increased imported crude oil from foreign countries from 5 percent in 1992 to 58 percent today of total consumption.

As a result of the Governor’s continuous efforts to decrease in-state oil production, the crude oil imported from countries halfway around the world, representing 58 percent of the states’ needs, costs California more than $60 million dollars a day, yes, every day, being paid to oil-rich foreign countries.

On Earth Day 2021, to gain personal press and another instant gratification act, Newsom ordered an end to fracking in California by 2024, and to work toward phasing out all in-state oil production by 2045, perpetuating continuous cost increases.

Newsom’s’ irresponsible fiscal actions will increase worldwide emissions and require California to increase its monthly imports resulting in expenditures increasing from the current $60 million dollars a day to a whopping $90 million EVERY DAY for foreign countries to support the fifth largest economy in the world. Are the port infrastructures capable of receiving all its energy from foreign countries?

By encouraging oil demands be met from foreign countries halfway around the world, Newsom continues to support greater emissions generated by those foreign countries to meet the states’ energy demands, as they have significantly less stringent environmental regulations than California, if any. Is it ethical to “leak” emission generation to other countries, and dictate that California residents bear the growing costs?

Starting in mid-August, absentee voters can decide in advance of the September 14th Recall Election date, of the hypocritical Governor Newsom and his dysfunctional energy policies that continue to inflict financial harm to most Democrats, and prolificates the growth of poverty and homelessness for those that cannot bear the growing regressive costs upon half the population.  The gap between rich Democrats and the poor is getting wider every day that Newsom remains the Governor. 

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. Must be nice to interpret the election and the State Constitution as being Dictator. Slick Newsom let them eat cake.

    But wait isn’t that what the Prez. did when he stated clearly under the Constitution of the United States he has no authority to ban evictions?

    You Democrats are really insane. You have become so arrogant that you can now state even though you have no authority you are going to rule as a dictator. Yep and you have vote in Senate and Assembly that “rubber stamp” obvious stupid and illegal actions.

    Think of it… Newsom states the State does not have enough fuel to power the fire fighting air craft, but he has hammered the capacity. Newsom supports and advocates for gasoline costs so high it is costing the middle class and working poor up to and including $200 a month more.

    Getting it yet. As the cost of energy to the people goes up the quality of life goes down (historic fact).

    Getting rid of Slick is only the beginning.

  2. Newsom does not have a SNOWBALLS CHANCE IN HELL, YOU don’t think Republicans can play the same game as Demoshits? we play the game much much better……Newson loses and loses big in Sept…..

  3. I just received my voter guide for the recall election. Newsom’s rebuttal to the reasons given for the recall contained in this pamphlet is a must read. What a load this ———– is capable of. Newsom’s kitchen cabinet is doing their best to make people just give up before they even start. What’s this BS that everyone gets a mail in ballot? I called a month ago to have my name removed from the mailer and told the lady that I wished to do my voting in a polling place. She informed me to call the Registrar of Voters about 10 days before the election to find out where my polling place is to be.

  4. “absentee” = non-existent voters (Newsome will win)

  5. cynthia curran says

    The problem is the most folks for the recalled are whites in rural areas or whites with money in Newport Beach. In fact Larry Elder got lots of money out of Newport Beach. In fact Hispanics are only slightly less likely to recalled Newsom than Whites. In fact whites still vote a little more Republican than Hispanics so the poll seems somewhat off. In fact the Hispanics that vote for the recall tend to be more evangelicals than Catholics. Hispanics in recent years have become more evangelical and less Catholic. Blacks will not recall Newsom no matter what. A lot of left wing democrats in LA don’t even own property since they didn’t get to buy the houses when they were cheaper. So, whites in Orange County actually have a little higher income than whites in LA which also tend to be Aremains or Russians. In fact Orange County is less Democratic than La and still has a higher median income. Same is true for San Diego.

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