Saturday, October 13, 2018

PROMISES MADE, PROMISES KEPT!



VOTE REPUBLICAN ON NOVEMBER 6th!
CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY ENDORSEMENTS & RECOMMENDATIONS
Plus CFRW Analysis & Recommendations



CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY ENDORSEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS With Bonus CFRW Analysis and Recommendations.

Statewide:

Governor: John H. Cox
Businessman/Taxpayer Advocate










Secretary of State: Mark P. Meuser
Election Law Attorney









State Controller: Konstantinos Roditis
Businessman/CFO








State Treasurer: Greg Conlon
Businessman/CPA









State Attorney General: Steven C. Bailey
Retired California Judge









State Board of Equalization - District 2: Mark Burns
Realtor/Businessman








US Senate: No Endorsement










Congress:

US House - District 3: Charlie Schaupp
Retired Marine Officer









Schools:

State Superintendent of Public Instruction: No Endorsement









Statewide Propositions:

Proposition 1: NO
Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018


Proposition 2: YES
Amends Mental Health Services Act


Proposition 3: Neutral
Water Bonds

Proposition 4: NO
Construction Bonds

Proposition 5: YES
Property Tax Requirement Changes

Proposition 6: YES
Gas Tax Repeal


Proposition 7: YES
Changes Daylight Saving Time

Proposition 8: NO
Authorizes State Regulation of Kidney Dialysis Clinics

Proposition 10: NO
Expands Local Government Over Rent Control

Proposition 11: YES
Changes Employment Conditions for Ambulance Employees


Proposition 12: NO
New Standards for Confinement of Certain Farm Animals











CFRW Analysis and Recommendations:

Prop 1: Housing and Veteran's Housing Bond
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Authorizes $4 billion of state general obligation bonds to fund existing housing programs. Includes $1.5 billion for Multifamily Housing Program for low-income residents, $1 billion for loans to help veterans purchase farms and homes, $450 million for infill and transit- oriented housing projects, $300 million for farmworker housing program, and $300 million for manufactured and mobile homes. Provides housing assistance for buyers, infrastructure financing, and matching grants to expand affordable housing stock. Increased state costs to repay bonds averaging about $170 million annually over the next 35 years

Our Rationale: This will be billed as a Vet Housing bond... it is only in part. 1/4 of the bond funds are dedicated to veterans' housing. The rest is doled out to programs that won't do much, if anything, to address our housing crisis. The legislature could have truly made this a bond for veterans' housing... but they didn't. Instead the taxpayer will be on the hook for $7 billion dollars.

Prop 2: Millionaire's Tax Reallocation to Homeless Housing
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Ratifies existing law establishing the No Place Like Home Program, which finances permanent housing for individuals with mental illness who are homeless or at risk for chronic homelessness, as being consistent with the Mental Health Services Act approved by the electorate. Ratifies issuance of up to $2 billion in previously authorized bonds to finance the No Place Like Home Program. Amends the Mental Health Services Act to authorize transfers of up to $140 million annually from the existing Mental Health Services Fund to the No Place Like Home Program, with no increase in taxes.

Our Rationale: It is easy to see both sides of this reallocation of Prop 63 (2004) monies. Right now, the 1% tax on millionaire income is just sitting in a "mental health fund" and has contributed nothing in a decade to improving lives. The legislature virtually unanimously approved the No Place Like Home Act which would use the $2 billion sitting in the mental health fund to build temporary housing for the homeless who suffer from mental illness or those who are at risk of being homeless because of mental health issues. It's a tough call and truly an ideological one, but ultimately the CFRW Voting Body decided to oppose the measure, citing that the fund should be used for mental health programs, not homeless housing.

Prop 3: $8.9 Water Bond
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Authorizes $8.877 billion in state general obligation bonds for various infrastructure projects: $3.03 billion for safe drinking water and water quality, $2.895 billion for watershed and fisheries improvements, $940 million for habitat protection, $855 million for improved water conveyance, $685 million for groundwater sustainability/ storage, and $472 million for surface water storage/dam repairs. Requires certain projects to provide matching funds from non-state sources; gives priority to disadvantaged communities. State costs of $17.3 billion to pay off principal ($8.9 billion) and interest ($8.4 billion) on bonds over a 40-year period. Annual payments would average $433 million.

Our Rationale: Again, another tough call. It is hard to justify another water bond, especially one with this price tag (total cost to taxpayers will be $17 billion). There is some to like in this bond- Oroville Dam repairs, groundwater infrastructure repairs and canal repairs for our Central Valley farmers... but there is more to dislike. The lion’s share of the bond monies would be for conservancy grants, regional and state parks, and what the state calls “disadvantaged
communities”. Very little is allocated to water storage or infrastructure.
The California Republican Party took a Neutral position. The CFRW Voting Body decided enough was enough, with $83 billion in outstanding bond debt and not a whole lot to show for it.

Prop 4: Children's Hospital Bond
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Authorizes $1.5 billion in bonds, to be repaid from state’s General Fund, to fund grants for construction, expansion, renovation, and equipping of qualifying children’s hospitals. Designates 72 percent of funds to qualifying private nonprofit hospitals providing comprehensive services to high volumes of children eligible for governmental programs and children with special health needs eligible for the California Children’s Services program, 18 percent of funds to University of California general acute care children’s hospitals, and 10 percent of funds to public and private nonprofit hospitals providing services to children eligible for the California Children’s Services program. State costs of $2.9 billion to pay off principal ($1.5 billion) and interest ($1.4 billion) on bonds over a 35-year period. Annual payments would average $84 million.

Our Rationale: Children's hospitals have no problems fundraising privately. I suspect this is a money grab for several UC hospitals disguised as a Children's hospitals bond.

Prop 5: Senior Property Tax Transfer
CFRW Position: YES


Official Summary: Removes the following current requirements for homeowners who are over 55 years old or severely disabled to transfer their property tax base to a replacement residence: that replacement property be of equal or lesser value, replacement residence be in specific county, and the transfer occur only once. Removes similar replacement-value and location requirements on transfers for contaminated or disaster-destroyed property. Requires adjustments to the replacement property’s tax base, based on the new property’s value.

Our Rationale: This will strengthen Prop 13 protections for those over 55 buying homes. Their property tax value on their previous home will be transferred to their new home purchase, regardless of how many homes they own or how many times they've moved. In an era where Democrats are trying to chip away at Prop 13, this is one good way to protect it and encourage seniors to move so that their homes can be made available for young families.

Prop 6: Gas Tax Repeal
CFRW Position: YES


Official Summary: Repeals a 2017 transportation law’s tax and fee provisions that pay for repairs and improvements to local roads, state highways, and public transportation. Requires the Legislature to submit any measure enacting specified taxes or fees on gas or diesel fuel, or on the privilege to operate a vehicle on public highways, to the electorate for approval.

Our Rationale: The importance of this prop cannot be overstated. This single proposition could help us win other races across the state, even secure the House for Republicans. It is crucial we get the word out and support Prop 6! The fact of the matter is, the state has enough money in the General Fund to repair our roads and ease traffic through infrastructure, but the Democrats have siphoned off money for roads for three decades. SB 1 should have never been passed without voter approval first!

Prop 7: Permanent Daylight Savings
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Establishes the time zone designated by federal law as “Pacific standard time” as the standard time within California. Provides that California daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November, consistent with current federal law. Permits the Legislature by two-thirds vote to make future changes to California’s daylight saving time period, including for its year-round application, if changes are consistent with federal law.

Our Rationale: There are many more important measures on the ballot. We have a system that works and much more pressing matters affecting our state. This is not the proposition you want to spend any time educating on. Even if it’s passed, the legislature and the Federal Government would have to approve it. It's not worth our time (pun intended!).

Prop 8: Dialysis Clinic Revenue
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Limits the charges to 115 percent of the costs for direct patient care and quality improvement costs, including training, patient education, and technology support. Requires rebates and penalties if charges exceed the limit. Requires annual reporting to the state regarding clinic costs, patient charges, and revenue. Prohibits clinics from refusing to treat patients based on the source of payment for care

Our Rationale:
This proposition is one of the most important ones but may get lost in the shuffle if we aren't careful. This is a thinly veiled power grab by the SEUI and UHW to unionize dialysis clinics. Voters won't understand the importance of this ballot box power play... so we must educate them. Prop 8 would mandate that if dialysis clinics make more than 115% of their costs, they must "payback" their patients’ payers. Consumers won't see any of the revenue, and this may make it more difficult for patients to receive care if clinics are forced to shut down. It is despicable. The ballot box is not the place to unionize.

(Prop 9 was taken off the ballot by the CA Supreme Court, so we skip to 10)

Prop 10: Local Rent Control
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Repeals state law that currently restricts the scope of rent-control policies that cities and other local jurisdictions may impose. Allows policies that would limit the rental rates that residential-property owners may charge for new tenants, new construction, and single- family homes. In accordance with California law, provides that rent-control policies may not violate landlords’ right to a fair financial return on their rental property.

Our Rationale: Local, unelected "rent control boards" would wreak havoc on our local economies and would do nothing but make our housing crisis worse. This would shrink supply and repealing Costa-Hawkins would create a superficial bubble. It also does not allow landlords to bring a rental back to market value if it is vacated. The CRP said no to Prop 10 as well.

Prop 11: Ambulance Employee Paid Breaks
CFRW Position: YES


Official Summary: Makes labor law entitling hourly employees to take work breaks for meals and rest, without being on-call, inapplicable to private-sector emergency ambulance employees. Regulates timing of meal breaks for these employees. Eliminates employers’ liability—in actions pending on or after October 25, 2017—for violations of existing law regarding work breaks. Requires employers to provide training regarding certain emergency incidents, violence prevention, and mental health and wellness. Requires employers to provide employees certain mental-health services.

Our Rationale: This is good for the consumer and good for taxpayers by circumventing frivolous lawsuits. Prop 11 allows ambulatory companies to pay their employees for "on-call" breaks, instead of the mandated, unpaid hour-long breaks before and after their shifts that the unions love.

Prop 12: Space Requirements for Consumable Farm Animals
CFRW Position: NO


Official Summary: Establishes new minimum space requirements for confining veal calves, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens. Requires egg-laying hens be raised in cage-free environment after December 31, 2021. Prohibits certain commercial sales of specified meat and egg products derived from animals confined in noncomplying manner. Defines sales violations as unfair competition. Creates good faith defense for sellers relying upon written certification by suppliers that meat and egg products comply with new confinement standards. Requires State of California to issue implementing regulations

Our Rationale: You may be thinking... didn't we already vote on chicken coop space? Why yes, yes we did. Back in 2008. But the Humane Society is coming back for more, just as all the farmers and ranchers complied with the original law. If they don't comply in time with Prop 12, they are banned from selling their meat or eggs. The Human Society sees dollar signs while the burden will be passed onto consumers. This may create shortages, frivolous lawsuits, and is unnecessarily burdensome on our farmers and ranchers who have already complied with the 2008 law.
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Humboldt Republican Central Committee Endorsements:


These are the mayoral and council candidates officially endorsed by the Humboldt County Republican party.

No current endorsement
City of Eureka - Mayor

Anthony Mantova
City of Eureka - Councilmember, Ward 1

Jeannie Breslin
City of Eureka - Councilmember, Ward 3

Joe Bonino
City of Eureka - Councilmember, Ward 5

Happy 243rd Birthday to our GREAT US Navy!

What the heck has happened to the Democrat Party?













Friday, October 12, 2018

Internet Freedom Watch: Facebook Suspends 800 Political Pages and Accounts, Including Right Wing News





The lie at the heart of Bernie Sanders' case for 'Medicare for all'



The problem with his pie-in-the-sky statement, and the op-ed that follows, is that it fails to recognize the natural tradeoffs between access and cost in healthcare policy. In doing so, he also ignores the value of individual choice and the distinction between public and private that is central to the American character.

Turkey releases US Pastor Andrew Brunson after holding him for two years on false charges





Donald Trump next week will visit Florida and Georgia, two states facing massive recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The walls are closing in on these guys. They’re running out of BS stories to tell





California Republicans have it in their power to punish Feinstein for her role in the Kavanaugh nomination process by voting en masse for de Leon. Since the Democrats are heading fast to the far left, why not help them out?

The Trump-Kanye-West Lunch











The Trump-Kanye-West Lunch
New York Sun, by Editorial

(Video) - Call it Trump meets the Yeezy Effect — the president’s astounding rendezvous with Kanye West. The rapper sat in the Oval Office on the visitor’s side of the Resolute Desk, across from the leader of the Free World. Suddenly Mr. West went into an epic, 10-minute rant in favor of Trump style capitalism and all that it could mean for minorities in this country. Drudge was all over it. What an only-in-the-Trump-Era moment. It started with Mr. West challenging the notion that if one is black one has to be a Democrat. He then attributed that notion to the welfare system.











California Today: More Voter Registration Problems at the D.M.V.

Mitch McConnell vows action on Trump nominees: "We are not going to leave any judges behind"













In a deplorable-esque, Clinton-like moment, Dem incumbent Claire McCaskill admits she doesn't care about rural voters in Missouri

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

On November 6: Anthony Mantova for Eureka City Council Ward One



◼ FOLLOW Anthony Mantova's campaign on Facebook
◼ LEARN MORE at anthonymantova.com

Endorsed by Humboldt County Republican Central Committee

Donald Trump: Democrats 'Medicare for All' plan will demolish promises to seniors

If elected to represent California’s diverse 39th Congressional District, not only would Kim be the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress, but she’d be just the second Korean-American individual ever on Capitol Hill.



And Kim’s candidacy is turning out to possibly be a dynamite move for Republicans trying to hold onto the California district come November. Shortly after Royce announced he wouldn’t seek re-election, the Cook Political Report quickly shifted the CA-39’s midterm prospects from the “lean Republican” category to “lean Democratic.”

But following Kim’s primary win in June, Cook moved the race back in the GOP’s favor.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

#MAGA

"This taxpayer rebellion is an indication that many people are struggling with the high cost of living in California. The gas and vehicle taxes are regressive, falling hardest on those least able to afford them: working families..."

CULTURE 43% Of Polled Americans Say Nation Heading In Right Direction

Google's Facebook competitor finally laid to rest after bug exposes user data

California Breaks the Internet

Monday, October 8, 2018

Congratulations to our 114th Supreme Court Justice, Brett M. Kavanaugh!













California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein had previously moved to seal the FBI investigation into Kavanaugh...Now, however, one of Feinstein’s fellow California Democrats has basically shot her in the foot.











Non-citizens may have been added to voter rolls, DMV says



Saturday’s protests and unlawful disruptions were brought to us by the well-funded Soros network

Venezuela annual inflation hits 488,865%

Stopping 'Catastrophic' Global Warming Is Impossible, UN Report Shows, So What's The Point?

ANARCHY IN PORTLAND: City Allows Antifa to Direct Traffic, Pound on Cars, Harass Elderly Motorist









President Trump will ceremonially swear in Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at a prime-time event in the East Room of the White House tonight

The FBI allowed itself to take political opposition research created by one party to defeat another in an election, treated it like actionable intelligence, presented it to the court as substantiated, and then used it to justify spying"







Does the Kavanaugh fight make you more motivated to go out and vote this year? - Republicans: 73%

Sunday, October 7, 2018

WATCH the #WalkAway video that launched the campaign. Please share far and wide for all who haven’t yet seen it



FULL VIDEO:





So long to that big blue wave: Two polls show just how badly the Kavanaugh circus has backfired on Democrats







If you enjoyed this episode of Confirmation Battle, wait until Coney Barrett is nominated to fill RBG’s seat



How we knew they were Fake Republican women



..."Right on cue, the Democrats and their accomplices in the media are trotting out their latest narrative, using women claiming to be Republicans who say that after this Kavanaugh fiasco, they will never vote Republican again!...

But we know she is a fake which makes the outrage fake.

The Democrats would have us believe that this woman was not offended by the three marriages, the Bush tape, or Stormy Daniels, but is suddenly so unbelievably upset over a vague allegation about something in high school 35 years ago that this Republican woman is throwing away everything she stood for in a blink of an eye.

Sure.