Take a few days off. Enjoy Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah and the New Year. Then be ready to continue the fight for freedom. The re-election of President Obama should cause you to rethink how to defeat those running for office who support an over bearing Nanny State.
Now is the time to make plans, make new alliances and develop techniques to educate people about freedom, capitalism and responsibility. This is not the time to be depressed or to give up.
Someone once said, “Information without action is wasteful. Action without information is fanaticism.” We will win, unified we will end the Third World status of California. Will you join me in that effort.
By Stephen Frank, 11/7/12
As this is being written, Gov. Romney is giving his concession speech. Good candidates for the Senate have lost, and state wide legislative races are still being decided. Our candidates are barely doing well, while the Propositions seem to be showing a strong conservative bent. The big tax increases, as this is being written, are losing.
Prop. 38—on which Molly Munger spent more than $40 million to get $120 billion transferred from your family and business to government is being defeated by a 3-1 margin. Prop. 32 is barely losing and the death penalty repeal is being killed (thought I would throw in an ironic statement).
California is a conservative State by ballot measure and a liberal State by office holder election. We are in a deep Depression. Gray Davis was Recalled with a $6 billion deficit, Arnolds’ deficits were over $20 billion per year and Jerry, for the first three months of this fiscal year has a $22 billion cash deficit—the total deficit is $66 billion on a total budget of $225 billion.
On the national level expect the national economy to go over the cliff on January 1, 2012. At that time the Bush tax cuts expire, the cut in Alternative Minimum Tax ends and Social Security taxes go up. At the same time more of the Obamacare taxes start. In California the “Exchanges” (government run health care system) has caused private insurers to raise rates by 25%–causing businesses to drop health care insurance for their employees.
Moodys is in the process of reviewing the ratings of numerous municipal and special bonds—all looking to go downward. Compton was sued by CalPRS and forced to pay $2million, money that will not go to pay for police, parks and other local needs. Watch for this city to file for bankruptcy in the short term. State Controller Chiang a couple of months ago gave the names of four cities that will also shortly file for bankruptcy.
As this is written Prop. 30 is ahead. Imagine, taking $50 billion from families and businesses to grow government. This, with a lie about the money going to “education”.
We have two years in California to set the stage for a comeback. This is not the time for ego’s or personal agenda’s. The grassroots need to sit down with the donors. They both need to sit down with the legislative leaders. All need to meet with the leadership of the California Republican Party. Unified, acting in concert, we have little time for internal bickering, power plays or limiting the coalition. From the Tea Party, to GOP volunteer groups, to those in the Third House, we must create a strategy, a plan to implement it and move forward.
In 730 days we will be voting for Governor and the legislature. In that time the pension system will cause numerous government agencies to go belly up. The excesses of the unions will be more apparent. The next Governor needs to be a Reformer, before a partisan. The time to start is now.