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In L.A., the Grass Isn’t Always Greener

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Or at least that’s what your government is telling you. Citing perennial drought conditions in Los Angeles, this week the L.A. Department of Water and Power (DWP) is touting the success of a program called “Cash for Grass” – which frankly sounds like a place you should turn in […]

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After Fizzling in CA and NY, Bloomberg Peddles Soda Tax in Mexico

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

Searching for relevance after bruising losses in the soda tax fight in California, the loss of his hand-picked choice of Christine Quinn in the New York Mayor’s race, and the loss of the gun-related Recall elections in Colorado, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appears to be packing it in and heading to Mexico. With nothing but time […]

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Follow the Money: Idealogical Hype Hides True Fiscal Impact of Gun Control Bills

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

Amid the rush to gun control in the months following last year’s tragedy at Sandy Hook, legislatures across America returned to session this year intent on pushing stringent gun control bills.  This we know just by opening the newspaper each day.  What you may not know, however, is that amongst all the idealogical hype surrounding […]

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Will California Democrats Get Trigger-Happy over Gun Bills?

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

Like it or not, it’s a fact that California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country – so much so that many of the national gun control advocates look to California as the model.  In stark contrast, I am one of a growing collection of young, professional women who don’t look […]

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Welcome to California… where Everyone Gets a Trophy

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

I can’t be certain, but urban legend has it that the whole every-kid-gets-a-trophy concept was born somewhere on a soccer field on the West side of L.A.  The People’s Republic of Santa Monica, to be exact. Now, Sacramento politicians and bureaucrats are adopting the model for California’s infamous $100 billion high-speed rail boondoggle. The San […]

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The Night the Lights Went Out at the Super Bowl

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

While millions of Super Bowl fans watched the halftime show last night in New Orleans, I became more interested in the show that immediately followed halftime: the one where the lights went down once again on President Obama’s taxpayer-funded green agenda. Just two days after the Obama Administration boasted that Sunday night’s game would be […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

It may come as a surprise to many but according to many public documents, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican. Before someone goes suggesting this is some sort of public relations spin on behalf of my party, allow me to present the cold, hard evidence.  There’s no spin here.  These are facts: Martin […]

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California’s Public Schools Going to the Dogs?

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

California’s public schools are going to the dogs – the downward dogs, that is. A battle is raging between parents and public school administrators in North San Diego County over a new program that has elementary students participating in yoga classes against the wishes of their parents. In all fairness, most of us can vouch […]

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The Sun Will Come Out… Tomorrow?

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

It’s cloudy skies these days for the solar industry.

Especially for Solyndra, the California solar-panel maker who announced today they will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will lay off their remaining 1,100 employees.

Now, there’s nothing legally wrong nor in my view, morally wrong with declaring bankruptcy; it is a provision under the law for those who have experienced extreme circumstances. But when you are a business that has received hundreds of millions of dollars ($535 Million, to be exact) in so-called stimulus loan guarantees then files for bankruptcy, it should be “lights out” on the case for green jobs.

TheHill.com reports that the Obama Administration may not be learning from its failures. They report that the administration just approved another $852 Million loan guarantee last week to NextEra Energy, another California solar company. The Obama Administration’s solution seems to be if it fails, throw even more money at the problem!

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Mob Rule

Jennifer Kerns
Taxpayer Advocate & Republican Communications Strategist

Burning buildings. Overturned cars. Looting.

It’s not South Central L.A.  It’s jolly old London town.

After years of handouts left the government unable to balance their budget, leaders in the United Kingdom made the tough decision to trim entitlement programs. The reaction? Violence in the street for days on end. Mob rule.

As I look at what’s happening across the pond with the riots in London, I wonder if that could ever happen here.

Then I realize, it already has.

In California, we live under Mob Rule every day.

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