Jerry more sensible than Meg on Prop. 23/AB 32

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Cross posted at calwatchdog.com.

One of the weird things about the last gubernatorial debate is that Jerry Brown was more sensible on Prop. 23 than Meg Whitman.

Meg’s position doesn’t make any sense at all. As she explained, she opposes Prop. 23, which would suspend AB 32 until unemployment dropped to 5.5% for a year. AB 32 is, of course, the Jobs-Killing Act of 2006, and is supposed to reduce global warming, which is a hoax.

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Dubious Suit for More Ed Cash

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Cross posted on CalWatchdog.com

On July 12, a coalition of school activist groups sued the state of California,
alleging low state funding and low-performance in the state’s public
schools. It cited the California Constitution’s guarantee of a decent
education for every student. Article XVI, Section 8(a)
requires the state to "first . . . set apart the moneys to be applied
by the state for support of the public school system and public
institutions of higher education."

And the coalition cited
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Committee on Education Excellence, which
found the state’s schools "not equitable; … not efficient, and … not
sufficient for students who face the greatest challenges." The suit
demands that the state establish a new, equitable financial system.

The suit will be heard in the Superior Court of the City and County of Alameda. The lead plaintiff is the Campaign for Quality Education. Others plaintiffs include the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Californians for Justice and the San Francisco Organizing Project.

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Green-Job Future A Fraud

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

Cross-posted at CalWatchdog.com


California’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high, at 12.6
percent. That’s 2.7 percentage points above the national average. The
persistence of unemployment also is something Californians haven’t seen
since the Great Depression. The May 30 Sacramento Bee reported:

To a degree not seen in recent recessions, unemployment has become a drawn-out affair.

About 6.7 million Americans have been
unemployed for at least 27 weeks, including nearly 880,000
Californians. The ranks of the state’s long-term unemployed more than
doubled in the past year and now account for about 40 percent of all
those out of work, according to the Employment Development Department.

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Tea Party time in California?

John Seiler
Most recently the press secretary for state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach, for three decades John Seiler was an editorial writer for the Orange County Register

This article originally appeared on CalWatchDog.com

Normally a trendsetter, California might be a laggard in following
the political revolutions back east. On Tuesday, the Establishment of
both parties took a beating from voters upset at the most dysfunctional
government most Americans have lived under.

In Kentucky, Rand Paul wiped out Trey Grayson, the GOP Establishment candidate, by 59 percent to 35 percent. Paul is the son of Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who lost the Republican Party’s presidential bid but easily won the campaign’s war of ideas almost by default.

Ron Paul’s predictions of a financial meltdown, memorably in the
debates of 2007 and early 2008, proved prescient and have increased his
popularity, as have numerous YouTube snippets of his TV appearances and speeches.

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