August 28, 2009

Have a great weekend. I'll be at the event below!

On August 28, 2009 Taxpayers will go back to the Capitol to Demand our Representatives stop taxing us and start representing us!

In California's vast and fertile central valley, the federal government has shut off the water to farmers. Fields lie fallow, and once thriving orchards are dry and dead. After generations on the land, families are losing their farms. In some areas unemployment exceeds 40%. All this to protect a "minnow." The government is putting fish before families. This insanity must end.

In the mountains, family owned timber operations, working and managing our forests for generations, are being forced into bankruptcy by the state. The government has made their equipment illegal, and regulations are so onerous that it now costs 30% more to bring a standard 2x4 to market in California than it does in Oregon or Washington. Even the large timber companies struggle to survive. In a state rich with timber resources, we import the vast majority of our building materials from other states, because the cost of local production is simply too high due to severe overregulation. The timber industry is literally being driven out of business by the politicians in Sacramento.

Industries from mining to construction, transportation to ranching, and farming to concrete are suffering under impossible burdens placed by unaccountable bureaucrats and arrogant politicians intent on the complete destruction of California's once world class economy.

Yes, something is terribly wrong. Our politicians and their appointed cronies are strangling this great state. Businesses are leaving California in an unprecedented exodus of capital and talent. Productive citizens and their businesses are fleeing to places like Texas and Nevada, which tout more business friendly policies, less regulation and lower taxes. Meanwhile, California's unemployment rate skyrockets, our cost of living increases, and our politicians respond by passing even more stringent legislation and higher taxes...even when we vote against it!

The laws may be different for each industry. The regulations may vary, but they are all symptoms of the same disease. We are all being crushed by burdensome regulations and taxes imposed by politicians who care more for causes and political gamesmanship, than people.

The time for change is now. We simply aren't going to take it anymore.


Timeshare Jake said...

California--look at how far it has slipped under liberalism! Make sure your voice is heard. I honestly beleive there will be a conservative revolution to retake California.

INCOMING!!!!!!! said...

More power to your elbow Nickie.

Give 'em hell. :-)

One Ticked Chick said...

Go get 'em Nickie, and watch your back!

Opus #6 said...

Go get 'em, Nickie. This is a nice group. I hear a bunch of them are packing onto a bus for a national tour on their way to the 9/12 March on Washington. This will prove an exciting month. Make sure to keep your glasses and fake mustache on, just in case.

Starsplash said...

Mr Nicki. God belss you man.
Theres an old beer commercial that goes something like this. "I love you man".

Anonymous said...

God bless you, my brother. Do good. Be good.

Have a grand time. XXXOOOOXXX

USA_Admiral said...

They are completely deranged out there. I wonder if it will rapidly spread out to the east as well.

Anonymous said...

Keep protesting the world assjole

Teresa said...

Be good! Have fun making your voice be heard. Let govt. knows whose boss-the people.
It is so freaking ridiculous California has chosen to protect a gosh dang teeny tiny fish over humans, and people who need work to survive and live in our society. I think all the "green" wackos to be sent to a far, far away Island, where they can be eco friendly to all of nature, while figuring out how they are going to master survival skills without hurting their "green" wacky cause.

Northman said...

Sadly I think the state of California is already too communist to save. My suggestion is that you get out before they build a wall to hold you in. They'll call it Checkpoint Arnold, or maybe Checkpoint Obama. I worked for a brief time in California a few years back and I must say the only thing I liked about that state was the weather. You can only regulate so far before you destroy the business you're regulating and then you have to regulate further to make up for the loss and so on and so forth and we're seeing it now. I quite enjoy your blog but I absolutely despise your state.

The Conservative Lady said...

Good for you. It's time to take a stand!

Kid said...

Not to insult anyone's intelligence, but the destruction of California by its communist legislature is intentional.

It is a preview of where America is headed in the not too distant future if obama and the dems are able to pass their capitalism stifling bills.

Good Luck sir.

Only 2 states are financially solvent. Texas and Alaska. Shocka !

JihadGene said...

Holy Bat Shit! I was there!!!