Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kathleen "You can call me Suzy" Evans for CA State Senate 2010

One thing about the San Fernando Valley - by Los Angeles standards, there isn't a ton of high-calibur things to do, but this is only true by California standards.  The Valley has produced its fine share of talent, from athletes to teachers (and don't forget to toss in some corrupt business enterprises - can you say ZZZ Best?).  But overall, the San Fernando Valley is my valley.  I was born there, and spent a bulk of my life there.  Kathleen "Suzy" Evans is running for California State Senate (20th District - West San Fernando Valley) and her representation could become more relevant to people looking for real people who want to do what they are hired to do - serve the people!

Below, we've listed a couple of Kathleen "Suzy" Evans' platform stances (per her website).  (Remember, Sacholes encourages you to read up on the potentials who run for office.  Of course, these days you have to wonder if that is just pipe dream drivel.  After all, I was told, as a young voter, many years ago, to read more about the representatives.  The difference is that today, the opportunity to know more is substantially easier, and can even be broken down by the yokels who write for this blog.  Take pride.  Take initiative.  Help make California better.  In the best case scenario, and the people vote in the right candidates, don't worry, Sacholes knows there will always be another Tony Villar, Arnold or smarmy Gavin Newsome waiting in the wings trying to charm over ignorant voters.  There will never be a shortage of work for us!)

Evans on:  Economy, Employment, Taxation and You
"One of the biggest challenges we face in this state is the rising unemployment.  Right now, we’re at 12% unemployment.  All of us know someone who is out of work.  Each one of us knows others who are fearful of losing their jobs.  There are reasons for our higher-than-average unemployment.
We in California have chased businesses out of our state… all by ourselves.  We didn’t need help to do that.  California business owners are still chasing the California dream… but they’re chasing it in Colorado, Nevada and Texas. 
California legislators have raised taxes, instituted regulations, implemented fees, expanded permit requirements and required more paperwork that made small businesses an enemy… rather than a partner.  Is it any wonder why businesses have fled to Nevada and Arizona as well as other business-friendly states?
Although sprawling Los Angeles is the second largest city in the country, we only have a handful of the top Fortune 500 Companies in the U.S.  For some reason, our current legislators can’t figure out a simple fact:  if we are to lower our unemployment, we have to create more jobs AND keep the jobs we already have.
As your senator, I will introduce legislation to cut corporate taxes, lower fees and decrease regulations so we can attract the best and the brightest entrepreneurs.
We don’t need higher taxes to throw more money at a system that keeps getting worse each year. We are already one of the highest taxed states in the country, including
paying the highest personal tax, business tax, gas tax and sales tax. Plus the California state budget has more than doubled in only 10 years.
Our current team of legislators are not putting the needs of their constituents first. With your help, we can make a change.  We can have our California dream once again.
As your assemblyperson, I promise to:
  • Vote NO to every proposed tax hike
  • Vote NO to every proposed fee hike
  • Vote NO to every increase that takes more money out of your pocket.
  • I will vote NO on every budget that increases spending above the previous year's tax revenues.
  • I will vote YES for a part time legislature.
  • I will vote YES to cut wasteful spending.
More businesses = More job opportunities for you!
I am already on the record for the following:
  • I have signed the Americans for Tax Reform Taxpayer Protection Pledge
  • I opposed Prop 1A through 1E, which would have increased your tax burden.
  • I opposed Props A, B, and E when I ran for Los Angeles City Controller.
Props A and E were wasteful spending propositions and Prop B would have raised your DWP bill.
I want you to have more money in your pocket and the freedom to spend it as you choose."

"Let’s stop wasteful spending and keep jobs in our state!"

Evans on: California State Rights and the 10th Amendment
"The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The 10th Amendment was adopted after the Constitutional ratification process to emphasize the fact that the states remained individual and unique sovereignties; that they were empowered in areas that the Constitution did not delegate to the federal government.  With this in mind, any federal attempt to legislate beyond the Constitutional limits of Congress’ authority is a usurpation of state sovereignty - and unconstitutional.
The California State legislature passed a resolution in 1994 declaring the state's sovereignty under the 10th Amendment to the United States Constitution and demanded that the federal government cease and desist mandates that are beyond the scope of constitutionally delegated powers.  As your California State Representative I will fight to keep the rights of our state granted to us under the constitution."

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