California's GOP Divided on Immigration
The two Republicans facing off in California's gubernatorial primary have begun to express distinct views on an issue that has long been used by GOP candidates to mobilize their base: illegal immigration.
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#2 Mar 6, 2010
ATTENTION TEA Party patriots:
Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for the California gubernatorial race is a RINO!
Meg Whitman said "It would not be practical to deport illegal immigrants."
Spread the word to other TEA Party groups.
Steve Poizner, Republican candidate for the California gubernatorial race said:
One of my key issues will be illegal immigration and stopping it once and for all; if I have to send the National Guard to the border, Ill do it.
"illegal immigrants are overwhelming our education, health care and public benefits systems.
Steve Poizner is the best candidate for the California gubernatorial race.
Spread the word to other TEA Party groups.
#3 Mar 6, 2010
excellent.....that's a lot of west LA landscapers
#4 Mar 6, 2010
If all the republicans and democrats candidates don't support amnesty, then the latino vote will not matter at all
#5 Mar 7, 2010
Vote on the one that will deport ALL illegals out of CA de mexico.
Since: Mar 07
#6 Mar 7, 2010
State's unemployment rate hits 12.5 percent
By Pete Carey
Updated: 03/05/2010 11:09:42 PM PST
California's unemployment rate jumped to its highest level in more than three decades in January, but the trends in state and national reports released Friday appear to be improving.
The record 12.5 percent unemployment rate was up from a revised 12.3 percent in December.
Still, there is evidence of an upswing, with a gain of 32,500 jobs in January, said Loree Levy, deputy director of public affairs at the state Employment Development Department.
California's report came on the same day as the national jobs report, which included more recent data than the state's. It showed national unemployment in February remained unchanged at 9.7 percent. Jobs were lost, but far fewer 36,000 than economists expected.
Oh, yes - sunshine and lollipops for the Golden State. These are the Californians ELIGIBLE for unemployment compensation and the figure excludes the many who have dropped off the roles and given up. Now, add in the millions of illegals, whose welfare is the responsibility of California taxpayers (what's left of 'em).
Then, we have the Obama Administration talking about some lame brained amnesty proposal to entitle even more to state resources.
If Californians don't roll these azzholes out of office, I'm going to lose sympathy for ya'. Not really. But, PLEASE cross party lines as necessary in order to BOOT them out. They show absolutely NO respect or concern for what has happened to you. Good luck!
“From The Desert To The Sea”
Since: Sep 09
To All Across The Lands
#8 Mar 7, 2010
Valero and Tesoro have reportedly pledged as much as $2 million to help gather signatures for a ballot initiative to suspend the greenhouse-gas-cutting law until the jobless rate improves.
March 03, 2010|By Margot Roosevelt
Two Texas-based refinery giants have pledged as much as $2 million to fund signature gathering for a ballot initiative to suspend California's landmark global warming law, according to Sacramento sources.
The companies, Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp., own refineries in California that would be forced under the law to slash emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases.
Campaign workers began collecting signatures Tuesday for the initiative, which would delay regulations to implement the nation's most comprehensive climate legislation until California's unemployment level drops to 5.5% for at least a year.
The current jobless rate is more than 12%.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a strong supporter of AB 32, the global warming law, had asked businesses not to support the ballot measure, which was launched by a coalition of Republican politicians and conservative activists.
California companies, according to a source close to the administration, "are more tolerant of California's environmental leadership. But these Texans don't want to pay to cut their emissions in California if the federal government is not going to pass climate legislation. They can throw a few mill- ion dollars into" fighting the law.
A federal climate bill, passed by the U.S. House last June, has stalled in the Senate in the wake of intense lobbying by coal and oil companies, which would be forced to cap their emissions. Scientists say carbon dioxide and other gases are trapping heat in the atmosphere and disrupting the planet's climate.
Meanwhile, the recession and high unemployment rate have pushed environmental issues far down the list of public concerns, at the same time that conservative groups have latched onto global warming as a way to attack the Obama administration.
A Tesoro spokesman did not respond to inquiries. But the company's website invites visitors to lobby Congress to ensure "fair" climate legislation and fight any effort by the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act.
Bill Day, a Valero spokesman, declined to confirm or deny the company's involvement, saying that "any contributions would come out in normal disclosures" under California's campaign laws. He referred a reporter to Goddard Claussen, a Sacramento political consulting firm, which is handling the ballot campaign.
However, Day added in an e-mail that Valero had set up a website, www.voicesforenergy.org , "to educate consumers about the federal cap-and-trade legislation. Valero has been very outspoken about the dangers of these proposals and the fact that they would badly damage the economy while having no effect on climate change."
The initiative sponsors, including Assemblyman Dan Logue (R-Marysville), Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Granite Bay) and the People's Advocate, a Sacramento-based anti-tax group, have until April 24 to gather 433,971 valid signatures to qualify it for the November ballot.
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