Deep Purple Pain in the Wallet

“We are ‘purple’ now” declares out local lefty blogger. In his view the increasing number of blue Democrats are changing Nevada County politics.  Is this a good thing?  Too much blue in the purple is damaging our local economy.

To make purple a painter mixes red and blue. The more blue the darker the purple. Red being the Republicans in the community and Blue being the Democrats, according to our lefty blogger. We now have a deep blue Supermajority in the Statehouse in Sacramento. The local blue people  are the very people who helped created that deep blue Supermajority, through their support, donations and votes.

Now that the deep blue people have total control of the legislative process they are promoting environmental regulations that are depleting the household budgets of every family in Nevada County.

One of the most aggressive methods for looting family wallets is AB-32 which is driving up energy prices, and on 1 Jan 2015 will drive up fuel prices from 4% to 19% depending on the price per ton the petroleum refiners are going to be forced to pay for their CO2 emissions. With $4.00 gallon fuel, 4% is about 16 cents per gallon. The Legislative Analysis Office predicts it will be 50 cents per gallon by 2020. According to a CARB study it could go as high as 70 cents per gallon.

So, this January when you go to the fuel pump, remember it was those blue people in our purple community who are responsible for those higher fuel prices. Remember it is those blue people that are slowing the state’s economic recovery by restricting fracking in the state. It is the blue people that are flushing critical water reserves down our rivers to save a bait fish, destroying Central Valley agriculture. It is the blue people’s regulation that are slowing small business development, . . .

Remember this is what happens when the blue creates deep purple and they take over and control the lives of the red people. Is that what we want? It is according to our lefty blogger.  For him, more blue the better.

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About Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.
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