All these policies that I am proposing will be phased in intelligently with input from everyone involved so we have smooth transitions and will save taxpayers BILLIONS. Our current state worker contracts will be honored.
Reevaluate-Reform-Reduce-Government Waste: To maximize accountability and efficiency to provide better opportunities for all Californians. Government isn't there to micromanage and overwhelm our lives by restricting our liberties, invading our privacy, spying on us, and extorting our money.
We Californians are fed up with being manipulated by the same worn out campaign slogans, broken promises, and 'Big Money' special interest lobbyists buying Democrat and Republican politicians and their votes! Due to their party affiliations and financial pressures they vote the party line and not in the best interest of all hard working Californians. It's time to bring back the "American Dream" by downsizing and privatizing government, by cutting taxes, and by eliminating unreasonable regulation.
WE are the United States of America! The politicians are making it the 'Divided States of America.' WE need to remind them that they were elected to work with the entire California Legislature towards reasonable compromise in the best interest of ALL Californians to create a debt-free-future for us, our kids, and our grandkids. We don't need 800 new laws every year! We have thousands of laws that have taken away our freedoms, opportunities, and our hard earned money. It's time to simplify, repeal and reduce this burdensome bureaucracy.
To paraphrase President Ronald Reagan, TEAR DOWN THIS POLITICAL WALL!
It's Time To Fight Back! Cesar Chavez and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for the rights of the people. Now it's our turn!
Both President Kennedy and Reagan cut taxes for everyone, which improved our economy, created jobs and raised our standard of living. This is what I am proposing:
California needs to make job creation it's top priority! This recovery is taking way, way too long because the politicians are playing their blame game instead of coming together to create policies for job recovery. The government spent billions to bale-out the BIG BANKS AND HUGE CORPORATIONS only to make them bigger. The stock market is being manipulated by infusing 65 billion per month to prop it up and the public is paying the price as usual. All that money should have been given to the PUBLIC to infuse into our economy which would have created jobs and saved our homes. We have very high unemployment. Seniors are taking entry level jobs in the fast food and retail industry to make ends meet and students can't find a job while being burdened with a student debt before they even enter the job market. In spite of this the legislature introduces bills every year to raise taxes and kill jobs. California is mostly made up of small business. We need incentives to create jobs and cut all taxes to compete globally. It's time to streamline, review and reform regulations that prevent job creation, without affecting public safety.
The Bay Bridge was years overdue and 6 times over budget at a cost of 6.5 billion. The steel was bought from China instead of our own mills and many of the sections were prefabricated by China's labor and shipped here. The project is still plagued with controversy: faulty bolts, bad welds, and foundation issues. It sucking up millions of taxpayer dollars in overage charges, with no end in sight! Other bridges have bolt issues as well.
Caltrans covered up and fired employees that reported the structural issues and refused to take part in the cover up. Most projects that Caltrans builds and manages are over budget and late. My supporters and I are demanding that the Attorney General assign an outside task force and a special prosecutor to do a full blown investigation of Caltrans, as well as the Legislature and Governor Brown who is ultimately responsible. We need to put these people under oath and get to the bottom of this, because there could be criminal conduct and this could be seriously endangering the public. Caltrans needs to be restructured and most of it's services should be privatized and subcontracted on an open bid basis.
These are only a few examples of the incompetence and reckless spending of Governor Brown and our state government
This January Governor Brown proposed a new budget of about $108 billion with an 8.5% increase over last year. We just had another so called temporary tax hike and here they go again, growing California government at our expense and giving the Legislature a 5% raise while our jobs and wages are being cut and healthcare insurance is going through the roof. California's budget is a manipulation of data and unrealistic expectations of revenue! It doesn't take into account the long term obligation nor retirement requirement of our government workers; which could be over $300 billion.
A balanced budget means no deficit nor surplus (Basic Economics 101). Any surplus should be refunded to tax payers, paying down long term debt, and covering the retirement obligations of our government workers.
We are required to live within our means, so should the state. This needs to be done in a responsible way, without jeopardizing public safety, essential services, and classroom spending. We need to audit all agencies and put in real reforms to eliminate waste. The legislature and governor should not get paid and should also pay a daily fine for every day that the budget is late!
I won't support any legislation that raises taxes on our families and businesses. Period! California has some of the highest taxes of any state and the most incompetent Legislature and Leadership. Why would anyone want to do business in California with such an environment? Thousands of good paying jobs and businesses have departed to other states and overseas. We need reforms NOW! Streamline the tax code of California and of our nation! Replace the state income and sales tax with a truly fair, tax system of no more then 15%. That way everyone pays only for what they use.
Governor Brown is out of touch and so is the legislature. He has been a politician most of his life and has no clue of what hard working Californians and businesses have endured during his 3 terms. At his State of the State speeches he talks down to us with his fairytale stories and toy props. This is an insult to our intelligence, he is like a dictator talking down to the slaves. His answer is to enslave us with more taxes. My supporters call him "Scary Jerry the fairytale Governor" because of his more tax and spending policies and that he is seeking a 4th term. This is kind of like what Vladimir Putin is doing in Russia. WOW!
As Governor I will have an open door policy and uphold the Constitution of the United States and California, including ALL amendments; unlike Governor Brown.
I will work to unite all Californians - Democrat, Republican, Independent and more - and invite and include all groups to participate in open discussion to bring about positive results in the best interest of all our citizens. We need to fix our economy, create great jobs, reform healthcare and eduction, all of which should be the best in the world. Our seniors shouldn't have to spend their last penny to maintain a meager existence. We need to protect our environment to have clean air, water, energy, and safe food without GMO and poison preservatives and chemicals. No nuclear power plants!
To solve our energy crisis, our policies must encourage the greater use of solar and other alternative energy sources to power our cars, homes and business, thus reducing the pressure on our electric grid and natural resources. I don't support oil fracking because it destroys our groundwater table. The oil is sold on the open market and doesn't stay in the U.S. That is why our gas prices are high.
Obamacare, (The Unaffordable Care Act, which we still can't read in its entirety because the law keeps changing at the whim of the president!) has employers making jobs part- time so they don't have to provide benefits. Many cities are bankrupt, families are struggling, but the state is wasting our money on fancy buildings with offices of brass, marble, granite, massive glass entries, elaborate architecture and extravagant cost overruns, while driving fancy vehicles, wasting resources and sucking up energy. It's time to have a HUGE GOVERNMENT REDUCTION SALE of everything that isn't needed; of land not being used and equipment being underused. It's time to downsize the waste! As a Designer and Builder I know I can save Billions by offering a better way.
We can raise revenue by making California a job friendly state. Focus on a Functional, Productive Legislature. Create jobs. Alleviate our large trade imbalance. Increase our exports. Stop trading with countries that deny basic human rights while enjoying our freedoms and free money. Provide incentives to the high-tech industry to keep our best jobs here.
Enough of this corruption, divisiveness and lies. We don't have a revenue problem. Governor Brown, the legislators and our so-called 'LEADERS' have a spending Addiction.
Right now each party blames the other for the dysfunctional and incompetent policies. They create divisivness by using scare tactics, racism and the fabrication of issues to divide us while discrediting people who have worked hard to achieve their dreams; labeling them as some sort of evil. When I, like so many others, complete a grueling hundred mile trek, I would like to feel good about my achievement - not be demonized for it. The same should be for those who work just as hard. My attitude is not to blame, but to bring people together and offer a better solution for any issue.
I invite ALL the people of California to Unite and Take Charge to ensure that we all have a great future. Please join our team.
"Bo" for California Governor 2014", the REAL PEOPLE'S CANDIDATE AND OUR GRASS- ROOTS CAMPAIGN to win this fight. By volunteering, creating your own groups, networking with all your family members, friends and every person you know. Let's use all the tools available to us. Let the people's voice be heard and seen all over social media. Let's raise the funds for our cause. We will send our message LOUD AND CLEAR that we've had enough of living with corrupt, crooked, cronie, good ol' boy politicians and their lies.The government doesn't control the people. Rather "We the People" control the government! California is the most beautiful state with greatest, best and smartest people. We will make California #1 again, for us, our children and our grandchildren. Let's revive the middle class. Let all of us live and share in "The American Dream of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!"