Are California Democrats manipulating the system?

June 17, 2017

Josh Newman

Amid objections from Republican lawmakers, California Democrats slipped a provision into a budget related bill on Thursday that will help thwart an attempt to recall Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, further fanning allegation of wrongdoing by both parties.

After Newman voted to increase the state’s gas tax, a recall was started against him that if successful would have gone to a vote shortly after the Nov. 1 start of the gas tax hike. An overwhelming majority of Californians object to gas tax increase, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Shortly after the recall effort was announced, Chevron donated $500,000 to the California Republican Party, to help fund the Newman recall effort.

Democrats cried foul contending the Newman recall effort has employed misleading tactics such as saying the recall will reverse the gas tax, which it will not.

California lawmakers then came to Newman’s defense on Thursday and passed a budget related bill with a provision that changes the requirements for qualifying a recall petition for the ballot. These changes are likely to delay Newman’s recall vote until a general election, which generally favor Democrats.

Now Republicans are noting their disgust at the tactics Democratic lawmakers have employed to hold onto their supermajority.

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Politicians of all colors manipulate. ‘Political science’

An overwhelming majority reject the increase in gas tax because it affects all taxpayers. The so called poor have been taught by these lawmakers that the only tax increases they should get behind are taxes on the so called rich.

Maybe one day they will see that government exists to feed itself, not to help the fools who vote for ever increasing government control of their lives and wallets in every election.

Democrats and cheating go together like soup and sandwich.

And Rex Tillerson was a CEO for a major oil company with massive lobbying power, dude, it goes both ways. Grow up.

Are California Democrats manipulating the system? Really? Are you serious? Does a bear shit in the woods?

Democrats will :use all tactics to steal from the “treasurery” to enhance their power!

Time for an voter initiative to make tacking riders on bills illegal

tacking things on to a bill should stop. biggest theft device ever

Headlines like this are double redundancy.

Of course Democrats are manipulating the system. Republicans do the same thing. What is a system for, afterall?

It’s like saying, “Rats eat food left out by campers”. Of course they are! Democrat and republican rats alike.

They’re politicians…..what do you expect them to do?

You might have to agree with President Trump when he says “they are bad people.”

I agree with a few things that Trump has said but that doesn’t matter because he only says what he thinks people want to hear and changes that up if situations change and he thinks that they want to hear something else. The only thing separating him from traditional politicians in Washington (or Sac) is his style, his ego and, in some cases, his ignorance.

change the system. and look at Josh Newman; a disgrace to Fullerton

I guess when you “own” the system by virtue of a super majority you get to change it when it suits you, eh Comrades?

Yep, commissar, just like Republicans are doing in Washington. With Putin’s backing.

Yep, must have been those Russkies who made me look at Hillary like she was Nixon in a dress, only half as smart and twice as corrupt…

Lol, at least Hillary attempted to create social medicine in the 90’s, and Dick got us out of Vietnam, what the heck has Trump done? Propose a bunch of crap and have it thwarted by elected officials keeping the publics best interest in mind. Good luck on that wall to the looney bin, or prison.