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JUNE 12, 2011 



$pending and Taxing AND Debt, Oh My!
Today's guests: California State Senator Doug LaMalfa
  California State Assemblyman Jim Nielsen
On California’s yellow brick road of doom we should be hearing about plans to cut spending, waste, fraud and abuse in our overburdened social programs and bureaucracies. Instead, we hear about tax increases and high speed rail and more regulation for phony global warming measures. Where are the urgently needed pension and immigration reforms? Where is the consideration for businesses who could provide much-needed jobs?

Here are two representatives who are right in the middle of the battle for We the People.  Find out where CA is headed at this critical time. Is the media giving you the same story? You be the judge. What can we do to help?
About California State Senator Doug LaMalfa


California State Senator Doug LaMalfa
Doug LaMalfa is a fourth generation rice farmer and business owner who has lived in Northern California all his life. He and his wife, Jill, along with their four children, Kyle, Allison, Sophia and Natalie make their home on the family farm in Richvale. Doug attended local schools and grew up learning the value of hard work and community service. Doug earned his degree in Ag/Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He now manages the family farming business originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1931.

An active leader in Northern California agriculture, Doug was elected as a founding director of the California Rice Commission from Butte County. Doug also served on the Domestic Promotion Committee of the USA Rice Federation.

A conservative Republican in word and deed, Doug LaMalfa has opposed increasing taxes and is a stalwart defender of Proposition 13. With a proven record of fighting on behalf of working families, Doug knows that taxpayers know better than bureaucrats and politicians how to spend and invest their own hard-earned money. He opposed the 2007 and 2008 budgets that have been proven shams that have resulted in California’s current budget crisis.

He has been a strong supporter of private property rights inside and outside the Capitol, authoring a Constitutional Amendment and helping place three initiatives on the ballot to protect Californians against eminent domain abuse.

Water is our most precious natural resource and Doug LaMalfa believes in protecting our water rights and developing more water storage. He has continually advocated for increasing California’s water supply, supporting planned projects such as Sites Reservoir. Doug has been a leader in opposing burdensome environmental regulations that place fairy shrimp and fish ahead of human needs. In 2004, he was the only California Legislator invited to testify at a Congressional Field hearing to restrict the overreaching federal Endangered Species Act.

Today's guest: California State Assemblyman Jim Nielsen


Assemblyman Jim Nielsen is honored to represent the 2nd Assembly District, which includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo counties.

Assemblyman Nielsen has quickly distinguished himself as a tough fiscal conservative and was appointed Vice Chairman of both the Assembly Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee. In his capacity as Vice Chairman he led the effort to cut tens of billions of dollars of waste from the state budget.

Currently, Nielsen serves as the Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations, Veterans Affairs, and Rules Committees.

In the first two years of his State Assembly service Nielsen was part of the Water Conference Committee which produced a water plan for California that protects water rights for Northern California. Assemblyman Nielsen is working tirelessly on issues that reflect his constituents' interests and values. He established himself as a traditional, tough-on-crime conservative who champions the cause for lower taxes, controlled government spending, private property rights, and reforming state regulation.

In 2010, Assemblyman Nielsen sponsored a measure to save the Williamson Act, which enables local governments to enter into contracts with private landowners for the purpose of protecting agricultural uses such as farming and ranching.




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