Over the past few weeks California has felt the positive effects of warmer temperatures as tropical moisture mixed with a seasonal cold front to end the drought across the state. Snowpacks increased across the Sierras and moderate rains soaked the land from San Diego to Shasta.
It has happened just in time for water restrictions to be lifted for the upcoming growing season. As commissions begin to rule against fish intake valve concerns some sanity can start coming back to our markets.
In Carlsbad, CA environmental groups tried to claim false concerns about sea creatures getting caught in intake valves to stop a local desalinization plant. Filtration and intake systems do not endanger species. However, the process of purifying water does require a filter so the purpose of a desal plant is to make sure nothing gets through. Does it cause species to go extinct? Absolutely not.
By keeping the water restrictions high and supplies low the government is driving up water rates across the state, even without a natural drought. This same policy is being applied to our electricity supplies as the water crisis is used to justify dismantling dams that generate clean, cheap, hydroelectric power. As California’s resources are squandered the government goes deeper and deeper into debt, taxing the people more and more each day with rate increases, fees, and regulations.
The economic impact continues. Less and less money is made available to the private sector. Total tax receipts decrease because economic activity slows to a crawl. This then fuels higher deficits until the government goes bust once the wealth of the people is gone. But a simple solution is at hand. If only our Governor and President would act.
As the Obama Administration tries to figure out ways to create new jobs, it fails to recognize that its own socialist government controls are eliminating jobs and wealth on a massive scale. The nonsense leftist idealogues who think making a profit is a bad thing are about to find out what happens when you continuously lose the taxpayers money.
If the leaders of our nation were strong they would end the water restrictions turn the pumps on, fill the reservoirs, guarantee ten times more than the 5% allocation at a minimum, and let the economy flow. Once the water guarantees are in place the banks can loan on the land, this will spur agribusiness activity, employ more workers, and bring value back to our real estate. A simple solution which only requires a common sense approach to the problem and not mountains of debt.
This simple solution only requires one thing. Political leaders standing up to the false claims of environmental organizations and the foreign interests who run them. The people already know the truth, and it isn’t inconvenient at all. We will stop the command and control policies of Obama’s tyrants and czars. Lisa Jackson of the EPA does not have the authority to give President Obama dictatorial power. If they continue to try to overturn our Declaration of Independence and Constitution, we will hold them accountable for the damage they are creating.
Indeed the water crisis in California, is just a small sample of the command and control philosophies of the environmental police state. In a recent 60 minutes interview one of the Delta Smelt’s advocates actually made this comment: “don’t plant crops that have to have water every year.” If there is anyone on this earth that knows how to plant crops that can go one year with water then one year without then you will have a great career working for the tyrants in Washington, DC and Sacramento, CA. Until then it is time for the people of this state to stand up against the bureaucrats who are intentionally destroying our farms, jobs, and real estate values. In 2010 we will take our country back from the politicians who are as corrupt as corruption can be.
California has enough water for everyone. It is corrupt politicians who want to bankrupt small businesses across the state who need to be made extinct. They are the new endangered species. California’s people will make sure of that in the next election.