McNerney's Latest Votes: Both AGAINST Job and Energy Creation... State, National, International, posted by VoteDemsOut, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on May 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm
Do you think McNerney is in favor of bringing America's economy back? Think again. This un-American, anti-business, leftist has just voted the following way...
1. Putting the Gulf of Mexico Back to Work Act - (Vote Passed 263-163)
The House passed this bill that would expedite the permitting process for lessees seeking to drill for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico. The Interior Dept would be required to review applications within 30 days, with the option of extending the review period to 60 days.
McNerney voted NO
2. Reversing President Obama's Offshore Moratorium Act (Vote Passed 243-179)
This House bill would require the Interior Dept to open certain unused areas of the Outer Continental Shelf for oil and natural gas drilling.
Posted by Not for us, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm
So apparently he thinks high gas prices for us are OK with him. He and ms pelosi blocked everything while she was boss lady that would provide power for our economy or fuel to get to work....but since CA has such huge UNemployment, I guess McNerney figures no jobs to drive to, so don't need affordable fuel.
When is he going to push for solar on car tops, so they won't have to suck our much too scarce & expensive power from our neighborhood substations...since he won't let us have more abundant nuclear power.
We have so many sources of fuels and power on our North American continent, if only Pelosi and McNerney would stop saying NO, NO, NO, to all our domestic fuel & power sources....We have to shut our economy down, to wait, and wait, and wait, for their 'acceptable' power fantasies to get perfected and produced....probably not in my lifetime....meanwhile the country can collapse just wishing and waiting.
Posted by Elitist, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 16, 2011 at 10:14 pm
Thanks to McNerney for standing firm against the fascist onslaught against our environment. Yeah, follow the Repubs' lead and it will lead to job growth -- sure, look at how many jobs the Bush tax cuts for the rich created for the country. Such idiocy can only be laughed at. Paul, Santorum, Christie -- they all thought we should apologize to BP for causing them so much consternation after the spill. Clowns, all of them.
Posted by VoteDemsOut, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 7:01 am
Dear Elitist (a befitting name),
A mayor of one central valley Calif city has a name for your beliefs. That is, people like you who condone shutting off the water supply for the Central Valley agricultural area destroying the farming business, destroying thousands of jobs, raising food prices. All in the name of environmentalism. His name for your beliefs is "domestic terrorism."
Posted by HUH?, a resident of the Pheasant Ridge neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 7:14 am
Did anyone expect a socialist like Jerry to vote any different? News Flash. Jerry and his fellow Leftist WANT high gas prices. Although the CA unemployment rate will remin in the mid teens, or higher, they are fine with that, as long as we are all beholden to the Black Booted, militant enviro's. LOL, my family will be fine no matter what happens here, even if gas in $10 a gallob. Who do you think high gas prices hurt? The top 1% like us? No, Jerry and his cronies continue to hurt the poor, the people they have brainwashed into keeping them in office.Its pathetic how they take advantage of the uneducated and unmotivated, but it is what it is.
Posted by Feldmeir, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 8:42 am
McNerney is simply a lapdog for the evil Queen Pelosi and Barack Hussein Osama. They want the price of gasoline to go to $10 per gallon or more. They want to destroy the economy of the United States, thinking that they will then have their opportunity to turn it into a socialist republic. The inept voters of this area continue the grievous error of re-electing the moron McNerney to office. Undoubtedly, the Pleasanton Weekly will take this posting down because they are also lefty loon lapdogs (and like so many other lefty loon publications,going broke).
Posted by Early Bird, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 8:54 am
Should members of the fascist contingent bother to take their head out of the sand, they might see a reviving California economy. It's true, the invasion of Walmarts and Home Depots has chased all too many small businesses out of the state; and other corps have shifted their labor expenses overseas at the expense of California's working people. But these developments are not something the fascist Republicans are going to criticize; for the more poorly educated, nonunionized, and abandoned Cal workers are, the better they'll be able to race to the bottom in their competition with Asian laborers. You know, Steve, the way some corps have demanded their ill-educated workers work at half-salary? Welcome to China, Steve.
With more rigorous consumer and worker protections, California is finally beginning to dig out of the hole caused by the Bushies and Wall Street.
A fully productive and full-salaried California worker
Posted by John, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 9:01 am
So, by your argument McNerney is unAmerican because he didn't vote with the interests of the oil companies. So, where in the Constitution does it say you have a god-given right to cheap gas?
The oil companies are making record profits now, while sitting on unused leases already granted by the US government. Prices are high because the global comodities market is reacting to the Middle East unrest, and the amount of oil drilled in the gulf would have little impact on that. As the oil gets harder to extract and begins to run out, prices will inevitably rise. Best to get used to that. The USA has far lower prices than in mist Western countries...
Posted by VoteDemsOut, a resident of the Amador Estates neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 9:29 am
Dear Early Bird,
First, my guess is that if you really are a "fully productive and full-salaried Calif worker" you are likely a government employee and are probably union.
Your moronic comments that "Walmart and Home Depot" are forcing smaller businesses out are breathtakingly vacant of the truth.
If you asked the CEO's (or small business owners) of any out-migrating company leaving Calif...virtually NONE would point fingers at the Walmarts or Home Depots...or ANY private sector company. The real VILLAN causing the mad dash to leave Calif is GOVERNMENT.
Posted by steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 10:13 am
early bird--I read your big labor talking points again and you still didn't identify where this allegedly productivity in Calif is taking place. You disparaging anyone to the right of McNerney does not support your public labor union stance of sucking the life out of the state's economy.
Additionally, your citing, "rigorous consumer and worker protections" is nothing but a boon for lawyers blood sucking practice of draining our local economies dry. How does one come to the conclusions you espouse. Did you go to school in Berkeley?
Posted by Early Bird, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 11:16 am
@ "How does one come to the conclusions you espouse. Did you go to school in Berkeley?"
Most of my conclusions are derived from years of reading. It is a valuable pursuit, Steve. Reading. I did not go to school "in" Berkeley, but I have delivered several invited talks/lectures at the university there.
One of my specialties involves studying various delusional mental states of followers of crypto-fascist movements. You and your contributions on these posts have offered an excellent case study, for which I am highly grateful. Please keep your contributions coming!
I do not currently belong to a union, but belonged to several while I worked my way through my undergraduate and graduate studies. My union wages usually set the standard in the industry, such that the nonunionized workplaces felt the need to rival unionized workplaces in order to hire and maintain a competitive work force. It is a shame that unions have been systematically busted up over the past 50 years as they have. It helps to explain why the average US worker makes no more money today in real wages than he or she did in the late 1970's. At the same time, the highly affluent have more than doubled their earnings over the same period. You might think about this the next time you stew about your employer forcing you to work for half-pay. Cheers.
Posted by Early Bird, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 11:48 am
Nice grammar, Paul. Me not silly. You silly. No one if you deal. You nerd. Off with you nerd!!! I'll take that under advisement. (Like I said, reading. That's where one learns how to communicate in an intelligent way.) (Oh, and by the way, might you be Steve's employer? If so, you must be laughing all the way to the bank, yes?)
Posted by reasonable, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 12:03 pm
thank you Early Bird for actually making sense.
Yes, California's government is a big part of the problem -- but it isn't the governor or even the legislature -- it's our referendum process that allows ordinary citizens to rally behind popular ideas like "3-strikes" or "prop 13" without considering the true costs. These things cost the state lots of money but don't provide any funding!! meanwhile, taxes can't be raised without a 2/3 majority (which you'll never get) and propositions can't be overturned except by (surprise!) the voters, no matter how crazy they are.
Yes, I would agree that the pensions are out of control. But right now we are firing teachers, closing schools and our roads are full of potholes (there are many "poor" states out there with much better schools AND roads). These things are paid for with taxes, and unless we fix our referendum system, or fix Prop 13, or get rid of things like 3-strikes, we will NOT balance the budget.
Our state pays less per student than 20 years ago (in 2010 dollars) and much less than other states. Our prison spending has gone up at almost the same rate as our educational spending is going down. College students cost less than prisoners, people !!!
Posted by so...., a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm
Leaving aside your conspiracy theory, you seem to acknowledge that all the birdbrains who voted for christiansen would otherwise have voted Republican? Not a very intelligent group of voters you're calling your own, is it?
But you raise an interesting point. If the Dems want to siphon off votes from the Repubs, all they have to do is surreptitiously insert a third party candidate, like Christiansen, who believes that 9/11 was a conspiratorial plot hatched by leaders of the world bank. So doing will automatically guarantee a 10-20 point drop off in Republican voter support.
Your comments are funnier than the funny pages. Please do keep them coming!