President Trump delivered a speech at the 99th Annual Farm Bureau Convention where he signed two executive orders to expand broadband deployment in rural areas.

The first order, “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America,” will accelerate the deployment of broadband in rural areas by ordering executive departments and agencies to reduce barriers to capital investment in broadband services. More specifically, the order will streamline the application process for broadband deployment on federal property. The second order is a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of the Interior that will support broadband tower facilities on federal property managed by the Department of the Interior (DOI). The order states “Lowering the costs of broadband deployment to rural areas can strengthen the business case for broadband facilities deployment and therefore amplify investments in broadband infrastructure. To that end, the executive branch will seek to make Federal assets more available for rural broadband deployment.” The order directs Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to identify assets managed by the DOI that may be used to support rural broadband deployment and adoption.

President Trump signed the executive orders the same day he received an official report from the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity (Task Force) that prioritized expanding broadband deployment in underserved rural areas. The Task Force was formed by President Trump to make recommendations to promote economic development and improve the quality of life in rural America. On Monday, the Task Force reported to the President that his Administration should focus on the five following priorities in rural America:

· Enhancing broadband access and commercial connections in the country's rural areas;

· Improving quality of life, including addressing opioids, education and recreation;

· Generating a reliable workforce;

· Advancing technological innovations; and,

· Economic development.

The Administration will have opportunities to address many of these recommendations in 2018 through the infrastructure package and the rural development title of the 2018 Farm Bill (a high priority for RCRC's advocacy team). In addition, the President pledged that his Administration will invest in infrastructure and continue to eliminate/reduce Obama-era regulations that hamstring rural economies. President Trump specifically praised his own order to repeal the Waters of the United States rule and pledged to cut regulations for logging and timber industries. The President also pledged that the 2018 Farm Bill will be done “on time” and offered his endorsement of the federal crop insurance program.

Reveles Formal   1 17 18Is running for Yuba County Superintendent of Schools

Dr. Francisco Reveles has announced his intention to run for the position of Yuba County Superintendent of Schools. “My hands-on leadership approach emphasizes a straight-talking style of communication based on community responsiveness and fiscal accountability. Dr. Reveles was appointed to the superintendent position in August 2016 and is a strong advocate for an educational system that reflects the aspirations and values of Yuba County families.

A 25-year Yuba County resident and educator, Dr. Reveles’ priorities center on strengthening responsive schools, quality early-childhood and special education programs, college and technical career readiness for all children, and student safety. This commitment is reflected in the county office’s close collaboration with Yuba College in developing an innovative college-based education center specifically focused on serving older youth with special needs.

And student safety is paramount for Dr. Reveles. He has moved forward in close collaboration with the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services with implementing a rapid response emergency notification system for all Yuba County school districts for crises situations such as the Oroville dam evacuations and foothill fires. Children’s safety at schools during such emergencies must be a priority and part of the county crisis response planning process.

Dr. Reveles’ view is that the county superintendent’s influence and impact extend beyond schools given that children do not exist in a vacuum. Crime, homelessness, substance abuse, and living condition all impact child development, directly or indirectly. In response, the Yuba County Office of Education is sponsoring the first-ever Children’s Summit: Issues and Implications scheduled for early spring, 2018. It will bring together family support agencies, educators, law enforcement, and community advocacy groups to share critical information with policy decision-makers.

This past December, Dr. Reveles also delivered a motivational presentation at the Government Center for men and women on probation and parole, many who were also parents. Dr. Reveles shared his struggles coming to Yuba County as a child with his homeless family and the importance of developing purpose in life centered on family, inner-strength, faith, and forgiveness.

Dr. Reveles has written a number of newspaper articles that reflect his emphasis on transparency in public office and creating meaningful connections with the community. His disdain for bureaucracies that tend to politically insulate themselves by communicating in sound bites and coded media clips was underscored in a recent newspaper article he wrote on the importance of educational leaders being straight and candid with the public on the recent state academic testing results. Other published stories highlighted Dr. Reveles’ optimistic perspective on what it means to be an American while another emphasized the critical importance of parent-child communication during these challenging times. All the published articles can be accessed through the Yuba County Office of Education web site.

Dr. Reveles stresses the importance of close collaboration with all Yuba County school districts given the superintendent’s statutory responsibly for fiscal oversight and the timely implementation of the Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP).

Dr. Reveles holds a doctoral degree in Education, a Masters in School Counseling, and credentials in School Administration, Biology and Chemistry. Additionally, he possesses extensive experience as a school administrator, university researcher, and educational textbook author/film producer. He has presented parenting seminars across the country, delivered educational keynote addresses for NASA, and is currently serving as an Honorary Base Commander at Beale AFB as well as Yuba County Rotary member. His hands-on leadership approach and life’s work with youth were recognized as exemplary by the Center for Cowboy Ethics based in Colorado and were highlighted in a nationally released book and film.

Chris Carlos   1 17 18Local attorney, Chris Carlos, has announced his candidacy for the office of Sutter County District Attorney (DA). Lifelong Yuba-Sutter resident, Carlos has been a practicing attorney for 18 years.

Carlos served as a Deputy DA in the Butte County District Attorney’s Office, Deputy DA in the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office, and has run his own private law practice in Yuba City for the past seven years.

Carlos was a founding member and prosecutor for the Sutter County Gang Task Force. In his first year, gang members were sentenced to over 300 years in prison.

“We were all hoping that when Carl Adams left as DA, things would get better. It hasn’t happened. Amanda’s reign is full of turmoil again,” said Carlos. “Just this Sunday, the Appeal’s own editorial referred to Amanda’s reign as ‘side-show status.’ I’m running because this is my home and Sutter County deserves better.”

Carlos has prosecuted numerous murder cases and 39 jury trials, including numerous first degree murder and first degree gang murder trials. Current Sutter County DA, Amanda Hopper, has never tried a murder case.

“Amanda lacked the fundamental experience needed for the job,” said Carlos. “We elected a person who had little experience managing employees and zero experience with the toughest cases.

To compound this, Amanda has turned on her top employees, two of which are now suing her, and morale in the department has tanked. It’s really sad.”

The Sutter County District Attorney’s Office budget for 2016 was $4,084,137 and they filed a total of 3,070 cases. In comparison, the Yuba County District Attorney’s Office budget was $2,379,044 and they filed a total of 2,929 cases. Which means Yuba County filed essentially the same number of cases, on half the budget.

“We are paying more, for a lot less service from our DA. It’s simply not fair to the taxpayers of Sutter County,” said Carlos. “My slogan is ‘less politics, more service.’ This cycle, voters absolutely have a chance to make Sutter County a safer place to live and work.”

Carlos received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from San Francisco State University in 1996, and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings, in 1999.

Chris and Elizabeth have been married for 18 years and are both lifelong Yuba-Sutter residents. Through his law firm, Santana and Carlos, Chris does a substantial amount of pro bono work, and reduced rate work for local charitable causes. Chris is also a former coach and board member for Peach Bowl Little League.

KG Karla Nemeth   1 17 18Karla Nemeth was appointed Director of the California Department of Water Resources by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on January 10, 2018.

“In a potential conflict of interest, Nemeth is married to Tom Philp, a former Sacramento Bee editorial writer who now works as a senior strategist for the Metropolitan Water District (MWDM) of Southern California. MWD is the largest member agency of the State Water Project that DWR oversees and is a key promoter of the Delta Tunnels “.

flores  thumbnail   1 17 18Yuba City, Ca.

Current Supervisor for Sutter County’s District 2 and local businessman Dan Flores, recently announced his candidacy for re-election to the Sutter County Board of Supervisors. Flores was first elected to the Sutter County Board of Supervisors in 2014 and currently serves Chairman of the Board.

Flores is the President and Founder of Cambridge Junior College, a well-respected, private, accredited institute of higher learning in Yuba City.

Strongly supported by numerous local leaders and the business community, Flores has developed a reputation for being a leader who encourages participation and gets things done.

“Supervisor Flores represents our District and County with capability, commitment, compassion, and dedication,” said Yuba City Chief of Police (Ret.) Richard Doscher. “His decisions are always reflective of careful analysis and in the best interest of the citizens of our County”, he continued. “His actions always display a servant’s heart,” finished Doscher.

“Dan knows what it takes to make our County continue to prosper and grow,” said Tom Walther. “A fiscal conservative, Dan constantly looks for opportunities to consolidate, economize and reduce spending, which benefits every Sutter County taxpayer,” finished Walther.

Flores actively participates as a member of the following committees: Beale Military Liaison, Health & Welfare Committee, Redevelopment Oversight Board – Yuba City, CSAC, SACOG, Tri-County Juvenile Hall, Greater Sacramento, Economic Development, Yuba City/IRC, YCUSD Liaison Committee, Y-S Regional Leadership Committee/Homelessness, Ag & Public Protection (Alternate), Audit Committee (Alternate), Public Works (Alternate) and RCRC (Alternate).

“It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve the citizens of Sutter County’s District 2 on the Board of Supervisors for the past three years,” said Flores. “As you can imagine, there are dozens of challenging issues facing Sutter County and it would be a privilege to continue working towards discovering solutions to these challenges as your Supervisor,” he finished.

Dan has been married to his wife Tonya for 26 years and is the proud father of Jessica Flores, 18, a student at the University of San Francisco and Nathan Flores, 15, a student and athlete at Yuba City High School.

Supervisor Flores attended the University of San Francisco and Columbia University in New York City, Pre-Med, and holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems Management. He is the former Chairman of the Board for Sutter North Medical Foundation, California Employer Advisory Council, Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation, Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce, Yuba Sutter Fair Foundation, and has been the Director of Sutter County Workforce Investment Board and the Sutter North Valley Surgical Hospital and is involved in numerous community service organizations and projects.

Sacramento, Ca.

Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle (Bieber) announced the following additions to the Assembly Republican leadership team for the 2018 legislative session:

Assistant Republican Leader and Chief Republican Whip: Assemblyman Heath Flora (Ripon)

Republican Whip: Assemblyman James Gallagher (Yuba City)

Republican Whip: Assemblyman Vince Fong (Bakersfield)

The members will join the following individuals previously named to leadership positions:

Republican Floor Leader: Assemblymember Marie Waldron (Escondido)

Republican Caucus Chair: Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (Hesperia)

Deputy Republican Leader: Assemblyman Rocky Chavez (Oceanside)

Deputy Republican Leader: Assemblyman Frank Bigelow (O’Neals)

Assistant Republican Leader: Assemblyman Phillip Chen (Brea)

Assistant Republican Leader: Assemblyman Chad Mayes (Yucca Valley)

Goal to battle alcohol-related crime

The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $14,500.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime.

The grant was awarded to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office from ABC through the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of the grant is to reduce the availability of alcohol to minors and reduce alcohol-related crime through multiple enforcement, educational, and prevention programs conducted by local law enforcement officers.

A portion of the grant funds will be used for enforcement efforts. Programs funded through the grant include Minor Decoy and Shoulder Tap Decoy operations, Informed Merchants Preventing Alcohol-Related Crime Tendency (IMPACT) inspections, Licensee Education on Alcohol and Drug (LEAD) trainings and Target Responsibility for Alcohol-Connected Emergencies (TRACE) trainings.

The grants strengthen local law enforcement efforts by combining the efforts of local law enforcement and ABC agents. ABC agents have expertise in alcoholic beverage laws and can help communities reduce alcohol-related problems.

“The program improves the quality of life in neighborhoods,” said ABC Director Jacob Appelsmith. “We’ve seen a real difference in communities where the grant program resources have been invested.”

The funds will be used to reduce the number of alcoholic beverage sales to minors, obviously intoxicated patrons, illegal solicitations of alcohol, and other criminal activities such as the sale and possession of illegal drugs.

ABC is a Department of the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

feather river teaScott Bennett 1  1 10 18With Guest Speaker Scott Bennett

Yuba City, Ca.

The new Feather River Tea Party Patriots announced Scott Bennett, U.S. Army Special Operations Officer and Psychological Warfare analyst, will be the Special Guest Speaker for their next meeting, Monday, January 15, 2018.

In 2011, 2LT Scott Bennett, U.S. Army Special Operations Officer and Psychological Warfare analyst, worked in the highest levels of counterterrorism, intelligence, and politics in Washington DC. He had been awarded a Direct Military Commission by the President of the United States, and was a leading writer and thinker at the State Department Counterterrorism Office, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, and the George W. Bush Administration.

After discovering and exposing massive corruption within the Obama White House and military contractors, he was unlawfully imprisoned on trumped up charges by the Obama Administration. Why? In performance of his sworn military officer's oath, Bennett had filed intelligence analysis reports exposing illegal terrorist finance corruption and money-laundering operations involving the Clinton Foundation, the law firm Covington and Burling, the Department of Justice (Eric Holder, Lanny Breuer, Loretta Lynch, Kevin Downing), Saudi Arabia-Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, US Central Command, and the international defense contractor, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Lt Bennett was threatened, then imprisoned and tortured in a horrifying "Kafkaesque" sojourn; but with a renewed spiritual strength, and an unyielding tenacity and determination, Bennett eventually fought his way out and exposed the "domestic enemies" who had subverted the U.S. Constitution and betrayed the American people. It was in the traumatic silence of jail and agony of isolation that Lt Scott Bennett was able to synthesize his past work, contacts, experience and intelligence research to discover the real story behind Booz Allen Hamilton, the Carlyle Group, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and give the American people the truth they always suspected, but could never find. Now they can.

The compilation of reports and letters to Congress, and synthesized intelligence materials (unclassified) is told in his book "SHELL GAME." Autographed copies will be available at the meeting. Contact info available at:

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio, will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will be discussing events of the day.

There is no membership requirement to attend and everyone is welcome. Doors open at 6:00 pm; meeting begins promptly at 6:30 pm. Come early to register, socialize with like-minded patriots, and get a good seat.

The meeting will be Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Crossroads Community Church, 445 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991.

Contact Larry or Carla at (530) 755-4409

donna 1 10 18will serve as President of Recorders Assoc.

Sutter, Co. – Sutter County Clerk-Recorder Donna Johnston will serve as the County Recorders’ Association of California President for 2018-2019. The County Recorder’s Association of California is an association of county Recorders in California and is committed to provide excellent public service, protect the integrity of records and strives for uniformity when performing their mandated duties. The association members voted Johnston in as President at their recent 107th Annual Conference. Her terms begins January 1, 2018.

syrwf Dottie Linden President 2018  1 10 18President of CFRW

Yuba City, Ca.

The January, 18th luncheon Speaker is newly Elected Dottie Linden, President of California Federated Republican Women (CFRW No. Div. 2018-2019) .

Her Leadership/Business Experience has been unique and quite varied. As a Co-Trustee for H.J. Boscus Trust; AT&T (Retired) Regional Director in Senior Management Marketing and Operations Positions and with Political Experience in Sacramento Republican Women Federated.

Dottie has served on various committees such as President of “No Child Left Behind. She has participated in many and most jobs within Republican Women, speaking out often and frequently to encourage other women and groups and clubs to get involved with the process of government. She is currently serving with the RNC and CRP Membership; including both the Sacramento County Central Committee and the Placer County Central Committee; and Voter Registration–Naturalization Ceremonies. Her community experience has been at the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento for Abused and Neglected Children; as well as the Community Council & Fund Development Committee.

Dottie and hubby Ralph live in Roseville, and loves to cook, spend time with family and travel whenever she is not up to her eyeballs as an advocate for Republican causes and the Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento. Dottie's enthusiasm is catching when asked she said “Life is GREAT!!!” And be INFORMED ~ INVOLVED~ IMPACTFUL.

On November 11—12 Dottie vanEckhardt and President Cheryl Brandwood traveled to the 2017 Fall Directors meeting and Biennial Convention in Redding. Dottie was asked by the incoming President Dottie Linden to officiate at her installation as President of CFRW No. Division President. Our own Dottie vanEckhardt served as Past President administrating the oath of office for President Dottie Linden. It was a great pleasure and a proud moment for both of us.

The Thursday January 18th luncheon “Kicks Off” the New Year of Luncheons and exciting speakers at

the Hillcrest Catering, In the Plaza Room, 210 Julie Drive Yuba City Cost $16 for a buffet lunch, meeting will start promptly at 11:30 am. Reservations are a must call: Cheryl at 671-9128

gall 1 10 18Guest Speaker at SBTPP

Join the Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots on January 15th, 2018 as we host District 3 Assemblyman James Gallagher. Assemblyman Gallagher will review current legislation of interest to residents of the Yuba-Sutter and surrounding areas. He will also have an update on the condition of the Oroville Dam and the progress of repairs and share his upcoming plans for the New Year. This New Year looks to be a win for conservatives in California as currently 2 democratic assemblymen have resigned their post due to sexual misconduct and several more are being investigated. This means there is no longer a ‘super majority’ in the Assembly and the democrats can’t shove any unwanted and bad legislation down our throats!

Tickets for the 2nd annual Deplor-A-Ball will be on sale at meeting. Celebrate the success of Donald Trump’s first year in office as the 45th President of the United States. January 20th, 2018 6:30–9:30 at the Two Bits Café 1272 Colusa Ave, Yuba City. Buffet Style Dinner, Music, Dancing and BYOB. Tickets are $20 each. Reserve your tickets now, this event is by advance sale tickets only – no admittance at the door.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party meetings begin promptly at 6:30, on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at The Church of Glad Tidings at 1179 Eager Road, Live Oak; Highway 99 and Eager Road.

Everyone is welcome to join us as we continue to move forward with enthusiasm in recognition of our achieved success in the White House! As we continue to promote the principles of constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets – we will also acknowledge our progress in those areas and bring attention to the victories for liberty, truth, justice and faith in God, that do not make the headlines. There is no membership requirement and no cost to attend. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Come early to socialize with fellow patriots and get a good seat.

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots

Fletcher as vice chairman

Marysville, Ca.

The Yuba County Board of Directors today reelected Brent Hastey as board chairman and Randy Fletcher as the vice chairman for 2018.

The election was held at the YCWA Board of Directors’ first public meeting of the year.

“I want to thank the agency for letting me lead another year and to reiterate how proud I am to be a part of YCWA and the work that it does to benefit our community,” said Hastey.

Hastey and Fletcher have served on the YCWA Board of Directors since 2015. Hastey also served on the board of directors from 1993 to 2000, and was recently appointed as president of the Association of California Water Agencies.

“I think we are in a great position with our current chair, both locally and at the state level,” said Fletcher. “This reelection will allow YCWA to continue to foster strong relationships with local, state and federal agencies and benefit the people who live and work in Yuba County.”

Both directors will serve in their appointed positions through December.

Submitted by Stephen Frank's California Political News And Views

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan said California “better hold on tight” after its liberal Democratic governor allowed a sanctuary state law to take effect this week.

Neil Cavuto said that Gov. Jerry Brown claimed the law will protect illegal immigrants living quietly in the shadows of society from law enforcement intent on “yanking them out of there.”

“I think it’s terrible,” Homan said, adding that Brown’s action put politics in front of public safety.

He said that rank-and-file police officers are opposed to the new measure and that Brown’s administration didn’t consult them before approving the law.

“If [Brown] thinks he is protecting the community, he’s doing quite the opposite,” Homan said. “[Brown] is knowingly putting law enforcement at risk.

“There’s no sanctuary from law enforcement,” he said. “California better hold on tight – they’re about to see a lot more deportation officers. If politicians don’t protect their communities then ICE will.”

Homan said illegal alien smuggling organizations will use the California law as a “selling point” and that Brown “bit off a lot more than he can chew.”

Homan said that Brown and other sanctuary-jurisdiction leaders may have violated 8 U.S. Code § 1324 – relating to “harboring certain aliens.”

He said he hopes the Justice Department will look into whether officials can be criminally charged under the statute.

According to text of the federal law cited by Homan, any person “knowing... the fact that an alien has come to... the United States in violation of the law, conceals, harbors or shields from detection... such [an] alien in any place” can face fines and/or up to several years in prison.

Reiterate Need to Address Unresolved Issues before New License

Oroville, Ca.

Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale), Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama), and Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) reiterated their request to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that it delay the issuance of the new license for the Oroville Dam Facilities until certain conditions are met.

Last August, Nielsen, Gallagher, and a coalition of downstream stakeholders sent a letter to FERC urging for a delay of the new license. Congressman LaMalfa made a similar request last July.

Despite concerns from the community and North State lawmakers, the California Department of Water Resources is eager to move forward with the new license implementation. The Department sent a letter to FERC in December urging the new license to be issued expeditiously.

In a comprehensive survey conducted last fall, downstream residents were asked if they believe Department of Water Resources should not be issued a 50-year license to operate the dam until the cause of the spillway collapse has been identified, operations at the dam have been modified to address safety concerns and downstream impacts are addressed. Of the 3,322 residents who completed the survey, 85.1% agreed that the license should not be issued until these conditions were met.

Sheriff Candidate Jeff Pierce will be having a $15 "Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser" on Saturday, January 13th from 5:00 P,M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Yuba-Sutter County Fairgrounds, Franklin Hall, Yuba City.

Chefs for the dinner are: Sheriff Parker, Retired Sheriff Denny, Retired Sheriff Brandwood and Retired Sheriff Tindel.

For tickets call Gary Tindel at 530-870-8743

Sierra Sun Times, December 16

On Thursday, December 14th Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a cease and desist order requiring the California FAIR Plan to immediately terminate a recent moratorium on writing new fire insurance coverage in wildfire-impacted areas. The FAIR Plan, which exists as a state-sponsored “last resort” insurance plan for homeowners who can’t find insurance coverage from another provider, recently placed a moratorium on issuing insurance policies in certain zip codes impacted by wildfires.

The Commissioner’s order demanded immediate termination of the moratorium on the basis that the FAIR Plan has no statutory allowance to take such an action. Anyone who has been impacted by wildfires and denied coverage under the FAIR Plan should contact the California Insurance Commissioner’s Office through their consumer hotline at (800) 927-4357.

Source: Rural County Representatives of California

By Stephen Frank

The Supreme Court already knows that when DACA gets to it Court, the Executive Order giving 800,000 illegal aliens amnesty—after Congress said NO, is unconstitutional. Maybe it will take a court case, rather than Congressional action to end this corrupt practice of a President, Obama, play fast and loose with the rules—and as we now know, allowing lots of criminals to stay in this country.

“Although the Supreme Court has removed (for now) one unnecessary burden to elimination of DACA, the final judicial word has not been said

On Dec. 20, in an unsigned, four-page opinion, the Supreme Court struck down a lower court order that severely burdened efforts by the Trump administration to end the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has shielded certain younger illegal aliens from deportation.

This is good news, a helpful sign that the Supreme Court will not give unelected judges carte blanche to hamstring the federal government’s legitimate efforts to enforce immigration law restrictions, consistent with the current statutory law.”

Of course the Fake News media refused to discuss this decision or point out the lawlessness of Obama. Instead they are upset that Trump is obeying his oath of office...that is the crime. I would allow all 800,000 to stay in this country—all they have to do is go back to their home country and apply, like honest people do.

Information for this article is from an article by Alden Abbott of the Daily Signal.

Mr. Speaker:

I opposed the House version of the tax reform bill because the loss of broad-based deductions like state and local taxes would have caused significant tax increases on many of my middle-class constituents in the high-tax, high-cost state of California. It increased the marginal tax rate on high income earners and abolished life-line deductions such as casualty loss, medical expenses and student interest. I urged that we should leave no taxpayer behind.

I want to thank Chairman Brady, the Republican Leadership and the conference committee for heeding these concerns. Their final product exceeds my expectations, and on behalf of California taxpayers I can now offer my enthusiastic support.

The new version leaves the casualty loss, medical expense and student interest deductions intact. No family needs to fear being ruined by taxes after a major declared disaster or illness, and graduates can continue to plan their lives knowing interest on their student loans will not be taxed. The new bill eases the proposed limit on mortgage interest deductions and allows up to $10,000 of state and local taxes to be deducted – all important improvements for Californians.

Most importantly, the lower tax rates in this bill now more than compensate in almost every case for the remaining limits on state and local tax and mortgage interest deductions. Even taxpayers who lose tens of thousands of dollars of deductions will still pay lower taxes than they do today.

For example, a couple earning $60,000 with a $300,000 home and three adult dependents would have paid $200 more in taxes under the old bill – but under the new version they will SAVE $340. A couple earning $150,000 with a $750,000 home and one child would have paid $1,200 of additional taxes under the old House bill. In the new bill, that same family will SAVE $720.

The business tax provisions are especially important, because they will restore American workers to an internationally competitive position. According to economists ranging from Martin Feldstein to Arthur Laffer, these provisions alone will produce $5 trillion of new economic activity over the next decade – that’s $40,000 per household -- including $2 trillion of new tax revenues to all levels of government.

Last Friday I toured AMPAC, a local company making the active ingredient in several cancer and epilepsy drugs. Their product is then shipped to Ireland to make the actual medicine because the corporate tax in the United States is 35 percent and in Ireland it’s just 12 ½ percent. Their CEO, Aslam Malik, told me that if they gave their product away for free, the final medicine could still not be competitively manufactured in the United States – solely because of our taxes. He expects their local company will grow dramatically because of this tax reform – employing hundreds more families both directly and indirectly as they expand everything from payroll to infrastructure.

That’s what the Marxists just don’t understand. Businesses don’t pay business taxes. Businesses collect business taxes from just three sources: from consumers through higher prices; from employees through lower wages, and from investors through lower earnings – usually pension plans and IRAs. We have the highest corporate tax in the industrialized world, and commerce and capital simply move around it – leaving our workers behind. That’s one of the reasons why we averaged 1 ½ percent under Obama – worse than any President since Herbert Hoover – and lost an entire decade of prosperity.

The Marxists tell us that this is just trickle-down economics and it has never worked. In fact, it has ALWAYS worked. It worked when Warren Harding did it in the 1920’s; when John F. Kennedy did it in the 1960’s, when Ronald Reagan did it in the 1980’s and lest we forget, when Bill Clinton approved the biggest capital gains tax cut in American history.

Concerns over the deficit are legitimate and must be addressed by spending reforms this coming year. We must always remember that both taxes and debt are driven by spending.

The proof of these policies will manifest itself over the coming year – and every American will be able to decide for themselves if this has made them better off. That’s probably why the left has pulled out all the stops to defeat it. Their arguments are the same economically illiterate attacks filled with class-envy that they made against Reagan. When the American people awakened one day to find it was morning again in America, the left was discredited for a generation.

Let history repeat itself beginning today, with this vote.


Steph 12 20 17By Stephanie McKenzie, Marysville City Council Member

I want to thank the voters of Marysville for electing me to the City Council in 2016. December 6th marked my one-year anniversary as a Council Member, and it has been my honor and privilege to serve you, as well as my great joy to get to know many of you and take part in numerous wonderful events and projects in our communities.

Last January my intention was to send a New Year’s greeting for 2017 to say hello and let you know that I believed 2017 would be a year to remember in Marysville, and so it has proven to be in many ways. During my campaign, inspiring hope for change was a theme I realized has become my reason for seeking office, and continues to be my message today. I believe that with God nothing is impossible, and that even though we have seen discouraging days as a community, with charactered leadership and a unified effort we can see our beloved little city flourish again.

We will be starting 2018 with new leaders in the positions of Community Development Director, Jim Bermudez; City Manager, Marti Brown; and acting Chief of Police, Lt. Chris Sachs. The Council is very excited about the strong team we are building and believe that we are going to hit the ground running in 2018!

Thank you, everyone who loves Marysville and has contributed to her well-being and charm throughout the years. How appropriate to be celebrating this season of joy together as we usher in with great anticipation a brand new year and a brand new day of renewal, unity, and blessing for our community.

In the child of winter and under the sparkle of holiday lights, hope is arising in Marysville once again. Merry Christmas, Marysville! May your days be merry and bright!

By Stephen Frank

Lets get real. The Left believes in science. I agree. Take a DNA test of Caitlin Jenner and you will find Bruce Jenner. On a recently podcast Ben Shapiro noted that I a male can claim to be a female, people like me, 70 years old, can claim and be accepted as a 30 year old—if say I am 30 years old. You can want to be an apple, but you are still a human being, based on DNA, you are a male or female.

“Biological sex is not assigned. Sex is determined at conception by our DNA and is stamped into every cell of our bodies. Human sexuality is binary. You either have a normal Y chromosome, and develop into a male, or you don’t, and you will develop into a female. There are at least 6,500 genetic differences between men and women. Hormones and surgery cannot change this.

An identity is not biological, it is psychological. It has to do with thinking and feeling. Thoughts and feelings are not biologically hardwired. Our thinking and feeling may be factually right or factually wrong.”

Should we enable folks with psychological issues? Do we help them by pretending they are not what they are? Is it good for them to continue being pret4enders instead of finding the root cause of their issues—as in this case:

“I had one patient we’ll call Andy. Between the ages of 3 and 5, he increasingly played with girls and “girl toys” and said he was a girl. I referred the parents and Andy to a therapist. Sometimes mental illness of a parent or abuse of the child are factors, but more commonly, the child has misperceived family dynamics and internalized a false belief.

In the middle of one session, Andy put down the toy truck, held onto a Barbie, and said, “Mommy and Daddy, you don’t love me when I’m a boy.” When Andy was 3, his sister with special needs was born, and required significantly more of his parents’ attention. Andy misperceived this as “Mommy and Daddy love girls. If I want them to love me, I have to be a girl.” With family therapy Andy got better.

Today, Andy’s parents would be told, “This is who Andy really is. You must ensure that everyone treats him as a girl, or else he will commit suicide.”