Jun 072021
 
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Apr 182021
 

Nevada has 17 counties. Clark is the monster with about 65% (think Las Vegas) of the population. Another 20% is in Washoe (where Reno is and where I live).

The remaining 15 counties have about 300,000 people in them total.

Delegates to the State Convention are allotted by County and the Counties Control their delegations.

You’d think Clark County would control the State Party. It does not. Clark has been a mess for years apparently. The Chairman of the Nevada GOP is accused of wanting it that way and deliberately keeping Clark’s County Party in a shambles in order to keep himself in office as the State Party President.

Clark gets 187 delegates
Washoe gets 59 Delegates
Lyon gets 14 Delegates
Nye, Elko, Carson, Douglas get 12 Each
The other 10 counties get 5-8 a piece. (with most getting 5)

That’s it. No elected appointments. Just a caucus in January-February of an Even numbered year and the party people are selected from each county. In my case, there is no one from Sun Valley on the State Party so I am almost guaranteed of a slot on the County GOP. The State GOP delegates are elected by the counties, why wouldn’t the only guy from Sun Valley make it on to the state party too?

As to the math for officer elections:

Mike McDonald, the State Chair of the NVGOP has the 15 rural counties in his back pocket according to everyone I talk to. There will always be a few defectors – but it is safe to say that the 110ish delegates from the rural counties are Mike McDonald people.

The epicenter of the opposition to Mike McDonald is in Washoe County. (Where I live) This explains why when I was trying to introduce myself to people at the convention, I was getting frosty receptions from people in rural counties. Nice to see that geographical xenophobia is consistent from one state to the next.

Michael Kadenacy is the Chairman of the Washoe GOP and it is clear that he and Mike McDonald do not like each other very much.

April 14, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:

Valerie Michael

Washoe County Republican Party

(702) 308-8308

Washoe County Republican Party Repudiates Purported Facts  and Actions of the NVGOP Resolution

 

Reno, NV – The Washoe County Republican Party (WCRP), Executive Committee voted on Tuesday to repudiate the purported facts and actions of the NVGOP Resolution. The resolution’s intent was to censure Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. It was presented at the State Central Committee meeting on Saturday, April 10, 2021, in response to what the State Party deemed lack of action on the part of Secretary Cegavske, regarding alleged voter fraud.

In making the announcement WCRP Chairman Michael Kadenacy stated, “the Secretary of State was given no previous notice of the move to censure and strip her of party membership and therefore was not present at this meeting to tell her side of the story. That the State Party leadership made presentations regarding the purported evidence of voter fraud with no opportunity for a prepared rebuttal by the Secretary of State, is an affront to any semblance of Due Process.”

Barbara Cegavske is a former state legislator who termed out as an assembly woman and a senator. She currently is the only Republican to hold a state constitutional office. With a Democrat Governor and Democrat controlled legislature she is at their mercy to abide by laws passed and signed by them.

In closing his statement Chairman Kadenacy also said, “If our goal is to win elections in this next cycle, I fail to see the value of the State Party attacking the sole Republican Constitutional Officer.”

I am still learning all the players, but suffice to say the state party officer elections are going to be very interesting later this year. I’d look for the location and timing to be as inconvenient as possible if indeed Mr. McDonald thinks he is threatened.

If Clark County gets its’ act together and can coalesce its’ delegates – McDonald could be in serious trouble. Just as an aside, I met two members of the “Proud Boys” at the convention from Clark County, both claimed to have been recruited by Mr. McDonald to carry proxy votes. This could be a fascinating sidebar to what is going on in the big picture of the NVGOP.

Apr 122021
 

Democrats Dismiss Alternative Proposals

Democrats’ cynical power grab is exposed by the far left’s unwillingness to consider or even debate less cumbersome alternative proposals. Indeed, numerous proposals that do not require an amendment to the U.S. Constitution could address the perceived problems of the status quo arrangement.

Alternative #1: Retrocession to Maryland

The Capital District area could be reduced and the current land area of D.C. “would become part of the state of Maryland — the state to which it initially belonged” (Fredman, 2014). Under such a proposal, D.C. would gain representation “without increasing the number of senators, as Maryland’s senators would represent former D.C. citizens” (Fredman, 2014).

Alternative #2: Apportion D.C. Residents to Maryland for Congressional Voting

A simple solution to claims of D.C. disenfranchisement has been proposed by Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby.

“Let the city’s residents be counted, for federal voting purposes, as citizens of Maryland (the state from which D.C. was carved out in 1791). What could be simpler? While Congress would continue to exercise exclusive rule in Washington, voters living there would be considered Marylanders in House, Senate, and White House elections. Presto! No more disenfranchisement, no more taxation without representation, and no more cynical talk of turning a medium-sized city into the 51st state.” (Jacoby, 2019)

Alternative #3: Exempt D.C. Residents from Federal Income Tax

Cato Institute scholar Roger Pilon has offered a federal income tax exemption as a libertarian solution to the D.C. statehood question. Such an exemption would address claims that D.C. residents face “taxation without representation” (Hughes, 2014).

“As everyone knows, what they really crave are the three additional Democratic seats in Congress that would come with a new state.”
– Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe

Call Susie Lee and tell her that there are alternatives to address the primary arguments that will not cause a fiscal disaster in Washington DC!

Apr 052021
 
EXPLANATION OF AB376 has the deceptive name of “Keep Nevada Working Act”. It has nothing to do with Nevadans working, but is all about prohibiting law enforcement from enforcing immigration laws creating Nevada as a Sanctuary State. A state or local law enforcement agency SHALL NOT inquire into or collect information relating to the immigration or citizenship status of a person or the place of birth of the person…and SHALL NOT provide federal immigration authorities with…information. State or local law enforcement, before making an inquiry, “warn the person that any statement made about his or her immigration or citizenship status or place of birth may be shared with federal immigration authorities and possibly used in federal proceeding for deportation or removal of the person,” etc.
         State or local law enforcement shall not detain a person solely for determining immigration status unless accompanied by a warrant which is based upon probable cause issued by a federal judge or magistrate because the person has committed a crime. State and local law enforcement SHALL NOT permit a federal immigration authority to interview a person about a noncriminal matter while the person is in custody.
Prohibits any agency to use funds, facilities, property, equipment or personnel to investigate, enforce, cooperate with or assist in the investigation or enforcement of any federal registration or program or any other law, rule or policy that targets people based on ..immigration status or citizenship.
        AB376 sets up the “Keep Nevada Working Task Force” within the Office for New Americans (created last session to help illegal immigrants). The Task Force will be made up of illegal alien friendlies including: Immigrant advocacy groups, labor organizations, a legal interest of immigrants, faith based non-profit, an advocacy group which focuses on immigration and criminal justice, and others. The Task Force is to develop strategies with private sector business, labor organizations and immigrant advocacy groups to strengthen industries across the state, strengthening career pathways for illegals, improve the ability of this sate to attract and retain immigrant business owners. Your tax dollars at work.
        The Preamble of the bill claims that “immigrants” make up 19 percent of the population accounting for one in every four workers. AB376 is in recognition of the significant contributions of immigrants (illegals) to the overall prosperity and strength of this State, creating a compelling interest in ensuring that this State remains a place where the rights and dignity of all residents (including illegal immigrants) are protected.
It says school & campus police “shall not inquire into or collect information concerning the immigration or citizenship status of a person; or place of birth of a person or provide information.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies 62% of households headed by illegal immigrants used one or more welfare programs…and there is a child present in 86% of illegal immigrant households using welfare, and this is the primary way that these household access programs.” http://cis.org/Welfare-Use-Legal-Illegal-Immigrant-Households
“FAIR estimates that the annual fiscal burden on Nevada taxpayers associated with illegal immigration to be about $630 million (in 2008). This equates to an annual average cost of about $763 per native-born headed household in the state. In addition, there is a cost to the state’s economy resulting from remittances sent abroad that amounted to $618 million in 2006. From 2004 to 2006 remittance flow increased 38%. Estimated taxes collected from the illegal alien population are about $216 million.”
Apr 052021
 
Kill AB99: The Committee Vote is Tuesday at 9pm
AB99 has been hijacked by the Democrats. Instead of stopping the Taxpayer Rip-off of Prevailing Wage, AB99 has lowered the threshold from $100,000 to $2,000 and now requires the Nevada System of Higher Education (colleges & universities) to pay prevailing wages (exorbitant union wages) on essentially all jobs. This is a payoff to unions for Democrat votes.
EXPLANATION OF AB99:
This bill originally would have increased the threshold to $250,000 now with a proposed amendment will lower it to $2,000 and will require prevailing wages to be paid on essentially all jobs. The only reason for prevailing wages is for Dems to reward the unions. Prevailing wage is a huge rip-off of the taxpayers. The median prevailing wage for a union worker is on average 64% higher than their average wage. For instance for the category “painters, construction and maintenance” the regular pay is $29 an hour plus benefits. Under prevailing wage it goes up to $61 an hour. There may be an amendment to include rural county governments in this bill as well as NSHE. See the information from Nevada Policy Research Institute: Prevailing Wage Rates, 2019 | Nevada Policy Research Institute (npri.org)
Apr 052021
 

Did you know that Washington D.C. is not financially viable on it’s own? Even the way the democrats are trying to carve it up will not work fiscally.

Washington DC was never created to become a state in any way shape or form. Were Washington DC to become a State, they would lose a ton of money. The cost would be staggering:

In fact, the most strident opposition to D.C. statehood is likely to come from D.C. residents themselves – once they calculate the real and substantial costs to statehood. D.C. statehood would devastate the District of Columbia’s local budget, eliminate hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid and wipe out social services, health care, transportation, and social welfare programs.

“Like most things, life in Washington involves tradeoffs: D.C. residents are closer to the levers of federal power than anyone else, they have free access to many of the nation’s foremost cultural treasures, and they have some of the highest average household and individual incomes in the country,” contends Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby (Jacoby, The Constitution says no to DC statehood, 2020).

Even the Left-Leaning Urban Institute confrims: D.C. #1 in Federal Support

On a per capita basis, D.C. residents enjoy federal payments that are orders of magnitude greater than residents of other states. Even the left-leaning Urban Institute is forced to acknowledge that “the District of Columbia’s per capita spending exceeded all states” (Urban Institute, 2020).

• Number #1 in Welfare at $265 per DC resident.
• Number #1 in K-12 spending per capita at $3,466 per DC resident.
• Number #1 in Medicaid spending per capita at $3,669 per DC resident.
• Number #1 in Housing spending per capita at $814 per DC resident.
• Number #1 in Parks spending per capita at $285 per DC resident.
• Number #1 in Public Transit per capita at $2,145 per DC resident. (Urban Institute, January 2017)

There is simply not enough of a tax base in Washington DC to run an effective State Government.

Look at just how much DC depends on the Federal Government:

Net Federal Expenditures Per Capita: D.C. $37,457 vs. -$1,181 for Ohio

For decades, Washington, D.C. has experienced incredible net federal expenditures compared to other states. According to federal budget data for the Fiscal Year 2004, net federal expenditures per capita, after subtracting taxes paid, showed D.C. on top at $37,457. That was nearly 5x greater than second place Alaska at $8,005. Meanwhile, residents of Ohio lost -$1,181 on a per capita basis, with Delaware at a shocking -$7,010 (MacEwan, October 11, 2016).

By 2010, the gap had expanded even further. D.C. residents were receiving $72,292 on a per capita basis, a figure nearly 7x greater than second place Alaska at $11,123. Meanwhile, residents of Ohio remained in the negative on a per capita basis, with Delaware at -$8,019 (MacEwan, October 11, 2016).

2017 Council of State Governments Report: DC Funding at $82,508 Per Capita

A 2017 Council of State Governments report, which analyzed $3.4 trillion in federal spending in five categories: retirement benefits; nonretirement benefits; salaries and wages; grants; and contracts, concluded that D.C. residents received $82,508 per capita, compared to $17,052 for second place Virginia. Residents of Utah, meanwhile, received a meager $7,327 on a per capita basis (Hopkins, 2017).

And for a specific example of the impending fiscal disaster of statehood – look at just the courts:

$274 Million Federal Subsidy of D.C. Courts
D.C.’s courts would be unable to function without federal assistance. “In fiscal year 2016, the federal government paid for the costs of running D.C.’s court system, a total of $274 million” (Lefrak, 2016).

Then – look at this, Washington DC’s bonds are Junk Bonds! Ouch.

Because the District lacks a state-level economic system, it has resorted to junk bonds and accounting gimmicks. In 1995, President Bill Clinton authorized the financial control board, officially called the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority, to rescue D.C. form its $518 million structural deficit (Delgadillo, Kurzius, & Sadon, 2019).

I can only guess that the democrat leadership are fixated on the Two extra Senators and nothing else. One would hope that responsible members of Congress will stand up and look at the totality of the situation and realize what they would be doing to the residents of Washington D.C. should this hare-brained scheme pass.

Call Susie Lee and encourage her to stay away from this.