Ep. 250 - Do We Need Another Recall?

California Underground Podcast: Discussing California Politics Through a Lens of Sanity

29-03-2024 • 1 hr 4 mins

Summary

In this episode, Phil and Camille discuss the second effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom and whether he deserves to be recalled again. They review Newsom's State of the State address in 2022, focusing on his promises regarding gas prices and the economy. They also examine the process and timeline of a recall election and the challenges of electric vehicle adoption. The conversation highlights the high gas prices in California and the state's struggling economy, leading to the conclusion that Newsom's promises have not been fulfilled. In this conversation, Camille and Phil discuss the failures of California Governor Gavin Newsom in various areas, including the state's unemployment rate, job growth, homelessness, crime rates, and more. They highlight the misleading jobs numbers, the ineffectiveness of mask mandates, and the slow progress in addressing the homelessness crisis. They also emphasize the importance of focusing on local elections and flipping seats in the state legislature to bring about positive change in California. While a second recall of Newsom is discussed, they suggest that redirecting energy towards local elections may be a more effective strategy.


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Chapters

00:00 Introduction and Background

00:49 The Second Effort to Recall Governor Gavin Newsom

03:00 State of the State Address in 2022

04:31 Gas Tax Increase and Rising Gas Prices

05:50 Understanding the Recall Process

07:43 Recall Election Results

08:02 Potential Duration of a New Recall

09:25 Cost and Timing of Signature Collection

11:13 Recall Election Candidates

11:25 Cost of Recall Elections

12:29 State of the State Address in 2022

13:16 No Pause in Gas Tax Increase

15:23 Blaming Oil Companies for Gas Prices

19:24 Gas Prices and Taxes in California

20:23 Challenges of Electric Vehicle Adoption

25:47 Electric Vehicle Sales and Infrastructure

28:14 California's Leadership in Clean Technology

29:59 EV Sales and Market Growth

35:11 EV Sales and Market Slowdown

37:35 California's Economy and Job Growth

38:56 California's Unemployment Rate

39:03 California's Unemployment Rate and Job Growth

40:15 Misleading Jobs Numbers

41:41 Postponed State of the State Address

42:55 California's Economy and Budget Deficit

43:37 Impact of Acupuncturists and Dieticians on Jobs Numbers

44:04 Inaccurate Jobs Data

44:45 Public Perception of California's Economy

45:16 Lockdowns and Saving Lives

46:08 Effectiveness of Mask Mandates

47:12 Exaggerated Evidence for Masks to Fight COVID

49:24 Homelessness Crisis and Care Court

50:01 Failure to Implement Comprehensive Homelessness Strategy

58:11 Crime Rates and Failed Policies

01:00:56 Need for a Second Recall

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