Megan Dahle on her subsidized farm
This may come as being a shock to conservatives whoвЂ™ve already voted by mail in tomorrowвЂ™s 1st Assembly District unique election that is primary but Megan Dahle may possibly not be the вЂњproven conservativeвЂќ sheвЂ™s advertised to be.
Dahle is running on her husband 1st District State Sen. Brian DahleвЂ™s assembly that is former against fellow Republicans Patrick Henry Jones, Lane Rickard and Joe Turner and Democrat Elizabeth Betancourt. If no candidate gets a lot more than 50 per cent of this vote that is primary Tues., Aug. 27, the very best two will face-off in November.
The other day we endorsed Betancourt since the choice that is obvious anyone enthusiastic about seeing success restored towards the 1st District, since sheвЂ™s on board utilizing the stateвЂ™s committed intends to adapt to climate modification, that could bring several thousand jobs to your area.
Coincidentally, Democratic candidate that is presidential Sanders stopped by fire-stricken Paradise the other day to reveal his $16.3 trillion federal want to deal with climate change through 2030. The future success of the north state depends upon both the state and federal plans being implemented.
But such large public works programs are anathema to BetancourtвЂ™s four opponents, who donвЂ™t see climate modification being a pressing issue and share the ideology that is conservative the economy is best suited when government measures out of the method and enables the free market to exert effort its secret.
вЂњNo new taxesвЂќ is their mantra and Prop. 13 is the touchstone. At the candidate forum held earlier in the day this in Redding, only Betancourt supported the Sch ls and Communities First state initiative that will be on the November 2020 state ballot month. It will split residential and commercial property tax rolls, eliminating a Prop if it passes. 13 l phole that presently enables corporations that are large avoid spending $10 billion annually in home taxes.
Like her cohorts that are conservative the forum, DahleвЂ™s help for Prop. 13вЂ™s sanctity had been unequivocal.
вЂњ I might vote to aid Prop. 13 as is,вЂќ she said at the forum. Meaning she does not support splitting the residential and commercial home taxation rolls.
Dahle reiterates this stance on her behalf campaign fliers, claiming she supports вЂњthe middle class by protecting Prop. 13 and repealing gas that is high.вЂќ
>But her campaignвЂ™s web site informs a story that is different.
On the site, it states she вЂњsupports Prop. 13.вЂќ
In the relative line just below that, it claims she вЂњapproved split taxation roll.вЂќ
вЂњWTF?!вЂќ your average state that is north voter is eligible to ask. вЂњIs that the typo? Does she help changing Prop. 13 as we understand it? Sacrilege!вЂќ
Can it be a typo? Or perhaps is Dahle stealthily playing both sides of this electorate, like her spouse in previous campaigns? My email to Sen. DahleвЂ™s chief-of-staff inquiring concerning the presssing issue has so far maybe not been answered.
Screen capture of Megan DahleвЂ™s campaign web site.
Into the meantime, IвЂ™ve discovered even more evidence questioning the DahlesвЂ™ conservative credentials, or shortage thereof, and itвЂ™s all as a result of President Donald вЂњTariff ManвЂќ Trump.
The other day, shortly after declaring himself вЂњthe chosen oneвЂќ when it comes down to coping with Asia on trade, Trump re-instated billions of bucks in tariffs on Chinese g ds that are manufactured. The Chinese have retaliated by putting yet more tariffs on US farm g ds, cutting US farmers out of what for several had been their main export market.
Trump claims that the tariffs which can be being covered by Asia, but in truth, theyвЂ™re taxes paid by U.S. importers of Chinese items who then spread the cost that is extra American customers. Trump also claims the tens of bucks gathered in tariffs are more than sufficient to pay farmers that are american their losses, that will be also dubious.
Based on the ecological Working Group, which researches farm subsidies among other health that is environmental financial problems, the tariffs obtained so far have fallen in short supply of just how much needed to bail down farmers. The gap is being filled by U.S. taxpayers. a significant portion of the re payments to date have already been distributed to вЂњcity slickersвЂќ who donвЂ™t also farm for the living, including distant relatives of farmers and agricultural lobbyists. It is possible to read more about that here.
Anyhow, that got me thinking about farm subsidies, since Megan Dahle mimics her husband regarding the campaign path by constantly touting her status as a farmer/small business proprietor battling government that is excessive.
She states on one campaign flier I received in the mailвЂњ I own and operate Big Valley Seed Company. вЂњAs a business that is small, I am aware what itвЂ™s like to handle unjust federal government guidelines.вЂќ
She also understands what it is like to be on the obtaining end of government largess. The Dahles have received $251,530 in total USDA conservation, disaster and commodity farm subsidies since 1995 in fact, according to EWG. ThatвЂ™s roughly $11,000 per year in additional income thatвЂ™s not available by your normal little business that is non-farming.
The amount pales in comparison to your $5.5 million in farm subsidies doled out to conservative Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfaвЂ™s family rice farm on the same time frame, including $145,107 in 2018. Nonetheless, it verifies that the conservative concept that government shouldnвЂ™t intervene in markets totally reduces as s n as the conservative is on the obtaining end of this intervention.