Yo, Jerry not so fast

Russ Steele

The Fox and Hounds blog has the detailed insight. AB-32 was not written to fund high-speed rail, all funds collected were for the administration of the AB-32 program, not a slush fund for the Governor. Well that is what the Legislature’s intent was for:

AB 32 was not intended to be a revenue raiser for the state of California.  We dug up then-Assembly Speaker (and bill author) Fabian Nunez’ 2006 letter of legislative intent before the bill was passed, which made it unequivocally clear that revenues raised under the regulations were not to go beyond the administration of the AB 32 program.  Have a look here:

Regardless of the intent, I was convinced that AB-32 was noting but another means of extracting money from the citizens of this state for a political slush fund. Now Jerry Brown want to use that slush fund to fund high-speed rail. The real problem is that AB-32 was written to reduce CO2, and save the earth from global warming. However, the earth is cooling while the CO2 emissions are increasing. So, there is no know connection between CO2 and enough warming we need to save the planet from CO2 emissions. CARB is creating a slush fund to solve a non-existing problem.

Oh by the way, here is the latest satellite temperature data. Note that it show the planet is cooling, not warming.

What do you think, should Jerry be spending the AB-32 slush fund on high-speed rail?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

8 Responses to Yo, Jerry not so fast

  1. No but he will anyway.

    BTW, this Sam King fellow is a ghost. Nowhere to be found. Could he be a sock puppet? Probably.

  2. Dena says:

    He shouldn’t but he will. What one Legislature passes, another can change. Had it been on a ballot the people would have needed to change it. The voters did vote for the high speed rail so the problem exist the people want the rail to be built but there isn’t any money to pay for it. Jerry is just trying to do what the people want. Who ever said the voter was bright.

  3. Bob W says:

    The voters think this will be a free ride. As always!

  4. Russ says:

    British Meteorological Service and the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia are now admitting that global warming stopped in 1997 – there’s been no net rise in the Earth’s temperature in 15 years. And no, this isn’t an illusion produced by the 1997 El Nino peak – if you look at the chart accompanying the article you’ll see that GAT has dropped to pre-el-Nino levels.

    The source makes this a particularly difficult pill for AGW alarmists to swallow – for of course, the CRU is the home of the infamous “team” whose work has been at the center of the panic. If they’re wrong now, what warrant do we have that they weren’t equally wrong then?

  5. Russ says:


    If Sam is a sock puppet he comes to us from an IP address assigned to a communications company in Kansas. Apparently a PR firm. Paid sock puppet?

  6. Could be Russ, his comment to me contained something that alerted me to his phoniness. Hpw would somone from there have a persomnal opinion about me?

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