Opinion Pieces

Obama's 'Grand Bargain'

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National Review Online President Obama recently offered Republicans a “grand bargain” — lowering the corporate tax rate, apparently from 35 to 28 percent, and closing some loopholes in return for new “investments” in jobs. The economy unquestionably needs help. Unemployment is 7.6 percent and economic growth is stuck below 2 percent. But the president is offering an inadequate reform in exchange f... Read more »

The Green Crusade Goes National

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National Review Online Having grown up on a farm in California’s San Joaquin Valley, I have seen firsthand how environmental extremists smashed a flourishing agricultural region. Citing the need to protect a three-inch baitfish called the Delta smelt, green activists succeeded in getting farmers’ water supplies drastically cut. As some of the world’s most productive soil degenerated into a drought... Read more »

Devin Nunes: Create jobs? Reform taxes

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OC Register We need more jobs, in California and throughout the country. America's official 7.6 percent unemployment rate reflects a worse situation than it seems, since the figure does not account for millions of jobless Americans who have stopped looking for work. In fact, the number of Americans who work or are seeking work fell by a half million people in March, yielding the lowest monthly rat... Read more »

The Government Party

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National Review Online The Democratic party portrays itself as the defender of the little guy, righteously battling corporate America and other powerful villains. Its appeals used to have a wide resonance, even among some members of my own family. But underneath the rhetoric and media spin, the Democratic party has emerged today as a vociferous protector of three entrenched and powerful groups -- ... Read more »

Cultivating Tomorrow’s Ag Leaders Today

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Horizons, California Agriculture Leadership Foundation As California agriculture faces serious challenges, including a government-induced drought, it’s more important than ever for us to train knowledgeable, proactive leaders who can help improve conditions for California farmers and agriculture workers. Today, it’s crucial for California to cultivate leaders with an understanding of international... Read more »

Overcoming the Culture of Debt

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The Insider, Clovis Chamber of Commerce As a congressman representing California’s 22nd District, I need to communicate directly with my constituents. I want to hear your ideas on improving the economy and creating jobs, as well as to keep you informed about my efforts to represent you in Washington. Many Americans feel their voice doesn’t matter in politics, but I’m here to tell you that it does.... Read more »

A Reform Agenda, a Path Forward for California Republicans

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Hoover Institution, Advancing a Free Society Californians will soon face a Democratic super-majority in Sacramento determined to further increase spending, raise more taxes, and make the state even more hostile to business and entrepreneurship. In Washington, D.C., we’ll find a Democratic president and his Senate allies striving to apply California’s self-destructive policies to the rest of the na... Read more »

Devin Nunes: California’s day of fiscal reckoning near

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The Fresno Bee Having run up a national debt of $16 trillion, where is the federal government leading us? We don’t need to speculate, because our home state provides a real-life example of where this path leads. California was once a model for the nation – a prosperous, well-functioning state that attracted migrants from across America who sought their fortune in gold prospecting, agriculture, sta... Read more »

Romney offers course correction at home and abroad

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The Hill, Congress Blog In his recent speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Mitt Romney laid out a foreign policy vision that represents a clear break from President Obama’s approach. Sometimes foreign policy is viewed as being completely distinct from domestic policy. But in his speech, Romney underscored the crucial connection between the two realms, highlighting the need “to revive our sta... Read more »

A tax reform to get businesses expanding

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Washington Post In November 2007, Americans had 146.6 million jobs; now, we have just 143 million. Then, 66 percent of working-age Americans had a job or were looking for one; as of September, that figure was 63.6 percent, the second-lowest result in three decades. Recent Federal Reserve statistics highlighted a core problem hindering our economy: Liquid assets held by U.S. corporations total $1.7... Read more »