You have to get up pretty early in the morning... to be live on the news. I was on the KUSI 6:30 am segment with Lauren Phinney Tuesday morning.
Lauren wanted to talk about taxes but I managed to talk about the problems of rural health care. The day before, they had Republicans Carl Demaio on in the morning, and Jack Gonzales in the evening, which they replayed after my segment.
Gonzales jumped on the MAGA bandwagon and says border security is his “Big Issue”.
We talked about how with 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans this will be a real “jungle primary”.
Demaio is making a big splash, but I believe he is only using this campaign as a stepping stone to land a job on Fox News. I’ve said before, several candidates in this race are only running to receive a bigger salary than they currently earn. I am the only candidate in this race who does not need the job. I’m in this to solve problems.
KUSI said they will eventually interview the other 3 candidates as well, but they haven’t been available. Maybe it is too early in the morning for the other candidates.
Some Areas of the District saw a sharp increase in the homelessness rate this year
Santee saw a 58% increase from 2022 when the moment in time count was taken last January and reported in June 2023. Lakeside and Spring Valley also saw significant shifts upward. Next month there will be a new count for 2024, but we won’t know the results for 6 months.
Home affordability is a key cause of homelessness. A federal law has been introduced by Adam Smith of Washington and Jeff Merkley of Oregon called the END HEDGE FUND CONTROL OF AMERICAN HOMES ACT.
The Republican Congress will never pass this, but we can do it in Sacramento. The End Hedge Fund Control Act would do the following:
Ban hedge funds from owning single-family homes and require them to sell at least 10% of the total number of single-family homes they currently own to families per year over a 10-year period.
Subject hedge funds to a $50,000 per single family home per year tax penalty on the number of single-family homes owned above either zero or a scheduled 10% reduction per year over 10-years winding down to zero.
After a 10-year full phase-out, all hedge funds will be completely banned from owning any single-family homes.
Impose a 50% tax on the fair market value of any future hedge fund purchase of a single-family home.
Tax penalties paid by hedge funds are reserved for down payment assistance for people seeking to purchase homes sold by the hedge funds.
Ensure that the tax penalty focuses on problematic actors by excluding nonprofit organizations, public housing agencies and other government entities.
Includes an explicit certification process for a purchaser of a hedge fund owned home to confirm that they do not own a majority interest in any other single family residential real estate.
Let’s do this to make homes in California more affordable.
I’m in this to solve problems.
Before the ballots go out we need to talk about the issues.
Republicans in the race say the major problem is crime. Yet, when I talk to young voters, they say they are prevented from moving out of their parents’ homes because of housing affordability.
People I know have moved out of the district because of the lack of health care.
What about Abortion Rights? There’s a lot on the ballot in March. In addition to having me protect your rights in Sacramento, we need to make sure Darrell Issa (CD48) doesn’t get his way by banning abortion nationwide, including California. He needs to be voted out! I’m supporting Stephen Houlahan.
It’s early but we need to design, order and start distributing yard signs around the wide district. These can’t go up on public roads until February but we need to start the process now. Signs are expensive. Please help out with what you can.
Posted on 14 Dec 2023, 12:33 - Category: News