Democrats have endless ideas to spend our money while stealing our freedom.
Now one Governor is going all out to micromanage your commute.
And he’s throwing down taxpayer dollars to destroy the automotive industry as we know it.
California Governor Gavin Newsom plans to essentially make the combustion engine illegal as fast as he can.
By 2035 only “zero-emission” vehicles will be allowed to be sold in the state.
Of course, as a typical Democrat, Newsom would like an award for going shopping with other people’s money.
He issued a press release billing his latest spending spree as “historic.”
Naturally, his leftist friends are tickled pink.
“To achieve California’s climate goals we must focus on the needs of the most polluted and underserved neighborhoods. Governor Newsom’s ZEV investment proposal recognizes this reality,” said Alvaro Sanchez, Vice President of Policy at The Greenlining Institute. “We’re excited to work with the Governor and the Legislature to prove to the rest of the country that we can not only advance our climate agenda but also advance equity.”
No doubt, in the face of skyrocketing inflation and record-high unemployment, what people in the “hood” really need is more charging stations.
That irony aside, the Governor’s office was quick to claim that spending boatloads of money – in a state that currently houses a third of all unemployed people in the nation – “cements California’s global leadership in forging an oil-free future.”
Newsom is apparently super proud of this Big Brother move.
“California is eliminating our dependence on oil and providing a blueprint for the entire world on how to aggressively fight the climate crisis while growing the state’s clean energy economy,” he said in a statement.
He was also quick to brag about one of the state’s top exports being electric vehicles.
He conveniently failed to mention that Texas is likely to see more action from that rapidly growing market.
Newsom annoyed the living daylights out of one of the richest men in the world with his insane economic shutdowns during the pandemic.
As a result, Elon Musk moved Tesla’s headquarters out of the Golden State and is now building a massive new plant near Austin, Texas.
Newsom may drastically reduce emissions in California over the next 13 years.
The real question is how much of that will be due to people swapping out their gas guzzlers for electric rides – and how much will be due to people packing up and chugging out of the state for good.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.