August 29, 2022
California: Don’t Start Your Engines ⛽
It’s official: The state of California wants to ban the sale of gas-powered cars by 2035. It’s just the most recent example of West Coast liberals leading the way on bad policy—and it should be a warning of what liberals in Washington could soon have in store.
It’s obvious now that the left won’t be satisfied with tax credits and green handouts. Liberals want to control how Americans live—right down to the light bulbs we use and the kind of car we can drive. Of course, it’s no surprise that California would try to force even low-income families to buy $50,000 electric cars. This is the same government whose policies have made energy more expensive in the state than anywhere else in the country.Unfortunately, states like Washington are already following suit—and there’s cause for concern that Congress could head in that direction soon, too.
Lawmakers nationwide should learn from California—by avoiding its mistakes. More government control won’t solve our country’s problems.
→ Read more: California punishes the poor by banning gas-powered cars (Washington Free Beacon)
→ Read more: California is preparing to make its dire energy problems much, much worse (Washington Examiner)
Conservatives Celebrate America’s Heartland 🇺🇸
Liberal-controlled Washington brings more bad news by the day—whether it’s wasting your money, adding more red tape, or restricting your basic freedoms. So, while Congress is on its annual break, it’s good to see conservatives spending time with the people that they’re elected to serve: small business owners, community leaders, and other hardworking Americans who keep our country moving.
Take a look at just a few of the entrepreneurs, job creators, and service groups that senators have visited this month:
- Sen. John Thune (R-SD) met with workers at DakPak, a world-class manufacturer based in Woonsocket, South Dakota.
- Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) popped into Colonel Littleton’s store, one of Tennessee’s most famous producers of handcrafted leather goods.
- Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) joined a Lions Club meeting to hear about the biggest challenges facing the community of McComb, Mississippi.
- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) stopped by Shivvers Manufacturing, which plays an essential role in Wayne County’s agricultural industry and employs 120 Iowans.
- Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) visited with volunteers at the Mountaineer Food Bank, which ensures that West Virginia’s less fortunate families are taken care of.
And our favorite visit of all? Sen. Mike Braun’s (R-IN) stop at Fingerhut Bakery in Starke County, Indiana. Fingerhut has been serving customers in northwest Indiana for more than 75 years. Their world-famous butter creme coffee cake might be the best dessert the Hoosier State has to offer.
Good on these senators for reminding us of an important truth: The center of American life isn’t in Washington, D.C.—it’s Main Street businesses and organizations like these.
→ Read more: Mountaineer Food Bank hosting food giveaway (59 News)
→ Read more: Three items in the Inflation Reduction Act that will hurt small businesses (Washington Times)