James Lambert
Newsom & Democrats eliminate the freedom of dealers to sell gasoline powered equipment
By James Lambert
May 30, 2023

It’s alarming that more media outlets aren’t making a big deal about Gavin Newsom and Democrats eliminating after 2024 the sale of new items like gasoline powered lawn mowers and gasoline powered generators (that are commonly used in RVs) in the state of California.

All this is in addition to the fact that Democrat Governor Newsom has already made it illegal to sell new gasoline powered cars by 2035. Do not the media and the Democrat party in California realize how many businesses and jobs this would negatively affect in their state? I drive around my hometown of San Diego and notice the many gas stations and car dealerships and soon realize the impact this state government initiative would cost them.

What a lot of people don’t realize is that electric powered cars are significantly more expensive to buy than gasoline powered vehicles. I suspect from this new state-wide California law people will be keeping their used gasoline powered vehicles longer than normal. There is also one fact that many people including the media are ignoring: when electric cars run out of energy it takes a relatively long time to restore the energy of each vehicle: upwards of 3+ hours. If you are driving a long distance, this can be a problem. It’s certainly not like filling your tank with gas that might take only 5 minutes.

Already California has some problems when it comes to state energy generation. Change to ultimately 100% electric generation of cars will place a huge strain on California energy resources. When I think of this, I think of (former U.S. Senator) Barbara Boxer initiating the closure of the nuclear plant in San Clemente, CA. All this is in light of the offer by the builder of the plant to economically restore the usage of the plant (which would have saved jobs and add more energy to the residents of Southern California). Instead it was shut down by Democrats.

Even as all this has occurred, the public has heard little, if any, negative reaction about this from the liberal media. Unfortunately this doesn’t appear to seem to matter to them but this policy will ultimately negatively affect millions in our country’s most populated state.

© James Lambert


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James Lambert

James Lambert has a broad business background. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Linfield College (McMinnville, Oregon), Lambert pursued a career in banking by working in various management capacities for Crocker Bank, San Diego Trust & Savings Bank and First Interstate Bank (between 1973 and 1995). By 1990 Lambert received his Master in Business Administration from National University (San Diego). For 3 years, Lambert also taught Finance at Mira Costa Community College... (more)


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