Hermosa Beach resident Julian Deveroux commented that Hermosa Beach is turning into “Little Santa Monica” because of the progressive bans on smoking and plastic bags, and the devolving deviant behavior beneath.Sadly, I can think of another reason why “Little Santa Monica” might be an apt title for this wealthy Beach City: Santa Monica-based Congressman Henry Waxman, whose hegemony of tax-and-spend nanny-state liberalism is now infiltrating South of Dockweiler to the Beach Cities, which has now joined with part of Waxman’s former 30th district courtesy of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.
The unsightly oversight chairman paid an undisclosed visit to Councilmember Michael Keegan’s Hermosa Beach home August 29. Why were the voters in the area not informed sooner? What is Waxman hiding?
I cannot think of a more unqualified candidate to represent the Beach Cities, including my home in West Torrance, than the same Congressman who bullied baseball players in 2009, yet had no standing knowledge of the standard steroid laws in this country when questioned by a constituent. He went after Tobacco executives in 1994, yet he did nothing during the Congressional Post Office scandal, which brought down House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Illinois). And what about the “Congressional check-kiting scandal” which broke at the same time, which brought down the entire Democratic majority! Where’s was the imperious oversight Chairman doing then?In open committee, he has declared that he did not know what was in his own Cap and Trade legislation, he brazenly assumed that “We’re not broke”, even though this nation is now facing a $16 trillion national debt, which his signature legislation “ObamaCare” will add to significantly.
Hermosa Beach Democratic Club President Diane Wallace claimed: “We need people from both parties who are willing to work with other. . .One of the things (Waxman) reflected on is how he has been so successful in Congress because he has a good working relationship with Republicans.” He shoved Cap and Trade, including a last-minute three hundred page, amendment, without input from Republicans. ObamaCare received no insight from Republicans. Both bills passed with opposition from Democrats as well as Republicans on the slimmest of majorities. This man even threatened to throw one Republican out of committee because he demanded respect for normal order.Bill Bloomfield has the real record of bipartisanship, working with Democrats to advance education and electoral reform. Bloomfield has run his own businesses. Bloomfield has also worked with underprivileged youth. He opposes the partisanship which has forged nothing but gridlock and wasteful spending in Washington.
Waxman commented: “If there’s ever a chance that anybody’s going to try to close that air force base [in El Segundo], they’re going to have to do it over my dead body.”
After picking his district and voters for over thirty years, Waxman so readily assumes that he’s going to swing into another term in office.Over my dead body!