Skip to comments.Gavin Newsom 'blindsided' as governor names jobs czar
Posted on 08/18/2011 8:36:13 AM PDT by SmithL
Gov. Jerry Brown has a new "senior jobs adviser."
Michael Rossi, a retired Bank of America executive from Pebble Beach, will be "the point of contact between California's business and workforce leaders and the administration," Brown's office announced Wednesday.
Operating out of the governor's office, Rossi will be asked to "streamline the state's economic development infrastructure" and advise Brown on regulatory, legislative and executive actions needed to improve the job market, according to the announcement.
OK, but wait. Wasn't that what Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's "growth and competitiveness agenda," introduced three weeks ago, was supposed to do?
"Blindsided," said a staffer in Newsom's office after I forwarded the press release. "Didn't even know this announcement was being made today."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
“senior jobs adviser”? The poor senior citizens in CA now have to work? Is there no mercy in California? Going to a fast food place -
“I’ll have a hamburger.”
“I said, I’ll have a hamburger.”
“Put in your hearing aid, Dad!”
Then that news must have hit Newsom from behind. < rimshot >
California jobs czar....I’d rather be the guy that has to grow maters’ in the desert....
Not to worry, in another three weeks Brown will announce another jobs czar and “single point of contact,” retired rockstar groupie Linda Ronstadt, to replace Rossi who just replaced Newsom.
Oh well, now Newsom has more time to hang around Balboa Cafe and hustle female staffers and underage teensXXXXX canvass voters for their opinions on the issues of the day... :-)
Our governor, Jerry Brown, should be the jobs czar himself. He is the only one who can make things happen as far as reducing regulations on businesses. From my point of view, improving the state’s business climate, thereby increasing employment in the state, is his highest priority.
Sadly, I believe he will continue to do nothing to improve the state’s business climate. He will point to the creation of the “jobs czar” as evidence of action he has taken, while avoiding actually decreasing excessive regulations on businesses. I don’t think we can count on our governor to decrease regulations as he is so obligated to the Sierra Club environmentalists and the state’s employee unions.
Meanwhile, our state will continue in its downward cycle: Excessive regulations, permits, and taxes will chase business out of state, lessening taxes paid into the state’s coffers. Each business exiting California leaves behind people who are unemployed, who will then require increased benefits from the state (unemployment checks, Medi-Cal coverage, etc). Less Revenue coming in and more payments going out puts the state budget further out of whack, which leads our democratic party politicians to further increase taxes and fees which will chase more businesses out of state.
If other states want an example of an approach that leads to economic ruin, look to California.
Jobs czar? That train left the station years ago in California when they taxed business formation out of the state.The only growth industry in California is growing weed.
Newsom was elected to be lt gov., not a job czar.
If he wants to be job czar, he can go to DC after he resigns his gig in California and work for ObamaOreo as a job czar.