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Dec 6, 2011: Tonight live at 8 p.m. PT on Gadfly Radio, Martha Montelongo along with Ben Boychuk of CA City Journal and John Seiler of CalWatchDog.com. Steven Greenhut, the Editor in Chief at CalWatchDog, may be joining us to discuss his latest posted commentary at CalWatchDog, addressing Gov. Brown's open letter to the CA Voters issued on Monday, Dec 5th, what Brown says and Steve's interpretation of what it says and means to all of us.
We'll welcome Oscar E. Cruz, the President and CEO of Families in Schools, a partner with other groups such as 4Teaching Excellence in Los Angeles, committed to causing reform and transformation in what is known today as public education. He'll give us a brief sharing of who they are, what they cause, who is impacted, how they measure their results and how can listeners learn more about them.
The Small Business Action Committee joined with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Taxpayers Association to file the initiative, which will re-establish the Gann Spending Limit of 1979. Although still in effect, the Gann Limit, named after proponent Paul Gann, was made ineffective by subsequent measures. Since that time, dramatic increases in spending have constantly put the state budget under water. The updated spending limit will stop the problem of unbalanced budgets.
We'll talk with our listeners and panel about the future of Gadfly Radio, moving forward, what we stand for, and what we want to be accountable for in our communication.
Last time Steven was with us, I wrote the following about who Steve is, as he occurs for me, and it's so spot on, I want to repeat it, in case you missed it. Steve Greenhut writes about policy on various news and think tank websites, on various issues, and they are all related and stem from a unifying set of core values and unwavering principles through which he analyzes and communicates. His work is instrumental to help raise public awareness and consciousness of truths v how the public is manipulated by slick and effective media campaigns and public relations by those in positions of power over our "free" society. His bias is for championing the individual, the underdog, the entrepreneur who respects others' rights as well as his own. A truthsayer and a truth teller with a lot of heart, soul, wit and irony, he is self described curmudgeon. He is a lover of liberty and I feel lucky to have him on our side.
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