March 11, 2021
“The politicians running Washington, D.C., are trying to take California national. Unfortunately, it is not the year-round sunshine and ocean breeze they are seeking…
“High tax, anti-worker legislation is making California unlivable for everyone except the wealthy and even many wealthy people are heading for the door…
“This reckless disregard for taxpayers is why I ran for office; to stop progressive Washington politicians who are hell bent on enacting the very same policies California voters are resoundingly rejecting.
“For every bad policy in California there is a near identical one being moved through the current Congress.
“The House agenda this week includes a bill called the Pro Act. California workers know this as AB5, legislation making independent contractors (read: Uber drivers and kids delivering newspapers) full-time employees of their respective employers.
“AB5 cost tens of thousands of California jobs. Overturning it was a central theme of my race for Congress, and voters elected me not once, but twice, in a district Joe Biden carried by 10 points…
“House Democrats recently shoved through their view of election reform via H.R.1. This sweeping bill looks like it was written in Sacramento, stripping states of their ability to enact voter ID laws, nationalizing the infamous act of ballot harvesting where anyone can go door-to-door collecting voters’ ballots, and enacting public funding for political campaigns. A politician’s dream come true.
“The sky-high taxes in California are a primary reason people are leaving, but that hasn’t stopped those in Sacramento from pushing higher property taxes and even higher income taxes. Not to be outdone, Democrats in Washington snuck in a tax on gig workers to pay for their behemoth $1.9 trillion stimulus and continually seek higher taxes they can raise on small business owners…
“California was once the state people flocked to for a shot at the American Dream. But now it is collapsing under the weight of disastrous policy, and Washington progressives want to impart those same failing acts onto the entire country.
“The American people deserve better – and we must fight to protect them from what California has become.”
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Mike Garcia believes in a strong national defense and is a pro-business, pro-taxpayer, political outsider with nearly 20 years of service to this country as one of the first Super Hornet strike fighter pilots in the Navy and is a highly decorated US Naval Officer. Garcia is a first-generation American whose father immigrated to the US in 1959 and has lived in the 25th district for nearly all of his life. Garcia lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and two sons. He was elected to Congress on May 12, 2020, winning a Special Election with 55% and becoming the first California Republican to flip a Democrat seat since 1998.
The 25th district encompasses the cities of Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, Palmdale, Lancaster and the northern part of the San Fernando Valley. The median income is $76,866 and the ethnic breakdown is 45.8% White, 8% Black, 7.7% Asian and 35.3% Hispanic.
To learn more about Mike and his campaign for Congress, visit ElectMikeGarcia.com.