Mercury News: Desperation hmm

  • I challenged the system on the city council and some of my colleagues were not happy. Just read the Mountain Winery project from earlier this year. I always fight on behalf of the people and there is a tremendous trust established between me, and the people.
  • I challenged San Jose Water Company — without the support of my city council colleagues. I rolled out a water app to make protests a lot easier. Many in Saratoga, San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Monte Sereno took action and re-directed their protest letters to PUC. There is a clear proof trail. We collectively either rejected, reduced or suspended 8 water rate increases. My colleagues said, “Rishi, we don’t have jurisdiction over San Jose Water.” As a tech executive, I don’t go for the easy button — I always push for solutions and results. Always results driven!
  • When burglaries rose, I started having neighborhood meetings in Saratoga. Over hundreds neighborhood meetings, engaging new neighborhood leaders and finding simple solutions. I was told, “Rishi, all this talk of crime will drop the price of real estate in Saratoga.” We delivered results. Burglaries dropped by 47% from 2016 to 2017 — as per the Santa Clara County Sheriff — the largest drop compared to any other city. These things don’t happen magically. My city council colleagues fell behind and formalized this program, even funding it. This program thrives today.
  • Rep. Eshoo is being disingenuous when she claims 45 bills. That is called “gaming the system for 28 years.” Do you see any hyperlinks to these 45 bills? She leads with Electronic Signatures legal binding digital documents from 1998. Nothing significant after that? I have talked to congressional reps and I have been told this, “The only bills that matter should be sponsored. No way 45 bills. Clear standard is bills is in your name”
  • Rep. Eshoo’s issues with tainted money: Rep. Eshoo when asked about her PAC money, claimed, “my campaign money is needed for stamps and signs.” $785,700 is a lot of money for signs and stamps! The truth is her campaign funds were actually given away to Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) as ‘rent money’ to keep the chair position. If you follow this link, you will find $300k as “expenses” — donated to the DCCC.
  • Rep. Eshoo worked 15 years on a pandemic plan, but failed to codify it. As the co-chair of the Biodefense Caucus, Rep. Eshoo did not hold a single meeting, even though pandemic was the agenda. You had the chance under President Obama to turn them into law as Democrats were a majority in the House and the Senate. But nope! Didn’t happen.
  • But the story of her failures get sordid. Not addressing the people challenges, but harming the people’s interests
  • #1 Recipient of Pharma money in the U.S House of Representatives, while chairing the House Health Subcommittee and has sponsored legislation that increases the price of our healthcare. Don’t believe this? Read the original 3rd party sources link here.
  • Rep. Eshoo is the chair of the House Health Subcommittee- but did not hold any hearings on the opioid crisis. 700,000 Americans died in 20 years. A travesty
  • Out of touch: Rep. Eshoo has been disengaged and did not take any action with the California fires, with the pandemic, with Silicon Valley tech, with our housing and traffic. She wasn’t aware of the people-data harvesting by Facebook. Rep. Eshoo demonstrated no empathy at the Calfire hearing. Showed up for a photo opp, and demonstrated ignorance about everything, including California using inmates for fire fighting.

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@rishikumar1 US House candidate, CA-18 Proud Democrat, Candidate for Congress in #CA18, Saratoga City Councilmember, Hi-Tech Executive, #NoPACMoney #GND #M4A

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Rishi Kumar, Candidate for U.S Congress CA CD18

Rishi Kumar, Candidate for U.S Congress CA CD18

@rishikumar1 US House candidate, CA-18 Proud Democrat, Candidate for Congress in #CA18, Saratoga City Councilmember, Hi-Tech Executive, #NoPACMoney #GND #M4A

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