Taxpayers Be Damned
As has been much publicized, last week the Legislature took up votes on bonds of varying sizes, shapes, colors. These votes were probably the most significant of the session to protect taxpayers.
Those who voted, waited until the wee hours of the morning to let their choices be heard…
Not everyone though, actually waited those hours to vote.
For example, where was Ray Haynes?
Well, he wasn’t in Sacramento at the time of the vote. That’s for sure. While he’s running to supposedly protect taxpayers on the Board of Equalization, Ray apparently can’t be troubled to stay in Sacramento to cast the most important vote in defense of taxpayers this year.
It makes one wonder what the point of running for office is if his “campaign” takes precedence over performing existent obligations.
But, I guess Ray figures if enough voters are “caressed” between now and Election Day, he might have a shot to keep his day job on the public dole.
Additionally though, as Ray likes to champion himself a stalwart Republican – despite his past of being a Democrat – Ray took the example his ideological soulmates introduced last week by taking his $153 per diem for just “showing up” to the Capitol at all that day.
Ray Haynes ditched California taxpayers when they needed him most. Soon, they’ll be able to return the favor.