Wednesday, May 10, 2006

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.


At 5/10/2006 6:59 PM, Anonymous Ray Haynes is losing it said...

Ray Haynes just endorsed Abel Maldonado.

Christi Cristich endorsement wasn't a fluke.

Ray's no conservative.

At 5/10/2006 7:49 PM, Anonymous San Bernardino Observer said...

Ray was at the Governor's event the day of the bond vote. Note that the Governor did not make it to his fundraiser because of bond negotiations. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

At 5/10/2006 11:33 PM, Anonymous Truth Seeker said...

I heard Haynes is endorsing Bob Larkin over Audra. Is this true?

At 5/11/2006 9:52 AM, Anonymous Therrrrre Grrrrrreat said...

both of the strickland's have such low IQs i would wonder about anybody that would endorse them for anything, conservative or not.

And we could debate that one too.

At 5/11/2006 12:00 PM, Anonymous Duh said...

Thanks Brandon G for the last comment, that was really intelligent. Too many people took your lunch at school?

At 5/11/2006 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Say what you will about the Stricklands, they are light years beyond Brandon

At 5/12/2006 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Strickland endorsed Michelle Steele. Why the hell should Ray Haynes endorse Tony Strickland.

THats a common sense endorsement of Maldonado

At 5/12/2006 1:21 PM, Anonymous What??? said...

With that logic, Ray Would endorse Bob Larkin over Audra Strickland?

Ray should go down the list of elected officials that has endorsed Steel and endorse the opponent.

That would be classic meltdown.

At 5/12/2006 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you think Tim Clark likes pimping Ray Haynes's endorsement of all his other clients in the region while "representing" Michelle Steel? Some of the mail makes him so visible you almost have to wonder who the mail is actually meant to promote.

Does anybody think Clark has a sense that he has a conflict of interest...?

Or is he just one more theif who will do whatever he feels like as long as the checks keep clearing.

You have to love these consultants.

At 5/16/2006 2:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's see--Ray endorses Tony when he was a nobody, and gives him $1000. Ray endorses Audra at Tony's request when she was nobody, and gives her $3200. Tony and Audra repay Ray by endorsing his opponent, and giving her $5000 a piece. What is worse, they lanudered that money through their campaigns for Shawn and Michelle. And you wonder why he endorses Abel? What is the difference between Tony's record and Abel's record. Abel votes for reduced tuition and driver's licenses for illegals. Tony votes for reduced tuition for illegals. Abel introduces the minimum wage. Tony supports prevailing wage and project labor agreements. Tony supports liberals for leadership, and endorses Ken Maddox, a union lackey in the Republican caucus. You could argue that Abel is more conservative than Tony. Abel doesn't lie about his politics, and he doesn't launder campaign contributions. At least Abel is honest

At 5/20/2006 2:38 PM, Blogger NickM said...

Nice try, Pete, but do you really expect that everyone reading this blog doesn't know that leaving the Capitol is the functional equivalent of a "No" vote, because that bill must get 54 "Yes" votes to pass.

We would be better off if we designated one Republican in each house to stay in the Capitol each day and demand roll call votes on bills, and had everyone else stay away.

If George Plescia had done what Ray did, the housing bond would have failed.



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