The Sacramento Bee columnist suggests that Beth Gaines is running for Assembly for the $95,000 paycheck.
Given that about a dozen guys got paid $180,000 a year by Meg Whitman to work for her disaster (aka campaign) – I am having a hard time thinking that being a speedbump (aka Republican) in the state assembly is worth $95,000.
Dan Morain of the Bee took his usual cheap shots at Republicans, but the points he made deserve a long look:
He talks about Bill Leonard’s pension of $142,000 a year. (Not far from Robert Tomasini’s)
He talks about the insane salaries people who work in the Board of Equalization appeals board. $7500 a month!?
Then he explains his cheap shots at a litany of Republicans:
Democrat Doris Matsui replaced her husband as Sacramento’s representative in Congress. Democratic brothers Ron, Charles and Tom Calderon have represented the Montebello area in the Assembly and Senate. But Democrats don’t portray themselves as anti-tax purists who are single-minded in their desire to reduce the size of government.
Like lemmings, Gaines, Gaines, Runner, Runner and virtually all other Republicans sign pledges promising that they will “oppose and vote against and all efforts to increase taxes.” There is, alas, no pledge in which they promise not to belly up to the public trough.
Now that is painful, and impossible for a “tax-fighting” Republican to explain.
I’d remind the readers that another “Conservative” Senator Doug LaMalfa has taken $4Million Plus in federal farm subsidies and counting.