Reinventing Antonio: Mayor Who Sold Us Out to RIch and Powerful Declares Himself Progressive
What a joke, Antonio the political chameleon is once again changing his stripes.
Only Antonio Villaraigosa would have the audacity to go to Sacramento today to audition his new act as the political progressive he once pretended he was in order to get ahead.
He actually thinks he can put himself into position to succeed Jerry Brown as governor or Dianne Feinstein as US senator despite a record of having run LA into the ground and failed to come to terms with the reality of the runaway costs of employee salaries, pensions and healthcare while giving away the farm to billionaires and wealthy corporations and slashing services to the poor, the elderly and everybody in between except the rich he fawns over.
Here’s some of what he had to say to the Sacramento Press Club
as he attacked everyone from Tea Party activists to Gov. Brown who he criticized for seeking spending cuts that were needed to actually produce something resembling a balanced budget.:
“Progressives have to start thinking – and acting – big again.
“If the Tea Party in Washington and their counterparts here in Sacramento are intent on pitching jobs overboard in the mindless pursuit of
ideology over country, we have to be willing to stand and defend our
people … And yes, that means making a case
for new revenue to sustain long-term investment.
“Governor Brown, I say we need to have the courage to test the
voltage in some of these so-called ‘third-rail’ issues, beginning with
Proposition 13, We need to
strengthen Proposition 13 and get it back to the original idea of
protecting homeowners, Proposition 13 was never intended to be a
corporate tax giveaway but that is what is has become.”
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