Q: How do you think conservative talk radio has affected the Legislature’s work?
A: The Republicans were essentially threatened and terrorized against voting for revenue. Now [some] are facing recalls. They operate under a terrorist threat: “You vote for revenue and your career is over.” I don’t know why we allow that kind of terrorism to exist. I guess it’s about free speech, but it’s extremely unfair.
Excuse me? The Republicans signed a pledge not to raise taxes. There is no justification for going back on that pledge, because California has a spending problem and not a revenue problem.
So it’s “terrorism” to hold elected officials to their word??
She “guesses” it’s about free speech, but it’s “extremely unfair”?
This is the sort of attitude we’re seeing in Sacramento. They want to do what they want to do (raise taxes ad infinitum) — and they’re so very irritated at having to deal with petty annoyances like their signed pledges, and the voters’ wishes.
Thanks to Pat C.