Are you Paying for Tony's Texas Two-Step?
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has once again set off for another city that is not his own to help a candidate that has no stake in running Los Angeles. And you could be paying for it.
This time, Mayor Tony set off on a five-city, five-day tour to help Hillary Clinton win the Texas Primary so critical to her presidential aspirations.
Fine. We all have our goals and Tony's might be presidential, but right now he is politicking on our time, if not our dime. As taxpayers, we rightfully siphon off a portion of our income for the mayor's salary, his staff member's salary and travel expenses (at least, and hopefully just, in the city). I do not know if those expenses include Tony's cross country politicking but we deserve to know. It matters not whether I support Clinton's campaign because, as a resident of Los Angeles, I want my taxes to go to filling potholes, to funding schools, to reducing crime and to building public transportation.
If I want to support Clinton, Ill do it on my own dime.