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Are you Paying for Tony's Texas Two-Step?

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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.

(As of now, polling indicates a dead heat, with some polls indicating Obama has an advantage, solidifying his stance, insiders are saying, as the front-runner.)

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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.