Posts Tagged ‘Fiscal Conservatives’
Former Oceanside City Councilman and 76th State Assembly candidate Rocky Chavez penned a commentary for our friends over at Fox & Hounds Daily blog about the real fiscal concern over improper allocation of taxpayer dollars at the state level.
Given the recent controversy over missing special funds, Chavez asks the legitimate question, “what is the real number we need to run California?”
To read Rocky’s commentary at Fox & Hounds, click here.
For more information about Rocky Chavez for State Assembly, check out their campaign’s website.
San Diego has a longstanding tradition of electing establishment Republicans, often with either military or law enforcement roots as its mayor. Before becoming U.S. Senator and California governor, former Marine Corps officer and Republican Pete Wilson was mayor of San Diego from 1971-1982. Wilson, a moderate to liberal on social issues, did limit the growth of the city’s budget, cut property taxes locally and helped revitalize downtown. However, he was against Prop 13 in 1978 (limiting California’s property tax and requiring a 2/3 majority for increases in state taxes) before he was for it. San Diego city workers opted out of Social Security in 1982 when then-Mayor Pete Wilson promised the city would provide taxpayer-funded health care for retired workers. This promise has played a significant role in increasing the city’s unfunded liability.
As a fiscally conservative Republican, I think it’s especially important to recognize Martin Luther King Day this year. While not all fiscal conservatives may be able to relate to the racial hatred and prejudice Dr. King endured, we can appreciate his struggle to get his message out.
“People should be judged by the content of their character, not their color of their skin.” His message was simple, righteous, and most importantly, true. Yet he continually struggled with people trying to portray his message and his intentions as something different than reality. Sound familiar?