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Mayor Villaraigosa storms out of MTA meeting after Antonovich refers to original law as 'gang rape'

There are 5 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Apr 20, 2012, titled Mayor Villaraigosa storms out of MTA meeting after Antonovich refers to original law as 'gang rape'. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's proposal to extend the Measure R sales tax received its first critical review on Thursday in a heated exchange with Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

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old eyes

Apple Valley, CA

#1 Apr 20, 2012
"It's not increasing a tax, but extending one that people are accustomed to," ya keep kicking the tax payers of LA, there all asleep so we can keep screwing them out of money for our pet projects and kickbacks from our contractors.king tony was mad that he could not call his friends with the good news of more money for his hole in the ground.
Viva Tony

AOL

#2 Apr 20, 2012
Tony annouces 10% raises to the already highest paid public workers in America.
He is committed to proving that ANY citizen who is dumb enough to vote for what passes for Democrats in what remains of California is a drooling imbecile or a Masochist.
LA resident

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Apr 21, 2012
Our city and state workers are by far the highest paid in the nation . The middle class is now composed mainly of dumb as a post public workers.We have a small contingent of superrich with houses in Bel Air but the rest of the people who are not working for the govt are becoming poorer and poorer. We also have three times as many people on welfare as most states and we give these animalistic baby producers more money than any other state. We also tax people who make $49,000 more than people making a million in all but two states, in order to fund public salaries and pensions. The whole plan of Gov Jerry is to destroy the middle class except for the robotic dumb drones working for the state. There is little that can be done because the people who benefit from these injustices outnumber those who are hurt.Also the superrich bleeding heart libs give large sums of money to democrats without realising that they are not helping the poor or the deserving.
LA resident

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Apr 21, 2012
The polititians are still at work trying to hide the truth from the rest of us. For example state legislators like to boast that they have taken a pay cut ( a small one I might add) They dont tell you that they are still by far the highest paid legislators in the country . Also they dont tell you that they take waht is called a per diem for each and every day they go to work . This per diem id $162 dollars a day . I can spend ten dollars a day and eat healthy food.
Another thing they dont tell you is that they take a vacation from Aug 31 until Dec. They also take a month off in July as well as a spring break and many other vacation days. That sounds like an easy work schedule to those of us who dont work for the state or city.
Walt Simpkins

AOL

#5 Apr 22, 2012
LA resident wrote:
Our city and state workers are by far the highest paid in the nation . The middle class is now composed mainly of dumb as a post public workers.We have a small contingent of superrich with houses in Bel Air but the rest of the people who are not working for the govt are becoming poorer and poorer. We also have three times as many people on welfare as most states and we give these animalistic baby producers more money than any other state. We also tax people who make $49,000 more than people making a million in all but two states, in order to fund public salaries and pensions. The whole plan of Gov Jerry is to destroy the middle class except for the robotic dumb drones working for the state. There is little that can be done because the people who benefit from these injustices outnumber those who are hurt.Also the superrich bleeding heart libs give large sums of money to democrats without realising that they are not helping the poor or the deserving.
Don't blame the Unions. We didn't even bother to Vote to stop the impending financial collapse. We ignored the Unions warning labels on the those who ran as Democrats even though we knew they were just Union funding operatives. Villagairosa admitted that 40% of every dollar goes to fund the most extravagant union pensions and benefits in American history.

Union Legacy costs killed many of the major Airlines, Detriot, and the Steel Industry and it is killing California. We didn't have to fight a War. All we had to do was Vote to assure FAIRNESS. We didn't bother thus failing our families, our fellow citizens, and our State.

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