The "Infant Assemblyman" lets go big time in press release below.
Dedicated to the Infant Assemblyman by an 43rd AD Political Observer.
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:39 PM
To: Wilson, Rodney
Subject: Press Release: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Statement on John Chiang's Decision Not to Pay Legislature
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: John Ferrera (916)319-2043June 21, 2011
Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Statement on John Chiang's Decision Not to Pay Legislature Sacramento, CA—Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on John Chiang's decision not to pay the legislature.(More like rant of an infant)
"Our state government right now reminds me of a troop of boys lost in the wilderness. The goal is to get back to civilization, but the Governor seems hell-bent on forcing four people to take his chosen path, while John Chiang just wants to sit there and beat up on the unpopular kids. (One has visions of Mike, "Duhio" and Chahe wandering the political wilderness of AD 43).
It's always been an easy move to bash the disliked – but the truth is that such demagoguery is rapidly becoming cliché, and does nothing to move the state forward.(Reminds me of the Gatto Truthers)
Many of us have chosen to make the difficult decisions this year – cutting programs and raising revenue – even though those are unpopular decisions. The Legislature has proposed and passed not one, but two full budgets this year – two paths out of the wilderness – that were based on the nonpartisan LAO's recommendations.(Kinda like the difficult decision to shake Chahe's hand)
The Controller should stop checking the Legislature's approval rating and propose an alternative if he is going to behave this way. I halted a fulfilling private sector career path to enter public service. I now have to explain to my wife and daughter that we won't be able to pay the bills because a politician chose to grandstand at our expense.(From the guy who panders to parents of the mentally disabled and lives with mom)
California has officially degenerated into a Banana Republic, with one branch of government withholding the pay of another. I wonder if the Controller plans on withholding the pay of judges if he disagrees with one of their decisions." (Oh please stop! Enough jumping up and down!)
Mike Gatto is the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly. He represents the cities of Burbank, Glendale, and parts of Los Angeles, including Los Feliz, North Hollywood, Silver Lake, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, and Van Nuys. Website of Assemblyman Mike Gatto: www.asm.ca.gov/gatto # # #
PACIFIER QUICK FOR THE INFANT ASSEMBLYMAN!
Your thoughts on "Lil Mikey's" rant.
Scott Johnson in AD 45