Instead of focusing on solving our state’s financial mess, two of our local state legislators and our lieutenant governor are spending their time running for Congress.
Newly elected State Sen. Mark DeSaulnier and State Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan are out pressing the flesh instead of working to address the $24 billion state budget deficit.
Now the situation has devolved into a state of emergency, with the feds about to take over our state parks. How embarrassing.
They should do what the voters of their districts elected them to do, just last November – serve and help solve the problems in Sacramento. Let’s see them do that first, before trying to solve problems in Washington, D.C.
The same goes for John Garamendi, who is president of the State Senate and can’t decide what office he’s running for – so he’s running for all three: governor, re-election and Congress.
Where are their ideas for solving California’s deficit? It’s nothing compared to the federal deficit.
June 30 was the deadline for having a balanced state budget. Instead, these three were e-mailing, Tweeting and Facebooking their friends and supporters to get in that last dollar before the end of the reporting period, to make their congressional campaigns look stronger.
It’s obvious they have their priorities wrong. Keep them in their current jobs till they get it right. They should do what they were “hired” to do before asking we the people, their bosses, for a promotion.
The campaigning can wait.
Allen Payton, Antioch