Skip to comments.Anti-tax group threatens lawsuit if John Chiang pays lawmakers
Posted on 06/18/2011 9:27:40 AM PDT by SmithL
The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association demanded Friday that Controller John Chiang withhold pay from lawmakers and threatened to sue if he does not.
The group's president, Jon Coupal, contends that lawmakers must pass a balanced budget to receive pay under voter-approved Proposition 25. He referred to a veto letter in which Gov. Jerry Brown said the Democrats' majority-vote budget was "not a balanced solution" and "not financeable."
"If you pay legislators for enacting a phony budget, then you have made Proposition 25's provision prohibiting pay meaningless," Coupal wrote. "We urge you to confirm your intent to withhold pay and force the Legislature to get back to work immediately."
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This vetoed budget was nothing more than a ploy for them to keep their pay checks and perks and to poke the people in the eye to show how smart they, the Democrat legislators are. They rule!
That’s what I said weeks ago about our Congress that has not prepared a budget....no budget? no pay!