We received an email invite for State Rep. Don Wagner’s community coffee in Irvine a week from this Saturday and it has a very interesting sentence from someone so far to the right side of the political spectrum.Â “This is a casual meeting to discuss plans on creating jobs, growing the economy, and other legislative issues. Bring your thoughts,Â ideas and questions. We hope to see you there!” So I called the district office to ask if Assemblyman Wagner had changed his mind about government being a catalyst for economic growth.Â I got booted upstairs not once but twice.Â
I’m refereeing a youth soccer match that morning, but how wouldÂ Assemblyman Wagner react to the notion that perhaps Prop 13 should be reformed?Â Specifically, reforming Prop 13 to apply to taxing commercial property at fair market value would immediately cut the state’s budget deficit but about $5 billion annually, according to the LA Times.Â Could the Assembly get behind that idea?
It’s been 24 hours and no return call from the Wagner camp.Â Has Don had a change of heart?Â I’m sure his only idea for creating jobs and stimulating the economy is two words: tax cuts.Â After all, this worked so well for the Bush Administration.Â Remember, this is a guy (Don) whoÂ told meÂ Rush Limbaugh tells the truth “even if you don’t like his truth.”Â Well, I’d rather see Michelle Obama in a bikini than Rush Limbaugh in a speedo anyday.
Here are the details of the meeting; put it down on your calendar.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011, 9:00am – 10:30am
Where: University Community Park/Multipurpose Room 2
1 Beech Tree Lane, Irvine, CA 92612
For more information, please callÂ (949) 863-7070.