My Colleague Art Pedroza highlighted a low-light for Bill Brough at the OCTax Meeting.
I have a few thoughts about Anna Bryson’s comments that discerning audience participants picked up on.
It came across loud and clear to informed audience members that Anna Bryson appeared to be pandering to Lucy Dunn and the OCBC crowd that lobby for bigger government, subsidies and the like. Anna needs their campaign donation money, so it makes sense.
Apparently, in that stead – she made two key statements at the forum.
When asked about how to cover the budget shortfall for infrastructure – Anna Bryson’s solution was to raise taxes in the form of “Congestion pricing”.
Got that? So, you’re paying 70+c a gallon in taxes, the legislature has figured ways around Prop 1A and Prop 42 to raid highway funds and Anna Bryson’s solution to the created budget shortfall is “Congestion Pricing”.
Got it? Just to re-state, Highway Funds are being spent on welfare and not roads. Anna Bryson wants even higher taxes to cover the money being stolen from the highway funds. I had to write this twice as this is infuriating.
Bill Brough quite simply stated that we should not have to pay twice for roads we’ve already paid for as a pointed rebuttal to Anna Bryson.
However, even worse than Anna Bryson’s call for higher taxes was her answer to a question about how someone could make an impact in a 2/3 majority environment. (aka 1/3 minority for a rep)
Anna Bryson talked about her Bipartisan experience as a trustee. (Her Union Sell-Outs and other Sell-Outs have been and will be covered thoroughly on this blog)
Contrast Anna Bryson’s answer to Bill Brough’s:
“This needs to be a working political seat. Get good people elected locally and build bench for the future.”
This is the critical difference between Paul Glaab / Bill Brough and Anna Bryson.
It is all About Anna versus it is all about the team.
This is why her answer about “Bipartisan experience” should disturb us all – especially when juxtaposed with her record and pattern of behavior on the CUSD Board. Bipartisan means raising taxes and fees and self-serving compromise. That is not good for anyone.
Source for this article: Two people present in the meeting and the OCTax twitter feed.