This piece was originally published at JohnHrabe.com.
Last month, State Senator Mimi Walters, R-Laguna Niguel, voted for a $2.3 billion tax extension. While Sacramento commonly continues temporary taxes, rarely does it include Republican votes. Walters’ vote was especially surprising, given her repeated anti-tax promises and “unwavering commitment to protect us from tax increases.”
In January 2007, then-Assemblywoman Mimi Walters succeeded former Assemblyman Ray Haynes as Chair of the Taxpayer Protection Caucus. According to Walters’ press release, “To join the caucus, legislators must sign and keep the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which is a written commitment to their constituents to ‘oppose and vote against any and… Read More