for the record i was at a meeting @ el centro de la raza where velasquez spoke out against the payday lenders and in support of the cap, and with margarita prentice and the money tree tools present . i am surprised that she took money from them. she should have turned it down. bad move. my guess is that she is getting bad advice from campaign supporter mike sotelo ( liby's husband)
No politician or aspiring politician should take money from MoneyTree - especially if they "support" a cap on predatory interest rates.
Taking money from the "Tree" smacks community activists in the face and smells bad. It also kicks activists and sane people opposed to working families paying almost %400 interest.
This is like a pro-union candidate accepting cash from Wal-Mart or Whole Foods.
But what cap does she support? That's the question I'd like answered.
Just saying that you support "a cap" isn't enough - specify exactly what cap you do support.
Willis @ 3,
Velazquez supported the 36% interest cap that Communities Against Payday Predators outlined in their Feb. 8, 2007 letter to the Gov. that she signed.
A candidate who takes money from conflicting interests, and then does the right thing anyway? I'm impressed.
and I wouldn't have called her a loudmouth - or Dwight.
Apparently some of you young 'uns never heard of Jesse "Big Daddy" Unruh, who was speaker of the California Assembly in the 1960s, famous for his association with the Kennedys and his immortal quotation about lobbyists:
If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze, screw their women, look them in the eye and vote against them, you don't belong here.
I say hurray for Venus. Take their money. I don't know why they're giving to her, because she isn't in the Legislature and isn't running for the Legislature, but hey.
Taking money from them means dick. They give money to everybody. Slap in the face to activists, my ass. It's how you vote.
loudmouth? outspoken? East Coast?
Is this code for telling people what you actually think -- instead of pretending to agree with everyone and hiding what you really think, in order to be "nice"?
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