Firefighters take on DeMaio, don't forget to vote!
Monday, May 21, 2012
There's a new radio ad headed into rotation from San Diego Firefighters highlighting former councilmember Donna Frye's now-infamous analysis of Carl DeMaio from earlier this year. You can listen to the ad here that features Frye saying in part:
I think if people have good ideas and are sincere in trying to accomplish something for the betterment of the people I'm happy to work with them and I will work with anybody. But I will work with people whom I trust and that actually mean what they say. And when that trust is broken on more than one occasion I've got to part ways. And quite frankly I find Mr. DeMaio to be much closer to a political sociopath. That's harsh words but it's nothing that I haven't said to his face. I think the truth needs to be told and I'm very concerned about what might happen to our city...
It's difficult to list all the dishonesty and outright lies that DeMaio has spread and continues to unapologetically peddle across San Diego. But here's some:
He still belabors the absolutely false notion that the billion dollar hotelier tax is not a tax and has had a public vote.
DeMaio denies issuing raises to his staff after other city employees took that 6% pay cut, but he did.
He claimed that he had reduced staff costs during his tenure, but staff salaries for his council office have actually gone up since 2008... to the highest level since at least 2005.
DeMaio claims Proposition B would put city workers into Social Security, but that isn't correct either. In fact, it specifically says "This Plan shall meet the legal requirements established under the United States Internal Revenue Code in order to allow the City to retain its Social Security Safe Harbor Status."
His budget numbers were wrong locally in 2004. The same year, the statewide budget project he pushed was wildly wrong. And his claims on Prop B have gotten worse and worse to the point that it likely will only cost the city money. Not to mention that months after the city achieved major improvements for its fiscal health, DeMaio is still running on old, inaccurate numbers.
It's hard to imagine trusting anything that Carl DeMaio says at this point. And don't forget that today is the last day to register to vote for the June 5th primary.