Van Tran's Sunday Bloody Sunday
|(photo by Christopher Victorio)|
|One of Van Tran's two faces|
Brian Joseph, the OC Register's Sacramento reporter, wrote an article ("How lawmakers turned a perk into profit") demonstrating how entrenched politicians like Tran abuse taxpayers by taking as much as $137,000-a-year under the pretense that they have to work away from their homes when, in fact, they live comfortably in Sacramento.
From the Register's article summary: "Overlapping laws allow savvy California politicians to leverage their tax-free allowances to buy homes, secure tax deductions and sometimes pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit."
To win elections, Tran poses as a fiscal conservative who is determined to reduce wasteful government spending.
Read Joseph's excellent work HERE.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly