Published Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 | 1:07 p.m.
Updated Monday, Aug. 30, 2010 | 1:08 p.m.
Assembly Minority Leader Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, might want to change his home phone number here pretty soon.
Conservative activist Chuck Muth’s organization has launched a series of robo-calls slamming Goicoechea’s proposal to expand the sales tax to include food.
Dubbing it the “groceries tax,” Muth accuses Goicoechea of wanting to tax people’s “milk and butter and eggs and cheese.”
The robo-call then invites those outraged by the proposed tax to express it directly to Goicoechea by pressing 1 to dial his number. The computer will then connect the call to either Goicoechea’s home (at night) or work number (during the day), both of which Goicoechea has listed publicly on his legislative contact sheet.
Ah, the joys of being a citizen legislator.