High-living Nuñez loses his middle-class credentials

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City STATE Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez seems perturbed by scrutiny into his lavish spending of the millions he received in campaign contributions. Fancy restaurants, jaunts to Europe and swanky shopping sprees aside, he insists he’s just living the middle-class lifestyle. Doesn’t everyone drop thousands of dollars at Louis Vuitton for office expenses? That’s the big lie, of course, of all elected representatives – on city councils, in Congress, etc. – who say that they’re just like us. Once they are accepted into the folds of big power and big political contributors, with luxury travel and entertainment as the norm, they cease to resemble the people they represent. Nuñez, once a working-class boy from San Diego, knows this as well as anyone. And if he won’t say how his spending furthers his job, or where the money came from, then he should at least stop trying to feed us the same big lie. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more