Ala Derecha Contributor
If you read today’s EP Times Living section, you’ll find a glowing article featuring Ouisa Davis. The newspaper reporter interviewed Davis in “her tiny office in the El Paso County—is using her office (i.e. taxpayer owned property) to agitate for her agenda via the newspaper? It seems to me this like a pretty overtly political move from a supposed non-political County employee. In the article, Davis is described as being on a “lifelong journey as a social justice activist”.”. Is it just me, or does it seem like seem like Ouisa Davis—an unelected official of
This report shows that the taxpayers of El Paso County (i.e. all of you on this email distribution list) paid Ouisa a salary of $74,698.00 for her “day job” (Ramon Renteria’s words, not mine) at the County. http://www.texastribune.org/library/data/government-employee-salaries/el-paso-county/?page=8 Don’t forget that she also receives benefits and will likely receive a taxpayer-funded pension at her retirement. By the way, has your 401K fully recovered from the stock market drop in 2008? Are you going to receive a pension at your retirement?
As you know, Davis continues to write her Friday column in the EP Times. Some of her recent columns have been very interesting.
In this column titled “With NAFTA “began to strip our nation of the blue-collar and labor industry” without mentioning that President Bill Clinton signed the bill in to law. http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_16587418?IADID=Search-www.elpasotimes.com-www.elpasotimes.comIn Power, Be Very Afraid” Ouisa Davis wrote that “Americans have placed into positions of power people who really don’t care about the middle class.” She also wrote that that
Preying on the goodwill of people during the Christmas season, Davis cynically brought up Jesus and Christian scriptures to proclaim her agenda regarding healthcare reform, illegal immigration, , and other issues. http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_16877713?IADID=Search-www.elpasotimes.com-www.elpasotimes.com
In both of her columns, theagain identified the column’s author as “Ouisa D. Davis is an attorney at law in ” without mentioning her County employment.
It’s time for you guys, the taxpayers of El Paso County, to be heard. I’ll gladly join you—even lead you from Austin—in this initiative. The County Commissioners need to make a decision: either Ouisa’s chooses her County employment or she chooses the EP Times column. You guys shouldn’t tolerate having a County employee actively campaign for an agenda that you don’t support by writing a weekly column in the newspaper.
Rick E. Ybarra