Pérez should not be in Cabinet

February 17, 2013 

Corporate Tax Loophole

Assembly Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, urges passage of his measure to close a corporate tax loophole and used the money for college scholarships, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. The measure, AB1500, which eliminates a $1 billion tax break for out-of-state corporations and uses the money for college scholarships for families earning between $80,000-$100,000, was approved 54-25 and sent to the Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

RICH PEDRONCELLI — AP

What does President Barack Obama really think about Latino voters? Not much apparently if rumors are true that Assembly Speaker John Pérez is in consideration for a cabinet post.

It would be a grave insult to Latinos everywhere to select Pérez as an appeasement to Latino voters.

Consider that Pérez dropped out or flunked out of college — it isn't clear which. Did he go on to found Apple or Microsoft? Uh, no.

Obese and incompetent, John Pérez does not reflect or command the respect of Latinos.

EFRAIN ROJAS

Los Banos

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