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    L.A Mayor looking at shutting down the city for two days a week



    Saturday and Sunday?

    Thursday and Friday?

    Monday and Wednesday?

    What are you shutting down buddy?

    Emergency services?

    Public transit?

    Schools?

    Privately owned businesses?

    How will you enforce it?

    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa wants a plan to be drawn up to shut the city down for two days a week beginning April 12 because of their budget crisis.

    "There are no easy decisions or simple ways to solve this budget crisis,” Mayor Villaraigosa said in a statement. “But as the CEO of this great city, it is my responsibility to make these difficult but necessary decisions to steer the city out of this crisis and onto solid financial ground."

    Villaraigosa said he hoped a plan could quickly be developed so they could calculate how much money it would save the city while they hold emergency meetings to try and figure out how to replenish the city's general fund.

    "We can no longer wait. We can no longer keep saying no," Villaraigosa said. "We must act now."

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    Damn New Yorkers.

    They'd rather talk about Seinfeld...

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    LA is totally boned. we all knew it would happen sooner or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revi$_I$l@nd View Post
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    How will you enforce it?
    Hire two hundred inspectors at 75g's per.

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    Too much corruption...errrr... lobbying leading to doling out rewards at taxpayers expense. And this is rampant no matter which party is in power at the city, state or national level.

    It was all good when property prices were rising. There was more revenue to go around. But now that real estate has fallen the politicians do the "right" thing and cut down on your services. So you get even less bang for your buck. While the campaign contributors are laughing their way to the bank.

    Los Angeles is only one example. There are many more cities, states around the country that are in some pain or the other and will have to take drastic steps soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsFanInDenver View Post
    Too much corruption...errrr... lobbying leading to doling out rewards at taxpayers expense. And this is rampant no matter which party is in power at the city, state or national level.

    It was all good when property prices were rising. There was more revenue to go around. But now that real estate has fallen the politicians do the "right" thing and cut down on your services. So you get even less bang for your buck. While the campaign contributors are laughing their way to the bank.

    Los Angeles is only one example. There are many more cities, states around the country that are in some pain or the other and will have to take drastic steps soon.
    Any company or public entity that hires someone for 20 or 25 years and pays them for 50 years at more than the original starting salary is doomed to go bankrupt.

    Government has gotten away with this way too long and we are all paying for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetsFanInDenver View Post
    Los Angeles is only one example. There are many more cities, states around the country that are in some pain or the other and will have to take drastic steps soon.
    Basing your economic livelihood off of a bunch of 2x4s, vinyl siding and particle board. Freaking brilliant. Every home built during the last building boom, 10 - 15 years, is a sh*thole. Sh*tholes never hold their value

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    Any company or public entity that hires someone for 20 or 25 years and pays them for 50 years at more than the original starting salary is doomed to go bankrupt.

    Government has gotten away with this way too long and we are all paying for it.
    Outsource NOW!!!!

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