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Saturday, November 13, 2004

Son of Prop A May Be Stillborn

A little further down south, the Daily Breeze is reporting that Mayor Poopy's city only version of the failed Prop A sales tax increase is dead on arrival as far as the City Council is concerened.

Only Sister Janice and Ed Reyes are supporting it. Dead set to any tax increases are Valley Councilmen Greig Smith and Tony Cardenas.

Remarkably, a significant portion of the Council gets how the tax increase could hurt business and only drive big ticket purchasers of cars, furniture, appliances, etc. to cities such as Glendale, Burbank, Santa Clarita, etc. (which many do anyway because shopping is more prevalent thanks to the pro-business attitudes of those cities). As it is - before increasing taxes again - the shenigans of the Council continue to drive out business (which is where you get your jobs in case any of you morons hadn't figured that out).

In the meantime, Mayor Poopy will be eating hot dogs at Pink's tonight, while still hiding out from the mayoral debate. (Do they charge sales tax on hot dogs?)


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow. Mayor Sam is actually Mayor Sam, the same ultra-conservative who race-baited Tom Bradley, but who now rails against decent wages. Mayor Sam's platform probably calls for the end of the minimum wage, the privatization of Social Security, and school vouchers. No wonder you have to be anonymous--you wouldn't get very far in this town if you gave up your identity. And it is easy to bash the council or the mayor or the mayoral candidates, but the truth of the matter is that the policies they pursue reflect the people of Los Angeles' political views more often than not. Otherwise, wouldn't they never get elected or re-elected?

Get back in your coffin, Mayor. Your time has come and gone.

November 13, 2004 4:41 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

Hey listen to me sewage breath - you can throw a lot of stones before you throw stones about others throwing stones you maroon.

Minimum wage - an impediment to creating good jobs and entrepeneurship which gives the hope of ANY person who works hard to move up in their economic class. Read more about why the minimum wage is harmful here: http://aggressive-voice.com/zz446.html

Privatizing social security - not really a city issue, but there are good reasons for this. Look at the South American nations that have done this succesfully. Look at your own damn 401K and tell me its not a good idea.

There is a need for a right of center voice in this town. Someone needs to wake up the silent majority who feels this way. And we need to re-educate the brainwashed socialist masses out there as to how market economics and political freedom are really a good thing.

I may have got it wrong on some social issues back in the day, but when it comes to economics and government things are no different than from day one. IF government gets out of the way and gives people the freedom to live their lives as they wish (including not giving a shit about who they want to have sex with for example) we could have something really nice.

And in terms of the folks who do throw stones at Poopy, Hugsberg, Tony Villar, Bitter Bernie et al - God bless 'em. They are holding our politicians accountable - instead of kissing their asses like you.

November 13, 2004 5:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What does he mean the Council pursuing policies the people want? Like banning Wal Mart? Last time I was there, the place was packed.

November 13, 2004 5:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


LA residents go outside of the city to shop already. We have the worst council ever. No leadership whatsoever. They are not in touch with what LA need or want. 64% of voters said yes to getting more cops and being taxed. That's a lot of people that simply can't be ignored. LET THE VOTERS DECIDE. What in the hell have they done the last two years to get us more officers? Not a damn thing. Tourists will come by the thousands if they stop seeing all the gang violence and murders on tv. Businesses that are hurting now because of the violence in their communities will once again profit. LA is one of the biggest cities in the WORLD. IF council could come up with a better idea then I would back them. However, with all the lame brains sitting on horse shoe I won't hold my breath.

November 13, 2004 6:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reason why this whole mayoral debate about safest big city in America is going to be a joke is because LA already is one of the safest big cities in America. You can all get pissed and rail against the City Council, the mayor, etc. (love to see you guys run), but the "city family" with LAPD and with neighborhood watches and the like, have brought crime down to extremely low levels. This isn't the case everywhere in the city equally, but check this out from LA Observed (http://www.laobserved.com/archive/002714.html):

Meaningless stat of the day
A national Gallup Poll of people who don't live in Los Angeles—and by the looks of it have never visited—rates L.A. as the third most unsafe big city in America. The only ones that polled worse are Detroit and Washington. Hahn critic Mack Reed at LAVoice.org sees this as bad news for Mayor Hahn's reelection hopes. I don't get that. They don't vote here. If you did poll Angelenos who form their impressions by living here rather than off TV, I don't think very many would rate L.A. anywhere close to the most dangerous place—in Los Angeles County, let alone the nation. Anyway, the website CityMayors.com, using FBI stats for 2003, found L.A. the 35th safest big city for violent cimes and 28th safest for homicide. Worse on the murder list include Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Miami, Phoenix, St. Louis, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Detroit, New Orleans...and so on. If you isolate on total crime in the 10 biggest cities, only San Diego and New York are actually safer than Los Angeles. The L.A. crime rate sits at almost half of worst-case Dallas and is lower than (in order) Detroit, Phoenix, San Antonio, Houston, Las Vegas and Philadelphia. That's not good enough, and I've heard nobody argue it is. But those Gallup pollees might want to turn off their TVs and get out in the real world more.

November 14, 2004 8:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

TOUCHE...AND WELL SAID. I agree that how can anyone critize the crime when Bratton has done an unbelievable job with the little resources he has. Thanks to Bitter Bernie we lost 1,000 cops. It will take time to catch up but you're right we all need to start working together.,

November 15, 2004 8:47 AM  

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