Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday
Something that's missed in the smoke and mirrors that is the Willard "Mitt" Romney campaign: The GOP runs on a platform of raising unemployment. Despite all the faux concern over the unemployment numbers, the losses are largely in the government sector. In fact, the private sector added 200,000 jobs in August (????), according to a Labor Department private payroll report issued last week. But when you factor in the government jobs lost, you have the disappointing number released last week. The GOP running on "shrinking government" means firing people. So despite the rhetoric, if you take the GOP at their word, we are getting precisely what they want. It's why the Republicans in Congress refuse to pass the president's jobs bill that even conservatives admit would create over 1 million jobs this year. When the GOP plays games, it treats us all like we're stupid.-- Jim Alger, Porter Ranch
With respects to the former Senator, these numbers don't lie.
** The Daily News reports that today's proceedings in the late Councilman John Ferraro Council Chambers will be dominated by the proposed AEG Farmer Field.
A proposed downtown football stadium will dominate action at Los Angeles City Hall today as the city's Planning Commission begins reviewing an environmental impact report and development agreement for the project while a council committee reviews the costs of an associated convention center hall project.
...... and expect AEG's Tim LIEweke to direct the action.