TGIF Morning Brief on Betty's First Soulvine Tirade of 2014
Stop the presses. Wait a minute. An angry city official has just cornered me and he has something to say about this outrage. Ninth District Councilman Curren Price said: “While I am always happy to see Los Angeles receive attention and additional federal dollars, it is very disappointing to see the city’s poorest communities excluded once again. The federal government’s “Promise Zone” designation was designed to saturate the nation’s highest concentration of poverty in the cities with more than one out of three households living below the poverty rate — a rate nearly 10 points higher than any other region in the city. And yet our community will not benefit from this investment of up to a half a billion dollars. As the person entrusted with representing the needs of South Los Angeles residents, I am compelled to express my disappointment with a program that has failed to include our community. I urge federal officials, as well as our mayor as he lobbies Washington for more funding — to reconsider their selection process now and moving forward. South Los Angeles residents have promise — we just need a chance.”
While Betty was keyboarding her outrage, the likes of CD 9 City Clowncil Central Committee Member Curren Price and former Watts Clowncilwoman, turned Congresswoman Janice Hahn, went on the record to the "Old Gray Collectivist Hag on Spring Street" (aka LA Obama Times), regarding their collective disappointment that areas of South LA they respectively represent, were left out of the proposed "Promise".
But in retrospect, the likes of Betty, Price and Hahn should focus their disappointment on the failure of Trillions of Redistributed Tax Dollars spent on a supposed, Five decades-long "War on Poverty" (or 50 year endeavor to grow government, but I digress) and its erosion of the Spirit of Self Empowerment, within the African-American Community. Thus Betty, maybe the "next chance" for community renewal should originate from within, not from another tried and fail Act of Redistribution from Washington D.C.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14