Doug McIntyre: Job-killer mayor tells employees to get lost

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Last week, the mayor of Los Angeles called a press conference and shouted, "Go home Texas oil companies!" This doozy was directed specifically at the Valero Energy Corp. Full Story
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richmeg

Los Angeles, CA

#22 Sep 8, 2010
lastoutlaw wrote:
What would the Midget Mayor do if the two oil companies were to call his bluff and announce that they would close by the end of 2011? That they had no intentions of opening refineries anywhere in the country, so there's be no place for the employees to transfer?
I'll tell you what. A lot of refinery workers, workers on the docks where the barges come in, truckers, et al would be out of work. Two closed refineries put that much more burden on the ones remaining open. That means fuel shortages of ALL kinds. You can imagine the prices you'd pay the lines you'd wait in to pay it.
Tony would love that. He'd immediately turn it around to say that Big Business doesn't want to invest in Los Angeles. That they left because they didn't like the neighborhood. That he did his best to make the climate friendly and advantageous for them but that their excuses in refusing were hollow and he did his best to try and get them to stay.
That's L.A.'s mayor for ya. He'd cut off his nose to spite his face (not the first time), then call for a photo-op to show how far he stuck it out for L.A.
He needs to take some more Viagra, then stick the result of THAT out for cutting.
Once done; maybe he'll drop his pseudo-Macho posturing and get down to business. But I have no clue if he could undo the damage he's done with less than three years remaining and the inability to regain the people's trust.
L.A. is doomed. Phoenix, Tuscan and Scottdale are looking better and better all the time.
The company I work for thinks so, too. So do our 500 plus employees.
Win-win for us and AZ. L.A.'s loss. This city MADE it's choice.
Twice.
Then move to Arizona! bye bye
Warson

Sacramento, CA

#23 Sep 9, 2010
The cluelessness of the political class.
Rich in LA

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Sep 9, 2010
Billy wrote:
Is there a Term Limit on Mayor of Los Angeles? Or can this guy be Mayor for life?
He is 1 year into his last term (thank God)3 more years of embarrassing moments. the good news is he goes nowhere after this debacle everyone seems to have his number now...you can't hide what you are. It's there for all to see.

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