Mayor Nagin lays off 3,000 New Orleans workers

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by iSaint, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. iSaint macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    NOlink

    "Please come home to help rebuild your city. Even though we don't have a job for you..."*

    *not a real quote
     
  2. katchow macrumors 6502

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    gotta think this one belongs in the political forum.
    direct link
     
  3. clayj macrumors 604

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    Gee, I hate to break it to dullards like Nagin, but the city only exists as long as there are people living there and working and paying taxes. No one living there = no tax revenues = no money to pay anyone.

    People have gotten the wrong idea... people come first, THEN you have a city. We shouldn't keep cities around "just because".
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its sad - all these people have been through the hurricane and its aftermath, only to lose their job. It might be a good thing, though - it might be the straw that makes them move out of town so they won't have to deal with the rebuild.

    Regardless, though, its not going to build any confidence in the powers that be....

    D
     
  5. katchow macrumors 6502

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    that's a good thing?

    What should Nagin do? Print his own money, or talk to Santa Claus?
     
  6. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    I am not sure why do you blame the major for this. what can he do?
    shouldn't part of all the millions in relief aid/donations go to support these kind of issues?
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    I blame everybody. It's just easier that way.
     
  8. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Just blame Bush. Every problem in the US is his fault.... :rolleyes:
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I hope this guy doesn't decide to run for reelection next year cause I don't think he has much of a chance to win. What will his slogan be. "Vote for me I ruined New Orleans." :rolleyes:
     
  10. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It's very sad for those that have lost their job. Hopefully the rebuilding will create new jobs. Just rough for the interim. :(
     
  11. katchow macrumors 6502

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    can we meet halfway and say "most"? ;)
     

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