Ignore This Post (or treat it like the national business community has treated new orleans)
I just spent the last hour watching the New Orleans debate for mayor which was broadcast on MSNBC. In case you didn't know, the election is tomorrow.
After watching the debate I have made a decision about who should be mayor of my hometown but I'm not going to post that. Voting and shitting are our only two privacys left and I plan on holding on to both as long as possible.
But let me tell you what is really happening in New Orleans.
Here's the deal.
The middle class, for the most,part have hauled ass.
They can't come back into the city even if they wanted.
Because there are no jobs for them.
All the good paying jobs have relocated and are not coming back.
So people who own their own business now have no one to sell to so they are going under.
What you have is a case study of how to kill a city.
People look at what happened in New Orleans as a failure of the different branches of government. And they are right.
But what has happened afterwards is a failure of the national business community.
It's a living case study of why depending on market forces to save one of this countries greatest cities is bone-headed.
It also proves that business, doesn't give a fuck.
I live in Tampa.
We have a booming economy here.
Now in this over-connected, you-can-do-anything-anywhere world, why did they not consider putting their offices in New Orleans?
But it's not just the financial community.
I did a google news search today for "new jobs to" just to see where the new jobs are going.
A new manufacturing plant to built in Colorado Springs,CO.
After that I just got mad and stopped looking.
The United States Business Community has proved to be no better than the Government was 8 months ago.
They should be ashamed of themselves.
See you at JazzFest…Army Of One, big business, crimes, cursing, DEAD, fortune 500, New Orleans, personal