Life is beautiful — novelists, filmmakers, liars, cheats and scoundrels can try all they want to make up story lines all they want but they are still just imitations of life.
Real life wins every time.
On the very day, the mayor announces another city budget that juggles the books, mortgaging the city’s future and solves nothing, the city — or at least Frank McCourt — loses control of our beloved Dodgers because he can’t pay his bills, can’t even protect fans from being beaten to near death by hoodlums.
At the very time that the mayor plans to refinance the massive debt on the Convention Center to meet payroll next year, city officials are rushing head-long into a deal tear down a big chunk of that white elephant and borrow even more to rebuild it so it can turn it over to AEG and along with most of the tax dollars that would be generated by bring the NFL back to LA.
Walter O’Malley is not resting in peace today. Frankly, you shouldn’t either.
Your city officials are just as irresponsible as McCourt, just as given to selling fairy tales, just as given to spending money they don’t have while living like kings themselves.
Bills may never come due in fantasies but they do in real life, sooner or later.
The city cannot go on promising no furloughs, no layoffs, no cuts in benefits or salaries while hoping for an economic miracle that isn’t going to happen.
City officials are lying to the workers and they are lying to you.
You can’t give away the farm for Farmers Field and luxury hotels and billionaire’s art museums.