Why is L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Trying to Kill Jobs?

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently admonished oil companies Valero and Tesoro for their support of Proposition 23. Prop. 23 is a measure on the ballot in November that would suspend AB 32, the economy killing global warming bill. Villaraigosa encouraged the companies to “go home” back to Texas. But maybe the Mayor needs a geography lesson?

Valero and Tesoro both have refineries in Wilmington, California and provide hundreds of good paying jobs in his own city, LA. Telling businesses that provide jobs and contribute to the local tax base to pack up and leave while the state’s unemployment rate is still over 12% is just crazy. What kind of plan for growing Califonia’s economy is that?

But the truth of the matter is that if Prop. 23 passes businesses are going to be hurt and more jobs are going to be lost. The regulations that would have to be put in place under AB 32 would force companies to cut more than 1.1 million jobs. Voting yes on Prop. 23 will help ensure that California’s economy is on the road to recovery and is common sense way to help keep jobs in California.

Villaraigosa is cutting off his nose to spite his face by attacking two large employers of L.A.’s workers.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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