Los Angeles: Where The City Can't Pay For Schools, But...
Please, someone, tell me it's the City of Los Angeles putting these Michael Jackson memorial tickets on Ebay. Because if it is, I'm okay with the city spending whatever it's going to spend tomorrow on all the police and services.If it's not, well, last time I checked, Los Angeles is BROKE! We're so broke we couldn't even pay for the Laker's NBA championship parade. How'd that get financed? A private donor ponied up $1 million for that.
Don't get me wrong. I'm still so sad about Jackson's untimely death and I loved his music. Off The Wall and Thriller are probably two of the best albums of all time. And yes, a star of his magnitude should be recognized. However, I'm also all about prioritization because Los Angeles is broke with a capital B.
How about Los Angeles is SO broke, I'm scared to drive in the right lane on parts of Beverly Boulevard because the potholes are so bad.
You don't care about potholes? Ok, how about city employees are getting laid off left and right so if you call for anything, you get automated messages. Those that still have jobs are being forced to take UNPAID furlough days.
Don't care about automated messages and furlough days? Well, I hope you care about education and kids because Los Angeles is SO broke the school district laid off thousands of teachers, increased class sizes, and canceled summer school.
BUT, we have the money to pay for police and city services for a memorial for Michael Jackson? I'm kinda not okay with that. Alright, not "kinda". I'm really not okay with that. The man deserves to be honored, but if it's going to cost millions of dollars to do it, maybe Plan B should've been considered.