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New Orleans To Lay Off 3,000 Workers
KITV 4 News ^ | October 4, 2005 | The Associated Press

Posted on 10/04/2005 12:59:23 PM PDT by george76

Mayor Ray Nagin said he's worked for weeks to try to find the financing that would allow him to keep the city workers on the payroll, but...that isn't possible.

He said it's with "great sadness" that he must announce that the city can't hold onto its dedicated workers. He thanked those who've served New Orleans.

...he hopes the affected workers will "land on their feet."

Police and fire crews won't be affected by the layoffs.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehawaiichannel.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hurricane; katrina; neworleans

1 posted on 10/04/2005 12:59:26 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Of course, 2500 of those 3000 don't really exist.


2 posted on 10/04/2005 1:01:24 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: george76

i wonder how many of these ever actually exisdted?


3 posted on 10/04/2005 1:01:33 PM PDT by camle (keep your mind open and somebody will fill it full of something for you.)
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To: george76

Any bets on if these employees are real?


4 posted on 10/04/2005 1:01:35 PM PDT by magellan ( by)
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To: george76

It could be nothing, nothing as in these 3,000 people on the City's payroll didn't exist anyway...like some of those AWOL policeman who didn't exist.


5 posted on 10/04/2005 1:02:35 PM PDT by markedman (Islam = surrender, and we will NEVER surrender!)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Do they really not exist or simply don't show up for work?........


6 posted on 10/04/2005 1:02:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: george76

This is a brand new opportunity for cronyism, writ large!!


7 posted on 10/04/2005 1:03:00 PM PDT by MortMan (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: MortMan

As long as Nagin is one of the one's being laid off.


8 posted on 10/04/2005 1:06:33 PM PDT by BurbankErnie (Borders... Language... Culture)
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To: magellan

Let him take up a collection of all the graft money the local politicians got. The hell with him.


9 posted on 10/04/2005 1:07:13 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Willie Green

ping


10 posted on 10/04/2005 1:08:34 PM PDT by Fierce Allegiance (Wanna be on my CE ping list? Say the word!)
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To: MortMan
Posts 1 through 6 just about cover it, now will the FBI be able to prove it (at least what we already know) and will Nagin be residing (along with Compass and Morial) in the same facility as Edwin Edwards?

Doubt it, probably the best we can hope for is 5 times the amount $$ we used to send down that rat hole instead of 10 times the amount.

TT
11 posted on 10/04/2005 1:11:00 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: george76

Nagin finds a silver lining.


12 posted on 10/04/2005 1:20:39 PM PDT by Trimegistus
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To: Red Badger

Whether non-existant or no shows, they'll still vote for Nagin, Blanco, etc.


13 posted on 10/04/2005 1:24:14 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

I have a feelin' that NO politics and LA's in general is going to go thru a bigger clean-up than Hurricane Katrina's physical damage...........


14 posted on 10/04/2005 1:28:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (In life, you don't get what you deserve. You get what you settle for...........)
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To: george76

WTF? Why doesn't he just "fire" the non-existent cops they have been paying all these years!! This guy is really an idiot!


15 posted on 10/04/2005 1:32:11 PM PDT by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: george76

"Dedicated" My pants!!!


16 posted on 10/04/2005 1:33:59 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84 ("Jesus, Your Love takes my breath away.")
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To: TexasTransplant

Billy Tauzen's famous "Half of Louisiana is under water, the other half is under indictment."...

What about the missing bus drivers, did they exist?

Do they all vote absentee?

The FBI began investigating the New Orleans police who had abandoned their post during Katrina and of the more than 500 screened so far, 84% don't exist.

Tony Snow said, of the 1700 police working for New Orleans, maybe only 1000 really exist.

Where was that payroll money going?

We can be relatively sure it is not flood control or levee improvements.


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1492670/posts


17 posted on 10/04/2005 1:36:16 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Watta Jacka$$! No head for government bidness! He could just fire them and they would have to get unemployment from the feds. He's thrown everything else at the feds why not his 'imaginary friends' er, workers.


18 posted on 10/04/2005 2:07:15 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors. Don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: george76

Maybe this is his way of taking the phantom employees off the payroll books.


19 posted on 10/04/2005 4:04:46 PM PDT by jer33 3
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To: All

The names of a few of those to be laid off has been made public:

John Doe
Jim Roe
Jane Poe
Jack Hoe


20 posted on 10/04/2005 4:08:16 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: BurbankErnie

"As long as Nagin is one of the one's being laid off."

Fat chance of that being the case......

Too bad that Nagin isn't Samuri (or Nixon, for that matter.....). Then he would do the honorable thing.


21 posted on 10/04/2005 6:32:13 PM PDT by Howie66 ("America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.")
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