Los Angeles: It Doesn't Have to Be This Way

On March 5, Los Angeles will be voting for a new mayor.   This is more like a primary, since there will be a run-off unless someone gets over 50% of the vote, which is very unlikely. Los Angeles is in the same position as many other large cities, with huge deficits and free-spending Democrats who cater to the unions.  All of the candidates except one have actively participated in creating Los Angeles' woes.  Kevin James stands out as a clear choice.  He is a former prosecutor and is currently a radio talk show host.  American Thinker interviewed Mr. James to get his comments on issues facing Los Angeles today. The overriding issue in the election is Los Angeles' deficit of approximately $1.4 billion, which is mainly the result of huge pensions and salary increases handed out to city employees.  James wants Angelinos to look hard and fast at the decisions made by all of his opponents.  For example, in 2007, the city was already in a deficit, but...(Read Full Article)