Monday, July 31, 2006

You're Fired

(Don't I owe Donald Trump money for typing that?)

Well, MZM's Martinsville facility is gone.

Waldo Jaquith has been following this saga closely and has a good summary here, so I won't go into all the gritty details.

The MZM/Martinsville affair is, in my opinion, the single best reason to retire Virgil Goode this November. If he had really been concerned with job creation in the most economically recessed area in the District, he should have tried to lure legitimate employers to the area, or jump onto the Southside University project, or something.

Certainly, doing nothing would have been far better than being instrumental in locating a Department of Defense facility that never did create local jobs as promised. Now that it has failed, as it almost inevitable would, the City of Martinsville is on the hook for half a million dollars. Money, of course, that would be much better put to use helping the citizens of Martinsville.

If Virgil Goode had been in the private sector, he would have been fired as soon as the ink dried on this deal, a deal so bad that Goode deserves the axe even before the fact that after the fact, $90,000 in illegal donations were funneled to his campaign coffers from who else but MZM.

Robin Hood has met his match in Representative A, robbing from the poor to pay the rich.

Al Weed for Congress


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