It's the jobs stupid! That's the reason we are willing to scrap a decade's worth of plans for a casino.
it's the jobs - 3,000-5,000 of them.
And we need jobs.
I'm not sure how many people that is, but hopefully it's not more than 3-5000. Casinos bring good jobs. Well, maybe not good jobs. Well, they bring UNSKILLED jobs and that's the type we need here in Fall River!
But if we're so desperate for jobs and money, why are we not embracing every opportunity?
And LNG would bring about 400 million dollars worth of investment, and at least a 1000 jobs at startup.
Why don't we bring in strip clubs?
Maybe we could do it the same way the state wants to do casinos. We could limit the number of licenses and then sell them off to the highest bidders! That brings in some instant revenue! And once you have a few of these babies running you have a bunch of attractive, if under-educated girls making a "decent" living
Lefty's View: Folks, it's this simple, people don't want strip clubs because they're afraid it's going to harm the character of the neighborhoods and bring in an unsavory element. People don't want LNG because they think it will have a negative impact on their safety and that it will hurt the city's ability to develop its waterfront and its future. But in the case of a casino, too few seem to even consider the potential harm and hazards. Too few seem to give it much consideration at all. It's simply the jobs stupid and if it's bad for Fall River that doesn't matter as long as it's good for you.