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JACKSON DISAPPOINTMENT, SERVANT OF BIG SHOTS
Submitted by Roldo on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 16:18.
Every day in every way, Mayor Frank Jackson is a disappointment.
Jackson today endorsed casinos – Issue 3 – as an economic development gain for downtown Cleveland. It will take money out of Cleveland, that’s what it would do.
Vote NO on 3.
“Mayor Jackson’s vision of revitalizing Cleveland is having 25,000 people living downtown, thousands of people working downtown and 150,000 additional people visiting downtown. ‘Although not a panacea, I believe this casino will go a long way in helping to achieve that vision,’ said Mayor Jackson,” a press release by e-mail said.
Not a panacea is the line the casino people are pushing.
The only thing a gambling casino will do for Cleveland is enrich a guy who lives in Detroit.
What’s ironic is that Gateway was supposed to be the spur that kicked Cleveland to riches.
One of the beneficiaries of Gateway, of course, is Dan Gilbert, who owns the Cavaliers.
Jackson has now become a very conventional Cleveland Mayor – Give the Big Boys What They Want. And do it fast.
What a disappointment.