Here is a progressive socialist who is more interested in living the high-life than he is resolving the troubles of a near-bankrupt and troubled city. Now, he wants a reward for being a telegenic Hispanic with some dodgy political credentials.
The thought of some public organization, non-profit, or educational institution giving this democrat cretin a job is abhorrent to me. I tried to think of anything positive to say about this man. Nada. He is an unrepentant philanderer who should give back part of his made-up name, Villaraigosa, and return to being plain old Tony Villar, Mexican activist.
Report: Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For Jobs
Is the highest-paid mayor in the United States broke? With just over a month left in his second and final term, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will leave office in June reportedly without a place to live or a car of his own to drive, according to a report published Thursday. Jill Stewart, L.A. Weekly’s managing editor, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO that Villaraigosa faces an uncertain political – and financial – future when he steps down June 30.
In order to maintain his current lifestyle, which includes frequent cross-country travel, a mayoral mansion at the taxpayer-supported Getty House, an Los Angeles Police Department security detail for his personal SUV, courtside seats to Lakers games, and several other perks, associates estimate Villaraigosa’s next gig would need to pay about $750,000 a year, according to Stewart.
“His friends are so concerned because he’s lived so flamboyantly and spent basically so much of other people’s money on a very, very costly lifestyle,” Stewart said, adding that Villaraigosa has lived “far better than Gov. Jerry Brown and far more flamboyantly than actual multi-millionaire mayor Richard Riordan.”
The report, entitled Antonio Villaraigosa’s Quest for Wall Street, Washington and Wealth, also cites mayoral associates and City Hall insiders in estimating Villaraigosa earns a salary of $232,735 a year, more than any of his mayoral counterparts nationwide. And now, according to Stewart, Villaraigosa is broke.
“He didn’t save any money…we got his required economic interest reports where you see all their stocks and bonds and property,” Stewart said. “Nada.” Outside of a rental property in Moreno Valley which brings in about $600 a month, Stewart said that Villarigosa has no major assets despite having been paid over $1.6 million during his time as mayor. Public pension information for Villaraigosa was not available, L.A. Weekly reported.
It’s still unclear where Villaraigosa will land: while staffers have been mum on the mayor’s job search, he is reportedly considering a number of possibilities after denying in February any interest in a Cabinet position in the Obama Administration.
According to L.A. Weekly, Villaraigosa may also have to wait until 2018 to make a bid for Governor of California, with Brown expected to run for reelection in 2014.
“He is asking anyone and everyone for jobs at think tanks; he thinks he could be a resident-in-scholar at UCLA or USC; he’d like to work on Wall Street,” said Stewart. “It’s incredible, he’s throwing a really wide net out there.” Source: Report: Mayor Villaraigosa ‘Didn’t Save Any Money,’ Casting ‘Really Wide Net’ For Jobs « CBS Los Angeles
Bottom line …
His fellow socialists in California will probably throw him an interim lifeline. I wouldn’t be surprised if the California Governor or legislature appointed him to a few of those $100,000+ jobs on advisory panels where you are free to pursue your own personal and political interests while milking the public tit. Perhaps he can become one of those highly-paid lobbyists who represent the special interests who are bleeding California dry.
Tony, (His real name is Tony Villar), if you are reading this – might I suggest a job with your buddies who support illegal alien citizenship. You could be paid partly by Mexico and partly by those scam lawyers who are fleecing their own people. Perhaps your compadre, Charlie Sheen, can loan you a few hundred thousand bucks to tide you over.
Of course, he is unqualified for most jobs – at least those jobs that would require him to show up on time, stay at work, and produce a meaningful result.