Once Renowned as "City That Knows How," SF Now Clue Less!

By John W. Lillpop

There was a time when San Francisco immodestly referred to itself as "The City That Knows How."

It is all gone now, as the insane liberalism that has infested this town for years is exacting a devastating financial toll on this once proud metropolis.

As reported, in part, by the San Francisco Chronicle:

"Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday that 1,000 city workers would lose their jobs in the coming months to help close a growing budget deficit, a swift response after the city's biggest union this week rejected $38 million in wage concessions.

"The layoffs will hurt all city departments, according to the mayor's office, but will have the most drastic effect on the Department of Public Health, the city's largest agency. In addition to health care workers, recreation directors, security guards and others will lose their jobs.

"A total of 262 city workers have already lost their jobs over the past six months, and hundreds more vacant positions have been eliminated. The city employs about 29,000 people, from workers at the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir to park gardeners, according to June data from the controller's office.

"Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard blamed the layoffs - which will affect workers in most city unions - squarely on Service Employees International Union Local 1021. SEIU represents more than 11,000 city employees. "

To those who will lose their jobs and others who will surely see their taxes raised: Never forget that liberal nut jobs like Mayor Newsom wasted millions of dollars to house illegal aliens convicted of felonies and to fly other felons back to their native Guatemala in order to circumvent the rule of law and federal authorities.

Remember the smoldering financial ruins of San Francisco when, and if, Gavin Newsom becomes a gubernatorial candidate in California.