Posted by Administrator – September 2, 2010 at 12:03 AM

We can only hope that is our First District Supervisor Brad Mitzelfelt is high on painkillers from his injured arm, because if he isn’t, then his comments in today’s Daily Press are all the more disturbing. The title of the story is “Mitzelfelt sees bright future beyond hazy economy.”

“Hazy”? You are kidding right?

Brad, between your county salary with benefits and your wife’s county salary with benefits, your are earning about $375,000 a year. Your chief of staff has a package worth about $225,000 a year. Your lowest paid regular, full-time employee, your secretary, has a package worth over $100,000 a year. You do not live in the real world.

When you go out to dinner, a luxury many Victor Valley residents can no longer afford, do you go anywhere other than the Blue Ridge Inn? The average person doesn’t get to dine on steak and rum with an unlimited bar tab. Most Victor Valley residents are lucky to get the $6 spaghetti special at Denny’s but are more likely to dine on the two for .99 cent tacos at Jack-in-the-Box.

If you lowered yourself enough to frequent the typical Victorville eatery on a weeknight, you’d find it virtually empty. Have you not noticed that the Victor Valley no longer has a single upscale boutique? Most of the middle class shops are gone as well. The .99 Cents only stores rule the region. They are packed! Never been in one? I’m not surprised.

So the WIB board has trained hundreds of displaced workers and helped over a 1,000 businesses. Really? Approximately 995 of those are referrals to Murphy’s Garage? (See story yesterday about Employment Development run amuck.) By the way, if you don’t believe our story, ask Zook as he was a job developer. He was one of the few honest ones. He knows the truth. He and I had that conversation some time back. And nothing has changed.

To read entire story, click here.