Posted by Brian at 9:45 PM
Who needs Republicans with Democrats like these?
A couple of weeks ago, Fort Lauderdale mayor Jim Naugle (hereafter referred to as Douchebag) said in an interview with the Sun-Sentinel,
"I'm supposed to subsidize some schlock sitting on the sofa and drinking a beer, who won't work more than 40 hours a week?"
NaugleDouchebag told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel last week, voicing opposition to a city plan that would force developers to build some affordable units or pay extra fees. "I deny that there is a problem."
Columnist Mike Mayo took
Among the 110 people who wrote and called, I heard from a Weston mom who's moving to North Georgia, a former Broward teacher who moved to California and a Miami-Dade prosecutor whose last day is Friday before moving to Brevard County.
The consensus: Fort Lauderdale Mayor
Jim NaugleDouchebag is "callous," "clueless" and "delusional" if he really thinks there is no affordable housing crunch in South Florida and the answer is simply for residents to work longer and harder.
NaugleDouchebag `Bottoms up' from the proletariat," said Steve Nelson of Deerfield Beach, a mover who says he sometimes works 20 days straight "just to keep up with bills and rent."
Here's some more:
Or Brooke Ortman, who works for a global commercial real estate firm and has given up on South Florida after four years. Her family will leave Weston this fall, when a new house north of Atlanta is finished (5 bedrooms, 4 baths, $330,000).
"It's pretty apparent to me
Naugle'sDouchebag's message is, `We only want rich people here and if you're middle class, forget it, '" said Ortman. "He's slapping his firefighters, police and teachers in the face."
"You can't afford to live here on a state salary," said Schwendeman, who has a wife, a 1-year-old baby, a six-figure law school debt, and a one-bedroom condo for sale in Hallandale Beach. Until his condo sells, his family will live in his father's house in Cocoa Beach as he starts his law practice. "It's a little embarrassing at my age to have to move back in with my dad," he said.
There are more examples, like the family that moved to California because it was significantly cheaper. They went from working a combined 120 hours a week to living on one income--a teacher's income.
But not everyone hates