Saturday, October 18, 2008

Beeps want to ride gravy train a little longer

They yelled, they taunted, they cajoled, and they praised, but by the end of the second day of raucous hearings on Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits, they did almost everything but agree.

Referring to Bloomberg as the infamous "Wizard of Oz," state Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) warned the lawmakers, "You've got to pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Don't be the puppet, please."

The two men who hope to succeed Bloomberg next year - Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Queens/Brooklyn) and City Controller William Thompson - weren't any kinder.

Thompson said the Bloomberg-crafted bill "shatters the bonds of trust that are the essence of good government."

Weiner similarly chimed in, "If you take away the citizens' right to make these decisions, you're undermining the very foundation on which all of you sit."

State Sen. Eric Adams refers to Mike Bloomberg as the 'Wizard of Oz'

The city's five borough presidents also revealed their stripes on the issue, with Queens beep Helen Marshall, Brooklyn's Marty Markowitz and Staten Island's James Molinaro throwing their support behind Bloomberg's bill.

'Bloomberg to democracy: Drop Dead': Protestors - and supporters - speak out at term limits hearing


Taxpayer said...

There is nothing - nothing at all - that obliges the people who change the term limits law to accommodate themselves and their Dear Leader Commissar to ever even consider returning the law to what we mandated - two terms.

As a matter of fact, they will undo the term limits law entirely when it suits their agenda.

Keep your eye on this scum. We don't want a sewage backup.

Anonymous said...

The elected officials in this city are behaving in a way that diminishes the power of the voters for their own selfish reasons in the disguise that we must be saved from the looming disaster, in this case economic. Only they can save us, like superman or some other super hero they are the only ones who have the power. They not only degrade our constitution but they vindicate those like Putin in Russia and other countries. These are the same tactics that dictators and thugs use all across the world.The only choice we have left is to send a clear message to all those who vote for the bill and of course the Mayor. Vote them out. It doesn't matter who the other candidate is, even if you disagree with his party or everything he stands for, just vote the other guy. I pray someone will even have the guts to stand up and run. We must send a loud and clear message. You cannot buy off the voters of our great city.