Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quinn doles out lulus to fellow council pigs

Editorial from Friday's Daily News:

The City Council today will begin considering legislation that would bar some of its own abuses of power.

The timing is exquisite.

Just a short few days ago, Council Speaker Christine Quinn proved by her own conduct why reform rules are necessary.

Among other things, the bill would ban the speaker from doling out so-called lulus to favored members. These payments on top of salary - ranging from $4,000 to $18,000 a year - enable the speaker to reward loyalty. The credo is: Vote right, do well.

A new crop of loyalists last week felt Quinn's love in their assignments, if not their paychecks.

She gave six members new, more desirable committee posts, four entailing nice raises.

4 comments:

Missing Foundation said...

This woman is getting tiresome.

We deserve better.

Miles Mullin said...

Useful link. Lets use it a lot!

http://www.panarchy.org/plunkitt/graft.1905.html

jerry rotondi said...

Soo-wie, soo-wie, soo-wie!

Here pig, pig, pig!

Anonymous said...

BTW, just asking, is she still paying those lawyers she hired on our dime when the scandal first broke? (And where is that report that is supposed to be "scathing"?)I wonder if she ever watched Girls of Cellblock H, an interesting television program about life in prison? You'd think she would learn.