Sunday, April 12, 2009

7,000 City jobs threatened

From the Daily News:

In the letter, city bean counters give agency heads until 12 p.m. on Monday to decide which jobs will go. Budget Director Mark Page said he is willing to consider alternatives to layoffs, but the reality is that there isn't much left to cut other than jobs, since the budget has been slashed so much already.

And a followup from the News:

Mayor Bloomberg struck an upbeat note Thursday about the 7,000 city workers he threatened to lay off a day earlier, saying talks with unions and Albany lawmakers could still save the day.

Bloomberg said the city needs more than $1 billion in new taxes and pension savings, which must be approved by the state Legislature. The city also would need $557million in health-care savings and givebacks from almost 300,000 unionized city workers, according to the mayor.

14 comments:

work4nyc said...

depressing, ain't it

Anonymous said...

How does this blooming asshole of a mayor plan on getting re-elected if he lays off and threatens the unions? Bye bye Mike Bloomberg, you are on your way out!!!! Don't let the door hit ya on the way out.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this script before, "New York, Drop Dead," anyone? We have been through worse and we will survive.

Anonymous said...

How does this blooming asshole of a mayor plan on getting re-elected if he lays off and threatens the unions?
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Easy.

The mayor breezily said that he is creating 400,000 jobs and the media reported it as fact.

Coupled with the sheeplike voter carefully trained by the machine over the decades.

He will be a shoo-in.

Anonymous said...

DON'T BITCH!

ACT UP PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

Tale of two cities

"depressing, ain't it" (Queens)

"kick ass" (Brooklyn Manhattan)

Anonymous said...

The mayor breezily said that he is creating 400,000 jobs and the media reported it as fact.

http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/4183898.php?

Anonymous said...

lets spend 400 mil for willets point and lay off 7000 makes sense

Anonymous said...

Now I hope that all of those 7,000 who'll be losing their jobs won't be voting for Bloomberg!

I'm tellin' ya...Mike is becoming senile if he thinks his voice of doom will lead to his popularity among
savvy New Yorkers!

We know the score dumb-ass!

Anonymous said...

Lay off Granny Shulman!

She already got $400,000
for that Willets Point hand job she's been doing!

No more golden parachutes for inept old slobs!

Think of all those pols who are using taxpayer money to pay "Parkside" to
do their re-election campaigns.

Evan gets fatter while the public gets skinned some more!

Anonymous said...

How about the 400 million the city spent on timekeeping software and hand scanners (which are actually optional to use)??

Taxpayer said...

Why do we keep falling for this charade every election cycle?

Now this dwarf Commissar can strut around whis his fake turtle face and tiny girly feet pretending that he "saved all those jobs!".

If we elect this creepy liar once again, we deserve all that is coming!

Anonymous said...

The mayor breezily said that he is creating 400,000 jobs and the media reported it as fact.

Coupled with the sheeplike voter carefully trained by the machine over the decades.

He will be a shoo-in.
The mayor breezily said that he is creating 400,000 jobs and the media reported it as fact.

http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/4183898.php?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

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Hey asshole, you must think all of us in Queens are assholes huh? nothing for nothing, but cutting union jobs or even their benifits to save money is a bunch of bullshit. And those 400,00 jobs, will they be for the illegal alliens? Why don't they cut spending on all the illeagal alliens and let our reps cut back on their six figure salaries that they don't even earn respectfully. Mike Bloomberg is on his way out. I personally plan on donating my time and money to whom ever runs against him. So take your Bloomberg owned website/radio/news and shove it up his ass. Just make sure Quinn aint kissing it when you do!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The purpose of the link (http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/4183898.php?) is to show Mayor Turdberg's ads are deceptive at best:
"With unemployment in the city now standing at 8.1%, the Mayor's pledge seems contradict estimates coming from his own budget office. According to the Times: In January, the city’s Office of Management and Budget forecast that there would be fewer jobs in the city at the end of 2013 (nearly five years off) than there are now.

The Mayor's pledge would mean a net increase of 100,000 jobs by 2015. Even if reelected, the Mayor would have left office before his jobs forecast could be tested."