It has always amazed me how Mayor Mike couches every mandate with the “It’s better for you in the long run” rational. Like a benevolent father, he is always emptying out our pockets for our own good.
Bull-cocky. I don’t see the city in any less of a financial crisis as a result of his third term. In fact, a quick look shows that the “evil financial crisis” is still looming, unemployment rates are up; we’re still struggling to make ends meet; Con Edison’s rates are higher; water charges are higher; parking violations are higher; taxes on cigarettes are higher; real estate taxes are higher (even though real-estate prices are down); and sales tax on clothing will be reenacted.
To quote Elton John, “Livin’ in the city ain’t where it’s at.”
But Mayor Mike doesn’t want another term, so now term limits are OK.
To be fair, and on the flip side, thanks to Emperor Mike, our fat intake at restaurants has been curbed, our sidewalks are safer than ever before from second hand smoke, and we can sleep easy knowing that the mayor is on sodium patrol.
Not for nuthin’™ but I shudder to think what life would had been like had he not rescinded term limits from the get-go.