State Cuts To City Have Bloomberg Seeing Red

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – With New York City’s budget director saying he fears Albany’s money problems could result in another $2 billion cut to the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’ll let you know what’s about to happen.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

“As we get closer, we will enunciate, in detail, what $2 billion means,” said Bloomberg. “It means an enormous number of police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, teachers, every single agency in the city.”

The mayor says the big five – education, police, fire, correction, and sanitation – will bear the brunt of the burden.

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  • Fred

    Of course, education will be #1 on the chopping block.

  • diann

    why do city employees making high six figure salaries get to show a employee’s id badge & “RIDE FOR FREE” does not make sense to me !

  • working class

    Thats what you get with third terms, they just don’t care.

  • Kim

    If I could only afford to I would leave NYC.

    We are bearing witness to the disintigration of a once great city.

    The working poor & middleclass are footing all the bills all the while losing basic services .

    Cutting first responders to a city that is #1 on terrorists lists- way to go Mike.
    You know it’s as if we are a science experiment to him, a bunch of white mice.

    Crime, homelessness, and unemployment all higher than ever…

    And he sits in his tower..

  • Don G

    Everyone loves to knock Bloomberg. Like the idiot above!
    One of the most efficient mayors in years from a fiscal standpoint.

    • Josh

      How is he efficient when he has raised the city budget by over $10B in his 9 years in office? How was this financed? It wasn’t by raising income taxes on the wealthiest citizens who have prospered the most during the lost decade. No, it was done by raising property taxes, water rates, sales tax, parking meters, parking fines, sanitation fines, fees, tolls and other revenue streams for the city. To suggest that Bloomberg’s “efficiency” is good is ignorant at best and outright foolish. You are completely misinformed Don.

  • BloombergSucks

    Can you just see Mayor Midget clapping his little hands as he prepares to layoff honest working people!!! How about laying off his high paid useless cronies???

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