NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – With the Republicans calling to slash spending of the federal government, New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner said the GOP’s budget proposal would strike too close to home, costing the city more than a $1 billion.

“The bottom line is this. When it comes to New York City and the budget, they really do cut the Big Apple to the core,” Weiner said.

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In a slash that big, Weiner said the city would have 150 fewer cops because of lack of money for police grants. Secondary education and Pell grants for college students would also suffer.

That money is for real programs that help real people, he said.

“Everything like police officers are going to be cut, to air traffic controllers at our three airports, and even heating assistance,” Weiner said.

Weiner believes there are smart ways to cut the budget and dumb ways to cut the budget, and called this the dumb way.

“They’ve chosen the way that hurts New York City disproportionately,” Weiner said.

Comments (25)
  1. das KOMMISSAR says:

    If NY wasn’t such a liberal Demo. state you wouldn’t have these money problems. Thugs like Bloomburg who hide behind the Ind.banner and make up their own election rules as they go along and no less buy their terms should be ousted. Weiner on the other hand is nothing but a whiner who was breast fed until he was 13 yo and then spent to much time in the boy’s locker room. You NY residents made you’re own beds so sleep in them. I also moved out of NY 5 yrs ago. You’d be suprised how far your money goes in Pa.

    1. Felix Procacci says:


    2. KPMc says:

      Your money may go far… but you’re in PA. If you’re happy with that good for you. Some of us put up with a lot of nonsense to live here because we like it.

      Have fun in PA but since you abandoned the city and state rather than fight for it your opinion is meaningless. You’re a quitter.

  2. Vince says:

    Just like that Nazi, bum, kook Reagan took funds away from NYC when we didn’t vote for him in 1984

  3. RJ says:

    Are you really that ignorant. All you have to do is the simple math of taxes paid from NYC to those of upstate and what is returned to see the truth. New York State is nothing without NYC.

    1. Dave says:

      Then nyc should be its own state.Because of nyc.I pay 3 times as much in comp. ins and liabiliy ins. for my construction the life out of upstate ny.

  4. rob says:

    typo: ‘not an easy place’

  5. rob says:

    NYC is not a easy place to live when you’re making less than $100K per year. Even with that you’ll hardly have any money left for any savings. We pay the most taxes than any states, so in short we’re fudge.

  6. himmy o says:

    start laying off the over paid senior LE management!

  7. Howard says:

    Cut the pensions of NY workers who retired at 55 and moved to Florida where they spend the pension money down there.

  8. iyama says:

    States contribute in unequal proportion to the coffers of the federal government. It’s 1860 all over and soon we will hear of states considering secession.

  9. James Simpson says:

    George Wolfe,

    NYC pays way more in taxes than we get back in services. All of America is not supporting NYC. NYC is supporting all of America.

    1. Jeff says:

      That is not true. NYC takes way more in taxes than it pays. There’s so much graft there that the residents take it for granted and a right. It’s time New Yorkers realize that NYC in not the center of the Universe.

  10. George Wolfe says:

    One other question……………..
    What do heating “assistants” do?

  11. George Wolfe says:

    I guess my question is why should all of America support New York City?? What is in it for them. Perhaps that money could be used to assist those who paid it out to the IRS (et al) in the area where those people live!!
    Get your New York hands out of my (and others) pockets!! SUPPORT YOURSELF!

    1. Just An Ol' Guy says:

      Yes, sure! After the Pell Grants, etc. are cut back/cut off entirely, and my college education goes down the drain, how can you say, “SUPPORT YOURSELF!” oR DO YOU LIKE IT THAT i WON’T BE ABLE TO COMPETE WITH YOU FOR YOUR NEXT JOB? “tHEM AS HAS, GETS??”

    2. Alex Smith says:

      You got to be kidding me right? all of America is supporting NYC?

      How many decades of New York City/NYS (and other blue states/cities)contributing far more in federal tax dollars than it receives in federal spending????

  12. Gregory James Miller says:

    Maybe it’s time for folks from NYC to move upstate. There are plenty of empty homes, —NYC with it’s huge costs bankrupted upstate, and smart folks just left rather than continuing to support a free Staten Island Ferry System. Upstaters don’t have free anything, but you folks in NYC do. Come on folks –move upstate and take advantage of the disaster you caused here.

    1. Herb says:

      I did one better i moved out of state. Property taxes $1600.00 a year electric under $250.00 a month and my whole home is run on electric.

  13. Felix Procacci says:

    NYC has too many cops as is. Many are doing clerical work because Bloomberg didn’t want to layoff a cop so he laid off a clerk and replaced the clerk with a cop. Also many cops are just assigned to ticket writing duty, not fighting crime. Bloomberg also gave the big unions big raises within the last 5 or so years. Bloomberg, roll back the raises and you’ll have plenty of money.

    GOP cut, cut, cut, the NYC appropriation. They waste too much money, let Bloomberg and NYC live within their means.

    1. RJ says:

      You are just like all those idiots out speaking with out knowing. There is approx. 8 million plus people 37000 NYC cops must protect do the simple math how can you cut when you must hire.

      1. Felix Procacci says:

        How are NYC cops protecting people doing clerical work. How are NYC cops protecting anyone when they are retired and collecting a 50% salary pension and health benefits at age 42. The city has promised too much, way too much. Now they should live with their decisions, why should everyone else pay for idiotic decisions made by politicians that pander to unions just to get elected.

      2. Alex Smith says:

        @ Felix Procacci, NYC promised too much? hahaha it was Pataki that promised too much!!!

      3. Felix Procacci says:

        Alex Smith, are you saying that Pataki made Bloomberg fire a $35,000 clerk and put a $75,000 cop in their place. Are you saying that Pataki made Bloomberg raise the Sanitation, Fire, and Police base pay from about $50k to 75k. Pataki also spent too much, but you can’t blame the decisions made by local leaders on State leaders. Leaders must realize that they cannot depend on State and Federal aide to be there to bail them out, or that the aide will never decrease. It’s just common sense.

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