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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

#2 appears to be a certainty as the mayoral candidates have all promised to restore crime. And in other news, City unions are salivating at the departure of Bloomberg so they can finally get someone to give them six years of retroactive pay increases and fat new contracts.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324324404579045312982910146.html
"The unions want any new deal to include raises for the years since their contracts ran out. The city calculates that retroactive raises plus future raises at the rate of inflation would cost $3 billion a year—more than the annual $2.4 billion budget of the city's sanitation department."
"A mayor who signs costly contracts would face the politically fraught prospect of raising taxes, budget experts say. Pushing for big concessions risks a continued stalemate, which isn't a palatable alternative for the Democratic candidates—one of whom is likely to be the next mayor in the overwhelmingly Democratic city—who depend on union support."

And there's already a $2B hole for next fiscal year.
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New york is a nice play to visit once in your life or maybe even live for a short time but it would get old fast im sure.

post #3183 of 6708
for sure. No new events or anything i'm sure.
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http://nystateofpolitics.com/2013/09/q-poll-de-blasio-tops-40-percent/
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New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has opened up a commanding lead in the race for New York City mayor, capturing 43 percent of those surveyed in a Quinnipiac Poll released this afternoon.

The poll found former city Comptroller Bill Thompson receives 20 percent and Council Speaker Christine Quinn has 18 percent of the support of those polled.

With receiving north of the magic 40 percent number, de Blasio would avoid a runoff election later in th month.
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Thread Starter 
there is no crisis and 20 years is a long time for the inmates not to be in charge of the assylum. Also, teensy-tiny electorate (less than a million voters will decide this, possibly a lot less).

It's time for NY once again to revert to being NY.
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I'd give up soda for another term of Bloomberg.
post #3187 of 6708
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I'd give up soda for another term of Bloomberg.

Honestly, aside from a few specific incidents (like the soda bans), I think he's probably one of the better mayors we've had.  To be fair, though, he doesn't have very strong competition for the honor of that title...

post #3188 of 6708
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I was at a thing last night where bloomberg was honored. He actually shook my hand, unbidden. So did George Pataki.

Anyway, trek home was miserable because even in the middle of the night the humidity was still overwhelming. Sweat, sweat, sweat.

Then, this morning, I learned that the second of our three approaches to the village and the train station has been blocked with the orange and white striped R2D2s. ffffuuuu.gif
post #3189 of 6708
Manton, weather for the next few days is supposed to be gorgeous. You must be planning on leaving town.
post #3190 of 6708
Came home from the city this morning. Paid my $7.50 off the FDR and got a receipt. This is new to me.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I was at a thing last night where bloomberg was honored. He actually shook my hand, unbidden.

Did you look him in the eyes and see death?
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I am with SH in disliking his busybody Davos class arogance and micromanagement, but I will gladly take him over any of the Dem clowns likely to win, and certainly over DeBlasio.
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^ Pretty much that.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I am with SH in disliking his busybody Davos class arogance and micromanagement, but I will gladly take him over any of the Dem clowns likely to win, and certainly over DeBlasio.
I might, barely, be willing to live with another extension for the worthless City Council members if Bloomberg would run for a fourth term.
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someone at the banquet last night (i forgot who) said Bloomberg should be named "mayor for life" and that got a standing ovation.
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