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Old 07-27-2011, 02:47 PM   #15 (permalink)
effin' ineffable

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The guy is running the city into the ground and this is what we get for a big news story?

The real story is that he spent 3 mill on fucking consultants to find the gravy that was so apparent to Ford during his campaign that he could assure us that it would allow for his subway plans and getting rid of unpopular forms of taxation without any major cuts. The consultants just happen to be the same guys that provided Harris with evidence of "efficiencies" that could be utilized under amalgamation, going against a good deal of evidence that said otherwise. Now they have their chance to reveal those efficiencies, and also make all that gravy that Ford ranted about apparent to us all, and for 3 million bucks we get ideas about cutting back on cops, health services, libraries, waste diversion, and snow removal. Nothing major there. And all of that made necessary due to Miller's surplus being splurged in a heartbeat. Meanwhile very good civil servants have been forced out, if they didn't run out the door themselves, because the main impetus is to agree with the mayor twins rather than give them the facts. The dude used up his political capital by taking an inexplicable stance against the pride festivities, and it's going to be interesting to see how effective his bully tactics take him when it comes to balancing his utter disaster of a budget. It's going to be a long 4 years yet. And the story we get is about his road rage? Wow - who knew he had a temper?
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