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On Broken Clocks and Mike Bloomberg

I knew he had to be good for something. From ABC News:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a message for the White House about the dire warnings they keep issuing about looming spending cuts: “Spare me.”

“There’s a lot of posturing — ‘I’m going to lay off my employees today unless you do something. We’re going to close the hospitals down. We going to take all the prisoners from jail and put them on the street.  Spare me. I live in that world. I mean come on,” Bloomberg said, mocking the warnings coming from the administration.

He’s the mayor of the largest city, but Bloomberg says he’s not overly worried about across-the-board spending cuts known as the “sequester” set to go into effect on Friday.

“On Monday we’ll be able to police the streets, there will be a fire engine that responds, an ambulance, teachers will be in front of the classroom. If there’s snow, we’ll be able to plow,” Bloomberg said.

I’d raise my glass to the mayor if I wasn’t so sure he’d confiscate the contents.

  1. Dave Carter
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    “I’d raise my glass to the mayor if I wasn’t so sure he’d confiscate the contents.” 

    I’m not sure, but I think it depends on the size of the glass.  

  2. The King Prawn

    Who’s he to talk about plowing the snow?

  3. Sisyphus

    Obama: Fund us to our sweetest dreams or we’ll shoot this dog!

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  4. Leigh

    That actually was really good.  Go figure.

    Oh, and all those Republican congressmen who are going to be on TV in the next week should memorize and figure out how to reference in conversation.  Helps to sound in-touch with the facts on the ground, and to have the people on the ground backing you up.

  5. bellcpa

    Soon the only drink available in NYC will be shots.  Hmmm…that might not be too bad!

  6. Bereket Kelile
    The King Prawn: Who’s he to talk about plowing the snow? · 4 hours ago

    Right? I was under the impression that his incompetent administration wasn’t taking care of that basic gov’t responsibility. If only he could do the things he’s supposed to do adequately rather than crusading against sugar, salt, and whatever other ingredients catch his eye. 

  7. Duane Oyen

    What nutritionist gave him permission to eat that pizza?