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    What's going on in NY you ask?

    - They just spent $21k for a rug at the Governor's mansion
    - They want to reinstitute the commuter tax, but still want to rebate $400 to city residents
    - They just renamed the Triborough the RFK, only problem $4mm in signage fees pending
    - The MTA says it is running out of money and has to slash service and raise fees, the same week a news report ran on employees actually spending 1-2 hours a day working and the balance tending to such pressing matters as, reading novels, checking on their bars, working out, and napping


    Anyone feel as though there is some funny business going on?

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    It costs $4 million to rename a bridge???

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2872082]It costs $4 million to rename a bridge???[/QUOTE]

    That was for signs and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. You know, the important stuff.

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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2872082]It costs $4 million to rename a bridge???[/QUOTE]

    completely outrageous...we have Elliot Spitzer to thank for that, add that to his making the #9 famous.

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    I like the name Triborough better!

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    How inappropriate is it to name a bridge after a Kennedy anyway?

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    Here is something my brother wrote the day Bloomberg proposed all the PAINFUL new policies and policy changes a few weeks ago:

    here's your new day under mayor bloomberg:

    you get up in the morning, and write your rent check. you notice that it's
    increased by 15% year over year in a declining housing market because of
    property tax increases. ok, whatever. now you drive to work and get stuck in
    horrible traffic that hasn't been dealt with because bloomberg can't get
    anything past albany. oh no! you're stuck in the box. here comes a $500
    ticket from bloomberg's new traffic enforcers.

    you get to work. ok, well, your company is moving a bunch of business lines
    to jersey city because they can't find any large floorplans for their new
    trading desk because the freedom tower hasn't been built. great.

    now you get in your car to go home, and you realize that it's been stolen,
    so you have to take the subway, which is filthy, late and crowded.

    well, you had a rough day, so you want to go to a bar and unwind, but you
    can't smoke in the bar, and it's cold out, so you just sit at home and watch
    the jets play on thursday night. oh, wait, you can't get the NFL network,
    and you can't go to the game because it's in new jersey, and your car was
    robbed.

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    [QUOTE=Polidore22;2872242]Here is something my brother wrote the day Bloomberg proposed all the PAINFUL new policies and policy changes a few weeks ago:

    here's your new day under mayor bloomberg:

    you get up in the morning, and write your rent check. you notice that it's
    increased by 15% year over year in a declining housing market because of
    property tax increases. ok, whatever. now you drive to work and get stuck in
    horrible traffic that hasn't been dealt with because bloomberg can't get
    anything past albany. oh no! you're stuck in the box. here comes a $500
    ticket from bloomberg's new traffic enforcers.

    you get to work. ok, well, your company is moving a bunch of business lines
    to jersey city because they can't find any large floorplans for their new
    trading desk because the freedom tower hasn't been built. great.

    now you get in your car to go home, and you realize that it's been stolen,
    so you have to take the subway, which is filthy, late and crowded.

    well, you had a rough day, so you want to go to a bar and unwind, but you
    can't smoke in the bar, and it's cold out, so you just sit at home and watch
    the jets play on thursday night. oh, wait, you can't get the NFL network,
    and you can't go to the game because it's in new jersey, and your car was
    robbed.[/QUOTE]


    Time to move to middle America:yes:

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    NY is not alone. Pretty much every state government is looking at fiscal pain right now. The economy is putting a chokehold on tax revenue, costs are soaring for things like infrastructure repair, health care, etc...

    California has the biggest deficit in its history, I read recently. I know our city gov here in Chicago just laid off a bunch of people (sadly not the patronage employees).

    There's no shortage of pain to go around.

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    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2872262]Time to move to middle America:yes:[/QUOTE]

    Middle America is getting that way to!

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    Is the inept MTA applying for some of the Bailout money too? Or do only inept car manufacturers and inept bankers get that?

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    [QUOTE=Guido Monzino;2872237]How inappropriate is it to name a bridge after a Kennedy anyway?[/QUOTE]

    It's cool, Uncle Teddy had the balls to name his dog "Splash."

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2872277]NY is not alone. Pretty much every state government is looking at fiscal pain right now. The economy is putting a chokehold on tax revenue, costs are soaring for things like infrastructure repair, health care, etc...

    California has the biggest deficit in its history, I read recently. I know our city gov here in Chicago just laid off a bunch of people (sadly not the patronage employees).

    There's no shortage of pain to go around.[/QUOTE]

    The point of my post was not the pain, it was the way it is being distributed...how about some of these agencies/companies/unions tighten their belts a bit instead of passing it along?

    Did anyone see the MTA report I spoke of on ABC news? infuriating

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;2872072]

    - They want to reinstitute the commuter tax, but still want to rebate $400 to city residents
    [/QUOTE]

    What's wrong with this? ;)

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;2872324]The point of my post was not the pain, it was the way it is being distributed...how about some of these agencies/companies/unions tighten their belts a bit instead of passing it along?

    Did anyone see the MTA report I spoke of on ABC news? infuriating[/QUOTE]
    I heard about it...don't get me started on the MTA.

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    [QUOTE=Jman21;2872347]I heard about it...don't get me started on the MTA.[/QUOTE]

    Trust me, I wish we had MTA leadership here. The CTA is absolute ****e.

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    [QUOTE=TerryBadway;2872369]Trust me, I wish we had MTA leadership here. The CTA is absolute ****e.[/QUOTE]

    Amen.

    A catastrophe waiting to happen.

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    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2872283]Middle America is getting that way to![/QUOTE]

    I know the ATL wants a bailout too:huh:

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    They overspend like a drunk sailor and now they cant pay the bill, I would say get a job but who would want a politician? Oh maybe a law firm?

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    [QUOTE=jetswin;2872072]- They just spent $21k for a rug at the Governor's mansion
    - They want to reinstitute the commuter tax, but still want to rebate $400 to city residents
    - They just renamed the Triborough the RFK, only problem $4mm in signage fees pending
    - The MTA says it is running out of money and has to slash service and raise fees, the same week a news report ran on employees actually spending 1-2 hours a day working and the balance tending to such pressing matters as, reading novels, checking on their bars, working out, and napping


    Anyone feel as though there is some funny business going on?[/QUOTE]

    Things are going well [url=http://www.redeemer.com/sundays/service_info.html] here[/url] though!

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