Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: What's going on in NY you ask?

  1. #1
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,927
    Post Thanks / Like

    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?

  2. #2
    Waterboy
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    It costs $4 million to rename a bridge???

  3. #3
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    13,552
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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.

  4. #4
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,927
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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.

  5. #5
    All League
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    4,873
    Post Thanks / Like
    I like the name Triborough better!

  6. #6
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    13,552
    Post Thanks / Like
    How inappropriate is it to name a bridge after a Kennedy anyway?

  7. #7
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    8,281
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.

  8. #8
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    7,380
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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:

  9. #9
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,284
    Post Thanks / Like
    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.

  10. #10
    All League
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    4,873
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=Jetdawgg;2872262]Time to move to middle America:yes:[/QUOTE]

    Middle America is getting that way to!

  11. #11
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    13,552
    Post Thanks / Like
    Is the inept MTA applying for some of the Bailout money too? Or do only inept car manufacturers and inept bankers get that?

  12. #12
    Waterboy
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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."

  13. #13
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP
    JetsInsider.com Legend
    Charter JI Member

    Join Date
    May 1999
    Location
    Westchester Co.
    Posts
    37,927
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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

  14. #14
    Board Moderator
    Jets Insider VIP

    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    19,074
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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? ;)

  15. #15
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    1,774
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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.

  16. #16
    All League
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Chicago (Via Harlem, Via Madison WI)
    Posts
    2,571
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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.

  17. #17
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    6,284
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=TerryBadway;2872369]Trust me, I wish we had MTA leadership here. The CTA is absolute ****e.[/QUOTE]

    Amen.

    A catastrophe waiting to happen.

  18. #18
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    7,380
    Post Thanks / Like
    [QUOTE=MnJetFan;2872283]Middle America is getting that way to![/QUOTE]

    I know the ATL wants a bailout too:huh:

  19. #19
    All League
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    4,873
    Post Thanks / Like
    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?

  20. #20
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,171
    Post Thanks / Like
    [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!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us