Thursday, December 30, 2010

New York Unions: EPIC FAIL

As if there were more evidence needed that public sector unions were a bad idea, there comes this story out of Mayor-for-Life Michael Bloomberg's fiefdom of New York City. Read the story here if you can stomach it. I was surprised that I could, come to think of it.

Apparently the reason for the slowdown of the plowing was to protest the idea that New York's union gravy train was having to come to a stop due to lack of funds. Mayor Bloomberg, to his credit, was trying to make budget cuts that would save the city from insolvency. How horrible, I know.

a highlight passage from the article is this:

Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.

so nice to see that the unions put themselves first rather than the unwashed masses, isn't it? Bleh.

Oh, and as an added bit of dark humor, someone actually thinks it's a good idea that Alan Grayson run for president!