Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bloomberg and the Economy


He claims to be the one that can help the city’s fiscal problems and that he will be able to provide jobs. I haven’t seen this. Unemployment is at an all time high and there is no relief in sight.

The DOE has a hiring freeze yet hundreds of teachers are being paid to be glorified subs and lunchroom attendants. Many are languishing in the rubber room, drawing salaries and doing nothing. Incompetents should be fired but the ones there on the whim of an incompetent principal should be back in the classroom. Millions are being spent on the arbitrators who will hear these cases.

Just whose economy is he helping? Not that of the average New Yorker.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Our Unemployment rate is equal to the National rate and lower than many other cities in this country.
June 2009* May 2009 June 2008
New York State 8.7 8.2 5.3
United States 9.5 9.4 5.6
New York City 9.5 8.9 5.4
NYS, ex.NYC 8.2 7.7 5.3

This is not only a NYC problem but a national problem. I do however, see us coming out of this a lot faster than many other areas. ( I hope anyway.) And if you look around NYC I think you can see relief around the corner.

The hiring freeze was put in place for the exact reason of trying to make sure ATRs & excessed teachers found jobs first. So you should applaud that.

Rubber room... well... I couldn't agree with you more. However, Randi has done a great job of ensuring people get their checks.
I won't go there...

I think a WHOLE lot more has to be done for the average NYC resident. I don't think we are putting enough pressure on all elected officials to make sure that more affordable housing is built.

If not Bloomberg... then who?

Ghost of Boss Tweed said...

TONY AVELLA FOR MAYOR

Pissed Off said...

But Bloomberg keeps going on tv saying that he is going to fix unemeployment. So far he has not created any new jobs.

He claims he is the one that can fix the economic woes of the city but so far he has done nothing.

I am an average NYer. He has done nothing to help me or anyone I know.

Anonymous said...

He's allowed you to walk on Highline. He allowed you to lounge in Times Square. He had found ways to make sure the tourists keep coming to NYC so that so many low to middle income NYers still have jobs.

He has rejunvenated areas of the Bronx like Hunts Point, the South Bronx, Long Island City waterfront, like or not Willets Point ( wait to see what that will look like in 10 years.)

Many parts of Brooklyn, Harlem have completely transformed in the last 8 years. You don't see homeless everywhere.

Crime is way down.

I am not sure I am willing to put my vote in Avella's hands. He does however sound like he would a lot more effective than Thompson.

Ghost of Boss Tweed said...

TONY AVELLA FOR MAYOR. He's from the outer boroughs and not part of the "club" from Manhattan. He's in our corner, and wants to RESTORE DEMOCRACY TO NYC WHICH IS CURRENTLY RUN BY A FASCIST/CORPORATE CABAL, AND WHOSE "CITY COUNCIL" SOLD ITS SOUL TO THIS CURRENT MEGALOMANIACAL DICTATORIAL MAYOR.

Pissed Off said...

Randi and the UFT are doing nothing for teachers. We all know that. That doesn't excuse Bloomberg. None of your arguments say anything about what he has done for the average NYer.

I am glad that Bloomberg has you as one of his little groupies. Go kiss his rear end or whatever else you want to do to him, but no one here will ever go along with you. Actions speak louder than words and so far his actions have not been beneficial to the middle and lower economic groups of the city.