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Thursday, December 30, 2010

NYC Snow Debacle

     Post & comments on top-of-Drudge NYC snow debacle by Facebook curmudgeon:
     Unionized bureaucrats march on: “They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file.” http://bit.ly/dJjpOI
     “NY City Workers Planned Their Slow Response to Record Snowfall As a Protest to Budget Cuts | The Gateway Pundit: Selfish New York City Sanitation workers planned their slow response to the record snowfall as a protest for budget cuts.The New York Post reported:”
     Newborn & others trampled to death by marching bureaucrats: "Among the victims of this crime: A newborn baby died after waiting nine hours for paramedics to arrive." ibid. http://bit.ly/dJjpOI
     NY Post: "angry plow drivers have only been clearing streets assigned to them even if that means they have to drive through snowed-in roads with their plows raised. And they are keeping their plow blades unusually high, making it necessary for them to have to run extra passes, adding time and extra pay. One mechanic said some drivers are purposely smashing plows and salt spreaders to further stall the cleanup effort." http://bit.ly/eYvPTP
     NY Post: "The city broke from its usual routine and did not call in a full complement on Saturday for snow preparations in order to save on added overtime that would have had to be paid for them to work on Christmas Day." ibid. http://bit.ly/eYvPTP
     NY Post: "In the last two years, the agency's workforce has been slashed by 400 trash haulers and supervisors -- down from 6,300 -- because of the city's budget crisis. And, effective tomorrow, 100 department supervisors are to be demoted and their salaries slashed as an added cost-saving move." ibid. pg 1 http://bit.ly/gDLNYs
     "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." - Calvin Coolidge http://bit.ly/fgkG8h

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