It’s bad enough that NYC has laid off 400 sanitation workers in the last two years (you know, instead of taxing Wall Street?), or that there were plows sitting idle because they didn’t have enough people to drive them, or that people died because the EMTs couldn’t get down their streets.
But that the mayor didn’t even bother to call a snow emergency? That’s plain crazy.
Make fun of Philly all you want, but by canceling Sunday night’s Eagles game, that kept 60,000 cars off the streets that didn’t need to be there. Looking at the pictures of New York with abandoned cars and buses everywhere is just surreal. (Of course, Bloomberg’s street was nicely plowed.)
Not to mention that the city couldn’t go back to work. Wonder how much taxable revenue was lost this week?
This is why it’s such a bad idea to run government like a business. This isn’t a business, it’s a government.