DeBlasio Threatens A Mass Layoff If The Govt Doesn't Bail Him Out
DeBlasio earlier this year cut One Billion Dollars from the NYPD budget. He claimed he was going to reallocate those funds to the community. But he was not done there, he took his pandering to protesters to the next level wasting money on a large street mural that reads "Black Lives Matter." Now after taking a billion off of the police, and wasting money on street paintings, DeBlasio is claiming he needs money from the federal government or he is going to be forced to fire 22 thousand people.
“The overwhelming cost of local government is personnel. Where we put our money is into the people who provide services to New Yorkers, whether they’re first responders, health care workers, sanitation workers, educators, you name it,” de Blasio told reporters Wednesday.
“If you’re going to keep cutting and keep cutting, it has to at some point reach personnel. It’s just pure logic of budgets, and it’s very sad logic. I don’t like it one bit, and I want to avert this at all costs. So that 22,000 number is painfully real," he said.
De Blasio has been hoping for a multi-billion dollar federal aid package to bail out the city after the coronavirus pandemic decimated its bottom line. But he acknowledged Wednesday that “appears to be dead now.”
The mayor has also asked state legislators for authority to borrow money to pay expenses, but Albany lawmakers have so far balked.
And the city is in talks with municipal labor unions on other cuts that could save $1 billion in labor costs, a number required by the city budget passed at the end of June.
If none of those three options comes through, de Blasio said layoffs will happen — on a scale not seen since the 1970s fiscal crisis."
DeBlasio also landed another blow to the police explaining that they would not be an exception to the cuts that have to be made. So losing a billion from their budget was not enough. Why is it American Taxpayers have to constantly pay for the incompetence in New York? They already have us paying to put homeless into hotels that run up to $300 a night.