Monday, April 07, 2008

Plan opposed

and Bloomberg blames the State legislature.

Democratic members of the State Assembly held one final meeting to debate the merits of Mr. Bloomberg’s plan and found overwhelming and persistent opposition. The plan would have charged drivers $8 to enter a congestion zone in Manhattan south of 60th Street during peak hours. Mr. Bloomberg and his supporters, including civic, labor, and environmental organizations, viewed the proposal as a bold and essential step to help manage the city’s inexorable growth. The plan’s collapse was a severe blow to Mr. Bloomberg’s environmental agenda and political legacy. ...

The mayor has appeared increasingly frustrated with the situation in Albany in recent days and did not appear publicly after the measure’s defeat. He released an angry statement shortly after the rejection.

“It takes a special type of cowardice for elected officials to refuse to stand up and vote their conscience on an issue that has been debated, and amended significantly to resolve many outstanding issues, for more than a year,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “Every New Yorker has a right to know if the person they send to Albany was for or against better transit and cleaner air.”


What's all this legacy cr-p? Did George Washington sit around planning his legacy? Only two-bit nanny-state politicians (such as Bill Clinton) worry about such things. I suggest that if Bloomberg wants a "legacy," he leave his money to charity. Meanwhile, the score is: Taxpayers, 1,Bloomberg, 0.

4 comments:

Paul Smith Jr. said...

A sure sign a politician isn't leaving a positive legacy: he's wprrying about doing just that.

Tat said...

Life's small miracles. We commuters feel so helpless, what with the MTA and the RINO Mayor raising our cost of living ?in the name of the progress" and "for the communal good", that I couldn't believe the Assembly actually applied common sense.

John Salmon said...

“It takes a special type of cowardice for elected officials to refuse to stand up and vote their conscience..."

What is this guy, a mind-reader? How does MB know what's in people's consciences?

By the way, in a recession, or near-recession, economic growth is an awfully good thing. Why does he want to keep people out of Manhattan?

miriam said...

Why does he want to keep people out of Manhattan?

His buddy, Red Ken Livingstone, mayor of London, has already done this in London. It's a nanny-state politician thing to do.