I got this from an individual in the police union yesterday:
We know the Mayor held a press conference today releasing his budget plan. As we have in the past, the PBA went to hear what the Mayor was releasing but we were kicked out of the meeting and not allowed to attend, listen or take notes of anything that was said. So much for transparency.
I don't like firing people, I like getting rid of programs. Everything they cut from programs I like. How about getting rid of paying for all the purple bags Lynda Bell has been giving out, shirts, and other crap the county gives out. And end those mom and pop grants and those TRADE trips to Spain and Paris. There are so many programs to get rid of. Free turkeys, special events rigged to get people re-elected. Can someone with a brain look at the budget. And all you morons against raising taxes, the Bonds you keep approving are putting us in the poorhouse. They are much worse than raising taxes. STOP approving bonds. And by all means: NO MONEY FOR SPORTS TEAMS OR CONVENTION CENTERS OR MUSEUMS FROM THE BUDGET. I am also against social service organizations getting money from the budget, like Ron Book's charity. HE DOESN"T NEED THE MONEY. Let commissions fund these from their office budgets. It seems disgusting that Lynda Bell has on the agenda tomorrow to divert GOB money (from what were supposed to be worthy projects to stimulate the economy) in the amount of $5,000,000 to her biggest campaign contributor, Wayne Rosen, while people are being put out of work.