Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

UN To Send In Election Monitors But No UN Help For New Yorkers.. WTH

November 5, 2012

Storm-ravaged and weary Rockaways residents cornered Mayor Bloomberg yesterday to angrily demand more aid for their devastated neighborhood. “When are we gonna get some help?” blasted one desperate woman, who had to be held back by the mayor’s security detail as Bloomberg stood by with a deer-in-the-headlights look.

“When are we gonna get some f–king help?” she demanded.“There’s old ladies in my building that don’t got nothing,” lashed out a man on video caught by a NY1 reporting crew.Bloomberg’s trip to the Rockaways wasn’t announced and wouldn’t have been caught on cameras if the news crew hadn’t happened to run across him. Back in City Hall, he expressed sympathy with the residents’ plight.

Rockaway residents could get help from UN election monitors but no help from storm damage. WTH


Mayor Bloomberg Pushes Women To Breastfeed. All Signs Point Toward Nanny State..

August 4, 2012

The nanny state is going after moms.

Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked  doors so more new mothers will breast-feed.

Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that  participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk  program in the nation.’But it’s our job to educate them on the best option.’

Under Latch On NYC, new mothers who want formula won’t be denied it, but  hospitals will keep infant formula in out-of-the-way secure storerooms or in  locked boxes like those used to dispense and track medications.

With each bottle a mother requests and receives, she’ll also get a  talking-to. Staffers will explain why she should offer the breast instead.

“It’s the patient’s choice,” said Allison Walsh, of Beth Israel Medical  Center. “But it’s our job to educate them on the best option.”

Bloomberg works to get womens mind right.. All signs point toward nanny state.

New York City Mulling Fee For Garbage Pick Up, New Yorkers Know The Difference Between Taxes and Fees

July 23, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he’s thinking about plugging his budget gap by charging New York City residents a fee for trash removal.

City residents produce 11,000 tons of trash every day. Collecting it is covered by taxes.

But there is a proposal to separate garbage collection from general taxes, and charge people for what they throw away, based on how much it is.

Plenty of New Yorkers are turning up their nose at the idea.

“I’m very much against it,” one resident said.

“I think we pay a lot of taxes already,” another added.

Mayor Bloomberg said while a trash fee is far from “in the bag,” he refused to rule it out as the city struggles with a financial crisis.

“Everything will be on the table,” Bloomberg said.

Critics of the plan said it would result in people throwing away garbage in city bins, sneaking it over to their neighbors’ cans or dropping on curbside.

Calling taxes “fees” doesn’t make it any less stinky………