A generally happy person, lately. Generally.
I guess it's just me and my friends whose opposition to the bill rests almost entirely in the fact that our city leaders want to loot $5M from the citizens to give to some construction firm to build the fluoridation plant, at a time when the city is facing a $21M budget shortfall and laying off employees?
I mean, science-schmience, if we're going to raise a multi-million dollar bond for public health, why can't we just give the money directly to poor people, instead of contractors and a handful of temporary construction workers?
@Rusty: why do you assume it was just one phone call? Amy Ruiz and Mayor Adams have said there have been continuing conference calls between city mayors.
I'd love to hear a recording or read a transcript of this "therapy session" of our elected officials! Anyone else?
One of the options: repeal or change the law that singles out the USPS and forces it to fund its pension plan to a ridiculous degree. There's something like $75 billion in the pension fund, which is covering the retirement of postal workers who have not been born yet. I don't want to deny retirement benefits to any of my union brothers and sisters but letting USPS tap into some of that money will more than cover the $5.5 billion shortfall.
And fuck the whole "government waste" angle. Corporations waste money, too. That is not the problem with the postal service.
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