Detroit a new benchmark for elected Kleptocrats
Mayor Bloomberg "warns" New York City (it's future mayor) that -- basically -- if union contracts are not significantly shredded in the next round (city workers have been working w/o a contract for 4 years), then NYC will have missed a huge opportunity not to become Detroit
I'm still not clear what he means, because Detroit did not devolve into a looted wasteland because unions were doing so well. Unions in Detroit have been decimated for quite some time having something to do with secular trends like the destruction of the US auto industry by NAFTA. Bloomberg just wants to get his grubby looting hands on all that pension money that's -- in his view -- just sitting there waiting to be grabbed by him and his looting cronies. What a disgrace this man is. A monument to mendacity and cruelty.