I spoke a great deal on yesterday’s Tammy Radio that the lack of city response in New York to snow catastrophe was an inevitable and direct result of incompetent and lazy liberals and unions. I had no idea that it was even worse than I imagined. It is now revealed that the unions deliberately slowed down the recovery effort in a budget protest. It’s one thing to not feel compelled to work hard because you have a protected job and there’s no reason to put yourself out, and quite another to deliberately not clear streets and snarl efforts at the cleanup as a statement about how much money you may or may not be getting. People, including at least one infant, died because of emergency services inability to reach people for hours at a time. Any worker who did this, and the union bosses who knew, should be brought up on manslaughter charges. This is the evil liberalism generates–maybe New Yorkers will wake up and demand an end to the malignantly narcissistic liberalism that’s destroying their city and their lives.

Sanitation Department’s slow snow cleanup was a budget protest

Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts — a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned.

Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.

“They sent a message to the rest of the city that these particular labor issues are more important,” said City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens), who was visited yesterday by a group of guilt-ridden sanitation workers who confessed the shameless plot…New York’s Strongest used a variety of tactics to drag out the plowing process — and pad overtime checks — which included keeping plows slightly higher than the roadways and skipping over streets along their routes, the sources said.

The snow-removal snitches said they were told to keep their plows off most streets and to wait for orders before attacking the accumulating piles of snow.

UPDATES:

Right Scoop now has video of NYC Councilman Dan Halloran speaking on the issue Halloran is the man to whom the whistle-blowers confessed.

CNN: NYC mayor to probe claims that workers delayed snow cleanup

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  1. Did Labor Bosses Sabotage Blizzard Cleanup In New York, At The Cost Of Human Lives?…

    Sure looks that way, if there is any truth to the content of this New York Post article. These garbage men really stink. Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to pr…

  2. RuBegonia says:

    Reagan fired the air traffic controllers ..hmmm

  3. Los2000 says:

    If they don’t want to work…let them be abliged. Fire them all and give the jobs to people who actually DO want to work. Enough is enough.

    • makeshifty says:

      I was listening to John Gibson last night when he was talking about this. A caller told him that the vehicle the plow smashed into (a Ford Explorer) was a government vehicle, and they were cleared to get the ploy out “at any cost.” I noticed, though, that the Explorer bumped into another car, since it got moved around. Maybe it was just a fender bump, but I wonder if the other car had any damage that should be compensated.

  4. jnnoma8 says:

    “There is no right to strike against the public safety, by anyone, anywhere, anytime”. – Calvin Coolidge, 1919 -then, Governor (if you can believe it) of Massachusetts

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  6. BastiatFan says:

    jnnoma8: I’ve often thought that Calvin Coolidge is the most underrated president ever.

  7. makeshifty says:

    I think there’s reason to believe this was a work action, since some whistleblowers reported it, despite the unions’ denials. The local teachers union where I live did a work action last year, though they also denied it. Since it’s illegal for teachers to strike here, or for the union to sponsor a work action, they instead did rolling sick days. Technically the teachers were doing what they were legally allowed to do, which was to use one of their sick days, but it was obvious it was a political protest, since about 80-100 of them would do this at a time, one day a week for a few weeks–different teachers on different weeks, at different schools. Each time this happened the school district had to scramble to come up with enough substitute teachers to fill in. On one of their “sick days” they didn’t show up the Friday before finals week. Yeah, real responsible! It was obviously coordinated, since there was no epidemic illness going around, but the union insisted it was not officially sanctioned by them, and the teachers were doing it themselves. On the same days, other teachers that did show up for work went out on their break and held up signs protesting the fact that they were denied raises. Any fool could figure out what was going on. The union was playing footsie with the school district: “What work action? The teachers are just taking their sick day.” Yeah, right!

  8. Maynard says:

    Speaking of the culture of entitlement…have you seen this report (it’s gone viral) about the how funding cuts in Georgia made it more difficult to get government assistance with heating bills? There’s a picture of a woman holding up her heating bill, and wants help paying it. She’s standing in front of a big flat-screen TV with an Xbox and a home theater system. Turns out she’s got this Facebook page, so she’s apparently got herself a computer and Internet as well. But she’s outspoken in her belief that she’s entitled to reach into taxpayers’ pockets for a handout. What do you do with people like that?

    • makeshifty says:

      Conservatives have been talking about this for years, decades even, that the poor in this country are MUCH better off than the poor in other parts of the world. The average poor person in America has cable TV, a DVD player, and air conditioning. The lady in the photo I noticed had a small space heater for “the one heated room” in her dwelling. If it were up to me I’d say, “Sell off your TV, drop your cable service, sell your XBox, and drop your internet service (which I assume is broadband), or get dial-up service. That would pay for your heating bill for quite a while.”

  9. PeteRFNY says:

    Bloomberg has spent so much of his first two (and illegal third) terms trying to get cars off the streets, I figured this was all part of his grand master plan to turn all of the city into one grand Euro-trash theme park full of pedestrian plazas.

    Oh, and since he’s hell-bent on banning salt, too – maybe the salt spreaders couldn’t find any.

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