If you live in a city anywhere in the USA, don’t forget to sign up for Obamacare, because it looks like there’s a new contagious disease out there that anyone can catch.
It’s the new Detroit strain of bankruptitis and it could strike vulnerable cities all across the country, including New York. Mayor Bloomberg explains:
New York City could face the same dire fiscal situation as Detroit unless the next mayor gets realistic with municipal unions and reins in soaring pension and health-care costs, Mayor Bloomberg warned yesterday.
“Avoiding the hard choices is how Detroit went bankrupt,” the mayor declared in a speech in Brooklyn.
Did you see what he just did here? He just invoked the Limbaugh Theorem:
The Limbaugh Theorem is Rush’s explanation of why, according to the polls, most Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction but don’t hold President Obama accountable for it. Even in the midst of scandals, his job approval rating remains relatively high.
The theorem explains that people don’t associate Obama with the bad state of affairs because he’s always campaigning, fundraising, deflecting blame, feigning indignation, and talking about events in the Capitol as if he’s an outsider and not the man in charge.
Or, in Rush’s own words,
“low information voters, they think that what’s happening in the country has nothing to do with Obama…..He’s not seen as responsible for any of this.”
It’s worked so well for BO that Bloomie decided to save his own legacy by applying the Limbaugh theorem to New York. Accordingly, he warned the incoming mayor that they better do something to cut city employees’ pension and healthcare costs or New York will end up just like Detroit.
Let the record reflect that under Mayor Nanny Bloomberg’s watch pension costs for city employees have grown from $1.4 billion to $8.3 billion. And during his 10 plus years at the helm Bloomie has let every city union contract expire rather than renegotiating them. Because, seriously, there are limits to the Limbaugh theorem. It doesn’t hold up so well when garbage piles up on the streets and the kids are still not back to school when October rolls around because everyone’s out on strike.
So anyway, after meticulously avoiding the messy business of negotiating any contract concessions with the city unions, Bloomie announces that’s good news for the incoming mayor:
…his successor will have a unique opportunity to extract concessions because all municipal unions are all operating under expired agreements.
“They will not be willing to wait another four years for new contracts,” he said. “In fact, there may never be an opportunity quite like this again.”
Just like the states will have a “unique opportunity” to design Obamacare exchanges.
Allow me to summarize Bloomberg’s slick application of the Limbaugh Theorem: “I’ve been here for 11 years butt I’m not responsible for any of the problems that I didn’t do anything about.”
Brilliant! A perfect 10! Well done Mayor Bloomberg. A brilliant implementation of the Limbaugh Theorem!! You may well be looking at the next Democratic candidate for the presidency - if he’s willing to come out of the closet.
In that case I think he has an advantage over Hillary. I would think even Big Guy would have to endorse him: a gay, hardcore progressive aristocrat committed to fairness and willing to spend every waking hour thinking about how to create more jobs for the “middle class” in the promising fields of recycling, green energy and government bureaucracy; all while leaving absolutely no fingerprints on anything? Why, if BO had a white son, he would look just like Nanny Bloomberg!
They both seem to have been born with the awesome gift of invisibility.
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