Do you think he's that smart? I don't.When the US government debt was downgraded, we had cerminaro on the radio saying how well tye city was in good financial shape. Shortly after, he turns into borrowinaro. Michael took us all for a bunch of fools. He was soliciting applications for director of economic development a week before the election. This man is looney.
A while back I heard Councilman Marino on WUTQ kind of pushing the city is good financial shape scenario by saying the city was only at 56% of its' maximum borrowing limit. That's like saying I'm in good financial shape because I'm only at 56% of the credit limit on my credit card. Are these guys for real?
In the end it doesn't matter what any of them says really. If they don't make the hard decisions and the necessary cutbacks it will be simple mathematics that catches up with them. Simple math will trump the politics of self preservation and the greed of the unions. Reality is that they cannot keep spending at the level they are, borrowing at the level they are and have the staff levels they do indifinitely.