9.1% Unemployment * Businesses Moved Overseas * Corporate Tax Breaks * Wall Street & Big Banks Organized Crime
All over the country, angry Americans unleashed their rage via Twitter, email and phone calls to their respective representatives. With elections gamed for incumbents and special interests funded candidates the public anger has not had a chance to express its anger at Washington until now. Fury over debt stalemate boils over(NYP) * Not O.K. at the O.K. Corral The final frontier of debt negotiations has left Americans plumb tired of all that government (Dowd, NYT) * Boehner Plan On Debt Faces Rebellion(WSJ)
Vote on Boehner Plan Delayed Amid Opposition(NYT) * On All Levels of the Economy, Concern About the Impasse(NYT) * Companies Bracing for U.S. Default(WSJ) * BREAKING: Jim Clyburn calls for Obama to use 14th Amendment to circumvent debt ceilinga * Boehner Issues Blunt Warning to Dissenters to Back Plan(NYT) * John McCain Tells New Senators to Get Off His Lawn (NY Mag) * Restive G.O.P. Yielding to Boehner Plan on Budget(NYT)* LarrySabato Larry Sabato Congress down to single-digit approval.Man-in-street calls 'em clowns, jackasses & unprintable names.GOP/Tea party getting worst of it. (Twitter)
#fuckyouwashington on Twitter*
Americans are expressing their frustration on Twitter, appending #fuckyouwashington to their angry tweets. This morning, the already explosive hashtag got national attention, nabbing a feature on CBS's The Early Show. The hashtag has given tweeters a forum to express their disappointment with lawmakers, who have yet to reach a debt-ceiling deal as time runs out. * No one owns a hashtag (Buzz Machine)
The__Forest B. Hamm
Media Says Weiner Replacement Race About Israel What About Corrupt Election Process That Picked the Candidates and Run Their Campaigns?
NYP Reports: Weiner’s Exit Sets Off a Race to Be Israel’s Better Friend(NYT) NYT the race to replace Weiner is emerging as a potential referendum on President Obama’s proposals about the Middle East. Koch has acknowledged that Mr. Weprin is a strong supporter of Israel, but argued that the election of Mr. Turner would serve as a rebuke to Mr. Obama for saying that Israel’s pre-1967 border should be the basis for a peace agreement. * Koch backs GOP hopeful in bid to sway Obama on Israel Jewish Telegraphic Agency * Despite Assemblyman David Weprin’s efforts to change the subject, the NY Times buys into the idea that the NY-9 race is mostly about who’ll fight harder for Israel.* Turner's previous job as CEO of the entertainment division of Multimedia Entertainment. Turner's bio on his campaign website says he used to oversee talk shows from Phil Donahue, Sally Jesse Raphael and Jerry Springer. * Turner Hits Obama on Palestinian Terrorism Reportc*Update Joe Lieberman To Endorse David Weprin Tomorrow (NYO) * NY-9: “The National Jewish Democratic Council rebuked Koch.” * Assemblyman David Weprin’s former finance director received a voicemail message threatening the congressional candidate.
The Queens Fixer
Boss Crowley Pick Them and Parkside Runs Their Campaign - Political Corruption in Queens for A Generation - Unchallenged by the Law and Good Government Groups
New York's Especially Undemocratic Elections - NYTimes.com * Cuomo bowed to party bosses in setting rigged elections to fill congressional, Assembly seats(NYDN Ed) * One Corrupt Political Boss Will Pick the Next - True News * Queens Crap: DOI probing slush fund lobbyists * Queens Crap: Times exposes Bloomberg-EDC-Parkside-Shulman corruption
More Brooklyn Politics
Three-Way Race Creates Excitement In Special Election for Assembly (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Mayoral Campaign 2013
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly leads the 2013 pack of NYC mayoral hopefuls with 23 percent, even though he’s not running (yet), according to a new Q poll.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn leads the pack, followed by Marty Markowitz, John Liu, Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio and Scott Stringer(CHN)
MTA plans 7.5% fare and toll hikes in 2013, 2015(NYP) * MTA Seeking $6.9 Billion of New Debt(WSJ) * NYPD boss Kelly pleads case to Albany: Increase fines for fare-beaters(NYDN)* MTA will raise fares twice over next four years but promises no service cuts(NYDN) * Departing Jay Walder leaves New York a balanced MTA budget and warnings to keep it that way(NYDN Ed) * The embattled authority will unveil its latest budget today, which includes no immediate fare hikes, but the assumption that the TWU will go along with a 3-year pay freeze. Fare hikes and union concessions are on tap for the MTA's five-year financial plan, set to be reviewed by the agency's board today * New $1 MetroCard Surcharge Goes Into Effect 2013 (WPIX) * MTA Budget To Include Future Fare Hikes (NY1) * MTA: Plan to borrow $6,9 billion; “ticking time bomb” warns board member.
When We Do Not Know Who Will Lead the Agency
The Agency Already is $6.9 Billion in Debt on its
Capital Plan Funding Projects
Another City Payoff to Outside Consultants
Two-thirds of the cash will likely go to consultant(NYDN)
Working Familes Party Has the Political Backing to Flaunt the Law
The Working Families Party poured more than $600,000 in the last six months into its for-profit campaign arm Data & Field Services, despite lingering legal questions over whether the two are properly separated. (CHN)
Mayor Of William’s Town Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. plays Facebook games on his phone during legislative sessions (CHN) * Scandal-scarred Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. missed 1/3 of sessions this year, but he made sure to keep up to date on Facebook.
adamlisberg Adam LisbergAssemblyman Boyland at work: “Leadership and their staff often had to remind him to press the button and vote.”(Twitter) Authored No Bills
AM Boyland responds via fbook: "So glad to see so many of my reporter friends follow me on facebook, you might want to try doind (sic) some real reporting and telling the truth..... Btw I'm also on twitter follow me there"
Bogus Picture of Kruger and Daughter
Cuomo is being pressured by opponents and advocates of the taxi bill
Commissioner Mattingly announces departure; Councilman Koppell said "There have been too many instances of failure."
City's embattled kid-welfare boss quits(NYP) * Head of Child Welfare Agency Resigns(NYT) * Child Services Chief Resigns(WSJ) * ACS Commissioner's Controversial Term Ends With Sudden Resignation(NY1)
Update Mayor Bloomberg appoints Family Court Judge Ron Richter to lead ACS. Former deputy under Mattingly. * Children’s Services Leader Leaving After 7 Years(NYT)
The Post takes some credit for the resignation of NYPA chief Richard Kessel
State power big unplugged(NYP) * Bye bye, Richie(NYP) * One observer told the TU Kessel’s resignation is a surprise because he helped Cuomo raise campaign cash in 2010. (He’s also a former Mario Cuomo operative).
Cuomo's rhetoric strategy is to "to talk more of the future rather than in the past."
Cuomo and Duffy have formed a mutual admiration society. The governor said of his No. 2: “He is the single, best, competent professional I have worked with in the state and that’s why he’s in charge. He is extraordinary.”
34 NYC Post Offices to Close -3,700 offices nation Wide
17 could close in the Bronx
Bronx is PO'd at post-office plan(NYP) * Postal Service Closing List Gets Stamp of DisapprovalThe U.S. Postal Service is weighing shutting down 34 post offices in New York City as it tries to cut costs.(WSJ) * USPS Considers 34 Post Office Closures In City(NY1)
U.S. To Cancer Stricken Grown Zero Workers "Drop Dead"
Feds nix cancer for 9/11 Zadroga $$(NYP) * Scant Evidence to Link 9/11 to Cancer, U.S. Report Says(NYT) * New Report Is Setback for 9/11 Responders(WSJ) * Report: No Proven Link Between Cancers, Ground Zero (WSJ) * 9/11 responders outraged that cancer is excluded from Zadroga bill (NYDN) * Doc running WTC program rules out cancer for now, but wisely leaves door open for scientific proof (NYDN Ed) * Zadroga Bill Still Withholds Help To Cancer Patients( Zadroga: "Several studies, including a sweeping review of the FDNY's medical records, are expected to be released later this year and could link certain types of cancers to Ground Zero toxins."
Ed. parent-liaison chief shown door(NYP) * Walcott Appoints a New Liaison to Public School Parents(NYT) * Parents steamed over hot classrooms in public schools(NYDN) * Gonzalez: Success for Eva Moskowitz but not public schools(NYDN) * Only 58% of eligible teachers were granted tenure this year, down frm 97% in '07 * Delaying Teacher Tenure (Gotham Gazette) * Schools: Bloomberg admin happy teacher tenure is harder to get. * Mayor Applauds Decrease In Tenure For City Teachers(NY1) * Once Nearly 100%, Teacher Tenure Rate Drops to 58% as Rules Tighten (NYT)
Rattner FU On Local Jobs for the Hood
"A Broken Promise" Over Atlantic Yards Jobs Workers rally in the shadow of the still-rising Barclays Center to express outrage over a lack of construction positions for Brooklyn residents.(Fort Green Patch)
Markowitz NYP Daily News Beat Up On Him
NYP Attacks the Markowitz's While the DN Spins Marty's Side
Marty Mark's freebies(NYP ED) * 'Post'-er girl But Mrs. Marty won't be smiling long. Post knocks him for using campaign cash to fight the Conflict of Interest Board charges (NYP) * The News Editorial Board calls him a "knucklehead"