Fill Mah Bucket…With Cash!
Now the city governments are lining up for their share of the bailout.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Three big city mayors asked the federal government Friday to use a portion of the $700 billion financial bailout to assist struggling cities.
The mayors sought help with their pension costs, infrastructure investment and cash-flow problems stemming from the global financial crisis.
The mayors—Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Shirley Franklin of Atlanta and Phil Gordon of Phoenix—made their request in a letter to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
Note to self: Draft a letter to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulon asking for…let me see, $1 billion dollars.
This is becoming some sort of sick and pathetic joke.
Those of you who supported the bailout…are you happy? Seriously, it appears that now the attitude is, “Well since you are bailing them out, how about us?”