NY Post Op Ed: Take Money from Hospitals, Give to Banks

At the New York Post, former Port Authority head and Conservative Party Mayoral candidate George Marlin sees the danger to the local economy presented by the recent Lehman Brothers/ Merril Lynch/ AIG/ etc. catastrophes, and offers his prescription: the state should "slash" the budget (particularly for schools and hospitals), and give whatever money is left over to "beleaguered firms and employees to defend the city's leadership position" in world finance, and also cut their taxes (the "banks and financial institutions," that is). Come on, people -- they gave us money when we were down (often in the form of tips and gratuities), and now that we're both down it's only fair that we return the favor.

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