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.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- 'Convicting Peter Liang Is Not a Conviction of the NYPD,' Prosecutor Concludes
Sun., Feb. 14, 2:00pm
Sun., Feb. 14, 7:30pm
Mon., Feb. 15, 1:00pm
Tue., Feb. 16, 7:00pm
- Group for Homeless LGBT Youth Moves a Step Closer to Buying Terrible Anti-Gay Church...
- Voice Letters: Readers Share Their Energy Service Company Horror Stories