Toussaint's Response to Bloomberg "Thug" Comments....

kevlocks

aka Karl Logan
Toussaint to Bloomberg: You are Shaming NYC



Dec. 21- Yesterday you used your position as Mayor of New York to call us "thuggish"and "selfish." How dare you?

Our children turn on the TV to see the Mayor denouncing their parents as "morally reprehensible." Have you no shame?

As you know better than most, this strike was forced on us by the MTA. You know this because you share much of the blame. It is your provocative rhetoric about what givebacks we transit workers must accept for the next generation of transit -- our children and new immigrants -- that has pushed our members beyond the limits of their patience.

You all but demanded this confrontation, and now you act angry and surprised. You owe all New Yorkers an apology for poisoning the atmosphere around difficult labor negotiations.

You call us “irresponsible.” New York City and New York State have slashed their subsidies for mass transit. Mayors and Governors have created a seemingly permanent Structural Deficit for transit which much be filled by costly borrowing. Wall Street has profited, but Main Street has suffered. But you knew that already from your previous career. Now that the debt-servicing bill has come due, the MTA demands that we pay the price: worse health care and worse pensions.

But what about our conducting an "illegal" strike? What about the law? You are all over the media with high-minded talk about "illegal" behavior, castigating criminals and screaming that no one is above the law. Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. You must hope everyone has forgotten your biography: "Bloomberg on Bloomberg." You boast on Page 59 on how you started your rise to great wealth, great enough to enable you to buy the Mayor's office twice. You set up your office "...all without permission, violating every fire law, building code and union regulation on the books."

I guess illegality is in the eye of the beholder. A confessed lawbreaker has the gall to lecture 34,000 hard working people whose only crime is standing up for their families and for dignity and respect on one of the toughest, most dangerous jobs in New York.

Stop using transit workers as a punching bag to undo decades of pension gains for city workers. Stop demonizing transit workers in the eyes of the public.

Stop bullying and start acting like the Mayor you promised to be.

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StarGyul

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I just want these workers to get what they want and go back to work.
BTW...I love Toussaint....I want to send him an email...he has to be related to someone on imix
we should send him our support
 

Empressdududahlin

Dawtah of the Sun
STARGYUL said:
I just want these workers to get what they want and go back to work.
BTW...I love Toussaint....I want to send him an email...he has to be related to someone on imix
we should send him our support

I totally agree... It must be hard, especially when you have the media that sometimes can make him seem to be the bad guy. I heard about the cartoons today in the newspapers too, and it's not only him making these decisions. I hope he stand firm (which I know he is)!!

kevy- thanks for the siggy btw!! lol
 

kevlocks

aka Karl Logan
STARGYUL said:
We should send him a big IMIX "We LOVE U" email
That won't happen. however I'm always in support of the underdogs, PLUS after reading what he said above, he's gonna give it to the good mayor as much as the mayor dishes out. The crazy thing is that the rest of america's only seeing one side of the story, which is really facked. This only supports my idea that we really need to control our media outlets, but that's another story for another day.
 
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StarGyul

Guest
It's funny that people cussing him now eh but...
imagine when Rosa Parks and that whole bus boycott happened...

I'm positive that black people (especially) were like...why she don't stop making trouble?, why she have to go and rile up the white folks?, why she making it worse for us all? Look how we have to walk to work and suffer.
But now that the results of the event benefit people (especially blacks) they love up Rosa Parks eh.

This thing get me so vex sometimes...that they just vilifying the man on TV
 

Empressdududahlin

Dawtah of the Sun
kevlocks said:
That won't happen. however I'm always in support of the underdogs, PLUS after reading what he said above, he's gonna give it to the good mayor as much as the mayor dishes out. The crazy thing is that the rest of america's only seeing one side of the story, which is really facked. This only supports my idea that we really need to control our media outlets, but that's another story for another day.
In response to something you said I leave you with this quote!

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
Malcolm X quotes
 

kevlocks

aka Karl Logan
HoneyEmpress said:
In response to something you said I leave you with this quote!

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.”
Malcolm X quotes
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