Safe from Travel in New York City
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
(SNN New York City) Today saw the first transit strike in New York City in 25 years. Millions of commuters in city residents were affected as they try to get to their jobs.
Vehicles holding fewer than four passengers were turned back.
The city went into emergency mode. Vehicles holding fewer than four passengers were turned back. Some people walked miles to work. A flat $10 fee was given for cab rides. "The city is functioning, and functioning well considering the severe circumstances," said Mayor Bloomberg.
But the mayor had harsh words for the Transportation Workers Union. The mayor said the TWU "shamefully decided they don't care about the people they work for, and they have no respect for the law. In addition, Governor Pataki had strong words for the union. "The TWU has broken the law," Pataki told a Manhattan news conference. "That is wrong, and they will suffer the consequences. They should end this illegal strike and come back to the table."
This would be the perfect time to do away with city wide mass transit
In the spirit of cooperation, the city slapped a $1 million a day injunction on the TWU for violating a state law that prohibits public employees from going on strike. The city was shocked to find that this new concession did not bring the union back to the table.
However, most people seem to be overlooking that this would be the perfect time to do away with city wide mass transit in New York City. The whole concept of city wide mass transit is, if not communist, at the very least leaning very much towards socialism.
It is time for liberal New Yorkers to learn about personal responsibility. If they want to get to work on time, the people of New York should buy a Hummer and an Uzi, and stop waiting for the government to solve their problems. And then those transportation workers would have to get real jobs, working retail or telemarketing, then they would learn what real pay and benefits are like.