Friday, January 18, 2013

NYC's School Bus Strike: Illuminating, To Say The Least...

New York City spends $1.1 billion a year transporting kids to school.  That's $7K per kid.  You can probably get daily door-to-door limo service for that kind of scratch.

And with the city's revenue base shrinking (thanks to the liberal polices that its residents hold so dear), New York is trying -  justifiably -  to lower these costs, the highest in the nation,

The result? Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike!

But for a change, the school bus drivers aren't claiming their doing it for the kids, they are admitting that the children of NYC are there to serve them.  Actions speak louder than words:

So much for standing up for the kids.

Not satisfied with creating hardships for scores of city children and parents by idling thousands of school buses with a strike, this Local 1181 loyalist tried to stop a different union’s bus — by diving in front of it.

Diogenes Ortiz, among dozens of Amalgamated Transit Union workers who blocked a Consolidated Bus Co. lot in The Bronx, flopped down on his back on Zerega Avenue just feet away from a departing school bus early yesterday.

Sigh.  This ugliness, too, shall pass.

But really....why even bother?

That's not me asking, by the way, that's the New York Post:

Striking bus drivers are making it hard for kids to get to school, even resorting to thuggery to stop them — but why even go, when they’re bound to find lousy teachers waiting for them when they get there?

Who once served us, we now serve.

But that was the liberal game plan all along, wasn't it?

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