Thursday, November 6, 2008

BoogieDowner Economics

We've just received a press release from Brooklyn Councilman Domenic M. Recchia, Jr.'s office asking us to spread the word about an online petition he's started to ask Mayor Bloomberg to eliminate his proposal to cancel the $400 property tax rebate checks, and we're happy to do so.

BoogieDowner's take on Bloomie's cost-cutting measure is that it's fine moving forward for next year, but a bit late to cancel this year's rebate at this point. Working class people have budgets, and to most a $400 check in the mail is nothing to sneeze at. We had certainly worked it into our household budget for this year, and were pretty peeved upon hearing they were getting the ax.

Plus, in a crappy economy isn't a good idea to give people some dough to spend around the holidays to get the benjamins flowing back through the system? We are no economic experts here, but it seems like this is a bad way to try to close the budget gap.

If you agree with us, click here to sign Councilman Recchia's petition.

If you don't agree with us, go to hell. Hahaha - just kidding! If you don't agree with us, feel free to leave a nasty gram in the "Comments" section explaining why you think we're idiots.

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