Thursday, April 25, 2013
Mallory staff raise gaffe sets internet afire
Is it just the luck of the draw, the pent-up flood of frustration unleashed, the culmination of the slow and steady loss of credibility, or simple bad timing? We may never know how these things work. Likely it is a little bit of all of the foregoing.
But we do know that after eight years as Mayor, six years of pushing the Streetcar, five years of ignoring the pension deficit, and five months of lies and nonsense on the Parking Plot, the internet lit up today with reportage and invective from Cincinnatians incensed by the Mayor giving his staff double-digit raises on the same day he was holding a "Pink Slip" press conference threatening to lay off hundreds of public safety employees.
Above is art some creative soul pasted on Facebook this morning. Read the Enquirer comments on the story here. And read the linked stories on City Beat, WLWT, WCPO, and WXIX here. WLW is here.
It's a perfect lead-in to the Qualls Streetcar hearings next week, and the looming layoffs of City personnel on June 6.