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As if we have not suffered enough, another brutal whammy, this time from both City and State governments! New York City's gloom and doom budget, released by Mayor Bloomberg, spells tough times ahead. 4,286 city employee jobs would be eliminated&nbsp;- 3,452 through attrition and 834 through layoffs. Twenty fire companies would be closed, police overtime slashed and the number of school nurses cut. The NYPD would be allowed to shrink by more than 800 positions through attrition.</div> <div> <p>But it gets worse. If Governor Paterson's budget passes, $1.3 billion in state aid would be slashed, triggering thousands of police officers, teachers and fire fighters to be laid off, and ending street cleaning and street litter basket pickups. One-fourth of low-income households would lose daycare vouchers and 500 soup kitchens and pantries would shutter. Of course, collateral damage will end thousands of jobs and services, affecting everyone including the vital library services our kids need to succeed. </p> <p>Mayor Bloomberg has asked members of the United Federation of Teachers to accept 2% increases over the next two years on the first $70,000 of their salaries, instead of the 4% that had previously been budgeted, or be prepared to give up 2,500 jobs.</p> <p>State legislators must fight to restore the City s coffers from the state. Moreover, City workers would be forced to accept lower salary increases, while labor unions will have to give up pension and health benefits and "show extra productivity." We cannot balance the budget on the backs of working families and our children. It is both unfair and unacceptable.</p> <p>We demand that the Mayor, the Governor and our elected representatives get to work in saving these and other targeted cuts and services problems, and do the work they were elected to do. It's the very least that they can do, a basic moral obligation to tax payers. Each and everyone must play their role in bringing about an acceptable outcome.</p> <p>Please leaders and representatives, restore some semblance of dignity, hope and pride to New Yorkers! We are suffering!</p> <p><strong><em>Albert Baldeo</em></strong></p> <p><strong><em></em></strong>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><em>Link:</em></strong></p></div> <blockquote style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" dir="ltr"> <div> <div><a title=http://www.caribbeananalysis.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/ href="http://www.caribbeananalysis.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/" target=_blank><font color=#0066cc>http://www.caribbeananalysis.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/</font></a> </div> <div><br></div> <div><a title=http://www.caribbeananalysis.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/ href="http://www.caribbeananalysis.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/" target=_blank></a><a title=http://www.camanabaytimes.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/ href="http://www.camanabaytimes.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/" target=_blank><font color=#0068cf>http://www.camanabaytimes.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/</font></a></div> <div><font color="#0068cf"></font>&nbsp;</div> <div><a title=http://www.thewestindiannews.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/ href="http://www.thewestindiannews.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/" target=_blank><font color=#0068cf>http://www.thewestindiannews.com/albert-baldeo-calls-on-mayor-and-governor-not-to-cut-vital-services-and-jobs/</font></a></div> <div><font color="#0068cf"></font>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.qgazette.com/news/2010-02-10/PDF/Page_005.pdf" target=_blank><font color=#0068cf>http://www.qgazette.com/news/2010-02-10/PDF/Page_005.pdf</font></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="http://www.yournabe.com/articles/2010/02/18/astoria_times/news/letters/astoria_times_newsletterslfevowm02182010.txt">YourNabe.com</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="pdf/JamTimesBaldeoonbudget.pdf">Jamaica Times Newspaper</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><a href="pdf/QueenLedgerBaldeoonCityStatebudget.pdf">The Queens Ledger Newspaper</a></div><a href="http://www.astoriatimes.com/articles/2010/01/28/forest_hills_ledger/news/letters/forest_hills_ledger_newsletterstwltvea01282010.txt"></a></div></blockquote></font></span></span></span></div></div></blockquote></td> <td bgcolor="#ffffff" height="990" width="100%"> <div align="left"></div></td> <td height="990" width="238">&nbsp; </td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr> <tr> <td height="100%"> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="780" height="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="63" background="images/bg_down.gif" width="780"> <div style="WIDTH: 780px; HEIGHT: 40px; PADDING-TOP: 13px" class=tah11 align=center><strong>&nbsp; <font style="COLOR: #bc8282">AlbertBaldeo.Com 2005</font> </strong></div></td></tr> <tr> <td height="100%" width=780>&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></body></html>