Angry Abbate Bashes Black & Bloomberg For “Robbing” Innocent Schools
Fiorello LaGuardia Club nemesis and 49th AD “union poodle” Assemblyman Peter Abbate, who earned an easy win over unknown GOP neophyte Peter Cipriano last November, is out loudly attacking Cathie Black, accusing her of robbing innocent schools that are just seeking fiscal responsibility.
Daily News blog mistress Celeste Katz featured the following story on her page (excerpted below; click here for full story):
Brooklyn state Assemblyman Peter Abbate is going off on Mayor Bloomberg and his hand-picked schools chancellor, Cathie Black, over what he says is a dastardly plan (come on, how often do I get to use that word?) to chisel schools out of money they themselves have squirreled away for rainy budget days.
“The Mayor and Chancellor Black are basically committing robbery here,” Abbate said in a statement today. “The Mayor is cutting jobs and Chancellor Black is literally taking money away from our children, money that the schools themselves have saved…”
Continuing to rage at the machine, Abbate concluded: “The person who came up with this plan should no longer have a job at the Department of Education. The hypocrisy is incredible. The Mayor laments the firing of teachers but calls layoffs inevitable, and the Chancellor targets the only funds the schools have that could possibly save jobs. It’s like they want to fire teachers.”
Here is the release from the Assemblyman…
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