C’mon, ya statist government punk; tell us how ya really feel.
An Albany cop-union boss just let the protect-and-serve mask slip.
Albany Police Officers Union President Chris Mesley says that, regardless of the faltering economy, a no-raise new contract is unacceptable.
And to hell with the public.
“I’m not running a popularity contest here,” Mesley said. “If I’m the bad guy to the average citizen . . . and their taxes have go up to cover my raise, I’m very sorry about that, but I have to look out for myself and my membership.”
Mesley added: “As the president of the local, I will not accept ‘zeroes.’ If that means . . . ticking off some taxpayers, then so be it.”
More from John Stossel:
Other unions are just as bad. When mayor Bloomberg proposed to increase teacher salaries by “just” 2 percent last month, the UFT responded, “The Mayor’s proposal is simply unacceptable… The UFT will continue – as we have always done – to work to protect the schools of New York City.”
But the teacher’s union recently turned down $700 million in federal funding for NY schools teachers because the extra money would have been paid based on performance.
As you can imagine, Mesley’s hubris doesn’t go over well with the average citizen.
Union thugs; they never change.