Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Inner City Blues

If Wall Street and the Banks could do it, why stop there? The big three are now asking for a handout too. Not the Big 3 automakers -- the Big 3 cities, that is. Yes, as The Huffington Post reports -- Phoenix, Philadelphia, Atlanta Mayors Want Share Of The Bailout:

Mayors of three cities hit hardest by the economic crisis -- Philadelphia, Atlanta and Phoenix -- asked the federal government Friday for a piece of the $700 billion bailout package, saying they need help just like financial institutions.

Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia said he wants "to make sure that cities and metro areas are at the table, that their voices are being heard, that our challenges and problems are well understood, so that we can get relief."

See also, Nutter visits D.C., seeking emergency federal aid for city. Of course, now the copycat states want in too. See States want their own federal financial bailout. Things are tough all over.

Or, as Jonathan Valania of Phawker explains it in words & music, MAYOR NUTTER: Buddy, Can You Spare A Billion?:

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