While mayor, the city sank lower and lower into disrepair and morality.
Interesting comment - I thought he was elected mayor, not social director. Despite your "astute" powers of observation (and bigotry), most see it otherwise:
- "Under his watch from 1978-89, the city climbed out of near-financial ruin thanks to Koch's tough fiscal policies and razor-sharp budget cuts, and subway service improved enormously."
- "Through his tough, determined leadership and responsible fiscal stewardship, Ed helped lift the city out of its darkest days and set it on course for an incredible comeback."
- "Most important, he is credited with leading the city government back from near bankruptcy in the 1970s to prosperity in the 1980s. "
You sir, are full of krap.
posted on 02/01/2013 6:26:54 AM PST
Didn’t agree on many subjects but there was something very likeable about him.
And a fellow grunt!
He was drafted into the United States Armyin 1943 where he served as an infantryman with the 104th Infantry Division, landing in Cherbourg, France in September 1944. He earned two Battle Stars as a combat infantryman. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1946
Unit 104th Infantry Division
Battles/warsBattle of Hurtgen Forest
Battle of the Bulge
AwardsCombat Infantryman Badge
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal
posted on 02/01/2013 10:20:26 AM PST
(The best is the enemy of the good!)
And you, sir. are using comments made by someone other than yourself. Apparently this was gleaned from a eulogy to be read at his funeral.
posted on 02/01/2013 1:28:00 PM PST
(Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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