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Hitting Bloomberg with full-page ads

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 05:42 PM

The mayor is mocked in an ad run jointly by the PBA & UFA unions. (azi paybarah / wnyc)

The police and firemen's union are jointly running these full-page ads denouncing"Bloomberg's lies" about the $12,000 payments some uniformed retirees get, which the mayor calls an expensive "bonus" that should be ended.

After opposition from the unions, and even the New York Post editorial board, Bloomberg scaled back his position, saying in his preliminary budget he wants only "moderate" changes to the program that will yield $200 million in annual savings.

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