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Mayor Bloomberg says that the Natiional Parties don't really stand for anything---individuals do.However there is one big difference. The Republicans stand for more privatization, while the Democrats support unions who are opposed to privatization. If we accept this characterization, Bloomberg is a Republican, no matter what he calls himself.
The Mayor sounds like he thinks the only problem with the Lexington Avenue subway line is that one may have to stand, instead of sit. I would be happy to be able to get into a car and stand; my problem is that, when I travel, the train is so full many people are left on the platform. I have had to fight and fail to get on two trains, before finally squeezing onto the THIRD one. I believe this is the issue the MTA is raising and it's too bad the Mayor doesn't understand it.
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