'The city is a fiscal basket case,' (DeSantis) said. 'We have more debt per capita than any city in the country .... The sad fact is we're facing the prospect of bankruptcy. The facts are there. We have over $900 million in bonded debt. One-quarter of the city budget simply goes to pay the interest on that debt."BoyOpie originally responded, "F**k yeah, we're rich, Bitch. But when faced with DeSantis' sobering statistics responded a bit more cogently:
F**k you punk, I mean, that's not FAIR, I inherited the problem. I mean... (insert vague promise of long-term solutions). I mean... C'mon, he's pickin on Me!'Hmm, inherited a problem? Gee, my crystal ball shows a 'Budget Deficit' press conference 2 months after the election. While it's true that Opie did inherit the budget deficit from the spendthrift Murphy era, ya gotta fight with the Army you have, Opie. Unfortunately, Opie's solutions sounded curiously Rumsfeldian... a mixture of blind optimism and a stay the course mantra. DeSantis went on to ask OpieBot how many of the Act 47 recommendations he had, or intended to, put into place. Opie's short answer: None.
Like any good Republican, DeSantis follows the money. He has a basket of answers, most of which are fact-checked and researched. Unfortunately, good ideas don't win elections in this town. Say hi to Peduto and Lamb on your way down.