Putting aside the ill-supported partisan conspiracy theories, how to explain the new jobs report showing unemployment at 7.8 percent?
"Somebody wrote a column on one of the blogs," the mayor said, paraphrasing the critique as, "'Oh, we shouldn't have relied on one-shots.'
"Well, what are the one shots?" he asked rhetorically. "When things were good, we put money away for when things are tough. That's not a one-shot, that's intelligent planning.
The urgency of the city's efforts to diversify the city's revenue base is underscored by a front-page story in the Times about "near-shoring": Wall Street firms relocating mid-level positions to "cheaper locales" in other parts of the country.
Michael Bloomberg said the City Council's decision to delay passage of the Living Wage bill until after Fresh Direct relocated from Queens to the Bronx proves how bad it is for businesses.
"It's fascinating," Bloomberg said on is weekly radio show. "This was a bill that was held up until Fresh Direct signed their lease and the bill said only people that signed leases afterwards would this apply to, because FreshDirect never would have come, or would have gone to New Jersey if we had this bill." "Does that tell you about the next company" Bloomberg asked rhetorically.