Ruling that the Giuliani administration had overlooked the ''urgent needs'' of the poor in its zeal to overhaul welfare, a Federal judge barred city officials yesterday from expanding their tough new welfare policies until they can guarantee prompt access to food stamps and Medicaid applications...read on
The video comes from the movie " Giuliani Time." John Bynes, who called in and complained to Giuliani because he needed food stamps and medication to live at a time when Rudy's policies were having dire consequences to people like John. Rudy just laughs him off...UP: Did Rudy know about John's condition? Probaby not, but he knew what was happening to people just like John who got caught up in the cross-hairs of his policies...
"When "Giuliani Time" gives a glimpse of this Giuliani, it's mesmerizing. So, the smiling mayor fields a phone call during his weekly radio show. The caller is angry about city cuts to food stamps and Medicare aid for the disabled. Hizzoner is a pit bull to the chase.
"Hey, John," Giuliani tells his caller, "what kind of hole are you in? There's something that's really wrong with you. . . . We'll send you psychiatric help because you really need it."
As it happens, the caller, John Hynes, needs real help. A disabled lawyer, he suffers from Parkinson's disease, and he's had his benefits cut off and he's running out of medicine.
Nothing chills the blood so thoroughly as the sight of a powerful man turned gleeful bully."
The more time there is, Rudy's record will be known and he won't be the white knight of the GOP. (Big h/t to Arlen of the Daily Back Ground)