The Boston Herald has the story:
“I strongly urge you to provide direct funding to cities like Boston,” [Mayor] Menino said.
Menino argued that cities like Boston are struggling to deal with a growing number of foreclosed homes and can’t afford to wait for state governments to figure out how and where to spend the aid.
“I believe the focus on states seems to me a bit misplaced,” Menino said. “Cities - and especially mayors - are the ones dealing with this foreclosure crisis every day.”
Let me explain it to you Mr. Mayor. We are in trouble BECAUSE we gave these people money. Giving them more can only make things worse. Read the story about poor people and Barney Frank and how the foreclosure rate is actually very low. This is a money grab and political patronage.