Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner sent out a press release yesterday saying he was going to Washington, DC to help lobby for the automotive bailout.
First, Toledo is facing a $10 million deficit to balance out 2008 - so where is he getting the money to travel to DC?
Second, Toledo has to cut, according to the mayor, $23 million from the 2009 budget - so do we really think that Congress is going to take his advice about what an industry needs to be 'successful'? He can't run a city without going into debt, so do we really think that he knows what the auto makers need to get out of debt?
But he got his name in the news again and he can try to look like he's doing something to 'help.'
Style over substance - which is indicative of his entire term in office.
*** Does anything think he'll also put in a plea to help Toledo, as well? After all, if everyone else is in line for a handout....