Bill de Blasio’s only successful because he pays off the unions

Mayor Bill de Blasio, persistently beset by legal problems and entering his re-election year, just did what any New Yorker in trouble might do. He called the cops.

That is, he laid a bundle of cash on the NYPD’s principal labor union, the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, settling the city’s last major outstanding labor contract.

This doubtless was in the expectation that the pact will grease the skids for a second de Blasio term — that’s also the New York way.

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