Michael Bloomberg is disputing City Comptroller John Liu’s report that said pension costs are going to greatly diminish in the forseeable future.
“I don’t know where those numbers come from,” said Bloomberg, speaking on WOR 710 this morning. “There’s no rational independent group that would say it.”
“In fact,” the mayor added, “John Liu’s own studies show just how bad the problem is. So, campaign speeches have to be separated from reality.”
Update: Deputy Comptroller Alan van Capelle fires back. “Dollars to doughnuts this out of touch Mayor has not even read our report. If he did, he would realize that pension costs will decrease due to reforms already enacted. His sincerity on pension reform would be more believable if he actually engaged in a substantive conversation on the issue.”