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Old 05-25-2013, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Many who work there call it "Welfare Wednesday."
As the "many who work there" line up to collect a check from the taxpayer every week, gotta wonder who is on welfare here.

After all, the Wednesday crowd get to walk among the animals and gardens for free in a location built and maintained by taxpayer funds, but the dimwits who stand around doing nothing actually get city MONEY weekly.
So again, who is the weelfare cheat?
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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As the "many who work there" line up to collect a check from the taxpayer every week, gotta wonder who is on welfare here.

After all, the Wednesday crowd get to walk among the animals and gardens for free in a location built and maintained by taxpayer funds, but the dimwits who stand around doing nothing actually get city MONEY weekly.
So again, who is the weelfare cheat?
With all due respect, I don't think this makes any sense. The employees at the zoo are WORKING. What evidence do you have that they are not?

"Welfare Wednesday" is obviously a tongue-and-cheek term not meant to be taken completely literally. But, anyone who loves people who don't pay so much should drop by there every Wednesday. And live in the projects. Liberals are right about many things but this is that sort of hypocritical Ivory Tower liberalism.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Gotta love the types who think that the poor should be excluded from City financed operations..."all those WELFARE types have no right to see roses in bloom, or a moose."
I thought they cut off Marie Antoinettes's head but she is still posting.

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Want to avoid drama and lines? Avoid Wednesday. This applies to anything that is free. Anyone ever go to a beach that has a 10 dollar admittance fee compared to one that is free. There is something to the "If it's free it's for me" If it's free I'll take three.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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Originally Posted by Kefir King View Post
As the "many who work there" line up to collect a check from the taxpayer every week, gotta wonder who is on welfare here.

After all, the Wednesday crowd get to walk among the animals and gardens for free in a location built and maintained by taxpayer funds, but the dimwits who stand around doing nothing actually get city MONEY weekly.
So again, who is the weelfare cheat?

How is working at a zoo being a "welfare cheat"?? Their paychecks come from the Wildlife Conservation Society.

The zoo was not built by the city nor was it built on "taxpayer funds"; it was built using private donations. It is not maintained by the taxpayers, either. The land was donated back in the 1800s. Everything that is done there is done by the WCS using private donations.

FYI, the City asked the WCS to take over the Prospect Park Zoo, the Queens Zoo, and the Central Park zoo. The City still gets the gate fees from people visiting these zoos and the only money the WCS makes is from memberships, the concessions, the restaurants, and the gift shops.

Did you know that the city gets all the gate fees when you pay to get in? The only money the WCS keeps from entrance fees is when people buy a membership.

What "dimwits" are you talking about??? The ones who walk around the zoo with the vests on are VOLUNTEER guides who are there to tell people about the animals or to give tours to groups. I've never seen anyone "standing around doing nothing" so maybe you can elaborate on that since you think you know so much about it.

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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With all due respect, I don't think this makes any sense. The employees at the zoo are WORKING. What evidence do you have that they are not?

"Welfare Wednesday" is obviously a tongue-and-cheek term not meant to be taken completely literally. But, anyone who loves people who don't pay so much should drop by there every Wednesday. And live in the projects. Liberals are right about many things but this is that sort of hypocritical Ivory Tower liberalism.

He doesn't have any evidence and doesn't know what he's talking about.

Anyone with any brain matter would know that "welfare wednesday" is just a sarcastic remark.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The Bronx Zoo is one of the most famous zoos in the world. In 1898, the City
of New York allotted 250 acres of Bronx Park to the New York Zoological Society
to build a park aimed at preserving native animals and promoting zoology.
What part of "allotted 250 acres" do you not understand. Any guess of the current value of 250 acres of the Bronx might be?
When the City GIVES away its land, especially its parkland, the presumption is that it is giving it to the PEOPLE not to a bunch of greedy moneyhoarders.

It seems pretty apparent here who does not know what she is talking about.

Daily NEws, 2009:
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The Bronx
Zoo


wants to know: How do you lay off a bear or furlough a sea
lion?

Gov. Paterson’s budget proposal would eliminate the
zoo’s state funding in two years, along with living museums across the state —
including the New York Botanical Garden and Wave
Hill


in the Bronx.

With their city funding already snipped and private donations down, the
proposal has left the institutions reeling.
That's state funding, as in STATE funding.

CNN, 2011:
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The famed Bronx Zoo could lose more than half its operating support from New
York City, under the fiscal 2012 budget proposed earlier this month by Mayor
Michael Bloomberg.

The mayor wants to chop $4.7
million from the zoo and the New York Aquarium, both run by the Wildlife
Conservation Society.
So then the mayor proposed a 50% cut in the $9.4 million/year the CITY kicks from taxpayer funds to the Zoo.
Taking $9 million from the CITY and millions from the state and those PAID workers who dare to talk about Welfare Wednesdays should be fired immediately.

Volunteers? MY ASS:
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Calvelli said the cut is equivalent to 30 staff positions between the zoo and New York Aquarium in Brooklyn
.

(Geez, dividing those 30 workers let go becasue of the millions proposed to be cut indicates that these staff workers are paid VERY VERY well, nice fat welfare checks indeed!)

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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I love all of these Bronx threads asking about is it safe to go to such and such place.
Who said anything about safety? In your daily rush to bash the rest of the Bronx, you ignored the fact that they're talking about free admission to the zoo, not how safe the surrounding neighborhood is.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:56 PM
 
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If anyone has actually been to the Bronx Zoo on the free admission Wednesday, you would note that it should not be called "Welfare Wednesday." The more appropriate name would be "Hasidic Wednesday" or "Ultra-Ortho Wednesday".

I will be going again this Wednesday to see the new Dinosaur exhibit!
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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Who said anything about safety? In your daily rush to bash the rest of the Bronx, you ignored the fact that they're talking about free admission to the zoo, not how safe the surrounding neighborhood is.
Let me see... I wonder where I got that idea from. Maybe the question is asked in the original post?
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