D.C.’s Spendthrift Mayor
(Washington Examiner) — D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t get the memo about the city’s fiscal crisis. Even as his administration acknowledged that the budget gap for fiscal 2012 has grown to more than $545 million, he appears unwilling to curb his spending. He has resurrected the wholly superfluous post of deputy mayor for public safety. He has announced he intends to revive the now defunct deputy mayor for human services position. He’s spending like it’s 2001 when money flowed like water.