DANG I MISS TRACK-A-CRAT. I can only believe he'd have had a lot of fun with this one
New Yorkers Don't Like: Timing With Anti-Terror Cuts Looming, President Blasting Wall St., Then Taking Its Money
NEW YORK (CBS) ―Despite the harsh criticism of the possible New York City anti-terror cuts, President Barack Obama walked straight into the lion's den on Thursday.
He met with NYPD officers whose budgets may be slashed, then took cash from the Wall Street fat cats he's very publicly ripped apart.
The irony is hard to ignore – President Obama schmoozing with New York's Finest, thanking them for their handling of the Times Square bomb scare, just one day after the White House said it may be slashing the city's terror-fighting fund.
On Thursday, President Obama promised federal support.
"And we want to make sure that we continue to work with you to get the resources that are needed for you to continue to be effective," Obama told the NYPD.
"He's talking out of both sides of his mouth," one New Yorker said.
Critics said the timing of Obama's Big Apple tour could not be worse.
"New York is a tough town," Obama said.
Three weeks ago, in a push for tougher banking regulations, the president went on verbal assault against Wall Street's big wigs. But on Thursday night Obama was taking their money as the wealthy forked over thousands of dollars for a swank fundraising dinner with him at the tony St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan.
"That I agree with him wholeheartedly. They're the only people that have money right now," one person said.
"He's being a hypocrite," another added.
Each posh plate went for $15,000, $30,000 a couple or $50,000 for the VIP reception and dinner.