Buddy's expensive entertainment

Those residents of Providence who long for a return to City Hall  of the circus barker Vincent ("Buddy'') Cianci might do well to remember his huge giveaways to public unions, which drove up taxes and sent the city to the edge of bankruptcy. They might also ruminate on the fact this felon's return to office  would discourage companies (and their jobs) from coming to Providence and  would probably drive out some of the jobs already here. Public corruption scares businesspeople, even corrupt businesspeople.

Would   four years of amusing tough-guy wisecracks be worth it?


-- Robert Whitcomb