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Cities to Congress: Thanks for Nothing

Gathered in Orlando last week, the mayors of U.S. cities seemed to agree on at least a couple of things. First, that things are getting better economically-speaking (recovering property values, shrinking deficits), albeit slowly. Second, that these improvements have occurred in spite of the United States Congress. Throwing around words like "disgusted" and "angry," the city chiefs' criticism was as non-partisan as it was withering. In explaining his having moved beyond anger, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed got philosophical: "(a)nger requires a belief that your anger will change behavior." Which is probably a sign that things aren't likely to change anytime soon. [NYT]