Not that this is exactly news, but Michael Bloomberg is a jerk. A very wealthy jerk.
“This city is not two groups, and if it is, it’s one group paying for services for the other.”
Yeah, well these rich assholes wouldn’t have any of the “services” that helped them to become so rich if it weren’t for the honest labor of the people he so disdains.
I guess Bloomberg and his ilk really do feel that they deserve to have every last penny on this earth. Why else would they be constantly whining and bitching and moaning about how much they have to pay to live in a society that’s just this side of a third world banana republic. They won’t be satisfied until we have little children selling chicklets on the side of the road and old ladies begging outside of restaurants.
They “deserve” to have all the money, not just most of it. Because they’re productive.
Meanwhile, after calling Bill DeBlasio a racist for having the temerity to campaign with his mixed race family, he says this:
Q: Stop-and-frisk has also been a big issue. Three years from now, do you think the policy will be largely the same, substantially changed, or scrapped?
I don’t know. I think that if crime starts tweaking up the tiniest bit, there’s going to be enormous pressure. And there may be other ways to do it—we’re not the only ones with good ideas, but we’ve found a formula that works and we believe is consistent with the law.
Q: How do you square that view with the ruling last month that it is unconstitutional?
The judge is just wrong. We have not racial-profiled, we’ve gone where the crime is. I don’t have any doubts that she will be reversed right away. The question is, will our successor continue the battle? I cannot get involved in the next administration, nor should I. But for something like that I would certainly make my views known.
Q: What would you say?
The sad thing, which nobody’s willing to talk about, is that most of our crime is in two neighborhoods: southeast Bronx, central Brooklyn. All minority males 15 to 25. We’ve got to do something about that. And unless you get the guns out of their hands, you’re not going to ever be able to do anything.
You know, I don’t see why he didn’t just propose to lock up all young black and Hispanic males from the age of say, 16 to 35. That would have “solved” the problem as he sees it too. Why hold back on a really thorough solution?
It looks as though New York is about to vote in a real liberal for mayor. Los Angeles just did it. Maybe people are finally getting a belly full of this crap.
And by the way, my friend Debra Cooper is running for City Council and she is awesome. If you live in New York and can volunteer to help a real progressive who will help the new mayor achieve some real reforms, you can do so here. She’s a wonderful candidate and a wonderful person.