Mayor Michael Bloomberg must leave office at the end of his second term. Changing New York City’s charter to meet the demands of a wealthy ego is not democracy– it’s monarchy.
The Big Apple does not need to squeeze more cider from another sour billionaire just to fix the potholes on Wall Street. Don’t believe everything printed in the ‘New York Times’– term limits are what distinguishes democracies from private islands.
Tenants of this town have watched rent-control rights vanish under the clever smile of this “successful business man”, turned mayor. Where is the real estate crisis in New York City? Have we avoided the real estate crash simply because of the music played on Bloomberg Radio?
Michael Bloomberg, master and owner of much media, chooses words carefully and somehow manages never to be at fault for what the poor have lost during his eight years in office. The tabloids of this town fail to pressure this man as they did great Mayors, like David Dinkins.
It is time Michael Bloomberg starts taking the bus to his corporate office each morning, permitting the poor to follow the new underground railroad. Bloomberg is as sour as Senator Joe Lieberman and as desperate as this state’s former governor, who lost his second term by sipping on pricy prostitutes. It’s time to go, Mike. It is not kosher to re-write the rules of politics when one’s juice has turned to vinegar.
America didn’t want Bloomberg as an independent third-party candidate for president, nor do working class New Yorkers want to watch a rich, white dude ride the subway on the evening news for four more years. Bloomberg strap hanging rituals remind us of how unstable capitalism can be.
Even in the town of billionaires and hillbillies, one is never exempt from sales tax, the wrath of an honest vote, or the jealousy of another billionaire who wants to buy public office space and air time.
May Thomas Golisano’s self-financed media campaign designed to derail Bloomberg’s re-election plans inspire voters to go for the goal on this icy issue and not simply sit back and listen to Mike say he likes it.
New York City’s council should not be left to decide whether to extend term-limits either, considering they too benefit from such cheap- shots. Ignoring voter- enacted, term-limit rules is Lieberman politics as usual and horrifically whorish.