Saturday, October 24, 2009

Deep pockets buy campaigns

Bloombo Dicto has a reputation for arresting election protesters, changing the election laws to satisfy his hunger for power, minimising his political opposition, allegedly engaging in election intimidation, and buying influence with his campaign war chest. Welcome to a 'new' New York -- Iran style.

Bloomberg Sets Record for His Own Spending on Elections

"Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has spent $85 million of his own money on his latest re-election campaign, more than anyone in U.S. history," The New York Times has reported.

"Newly released campaign records show the mayor, as of Friday, had spent $85 million on his latest re-election campaign, and is on pace to spend between $110 million and $140 million before the election on Nov. 3," the report also showed.

"And no one sees this as the death of democracy?"

Even after considering all of Mayor Bloomberg's "blemishes," The New York Times can still twist the facts and rationalise that 4 more years of Bloomberg will do us good.

After the 8 almost parallel years of the combined Bloomberg-Bush administrations, I think we've regressed to the point where almost nobody dares tell the emperor-dictator that he is wrong.

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