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Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg in 2007.

Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 1, 2002
Preceded by Rudolph W. Giuliani

Born February 14, 1942 ( 1942 -02-14) (age 68)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political party Democratic (until 2001)
Republican (2001–2007)
Independent (2007–present)
Residence Upper East Side, New York City
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University (B.S.)
Harvard Business School (M.B.A.)
Religion Reform Judaism[1]
Signature
Website Official mayoral website
.Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is the current Mayor of New York City, and the 8th richest person in the United States[2].^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces climate task force.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ He's the state editor for the New York Post.
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

.He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.^ In July, Bloomberg L.P. minority owner Merrill Lynch sold its 20 percent stake for $4.4 billion, implying the mayor’s media company is worth $22 billion.
  • Michael Bloomberg: Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ NEW-MEDIA BONA FIDES: Bloomberg, 66, announced that he has 3,715 friends—3 of whom he actually knows—on his Facebook page, which he launched September 6, 2007.
  • Michael Bloomberg: Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ By SAM ROBERTS Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of an eponymous financial information company, leveraged his vast fortune to win three terms as New York's mayor.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

[3][4][5]
.A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election and fueled that speculation when he left the Republican Party in June 2007 to become an independent.^ In the short term this helps the Republicans in off-year elections.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ In 2007, flirting with a possible independent presidential campaign, Mr. Bloomberg quit the Republican Party that he had joined only seven years before to run for mayor after decades as a Democrat.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Mayor Michael Bloomberg hasn't totally eschewed the Republican party.
  • michaelbloomberg coverage by Gothamist 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

[6] .There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate.^ Because they’ve learned, I think, the lessons of 2004, of 1988, when there were Democratic presidential candidates who didn’t respond as quickly to some of the attacks.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ SEN. BARACK OBAMA, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Senator McCain and his running mate talk about job killing.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Back when there was first speculation about Bloomberg running I wrote that, while chances for a third party victory would be remote under any circumstance, his chances would be best if the election pitted John Edwards against Mike Huckabee.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.^ Bloomberg may yet run for President .
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ On his upcoming Thursday night Dan Rather Reports , he will air an "rare sit-down interview" with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where Bloomberg makes it "categorically clear that he will not run for President of the United States, nor will he seek a Vice Presidential bid nor any cabinet position for that matter, something he's never done before."
  • michaelbloomberg coverage by Gothamist 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

^ Former aides to Presidents Carter and Ford are helping to promote an effort called Unity08 that seeks to put a bipartisan ticket on the presidential ballot, after an online primary.
  • Could Bloomberg Shake Up Race? - WSJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. Bloomberg won the election[8] on November 3, 2009.

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Personal life

Michael Bloomberg was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on February 14, 1942. His father, William Henry Bloomberg, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on January 19, 1906, was the son of Alexander "Elick" Bloomberg, a Russian Jewish immigrant and a real estate agent. .His mother, Charlotte Bloomberg (nee Rubens), born January 2, 1909 in New Jersey, was the daughter of a Russian immigrant and a New Jersey–born mother.^ Michael Rubens Bloomberg was born on Feb.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ January 6, 2008 — Ron Chusid The New York Times looks at Michael Bloomberg’s views and find that he falls right in the middle.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ January 16, 2009 nyregion News Council Backs Bloomberg Bid to Run Again .
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

She is now a centenarian and reportedly in very good health. .The family lived in the Boston neighborhood of Allston until Bloomberg was two years old; they subsequently moved to Atherton Road, in Brookline, Massachusetts for the next two years, and finally settled in Medford, a Boston suburb, where Bloomberg lived until after he graduated from college.^ Bloomberg, who is 65 years old, denies he is running, although the New York gossip columns regularly quote "friends" claiming otherwise.
  • Could Bloomberg Shake Up Race? - WSJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ By DAVID W. CHEN and MICHAEL BARBARO The City Council voted to extend term limits, allowing Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to seek re-election next year.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Other clients followed the Bank of England, the Vatican, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve but after two years Bloomberg realized that he wanted those fourteen major competitors.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

.His younger sister, Marjorie Tiven, is Commissioner of the New York City Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol.^ NBC Universal Teams With New York City to Recycle E-Waste .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ It is our hope that cities in the United States and around the world will use New York City’s planning process as a model to respond effectively to climate change challenges,” she said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University, where he joined Phi Kappa Psi, and graduated in 1964, with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in electrical engineering.^ Bloomberg, an Eagle Scout at 12, earned an engineering degree from Johns Hopkins and his master's from Harvard Business School.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ Bloomberg succeeded Morris Offit as the chairman of the board of Johns Hopkins, and flies his helicopter to Baltimore to spend an average of one day each week there.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

.Later he received his MBA degree from Harvard Business School.^ Bloomberg, an Eagle Scout at 12, earned an engineering degree from Johns Hopkins and his master's from Harvard Business School.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ I received a degree in Government from Harvard University because I enjoy pain, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School because I dislike change.
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

On May 16, 2009, he received a Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Fordham University.[9]
.Bloomberg married Yorkshire-born Susan Brown in 1975. Their marriage produced two daughters, Emma (b.^ And you get a chance to see the money used as you wanted.” Otherwise, Bloomberg’s private life is filled with a routine of work, dinner parties, and family his two teen-age daughters and his former wife, Susan.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ They have two grown daughters, Georgina and Emma.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

ca. 1979) and Georgina (b. 1983), who were featured on Born Rich, a documentary film about the children of the extremely wealthy. .Bloomberg divorced Brown and is currently romantically linked with former New York state banking superintendent Diana Taylor.^ Senate Hopeful in New State Airs Evolving Views (The New York Times 2010-01-13) .
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg | Fame Game People 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.famegame.com [Source type: General]

^ He lives with his longtime girlfriend, Diana Taylor, the former State Superintendent of Banks, and their two Labradors, Bonnie and Clyde, in a five-story Beaux Arts town house that, as a result of occasional targeted acquisitions in the neighboring building to the east, is effectively a double-wide.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ Glenn Reynolds links to the New York Times story on the putative independent presidential candidacy of Mayor Michael Bloomberg with..
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[10]

Business career

.In March 2009, Forbes reported Michael Bloomberg's wealth at $16 billion, a gain of $4.5 billion since the previous year, which makes him one of the most successful billionaires in the United States during the recession, and the world's biggest increase in wealth in 2009.[11].^ Reply: March 29th, 2009 at 2:11 am .
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reply: March 29th, 2009 at 11:16 am .
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Michael Udel Says: March 29th, 2009 at 11:16 am Go Luke!
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.At that time, there were only four fortunes in the U.S. that were larger (although the Wal-Mart family fortune is split among four people).^ Anne Field Not Only for Profit Video Yesterday Are there still poor people in America?
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And if there is only empty lots in Coney Island, then blame Thor for their stupidity in thinking people would buy there reasoning for condos.
  • ConeyIsland.com �Message Boards - Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have kept his BIG m 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.coneyisland.com [Source type: General]

^ People say “oh he has only been there for 100 days or whatever” but if i was the if you was a president you could change alot!!!
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bloomberg moved from 142nd to 17th in the Forbes list of the world's billionaires in only two years (March 2007 - March 2009).^ An attorney for the delinquent companies is the only other person besides Mayor Bloomberg to be listed on page 6 of the tax return of the Michael R. Bloomberg Family Trust, a private foundation .
  • The Bloomberg Tax Liens 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC webofdeception.com [Source type: General]

^ Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was ranked #4 in Fame Game's MOVERS and SHAKERS in the "BUSINESS" category the week ending March 21, 2009 -- Go here to see the current list!
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg | Fame Game People 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.famegame.com [Source type: General]

^ (March 28, 2007) "Essentially, there is only one investigation a very big one, an all-inclusive one...
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Pot Use is NORML: Drugwar.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.drugwar.com [Source type: News]

[12][13]
.Bloomberg became a general partner at Salomon Brothers, where he headed equity trading and, later, systems development.^ As a trading-floor partner who designed and ran Salomon Brothers’ computer and informationretrieval system, Bloomberg said that his first mission was to understand the customer.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ He developed at Salomon’s equity desk the genesis for a business, and nobody at Salomon was acute or alert enough to recognize this,” Offit says.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ Salomon Brothers, according to the Mayor’s description in “Bloomberg by Bloomberg,” was “a dictatorship, pure and simple.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

.In 1981, he was fired from Salomon Brothers and was given a $10 million severance package.^ (Oct 2005) Given $10M upon being fired from Salomon Brothers in 1981.
  • Mike Bloomberg on the Issues 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: General]

^ It’s worth remembering that Bloomberg, a fired Salomon Brothers partner who parlayed his $10 million severance package into a financial software empire, was a registered Democrat before he decided to enter public life in a year that seemed friendly to Republicans.
  • Pajamas Media » Why Michael Bloomberg is Hugely Overrated 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

^ It's worth remembering that Bloomberg, a fired Salomon Brothers partner who parlayed his $10 million severance package into a financial software empire, was a registered Democrat before he decided to enter public life in a year that seemed friendly to Republicans.
  • Snarksmith: new york. gossip. art. politics. pop culture. literature. etc.: Why Michael Bloomberg Is Hugely Overrated 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.snarksmith.com [Source type: General]

[14] .Using this money, Bloomberg went on to set up a company named Innovative Market Systems.^ Merrill Lynch also decided to invest thirty million dollars for thirty-per-cent ownership of Innovative Market Systems, the name Bloomberg gave his new company.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ I say set up a defense fund asap and use it to clean out NY pd accounts for impersonating police officers..reckless endangerment, kidnapping….
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His competitors, fully aware that the Bloomberg, with its extensive analytical and historical resources, sets the pace in this specialty market, have been attempting to catch up.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

.In 1982, Merrill Lynch became the new company's first customer, installing 22 of the company's Market Master terminals and investing $30 million in the company.^ Merrill Lynch ordered twenty terminals.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ Merrill Lynch also decided to invest thirty million dollars for thirty-per-cent ownership of Innovative Market Systems, the name Bloomberg gave his new company.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ Dan Tully, who was then a member of the executive committee and later became chairman and C.E.O. of Merrill Lynch, recalls, “We believed he had the analytics and he was focussed and he was very entrepreneurial and it would enhance our thrust into fixed-income markets.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

.The company was renamed Bloomberg L.P. in 1986. By 1987, it had installed 5,000 terminals.^ His name is stamped on seventy-three thousand computer terminals that companies lease to receive the Bloomberg a treasure of up-to-the-minute and historical financial data.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

.Within a few years, ancillary products including Bloomberg Tradebook (a trading platform), the Bloomberg Messaging Service, and the Bloomberg newswire were launched.^ It took Dow Jones a year and a half to realize that Bloomberg, who was a subscriber to its news service, was aiming for its throat.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ Reduce federal government energy consumption by half within the next 15 years, using procurement power to buy green products, buildings and services .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Reuters reports that it spent three hundred and forty-three million dollars on R. & D. last year alone, for all its products, and this included two hundred and fifty million dollars to improve the Reuters 3000, the product that takes aim at Bloomberg.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

.As of 2009, the company had more than 250,000 terminals worldwide.^ More than 1,000 New Yorkers have been enrolled in a new financial reimbursement program for people receiving 9/11-related mental health services.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ The report for 2009 called for traffickers to be targeted rather than users and announced that there was a worldwide growth in synthetic drugs.""
  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg's Pot Use is NORML: Drugwar.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.drugwar.com [Source type: News]

^ The Co-Op City housing complex is home to more than 55,000 New Yorkers.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

.His company also has a radio network, which currently has its flagship station as 1130 WBBR-AM in New York City.^ It’s debate night in New York City.
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In a plan that would drastically remake New York City's skyline and shores, the report said Bloomberg said he would ask private companies and investors to study how windmills can be built across the city.
  • Bloomberg wants wind turbines on NYC bridges, skyscrapers | New Jersey Real-Time News - - NJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.nj.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He left the position of CEO to pursue a political career as the mayor of New York.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ New York's mayor jumping into the issue of Virginia politics.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York and David Westin, the president of ABC News, sent a joint letter (interesting no?

He was replaced as CEO by Lex Fenwick. .The company is now led by president Dan Doctoroff, a former deputy mayor under Bloomberg.^ An attorney for the delinquent companies is the only other person besides Mayor Bloomberg to be listed on page 6 of the tax return of the Michael R. Bloomberg Family Trust, a private foundation .
  • The Bloomberg Tax Liens 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC webofdeception.com [Source type: General]

^ Let us all unite under billionaire media moguls: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans...
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ A group of democrats and republicans will meet at the request of Democrat, now Republican, who acts like a liberal, Mr. Nanny-Stater himself Mike Bloomberg: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president...
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.As mayor of New York, Bloomberg declines to receive a city salary, accepting remuneration of $1.00 annually for his services.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Tags: Michael Bloomberg , New York City mayor , Term limits .
  • Michael Bloomberg : Home of the Marist Poll: Pebbles and Pundits 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC maristpoll.marist.edu [Source type: News]

^ First Annual New York City 400 .
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg | Fame Game People 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.famegame.com [Source type: General]

.He maintains a public listing in the New York City phone directory, residing not in Gracie Mansion, the official mayor's mansion, but instead at his own home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, at 17 East 79th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While world leaders gather in Copenhagen to address climate change on a global scale, here at home, New York tackled the number one contributor to its own carbon footprint -- its buildings.
  • Michael Bloomberg : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Of all the people who lack political and economic power in New York City, low-income kids using student passes to get to junior high school or high school must lead the list.
  • Michael Bloomberg : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

.(Bloomberg owns additional homes in Britain and in the tax haven British territory of Bermuda.^ In fact, some private home and building owners have already drilled their own heat wells,” Bloomberg said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

)
.Bloomberg is, by his own accounts at least, a frequent rider of the New York City Subway, particularly in the commute from his 79th Street home to his office at City Hall.^ It’s debate night in New York City.
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While world leaders gather in Copenhagen to address climate change on a global scale, here at home, New York tackled the number one contributor to its own carbon footprint -- its buildings.
  • Michael Bloomberg : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the Health Department to add salt to a crackdown list of foods that includes a ban on transfats and a requirement for fast food restaurants to display nutrition labels.
  • Michael Bloomberg looking to regulate salt in NYC - Bulbagarden Forums 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC bmgf.bulbagarden.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An August 2007 story in The New York Times contradicted this notion, suggesting instead that he often was chauffeured by two New York Police Department-owned SUVs to an express train station to avoid having to change from the local to the express trains on the Lexington Avenue line.^ New York quite often.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ While world leaders gather in Copenhagen to address climate change on a global scale, here at home, New York tackled the number one contributor to its own carbon footprint -- its buildings.
  • Michael Bloomberg : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ Senate Hopeful in New State Airs Evolving Views (The New York Times 2010-01-13) .
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg | Fame Game People 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.famegame.com [Source type: General]

[15]
.He has written an autobiography with help from a ghost writer, called Bloomberg by Bloomberg (1997, ISBN 0-471-15545-4).^ We have answered the call for help from those who have suffered health problems as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

Philanthropy

Bloomberg's personal net worth, in addition to aiding his political career, has allowed him to engage in substantial philanthropic endeavors, including the donation of over US $300 million to Johns Hopkins University,[16] where he served as the chairman of the board from 1996 to 2002.
.According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Bloomberg, through his Bloomberg Family Foundation, donated and/or pledged $138 million in 2004, $144 million in 2005, $165 million in 2006, and $205 million in 2007, making him the seventh largest individual contributor to philanthropy in the United States for 2007.[17] 2006 recipients include the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School for Public Health; World Lung Foundation and the World Health Organization.^ Not counting money that was pledged but not delivered or gifts that were bequeathed in an estate, Mr. Bloomberg was the leading individual donor in the United States , according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ In case you had any doubt 2008 was a tough year in the markets, just ask Mayor Bloomberg: His charitable foundation lost $279 million.
  • Bloomberg, Michael R. - Blogrunner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ Exercising power through a commingling of electoral clout, personal wealth and private philanthropy, Mr. Bloomberg won in 2001 and 2005 as a Republican in a city where Democrats hold a five-to-one advantage in registration.
  • Michael Bloomberg News - The New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

.In 2008, Bloomberg's website announced a combined donation of $500 million with Bill Gates to help governments in developing countries with tobacco control.^ In case you had any doubt 2008 was a tough year in the markets, just ask Mayor Bloomberg: His charitable foundation lost $279 million.
  • Bloomberg, Michael R. - Blogrunner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

^ Mike Bloomberg has been a good mayor and has helped to popularize the idea of non-partisan governance.

^ The Washington Post reports that Michael Bloomberg will be meeting with a group of Democrats and Republicans on January 7 to discuss developing a government of national unity.
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[18]
.According to The New York Times,[19] Bloomberg has been an “anonymous donor” to the Carnegie Corporation each year for the last several years, with gifts ranging from $5–$20 million.^ And last year, according to Bloomberg, he gave away thirty-five million dollars.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ The New York Times continues to indicate that Bloomberg has won.
  • Keyword: bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Senate Hopeful in New State Airs Evolving Views (The New York Times 2010-01-13) .
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg | Fame Game People 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.famegame.com [Source type: General]

.The Carnegie Corporation has distributed this contribution to hundreds of New York City organizations[20] ranging from the Dance Theater of Harlem to Gilda’s Club, a not-for-profit organization that provides support to people and families living with cancer.^ NEW YORK CITY, NY 10022 .
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^ It’s debate night in New York City.
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The comments prompted Mr. Thompson, the city comptroller, to quickly issue a statement titled Yes We Can in New York City: President Barack Obama Supports Bill Thompson for Mayor.
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.In 1996, Bloomberg endowed the William Henry Bloomberg Professorship at Harvard with a $3 million gift in honor of his father, who died in 1963, saying, "throughout his life, he recognized the importance of reaching out to the nonprofit sector to help better the welfare of the entire community."^ A witness says the boy's father, who takes care of horses on the ranch, tried to put out the fire that his son had started.
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^ It is, rather, to his immediate business competitors that Bloomberg poses a real threat, and Bloomberg who says that in ten years he expects to be “what Dow Jones used to be” has focussed on Dow Jones & Co.
  • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

^ Before he was elected in 2001, he helped officials build a case against a man from Kazakhstan who prosecutors say tried to extort money from Mr. Bloomberg’s financial services company, Bloomberg L.P. .
  • The Latest Victim of Identity Fraud: Mayor Bloomberg - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

[21] He also endowed his hometown synagogue, Temple Shalom, which was renamed for his parents as the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Jewish Community Center of Medford.[1][22]

Wealth

.He was listed as the eighth-richest American, with a net worth of US $16 billion, in the Forbes 400 on September 17, 2008, making him the richest resident of New York City.^ Surprisingly, in New York City it didn't hurt him at all.
  • Paul Weyrich : Will Bloomberg's Presidential Hopes Blossom? - Townhall.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ Worth an estimated $16 billion, he is also believed to be the city's richest resident.
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^ Raphael is with us from Brooklyn, New York.
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Awards and honors

.At the 2007 Commencement exercises for Tufts University, Bloomberg delivered the commencement address at graduation.^ October 26, 2007 3:52 pm Link I sympathize with the (almost) universal appeal presented by an opportunity to sass Harvard or Mayor Bloomberg.
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He was awarded an honorary degree in Public Service from the university. Likewise, Bloomberg delivered the 2007 commencement address at Bard College, where he was also awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.[23] In February 2003, he received the "Award for Distinguished Leadership in Global Capital Markets" from the Yale School of Management. .He was named the 39th most influential person in the world in the 2007 Time 100.^ He's not the most exciting person in the world.
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^ This time around, in the summer of 2007, Walters went looking for the most receptive audience he could find.
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[24] In September, 2007, Vanity Fair ranked him #9 in its "Vanity Fair 100: The 2007 New Establishment."[25] In May 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by the University of Pennsylvania, where he delivered the commencement speech to the class of 2008.[26] Bloomberg also delivered the commencement address to the class of 2008 at Barnard College, Columbia University after receiving the Barnard Medal of Distinction, the College's highest honor.[27]
.He was also awarded a tribute award at the the 2007 Gotham Awards, a New York based celebrator of Independent Film.^ The three were arrested Saturday evening inside the New York City Hilton where the Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg was scheduled to receive his awards and accolades.
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^ Harold Ford (D-TN) may be planning an independent bid in New York for the .
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^ Glenn Reynolds links to the New York Times story on the putative independent presidential candidacy of Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the tag "a nanny on horseback.
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

On November 19, 2008, Mr. Bloomberg received The Hundred Year Association of New York's Gold Medal "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York." Additionally, he was awarded an honorary doctorate at Fordham University's 2009 commencement ceremonies.[28]
.In 2009, he received a Healthy Communities Leadership Award from Leadership for Healthy Communities, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program, for his policies and programs that increase access to healthy foods and physical activity options in the city.^ The Council has taken major steps to improve access to nutritious food, and with this legislation, we’ll take another bold effort towards becoming a healthier and more equitable city.” .
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^ The mayor and the speaker also announced a new partnership with The Food Trust and the Food Bank for New York City that will work with supermarket operators to develop policies encouraging them to locate in neighborhoods in need of improved access to healthy foods.
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^ Access to healthy foods varies widely throughout New York City, and in many lower-income neighborhoods, supermarkets are few and far between.
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[29] .For instance, to increase access to grocery stores in underserved areas, the Bloomberg administration developed a program called FRESH that offers zoning and financial incentives to developers, grocery store operators and land owners.^ I have obtained a copy of Bloombergs secret Blueprint for Federal Action on Guns which is really a blueprint for how the Obama Administration can screw gun owners without needing anything from Congress.
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^ I am very confident that Bloomberg, being as pro-development as his administration has been, will rezone to push the development forward.
  • ConeyIsland.com �Message Boards - Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have kept his BIG m 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.coneyisland.com [Source type: General]

^ Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Tuesday proposed legislation that would increase the number of greengrocers’ carts where access to fresh fruit and vegetables is limited.
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[30] .His administration also created a Healthy Bodega initiative, which provides healthy food samples and promotional support to grocers in lower-income areas to encourage them to carry 1% milk and fruits and vegetables.^ On Monday, the Bloomberg administration plans to unveil a broad new health initiative aimed at encouraging food manufacturers and restaurant chains across the country to curtail the amount of salt in their products.
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^ Access to healthy foods varies widely throughout New York City, and in many lower-income neighborhoods, supermarkets are few and far between.
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^ Cart permits will be issued for vendors in areas throughout the five boroughs where fruit and vegetable consumption is low.
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[31] .Under Bloomberg’s leadership, the city also: passed a Green Carts bill,[32] which supports mobile produce vendors in lower-income areas; expanded farmers’ markets that use the city’s Health Bucks program, which provides coupons to eligible individuals to buy produce at farmers’ markets in lower-income areas;[33] and committed $111 million in capital funding for playground improvements.^ Of all the people who lack political and economic power in New York City, low-income kids using student passes to get to junior high school or high school must lead the list.
  • Michael Bloomberg : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

^ The Harvard School of Public Health announced that it’s giving its highest honor, the Julius B. Richmond Award, to Mayor Michael Bloomberg for demonstrating “extraordinary leadership in protecting and promoting the health of New York City’s residents.” .
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^ PlaNYC’s water quality goal calls for opening up 90 percent of city waterways for recreational use by reducing water pollution and preserving natural areas.
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[34] .New York also was one of the first cities in the nation to help patrons make more informed decisions about their food choices by requiring fast-food and chain restaurants to label their menus with calorie information.^ Then it made restaurant chains post calorie counts on their menus.
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^ NEW YORK — City health officials have battled trans fats and high-calorie fast food.
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^ NEW YORK CITY, NY 10022 .
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[35]

Harassment controversies

.Bloomberg has on numerous occasions been accused of sexually harassing men and women under his employment, which he has denied.^ (Heck, Bloomberg has a long history of supporting Sexual Harassment at his Bloomberg corporation!
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^ And I’m also one of those people who think “equality” hurts women in many ways, like putting women in the army next to men---I think that causes more trouble and sexual tensions/harassment than is healthy for anyone.
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^ (Just as I think the sexual segregation of mens’ and womens’ bathrooms is probably for the best.
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[36][37] .In 1997, a former Bloomberg L.P. employee who became pregnant while employed filed a lawsuit accusing Bloomberg of saying "Kill it!"^ Slightly more registered voters who say they support Bloomberg are firmly entrenched in his camp compared with those who report backing Thompson.
  • Michael Bloomberg : Home of the Marist Poll: Pebbles and Pundits 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC maristpoll.marist.edu [Source type: News]

^ Bloomberg became a Republican just in time for his filing to run for Mayor of New York City.
  • Paul Weyrich : Will Bloomberg's Presidential Hopes Blossom? - Townhall.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC townhall.com [Source type: General]

^ A group that opposes charter schools and school closings filed a lawsuit against the city for denying its request to protest on the sidewalk outside the town house of Michael R. Bloomberg.
  • Bloomberg, Michael R. - Blogrunner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

and "great, No. 16", which may have been a reference to the number of pregnant women in the company.[36] .In December 2008, Portfolio magazine published a story: "Mayor Bloomberg's Delicate Condition", which reported that in September 2007, the EEOC filed a class-action lawsuit against Bloomberg's company on behalf of three women who worked on the business side, plus a group of women who worked at Bloomberg's company between 2002 and the present.^ PERMALINK From Wikipedia: On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned four necessary conditions Bloomberg insiders say would be prerequisites to a presidential campaign for the Mayor: 1.

^ For more on the history of Bloomberg and independents, read The Bloomberg Story (by Jacqueline Salit who ran Bloomberg's independent campaign for mayor in NYC) at http://www.independentvoting.org/Bloomberg.html .

^ John McCain needs to do something big and bold on the economic plus side to make the attacks work.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

The article said the plaintiffs "now total 72, out of about 500 women who took maternity leave during that time, a high percentage, according to the agency".[38]

Elections

2001 election

.In 2001, the incumbent mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani, was ineligible for re-election, as the city limited the mayoralty to two consecutive terms.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a two-term incumbent...
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^ Rudy Giuliani (former NYC Mayor).
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.Several well-known New York City politicians aspired to succeed him.^ It’s debate night in New York City.
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
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^ So when it comes to producing clean power, we’re determined to make New York the number one city in the nation.
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.Bloomberg, a lifelong member of the Democratic Party, decided to run for mayor as a member of the Republican Party ticket.^ By renouncing his GOP affiliation (and BTW, he also reounced his Democrat affiliation back in 2001 so he could run, alone, on the Republican ticket when Giuliani was term-limited out of office) he is just sending a clear message that party politics is not what he, and his agenda, is all about.

^ More insulting still was the proto-candidacy of John Catsimatidis, whose résumé seemed a too literal re-creation of the Mayor’s—billionaire entrepreneur, amateur pilot, and lifelong Democrat who had recently discovered the conveniences of Republicanism—but who seemed to lack any of Bloomberg’s obvious gifts.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ PERMALINK I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but Bloomberg has only ever been a RINO. He was a Democrat for all of his life until he switched to the Republican Party in 2001 for the sake of political expedience (he never would have gotten through a Democratic primary in New York, so in order to run for mayor he switched his party registration to Republican, which gave him the nomination).

.Voting in the primary began on the morning of September 11, 2001.^ We have answered the call for help from those who have suffered health problems as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
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The primary was postponed later that day. .In the rescheduled primary, Bloomberg defeated Herman Badillo, a former Congressman, to become the Republican nominee.^ Just one day before the New Hampshire primary, a group of moderate Dems and Republicans -- as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- will meet at the University of Oklahoma to announce that if the likely nominees of the two parties do not pledge to .
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ It now appears virtually certain that McCain will be the Republican nominee and Obama has become a strong favorite to win the Democratic nomination.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

Meanwhile, the Democratic primary did not produce a first-round winner. .After a runoff, the Democratic nomination went to New York City Public Advocate Mark J. Green.^ Comments (0) Article tags: capable vehicles , Ecommunity News , global publicity , high efficiency vehicles , mayor michael bloomberg , michael bloomberg , new york city mayor , outreach component , peter diamandis , prize purse , x prize foundation .
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^ NBC Universal Teams With New York City to Recycle E-Waste .
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^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
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.In the general election, Bloomberg received Giuliani's endorsement.^ RUDIN: Well, I was about to say, if the presidential election in 2008 becomes a subway series - if you have Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and now Michael Bloomberg… .
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

He also had a huge spending advantage. .Although New York City's campaign finance law restricts the amount of contributions which a candidate can accept, Bloomberg chose not to use public campaign funds and therefore his campaign was not subject to these restrictions.^ It’s debate night in New York City.
  • NYC Mayoral Debate Liveblog: Michael Bloomberg v. Bill Thompson - Elie Mystal - The Black Side - True/Slant 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC trueslant.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of all the people who lack political and economic power in New York City, low-income kids using student passes to get to junior high school or high school must lead the list.
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^ I have no doubt that if Bloomberg ran, he would use an "overwhelming force" election campaign strategy.

.He spent $73 million of his own money on his campaign, outspending Green by five to one.^ While Mark Green only spent $16,000,000 on his entire campaign!!
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^ YES, he spent his own money to run for mayor, but it was chump change considering the PROFITS he generated from running for mayor (and accidentally winning, as Mike himself admits).
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^ Of course, the Media and Bloomberg then spun his campaign into an act of generosity---“he’s spending $75,000,000 of his OWN money to serve NYC!” .
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[39] .One of the major themes of his campaign was that, with the city's economy suffering from the effects of the World Trade Center attacks, it needed a mayor with business experience.^ Comments (0) Article tags: andrea booher , collapse of the world trade center , Ecommunity News , manhattan residents , mayor bloomberg , mayor michael bloomberg , mental health problems , mental health treatment , michael bloomberg , publicity campaign , september 11 2001 terrorist attack .
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^ Fire Department of New York personnel at Ground Zero during clean-up of the World Trade Center six months after the terrorist attacks.
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^ MillionTreesNYC is a public-private campaign to plant and care for one million trees over a decade and a component of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative to make New York City more sustainable.
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.In addition to being the Republican nominee, Bloomberg had the ballot line of the controversial Independence Party, in which "Social Therapy" leaders Fred Newman and Lenora Fulani exert strong influence.^ Asserts PoliGazette, a moderate-conservative blog: "Moderate Democrats and Republicans have united, and have told their party’s leaders that if they don’t reach across the aisle, Bloomberg will run as an independent ...
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

^ Just one day before the New Hampshire primary, a group of moderate Dems and Republicans -- as well as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- will meet at the University of Oklahoma to announce that if the likely nominees of the two parties do not pledge to .
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.Some say that endorsement was important, as Bloomberg's votes on that line exceeded his margin of victory over Green.^ Maybe this will lead to Bloomberg running, but some of the attendees say this is not their interest.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

.(Under New York's fusion rules, a candidate can run on more than one party's line and combine all the votes received on all lines.^ With more than a third of the votes in, it's a one-point race.
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^ To the business élite, who have done extraordinarily well under Bloomberg’s stewardship, New York’s remarkable rebound after September 11th is a credit less to good government than to management.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ Let us all unite under billionaire media moguls: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans...
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.Green, the Democrat, also had the ballot line of the Working Families Party.^ Sam Stein reports that the Independent Green Party of Virginia collected enough signatures to get this ticket on the ballot without the knowledge of the potential candidates.
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.Bloomberg also created an independent line called Students First whose votes were combined with those on the Independence line).^ The media, always overly expressed with the horse race, has concentrated on Michael Bloomberg, whose possible independent bid was actually a side issue.
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^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

^ A Bloomberg independent candidacy will cause problems for both parties, whose candidates seem to run from the issues instead of on their solutions to them.

.Another factor was the vote in Staten Island, which has traditionally been far friendlier to Republicans than the rest of the city.^ If I were forced to guess, he will take more votes from the Republicans than Democrats in the blue areas of the country, and in a critical state like Ohio.

^ A man-made extended detention basin in the Staten Island Bluebelt after one growing season (Photo courtesy New York City Dept.
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^ Why should those who want to stay the course vote for anyone other than a Republican?

.Bloomberg handily Green in that borough, taking 75% of the vote there.^ Even the Village Voice didn’t want NYC to know there was a progressive alternative to Bloomberg and Mark Green!
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^ Many New Yorkers don’t realize there are thousands of acres of wetlands in the five boroughs,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
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^ Stil;, it's fun to speculate on what Bloomberg's platform would be and which party he he would take more votes from.

Overall, Bloomberg won 50% to 48%.
.Bloomberg's election marked the first time in New York City history that two different Republicans had been elected mayor consecutively.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
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^ New York marks fewest murders ever .
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^ The New York Times continues to indicate that Bloomberg has won.
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.New York City has not been won by a Republican in a statewide election since Alfonse D'Amato's last election in 1992 nor a presidential election since Ronald Reagan won in 1984.^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
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^ So when it comes to producing clean power, we’re determined to make New York the number one city in the nation.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ (BEGIN VIDEO TAPE) FEYERICK (voice-over): When it comes to guns -- specifically getting rid of them -- New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a crusade.
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.He is considered a social liberal, who is pro-choice, in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and an advocate for stricter gun control laws.^ Backs same-sex marriage.
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^ The federal law says that you can't sell guns to people who are undocumented or people that have a criminal record.
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^ She voted to eliminate local gun control laws and eliminate local regulations of gun shows in Virginia.
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.Despite the fact that 68 percent of New York City's registered voters are Democrats, Bloomberg decided the city should host the 2004 Republican National Convention.^ Bloomberg has decided that he will be dicatator for life in New York.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Democrats should, I think, be more afraid of Bloomberg than the Republicans.

^ New York City remains the safest big city in America, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today, citing FBI statistics for the first half of 2009 showing an 8 percent decrease in violent crime that outpaced a national decline.
  • Bloomberg, Michael R. - Blogrunner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: News]

.The Convention drew thousands of protesters, many of them local residents angry over the Iraq war and other issues.^ Bloomberg "has no record on Iraq at all," yeah, other than that he has supported the war from day one.

^ He says of Iraq, 'It is not a local issue.'"

.The Police Department arrested approximately 1,800 protesters, but according to The New York Times, more than 90 percent of the cases were later dismissed or dropped for lack of evidence.^ She was referring to an article yesterday in The New York Times that had -- a long article about the relationship between William Ayers and Barack Obama .
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ January 6, 2008 — Ron Chusid The New York Times looks at Michael Bloomberg’s views and find that he falls right in the middle.
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^ In the seven years since, New Yorkers have come together to rebuild a city that is safer, stronger, and more welcoming than ever.
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2005 election

.Bloomberg was re-elected mayor in November 2005 by a margin of 20%, the widest margin ever for a Republican mayor of New York.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
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^ In addition to being the mayor of New York, you’re also a billionaire.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Let us all unite under billionaire media moguls: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans...
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

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.He spent over $1 million on his campaign by late October 2005, and was projected to exceed the record of $74 million he spent on the previous election.^ He bought the office, breaking local campaign-spending records by tens of millions of dollars in the process, and gradually won great popularity with his pragmatic and paternalistic liberalism.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ 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.
  • Keyword: bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He -when he was elected in 2001, 2005, he spent upwards of $75 million each, which was a record in an elected mayor of New York City.
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

.In late 2004 or early 2005, he gave the Independence Party $250,000 to fund a phone bank seeking to recruit volunteers for his re-election campaign.^ Overall, Bloomberg has poured about $160 million of his own fortune into both his inaugural and re-election campaigns.
  • Pajamas Media » Why Michael Bloomberg is Hugely Overrated 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

[41]
Bloomberg visiting with Grand Rabbi Moshe Leib Rabinovich of the Munkacs Hasidic sect in Brooklyn, 2004
.Former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer won the Democratic nomination to oppose Bloomberg in the general election.^ Despite the widespread certainty that he will win, and win big, Bloomberg has spent money at nearly twice the rate he did in 2005, when he defeated Fernando Ferrer, the Bronx Borough President, by nineteen points.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ I'm a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, but if Hillary wins the Democratic nomination, I could easily see myself voting for Bloomberg simply because he's so competent.

^ Bloomberg has even less of a chance of winning the Presidency than Nader did in 2000 or Kucinich has of getting the Dem nomination today.

.Thomas Ognibene sought to run against Bloomberg in the Republican Party's primary election.^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

^ If Obama is the nominee, then it makes no sense for Bloomberg to run, and I’ve already noted evidence to suggest that he would not run against Obama, and he wouldn’t have much impact if he did.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ CONAN: So Michael Bloomberg quit the Republican Party, he did not say he's running for President.
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

[42] .Bloomberg's campaign successfully challenged enough of the signatures Ognibene had submitted to the Board of Elections to prevent Ognibene from appearing on ballots for the Republican primary.^ I have no doubt that if Bloomberg ran, he would use an "overwhelming force" election campaign strategy.

^ CONAN: And that first election, though, everybody gives credit to his predecessor, Rudy Giuliani, the Republican mayor of New York, for campaigning for Michael Bloomberg, and on the basis of Rudy Giuliani's tremendous popularity after the 9/11 heroics.
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ He's got enough money to spend that he doesn't have to worry about raising seed money, only about getting enough signatures to get on a ballot.

[42] Instead, Ognibene ran only on the Conservative Party ticket.[43] .Ognibene accused Bloomberg of betraying Republican Party ideals, a feeling echoed by others.^ CONAN: So Michael Bloomberg quit the Republican Party, he did not say he's running for President.
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

^ Plus, the New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg -- he's fighting the Republican Party and the NRA, among others, to tighten gun laws.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other potential independent presidential candidates are joining prominent Republican and Democratic centrists at a meeting that will consider the merits of a third-party bid for the White House.
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

[44][45][46][47][48]
Bloomberg opposed the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States.[49] Though a Republican at the time, Bloomberg is a staunch supporter of abortion rights and did not believe that Roberts was committed to maintaining Roe v. Wade.
In addition to receiving Republican support, Bloomberg obtained the endorsements of several prominent Democrats: former Democratic Mayor Ed Koch, former Democratic governor Hugh Carey, former Democratic City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, his son, Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr., former Democratic Congressman Floyd Flake (who had previously endorsed Bloomberg in 2001), and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.[50]

2009 election

.On October 2, 2008, Bloomberg announced that he would seek to extend the city's term limits law and run for a third mayoral term in 2009, arguing that a leader of his field is needed during the Wall Street financial crisis.^ Plus, an exclusive Sunday interview with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the financial crisis and his run for a third term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ The Mayor’s bill proposed extending term limits by four years.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ A city term-limit law had barred officeholders from seeking a third, consecutive term, but he orchestrated a last-minute law change that let him run again in 2009.
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"Handling this financial crisis while strengthening essential services ... is a challenge .I want to take on," Bloomberg told at a news conference.^ MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (I), NEW YORK CITY: They have a big European conference here of lung doctors.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Meanwhile, New York City, which has enormous needs, which has been attacked before – has been targeted many times since and remains in the crosshairs – goes wanting,” Bloomberg said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ In a news conference on Thursday, the New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, warned that the city was on the verge of an economic crisis and said it was a challenge he wanted to face if he was allowed to run for a third term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

."So should the City Council vote to amend term limits, I plan to ask New Yorkers to look at my record of independent leadership and then decide if I have earned another term".[51] On October 23, 2008, the City Council voted 29-22 in favor of extending the term limit to three consecutive four-year terms, thus allowing Bloomberg to run for office again.^ The Mayor’s bill proposed extending term limits by four years.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, MAYOR, NEW YORK: I plan to ask New Yorkers to look at my record of independent leadership and then decide if I’ve earned another term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ If, for example, you're running up the list of two or three things he might tout in an ad for a higher political office, just speculating, what might those things be?
  • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

[52] After two days of public hearings, Bloomberg signed the bill into law on November 3.[53]
.Bloomberg's opponent was Democratic and Working Families Party nominee Bill Thompson, who had been New York City Comptroller for the past eight years and before that President of the New York City Board of Education.^ NEW YORK CITY, NY 10022 .
  • The Bloomberg Tax Liens 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC webofdeception.com [Source type: General]

^ Bloomberg may have ruled New York City for the past seven and a half years, but he hasn’t ruled Albany.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a registered independent, talked with CNN's Campbell Brown about America's infrastructure, what scares them most and what can be done about the billion-dollar problem.
  • Michael Bloomberg: News & Videos about Michael Bloomberg - CNN.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

[54] .Bloomberg defeated Thompson by a vote of 50.6% to 46.0%.^ Twitter BNO Breaking News BNO News: Independent candidate Michael Bloomberg re-elected as Mayor of New York City, defeating Democrat Bill Thompson.
  • Keyword: bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Mayoralty

.Bloomberg assumed office as the 108th Mayor of New York City on January 1, 2002. He won re-election in 2005. As mayor, Bloomberg initially struggled to gain high approval levels from the public; however, he subsequently developed and maintained high approval ratings.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ NEW YORK CITY, NY 10022 .
  • The Bloomberg Tax Liens 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC webofdeception.com [Source type: General]

^ The New York Times continues to indicate that Bloomberg has won.
  • Keyword: bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bloomberg's re-election means that the Republicans have won the previous four mayoral elections (although Bloomberg's decision to leave the Republican Party and be declared an independent on June 19, 2007 resulted in the Republican Party losing the mayor's seat prior to the expiration of his second term).^ PERMALINK From Wikipedia: On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned four necessary conditions Bloomberg insiders say would be prerequisites to a presidential campaign for the Mayor: 1.

^ New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a potential independent presidential candidate, pushes for performance-based merit pay for teachers in the nation's public schools .
  • Michael Bloomberg: News & Videos about Michael Bloomberg - CNN.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The specter of an all-New York November 2008 was raised when Bloomberg, a titular Republican since his 2001 mayoral run, announced last week that he was quitting the GOP to become an independent .
  • Michael Bloomberg: News & Videos about Michael Bloomberg - CNN.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

.Bloomberg joins Rudy Giuliani and Fiorello La Guardia as re-elected Republican mayors in this mostly Democratic city.^ Adam Lisberg AND Erin Einhorn Democratic pols Monday accused former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of deliberately fomenting racial tension in a coded appeal to get Mayor Bloomberg re-elected.
  • Keyword: bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let us all unite under billionaire media moguls: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans...
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

.(John Lindsay was also elected mayor of New York twice while a registered Republican; however, Lindsay did not receive the Republican Party nomination during his 1969 campaign for re-election but ran successfully on the Liberal ticket and joined the Democratic Party during his second term.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I predict he will be re-elected by the people of New York.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In addition to being the mayor of New York, you’re also a billionaire.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

)
.Bloomberg has said he wants reforming public education to be the legacy of his first term and addressing poverty to be the legacy of his second.^ Working with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, the DOT has conducted an extensive community outreach operation to inform and educate the public, and address any potential concerns.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ I mean, if you want to know why do it,” he said, referring to his bid for a third term, “I guess this was not the reason, but at least it ended that stuff.” .
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ Meanwhile, New York City, which has enormous needs, which has been attacked before – has been targeted many times since and remains in the crosshairs – goes wanting,” Bloomberg said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

[56] Some have alleged that he made certain decisions regarding the closure of 17 day-care centers across the city for political reasons.[57]
He is known as a political pragmatist and for a managerial style that reflects his experience in the private sector. .Bloomberg has chosen to apply a statistical, results-based approach to city management, appointing city commissioners based on their expertise and granting them wide autonomy in their decision-making.^ The Draft Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan is a component of PlaNYC – the Bloomberg administration’s plan for the city of 8.2 million people that details how the city will prepare for a million more residents by 2030.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ They also don’t make decisions based on political beliefs … on the other hand you got pigs, that see the badge as a way to enhance their superiority complex.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Breaking with 190 years of tradition, Bloomberg implemented what New York Times political reporter Adam Nagourney called a "bullpen" open office plan, similar to a Wall Street trading floor, in which dozens of aides and managerial staff are seated together in a large chamber.^ Let us all unite under billionaire media moguls: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans...
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ She was referring to an article yesterday in The New York Times that had -- a long article about the relationship between William Ayers and Barack Obama .
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ (BEGIN VIDEO TAPE) FEYERICK (voice-over): When it comes to guns -- specifically getting rid of them -- New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a crusade.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

The design is intended to promote accountability and accessibility.[58]

Political stands

.Some of the policies Bloomberg advocates parallel those of either the Democratic or the Republican party platform.^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

^ I continue to be amazed by vitriol expressed regarding the upcoming meeting which includes Michael Bloomberg and a number of both Democrats and Republicans.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Like Michael Bloomberg, my great-grandfather made the full circle from Democrat to Republican to independent.

.He is socially liberal, supporting abortion rights, gay marriage, gun control, and normalization of the status of illegal immigrants, for example.^ Tweets that mention » Gay Marriage Killed the Dinosaurs Liberal Values -- Topsy.com : This post was mentioned on Twitter by Axel Hotels, Online...
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Happy Festivus Liberal Values : the whole story here: Ron Chusid aggregated by Tweets that mention » Tim Pawlenty Supports Teaching Intelligent Design, Opposes Gay Rights Liberal Values -- Topsy.com : This post was mentioned on...
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

On economics, foreign, and domestic issues, he tends to be conservative. .He opposes a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq, and criticizes those who favor one.^ I’am ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE who need to get out of this evil government you need to be trained on how to surive how to hunt to git by in the woods on your own.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, in one of those attacks, the NYPD framed an INNOCENT MAN (who just happened to be black and poor!
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Mike Bloomberg supports those who support the corrupt govt of Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, China, and more.
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

.Economically, he supports government involvement in issues such as public welfare and climate change, while being strongly in favor of free trade, pro-business, and describing himself as a fiscal conservative because he balanced the city's budget.^ The stated basis for the veto was because of jurisdictional control and the Mayor argued that the City Council did not have authority to legislate issues concerning the health and safety in schools.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Comprehensive Initiatives Combating Anti-Gay Bulling in NYC Schools - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

^ The projects in the plan will be partly funded by an annual commitment of 10 percent of the City’s energy budget, which in fiscal year 2009 will be $100 million.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ PERMALINK If he weren't running, why would he make such a public display of his party affiliation change?

[59]

Social issues

Bloomberg supports abortion rights, stating: "Reproductive choice is a fundamental human right and we can never take it for granted. .On this issue, you're either with us or against us."^ If you are not with us then you are against us.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I agree that their are malevolent FACTIONS within these groups but be careful how you put things….you’re giving them fuel for the fire against us!
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If either of the candidates tries to go negative when you’re with an audience of ordinary voters, they don’t like it.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.He has criticized pro-choice politicians who support pro-life candidates.^ Experts suggest it could be good news for the Democrats that those who are dissatisfied with the country's direction are twice as likely to support a Democratic candidate.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All crooked politicians care more about IMAGE than TRUTH, and I’m the ONLY candidate who promises to outlaw this completely.
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Often names are floated so that a candidate might receive support from another politician (or their supporters) regardless of whether they are seriously being considered.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

His comments may have been directed at New York Senator Chuck Schumer, a supporter of abortion rights who supported Bob Casey, who is pro-life, in the 2006 Senate election.[60]
.Bloomberg tends to be liberal about his policies towards many social issues.^ It’s all Bloomberg talking about himself, himself, himself, and himself, and NOT about ISSUES OR SOLUTIONS. .
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (R), NEW YORK: She has stood up -- an issue that means an awful lot to New Yorkers -- and I'm talking about illegal guns.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

He supports governmental funding for embryonic stem cell research, calling the Republican position on the issue "insanity."[61] He also supports same-sex marriage with the rationale that “I think anybody should be allowed to marry anybody".[62]
.He supports the strict drug laws of New York City.^ NEW YORK CITY, NY 10022 .
  • The Bloomberg Tax Liens 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC webofdeception.com [Source type: General]

^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So when it comes to producing clean power, we’re determined to make New York the number one city in the nation.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

.He has stated that he smoked marijuana in the past, and was quoted in a 2001 interview as saying "You bet I did.^ You have no fucking report that’s says any of your quoted bullshit.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joe Says: March 29th, 2009 at 2:42 am It is confirmed, I got same answer, officer did state he was in central booking, heres that #….1).
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I agree with what you say, But I don’t understand the context of your Quote.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I enjoyed it". This led to a reported $500,000 advertising campaign by NORML, featuring his image and the quote.^ Almost 500,000 of them, according to the most recent IRS reports.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.Bloomberg stated in a 2002 interview that he regrets the remark, and does not believe that marijuana should be decriminalized.^ But Bloomberg does not believe it will do much good.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

^ (Hey, does anyone believe that Bloomberg would’ve illegally shut down Park Row---hurting Chinese businesses---if it had been a Jewish block??
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ MIKE BLOOMBERG BELIEVES WE SHOULD SLOW DOWN AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES .
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

[63]

Domestic issues

On domestic issues, Bloomberg is liberal compared to the country as a whole, but moderate leaning towards conservative compared to other large city mayors in the US. On crime, Bloomberg opposes the death penalty, stating, "I'd rather lock somebody up and throw away the key and put them in hard labor, the ultimate penalty that the law will allow, but I'm opposed to the death penalty."[64] As mayor he increased the mandatory minimum sentence for illegal possession of a loaded handgun. .In regard to the change, Bloomberg commented, "Illegal guns don't belong on our streets and we're sending that message loud and clear.^ UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The message it sends to our society is that some lives are worth more than others.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PERMALINK Dear Disputo re your comments after visiting our fair city: .

^ We’re not going to send out $700 billion to Wall Street and not get any of it back.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.We're determined to see that gun dealers who break the law are held accountable, and that criminals who carry illegal loaded guns serve serious time behind bars."^ The federal law says that you can't sell guns to people who are undocumented or people that have a criminal record.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am of the opinion that the candidate who can best articulate the seriousness of the times and offer thoughtful policies to solve them will be very attractive to any voter who is not locked in to party loyalty.

^ In response, gun advocates in Virginia held a raffle to raise money for the gun dealers.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[64]
.Bloomberg has also shown involvement in education reform as mayor, replacing the school board set up by the state with direct mayoral control over public education.^ A plan for the immediate and long-term control of stormwater was issued for public comment Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Working with the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, the DOT has conducted an extensive community outreach operation to inform and educate the public, and address any potential concerns.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ BLITZER: Coming up in our next hour, the New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, on the financial crisis and his bid for a third term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

He raised the salaries of teachers by 15% while the test scores of students in the city and the graduation rate rose as well. .Bloomberg is opposed to the promotion of students to the next grade level for strictly social reasons citing that students should only be promoted when they are adequately prepared for the next grade level.^ BLOOMBERG: I do not believe they should.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Our students should always feel safe at school, and these initiatives will help ensure that they do.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Comprehensive Initiatives Combating Anti-Gay Bulling in NYC Schools - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

He favors after-school programs to help students that are behind. As mayor, Bloomberg strengthened the cell-phone ban in schools.[65]
.In dealing with global warming and New York's role in it, he has enacted a plan called "PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York" to fight global warming, protect the environment and prepare New York for the projected 1 million more people expected to be living in the city by the year 2030.[66] Bloomberg has also been involved in motivating other cities to make changes, delivering the keynote address at the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit and stating, "[W]e now know beyond a doubt that global warming is a reality.^ The Draft Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan is a component of PlaNYC – the Bloomberg administration’s plan for the city of 8.2 million people that details how the city will prepare for a million more residents by 2030.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ New York to fight terrorism with more street-corner cameras .
  • Keyword: bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And over 9 million more bogus tickets a year!
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

.And the question we must all answer is, what are we going to do about it?"^ That dude that called into the show about making a sig this weekend is going to have a big ass sign with all the words he said he was going to have on it.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think there was a lot of question about that, but now she’ll go back to being a vice presidential candidate and help rally debates.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ (I bet Mark McGwire refused to answer any questions about steroid use because… he had done nothing wrong, and never used steroids, right?
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

.Bloomberg also talked about how he would go about fighting climate change by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, using cleaner and more efficient fuels, and encouraging public transportation.^ If he spent five seconds talking about trans-fat in a presidential debate that would be more straight talk than McCain has ever belched up in his lifetime.

^ (Hey, I like J. Lo’s ass too, but there are matters that are MORE IMPORTANT that we need to talk about!
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In addition, submerged lands policy will be more important as sea levels rise in response to climate change.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

[67] His ideas have occasionally suffered setbacks, such as the New York State Assembly's recent rejection of his idea for applying congestion pricing below 60th St. in Manhattan.
.On issues of domestic and homeland security, Bloomberg has attacked social conservatives on immigration calling their stance unrealistic, "We're not going to deport 12 million people, so let's stop this fiction.^ And this transfer of wealth from young people to old people is something that can’t go on forever, and that’s where young people are paying into these insurance pools, people my age and older who are using the health benefits, we’re not willing to do that and not willing to have an intelligent immigration policy, we’re not willing to face who’s going to pay for Social Security, what we do on public education or crime in the streets, any of these things.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ We need people calling lawyers and stopping at nothing.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Michael Bloomberg -- he's standing by live right here in THE SITUATION ROOM. We're going to talk about it.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

Let's give them permanent status."[68] He supports a federal ID database that uses DNA and fingerprint technology to keep track of all citizens and to verify their legal status.[69] .Bloomberg believes that illegal immigrants should be offered citizenship and supported the congressional efforts of John McCain and the late Ted Kennedy in their attempt at immigration reform in 2007. Regarding border security, Bloomberg compared it to the tide, stating, "It’s as if we expect border control agents to do what a century of communism could not: defeat the natural market forces of supply and demand...^ And that’s what John McCain should be doing as well.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ BLOOMBERG: I do not believe they should.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And John McCain was canceling a visit to that important battleground state.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

and defeat the natural human desire for freedom and opportunity. .You might as well as sit in your beach chair and tell the tide not to come in.^ I said: well thank you very much for your time.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When David "Wild Man" Broder f*cking well tells you it is.
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

^ August 19, 2008 (Photo courtesy Office of the Mayor) “Right now, I can’t tell you exactly what any such projects might look like.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

.As long as America remains a nation dedicated to the proposition that "all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness," people from near and far will continue to seek entry into our country."^ Long Life to America and it’s constitution.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For all these reasons, and because we are America’s biggest city, we remain a prime – if not the prime – target for terrorist groups,” the mayor said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ John McCain has a plan to reward the wealthiest one percent in America which has led us to this economic crisis in our country.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[70]
.Bloomberg believes that the September 11, 2001 attacks were not intended to be solitary events.^ Comments (0) Article tags: andrea booher , collapse of the world trade center , Ecommunity News , manhattan residents , mayor bloomberg , mayor michael bloomberg , mental health problems , mental health treatment , michael bloomberg , publicity campaign , september 11 2001 terrorist attack .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ The First Responders are the heroic rescuers who attempted to save lives in the hours following the September 11th 2001 attacks.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We have answered the call for help from those who have suffered health problems as a result of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

.When he assumed office, he set up a Counterterrorism Bureau which works along with the NYPD intelligence division to gather information about terrorism affecting New York worldwide.^ He and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who also testified before the commission, said that they have overhauled the NYPD’s Intelligence Division and created a new Counterterrorism Bureau, which together now employ a total of 1,000 officers.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ He wanted to ask questions to the Mayor of New York – a representative of the people – about 9/11 first responders.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She was referring to an article yesterday in The New York Times that had -- a long article about the relationship between William Ayers and Barack Obama .
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.He believes that funding for Homeland Security by the federal government should be distributed by risk, where cities that are considered to have the highest threat for a terrorist attack would get the most money.^ The Federal government should: .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Conservatives believe that people are their own best resource, and government should leave them alone to pursue happiness on their own.

^ The federal checks are the centerpiece of the government’s emergency effort to stimulate the economy, under the theory that most people will spend the money right away.
  • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

[71] Bloomberg is also a supporter of the USA PATRIOT Act.[72]

Economic issues

.Michael Bloomberg characterizes himself as a fiscal conservative for turning the city's $6 billion deficit into a $3 billion surplus; however, conservative PAC Club for Growth has criticized him because he increased property taxes and spending while doing so.^ He refuses to force Con Ed and Verizon to fix their illegal cuts into city streets because Mike believes in Corporations over Taxpayers.
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We’ve been spending money we don’t have in Washington, and, in fact, some states and cities have been doing that, as well.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ BLITZER: Coming up in our next hour, the New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, on the financial crisis and his bid for a third term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.
Being a fiscal conservative is not about slashing programs that help the poor, or improve health care, or ensure a social safety net.^ (The stereotype of “Republicans” is that they only care about themselves and the rich, and that they don’t care about the weak and poor.
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think there was a lot of question about that, but now she’ll go back to being a vice presidential candidate and help rally debates.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Out- and-out lies being propagated by the Obama campaign about John McCain ’s health care proposal.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.It's about insisting services are provided efficiently, get to only the people that need them, and achieve the desired results.^ And he not only arrested innocent people, he ILLEGALLY detained them for as long as he could, and then got caught LYING about it!
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ THOMAS: Don't you or anybody else tell me the people in H.R. do not care about Foreign Service officers.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.Fiscal conservatives have hearts too — but we also insist on using our brains, and that means demanding results and holding government accountable for producing them.^ If we try all the legal means to correct the problems with our government and they don’t work, what then?
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We are no longer holding our government accountable; they work for us and not us for them.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

To me, fiscal conservatism means balancing budgets — not running deficits that the next generation can't afford. .It means improving the efficiency of delivering services by finding innovative ways to do more with less.^ It calls for making municipal buildings more efficient, improving preventative maintenance, and capturing energy at wastewater treatment plants, among other measures.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

.It means cutting taxes when possible and prudent to do so, raising them overall only when necessary to balance the budget, and only in combination with spending cuts.^ He's got enough money to spend that he doesn't have to worry about raising seed money, only about getting enough signatures to get on a ballot.

^ DOUGLASS: Overall under the Obama plan, number one, I want to stress again that 95 percent of American families would get a tax cut.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ So the whole core of Barack Obama ’s economic plan is a tax cut for the middle class, and yet they keep making this false claim that he wants to raise taxes.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.It means when you run a surplus, you save it; you don't squander it.^ Which means you have to have sales forces locally, and, since you’re going to print in different places, that’s fine, you can run different ads.
  • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

^ You don’t have “a city” you have a country, that used to be run on a Constitution and Bill Of Rights that stand unique in human history, the like of which us foreigners can only dream of.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And most importantly, being a fiscal conservative means preparing for the inevitable economic downturns — and by all indications, we've got one coming.^ Texas is not as conservative as being home of the current Preznit would indicate.

^ And I think for the McCain attacks to actually work, we have all been in this campaign, they have to -- it would be a great thing for example to see McCain tell his economic story, which is a good one.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ The public’s going to have a choice a year from this coming November after I’ve gone through a lot of the tough economic times to decide whether they want me or whether they want somebody else.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

—Michael Bloomberg, speech to UK Conservative Party, September 30, 2007[59]
.Bloomberg has expressed a distaste of taxes, stating, "Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them, so they're a necessary evil."^ But they’re unwilling to say which things we can’t do.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ In your heart, you know they're right.

^ PFOTENHAUER: You’re being given $5,000 in tax credit.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[73] .As mayor, he did raise property taxes to fund budget projects; however, in January 2007 he proposed cuts in property taxes by 5% and cuts in sales taxes including the elimination of taxes on clothing and footwear.^ The projects in the plan will be partly funded by an annual commitment of 10 percent of the City’s energy budget, which in fiscal year 2009 will be $100 million.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Vastly increase the budget for clean energy research, development and deployment, including greater emphasis on commercializing research funded by taxpayers .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ And the case, of course, is that he was only 8 years old when Ayers did this, but he wasn’t 8 years old when he held his first political fund-raiser at the home of a domestic terrorists.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.Bloomberg pointed to the Wall Street profits and the real estate market as evidence that the city's economy is booming and could handle a tax break.^ This is one of the main points that Luke asks Bloomberg on the street, because he can’t get into the Hilton.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Windfarms located far off our shores, some evidence shows, could meet 10 percent of our city’s electricity needs within a decade.” .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Tax incentives and upgraded transmission capacity could make the goals set forth for Nevada a reality.” .
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

[74]
His self-described fiscal conservatism also led him to eliminate the existing $6 billion deficit when he assumed office. .He balanced the budget of New York City by raising property taxes and making cuts to city agencies, excluding the police and fire departments.^ Thank god for the men and women of the NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT…… .
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So when it comes to producing clean power, we’re determined to make New York the number one city in the nation.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

[75]
As a businessman, Bloomberg is respected by the business community and governs with a pro-business platform. He is in favor of providing tax breaks to big corporations for the good of the whole community. .As mayor, Bloomberg lobbied to the CEO of Goldman Sachs to establish their headquarters across from Ground Zero by promising $1.65 billion in tax breaks.^ In July, Bloomberg L.P. minority owner Merrill Lynch sold its 20 percent stake for $4.4 billion, implying the mayor’s media company is worth $22 billion.
  • Michael Bloomberg: Vanity Fair | Vanity Fair 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

^ It now appears as if the public, the media and the political establishment are being prepared for an announcement that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will launch an independent run for President.
  • Blogrunner: Michael Bloomberg: Trans-partisan savior 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.blogrunner.com [Source type: General]

.Regarding this deal, Bloomberg stated, "This [New York City] is where the best want to live and work.^ He wanted to ask questions to the Mayor of New York – a representative of the people – about 9/11 first responders.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is our hope that cities in the United States and around the world will use New York City’s planning process as a model to respond effectively to climate change challenges,” she said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

So I told him [CEO of Goldman Sachs], 'We can help with minimizing taxes. Minimizing your rent. Improving security. But in the end, this is about people.'"[76]
He has had a less cordial relationship with unions as mayor. .In 2002, when New York City's transit workers threatened to strike, Bloomberg responded by riding a mountain bike through the city to show how the city could deal with the transit strike by finding alternate means of transportation and not pandering to the unions.^ Look how many times the Rev. Billy has been nicked in New York.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He wanted to ask questions to the Mayor of New York – a representative of the people – about 9/11 first responders.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is our hope that cities in the United States and around the world will use New York City’s planning process as a model to respond effectively to climate change challenges,” she said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

[77]
Bloomberg is a staunch advocate of free trade and is strongly opposed to protectionism, stating, "The things that we have to worry about is this protectionist movement that has reared its head again in this country...." He worries about the growth of China and fears the lessening gap between the United States and other countries: "The rest of the world is catching up, and, there are people that say, surpassing us. I hope they are wrong. .I hope those who think we are still in good shape are right.^ Experts suggest it could be good news for the Democrats that those who are dissatisfied with the country's direction are twice as likely to support a Democratic candidate.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I do think there’s a little bit of a disconnect where there are people out there who are kind of feeling kind of sorry for her a little bit, feeling like it’s a pile-on right now.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ BLOOMBERG: A woman with a lot of courage who's standing up for what's right for the people of Fairfax, Virginia and the people of New York and I think the people of America.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

.But nevertheless, the time to address these issues is right now."^ We're in a tough time right now.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BLITZER: Economists make the point that at a time of economic recession, which clearly a lot of people believe we are in right now, this is not a good time to raise taxes.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[78]
Bloomberg puts a strong emphasis on public health and welfare, adopting many liberal policies. As the mayor he made HIV, diabetes, and hypertension all top priorities. .He extended the city's smoking ban to all commercial establishments and implemented a trans fat ban in restaurants.^ I think Mr. Bloomberg is known nationally more for the trans-fat ban and totalitarian anti-smoking campaigns than for any economic successes.

[79] .Mayor Bloomberg has been a strong supporter of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest urban healthcare agency in the United States serving over 1.3 million New Yorkers, and has touted its use of information technology and Electronic Health Records to increase efficiency and enhance patient care.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To secure the city’s infrastructure from the effects of climate change, Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday launched the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force made up of city and state agencies and private companies that operate, maintain, or control infrastructure serving this city of over 8.2 million residents – the largest city in the United States.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ He wanted to ask questions to the Mayor of New York – a representative of the people – about 9/11 first responders.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[80] .He also launched a program called Opportunity NYC which is the nation's first-ever conditional cash transfer pilot program designed to help New Yorkers break the cycle of poverty in the city.^ First, the New York City Economic Development Corporation Tuesday released a Request for Expressions of Interest calling for innovative ideas to help the city develop sources of renewable energy.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ In the seven years since, New Yorkers have come together to rebuild a city that is safer, stronger, and more welcoming than ever.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ Any New Yorker can call 311 or visit the 9/11 health website at www.nyc.gov to find information about treatment for a physical ailment or a mental health problem, he said.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

.He instituted a $7.5 billion municipal affordable housing plan, the largest in the nation, that is supposed to provide 500,000 New Yorkers with housing.^ MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, MAYOR, NEW YORK: I plan to ask New Yorkers to look at my record of independent leadership and then decide if I’ve earned another term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ House Democrats Target 36 Races Brown Edges Past Coakley in New Poll Axelrod vs. Rove Is Ford Planning an Independent Bid?
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[81]
.Bloomberg is concerned about poverty and growing class divisions stating, "This society cannot go forward, the way we have been going forward, where the gap between the rich and the poor keeps growing."^ (The stereotype of “Republicans” is that they only care about themselves and the rich, and that they don’t care about the weak and poor.
  • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Michael Bloomberg -- he's standing by live right here in THE SITUATION ROOM. We're going to talk about it.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ EMANUEL: An economy cannot grow if the middle class is weakened.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[78]

Foreign policy

.As mayor, Bloomberg has made trips to Mexico, England, Ireland, and Israel in the first four months of 2007.[82] In late 2007 he conducted an Asia trip that brought him to China, where he called for greater freedom of information to promote innovation.^ PERMALINK From Wikipedia: On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned four necessary conditions Bloomberg insiders say would be prerequisites to a presidential campaign for the Mayor: 1.

^ ACLU about this… i request that he posts the mayors number so we can bombard him with phone calls on Monday.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alex Jones and Infowars are requesting calls be made to the police asking about Luke Rudkowski’s whereabouts and the trumped up charges against him.
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He also attended the United Nations Climate Conference in Bali.
Former President of the United States George W. Bush meeting with Bloomberg
.Initially, Bloomberg strongly supported the war in Iraq and the rationale for going in.^ Bloomberg "has no record on Iraq at all," yeah, other than that he has supported the war from day one.

^ But as the Iraq War drags on and attacks from the PKK increases, support for the U.S. has tanked.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bloomberg has been an Iraq War enabler of the first rank.

He stated, "Don't forget that the war started not very many blocks from here" alluding to Ground Zero. .In regard to the global War on Terrorism including Iraq he said, "It's not only to protect Americans.^ PERMALINK Bloomberg appears to be the only politician in America who is willing to call bullshit on this War on Terror crap.

.It's America's responsibility to protect people around the world who want to be free."^ Kids like that should go to work instead of messing around with people who actually has work or to school.
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^ PALIN: Our opponent is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country?
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ PALIN: Our opponent is someone that sees America as imperfect enough to pal around with terrorists who targeted their own country.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

.During the 2004 presidential election campaign, New York City hosted the Republican National Convention at which Bloomberg endorsed President George W. Bush for President of the United States.^ PERMALINK From Wikipedia: On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned four necessary conditions Bloomberg insiders say would be prerequisites to a presidential campaign for the Mayor: 1.

^ I have no doubt that if Bloomberg ran, he would use an "overwhelming force" election campaign strategy.

^ It is our hope that cities in the United States and around the world will use New York City’s planning process as a model to respond effectively to climate change challenges,” she said.
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[83]
His enthusiasm seems to have lessened somewhat over the course of the war. .In August 2005 he said, "I think everybody has very mixed emotions about the war that was started to find weapons of mass destruction and then they were not found."^ Tim I just got off the phone with NY and they said they still have him in custody………..I dont think they are telling any of us the truth 8pm central .
  • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bloomberg pronounced, 'He died to keep the weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of ...'

^ (Just as they all told you Bush had satellite photos of where the Weapons of Mass Destruction were!
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[84] Bloomberg expresses criticism about Democrats in Congress who want to set a timetable for withdraw from Iraq calling them, "irresponsible."[85]
.Mayor Bloomberg has recruited some top foreign policy experts to advise him on international issues of general interest.^ A plan for the immediate and long-term control of stormwater was issued for public comment Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
  • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

^ And I think for Obama, the country has seen him, at the debate on foreign policy, and cool in the economic crisis.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

Preservation and development issues

Bloomberg delivering a speech.
Mayor Bloomberg is often a proponent of large-scale development. He has repeatedly come down in favor of projects such as the Atlantic Yards mega-development, the Hudson Yards redevelopment, and the Harlem rezoning proposal.[86] This has led to a negative response from the preservationist community. On smaller-scale issues, Bloomberg typically takes the side of development as well. He favors the demolition of Admiral's Row[87] in order to build a supermarket parking lot. .However, Bloomberg has come down on the side of preservation a number of times, most notably in vetoing landmark revocation for the Austin, Nichols warehouse.^ MIKE BLOOMBERG BELIEVES WE SHOULD SLOW DOWN AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES .
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^ The TIME HAS COME to SHAME AND EMBARRASS Bloomberg’s PD NATIONALLY! We must make sure that this ILLEGAL ACTION is stopped – REMEMBER; Authority is NOT TRUTH – rather – TRUTH IS THE AUTHORITY – THE ONLY AUTHORITY. .
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[88] This move was widely applauded by architectural historians. The City Council overruled the veto shortly thereafter. .He is largely responsible for the bus shelter deal with Cemusa, which has drawn a lot of criticism from New York residents.^ BLOOMBERG: A woman with a lot of courage who's standing up for what's right for the people of Fairfax, Virginia and the people of New York and I think the people of America.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Remember, New York sends a lot more to both Albany, our state capital, and to Washington than we get back.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG (R), NEW YORK: She has stood up -- an issue that means an awful lot to New Yorkers -- and I'm talking about illegal guns.
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Post-mayoral plans

.Before a change in the law in November 2008, Bloomberg was prohibited by term limits from being re-elected in November 2009. This led to speculation concerning his future political prospects, although he repeatedly stated his intention to return to a life of philanthropy once his tenure as mayor expires.^ A plan for the immediate and long-term control of stormwater was issued for public comment Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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^ (END VIDEOTAPE) FEYERICK: Now for those people who think Mayor Bloomberg doesn't have a chance when it comes to actually changing gun laws, remember, many laughed when he took on the cigarette industry.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mayor Bloomberg visited St. Mary’s Rec Center Monday to present his administration’s detailed long-term plan.
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.In pursuit of this goal, he purchased a prospective headquarters for $45 million, originally built by Stuyvesant Fish, for his planned foundation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the City of New York.^ It is our hope that cities in the United States and around the world will use New York City’s planning process as a model to respond effectively to climate change challenges,” she said.
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^ This would lead me to believe that you would want the first responders to get their due medical treatment owed them by the city of New York, if not the Feds.
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^ So when it comes to producing clean power, we’re determined to make New York the number one city in the nation.
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2008 presidential campaign speculation

.On February 27, 2008 Bloomberg announced that he would not run for president in 2008, and that he would endorse a candidate who takes an independent and non-partisan approach.^ That suggests Bloomberg would take from the Republicans.

^ For more on the history of Bloomberg and independents, read The Bloomberg Story (by Jacqueline Salit who ran Bloomberg's independent campaign for mayor in NYC) at http://www.independentvoting.org/Bloomberg.html .

^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

[89] .He had also stated unequivocally, live on the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve TV show, December 31, 2007, that he was not going to run for president in 2008.[90] Despite previous public statements by Bloomberg denying plans for a presidential run,[91] many pundits cited events that led them to believe that Bloomberg would announce a campaign at a later date.^ Support Michael Bloomberg for President in 2008.
  • Michael Bloomberg for President : StickEm2: Stickers with an Attitude 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cafepress.com [Source type: General]

^ Too bad Mayor Bloomberg didn't run for the presidency as an independent this year.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Comprehensive Initiatives Combating Anti-Gay Bulling in NYC Schools - Towleroad, More than gay news. More gay men 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.towleroad.com [Source type: General]

^ I’ve been to so many Bloomberg-sponsored events over the years.” .
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.On January 7, 2008, he met with a bipartisan group of elder statesmen at the University of Oklahoma, including Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel and former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, both of whom had been frequently mentioned as possible running mates, to pressure the major party candidates to promote national unity and reduce partisan gridlock.^ SEN. BARACK OBAMA, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Senator McCain and his running mate talk about job killing.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Maybe both major parties should wake up and realize the people hate both of them."
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ OBAMA: What Senator McCain and his running mate talk about job killing, that’s something they know a thing or two about.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

Speculation that Bloomberg would choose this forum to announce his candidacy proved to be unfounded.[92][93] Other purported signs that he planned to run included:
.In summer 2006, he met with Al From of the Democratic Leadership Council, a centrist group, to talk about the logistics of a possible run.^ Oh wait… they’re too busy talking about how much money Rich Boy Giffod has raised to run for mayor.
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[94] .After a conversation with Bloomberg, Republican Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska suggested that he and Bloomberg could run on a shared independent ticket for the presidency.^ That suggests Bloomberg would take from the Republicans.

^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

^ Like Michael Bloomberg, my great-grandfather made the full circle from Democrat to Republican to independent.

[95] .On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos included panelist Jay Carney, who mentioned a conversation between Bloomberg and top staffers where he heard Bloomberg ask approximately how much a presidential campaign would cost.^ PERMALINK From Wikipedia: On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned four necessary conditions Bloomberg insiders say would be prerequisites to a presidential campaign for the Mayor: 1.

^ I have no doubt that if Bloomberg ran, he would use an "overwhelming force" election campaign strategy.

^ How much does it hurt the McCain campaign?
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

Carney said that one staffer replied, "Around $500 million." .According to a Washington Post article, a $500 million budget would allow Bloomberg to circumvent many of the common obstacles faced by third party candidates seeking the White House.^ That would be the Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ The third party candidate in 1992, Ross Perot, actually accomplished something by keeping the debate focused on the federal deficit.

^ But he'd still like a big job in DC. Since he doesn't know which party will win the White House, turning independent positions himself to be offered a post by the next president, no matter his/her party label.

[96] * .On June 19, 2007, Bloomberg left the Republican Party, filing as an independent after a speech criticizing the current political climate in Washington.^ PERMALINK If Bloomberg runs as an independent moderate Republican to split the Republican vote and ensure a win for the Democrats, I will applaud him.

^ Like Michael Bloomberg, my great-grandfather made the full circle from Democrat to Republican to independent.

^ Plus, the New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg -- he's fighting the Republican Party and the NRA, among others, to tighten gun laws.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

[97][98] .On August 9, 2007, in an interview with former CBS anchor Dan Rather that aired on August 21, Bloomberg categorically stated that he was not running for President, that he would not be running, and that there were no circumstances in which he would, saying, "If somebody asks me where I stand, I tell them.^ But is there any chance you would run for president this time around?
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PERMALINK From Wikipedia: On This Week on June 10, 2007, anchor George Stephanopoulos mentioned four necessary conditions Bloomberg insiders say would be prerequisites to a presidential campaign for the Mayor: 1.

^ I have no doubt that if Bloomberg ran, he would use an "overwhelming force" election campaign strategy.

And that’s not a way to get elected, generally. .Nobody’s going to elect me president of the United States.^ You need 270 to be elected president of the United States.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Though the $700 billion dedicated to this plan is a large amount, the final cost to taxpayers will actually be much lower.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ But you know, it is a little nuance there because when you are running for president of the United States as a woman, you are in the sandbox with the boys.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

What I’d like to do is to be able to influence the dialogue. I’m a citizen."[99] .Despite continued denials, a possible Bloomberg candidacy continues to be the subject of media attention, including a November Newsweek cover story.^ IT’S ALL CROOKED and the media knows this but they continue to cover most of it up.
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[100] During a private reception in December 2007, Bloomberg conducted a version of bingo, in which guests were to guess the meaning of the numbers on a printed card. When Mr. Bloomberg asked the significance of 271 one guest answered correctly, the number of electoral votes received by George W. Bush in 2000.[101] In January 2008, CNN reported that a source close to Bloomberg said that the mayor had launched a research effort to assess his chances of winning a potential presidential bid. .According to the report, the unidentified source also stated that Bloomberg had set early March as a timetable for making decision as whether or not to run.^ PERMALINK nathan makes what I think is a key point about Bloomberg running.

^ I am not running for mayor to march in parades or have my picture taken like Rudy Dinkins-Bloomberg.
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^ PERMALINK It doesn't make any sense for bloomberg to run, but do you think anyone in his inner circle is going to tell him that?

[102] .On January 16, 2008, it was reported that Bloomberg's business interests were placed in "a sort of blind trust" because of the possible run for the presidency.^ Support Michael Bloomberg for President in 2008.
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^ Michael Bloomberg for President Large Mug $16.99 .
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^ Perot wasn't ready to really spend -- Bloomberg spent *twice* as much to be *reelected* mayor of NYC as Perot did in running for President.

His interests were put under the management of Quadrangle Group, co-founded by reported Bloomberg friend Steven Rattner, though Bloomberg would "continue to have control of and access to certain investment decisions."[103]
On January 18, 2008, the Associated Press reported that Bloomberg had a meeting in Austin, Texas with Clay Mulford, a ballot access expert and campaign manager for Ross Perot's third party presidential campaigns. .Bloomberg denied that the meeting concerned a possible presidential campaign by him, stating "I'm not a candidate — it couldn't be clearer.^ For every fundraiser at a mansion in Beverly Hills that Clinton does, or mansion in Houston for Thompson, Bloomberg can have a town hall meeting somewhere that those candidates will never go.

^ BLITZER: And remember, on November 15th, I will be in Las Vegas, Nevada to moderate a debate in the key western state among the democratic presidential candidates; November 15th in Vegas.
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^ While all the other candidates spend time and money raising money, Bloomberg can spend it campaigning and talking to people.

Which of the words do you not understand?"[89] .On February 28, 2008 Bloomberg stated that "I am not– and will not be– a candidate for president."^ Support Michael Bloomberg for President in 2008.
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^ PERMALINK Bloomberg should reflect on the fact that public opinion has not been kind to recent third party candidates for the President.

And that he is "hopeful that the current campaigns can rise to the challenge by offering truly independent leadership. .The most productive role that I can serve is to push them forward, by using the means at my disposal to promote a real and honest debate.^ I simply want to use more reasoning in my opinions going forward.
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^ DOBBS: Well, my reaction is that Mayor Bloomberg is one of the most intelligent, articulate, and connected and by connected I mean connected with the people he's serving and the city of New York, and deserves to be listened to.
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[89] *On .August 15, 2008 the Virginia State Board of Elections confirmed that the Independent Greens of Virginia, an affiliate of the Independence Party of America, had collected enough signatures to put Bloomberg on the ballot for President in Virginia, with Ron Paul.^ If it were a popular vote, maybe, but how many states is he going to have enough of an impact to change the course of the election?

^ A Bloomberg independent candidacy will cause problems for both parties, whose candidates seem to run from the issues instead of on their solutions to them.

^ PERMALINK Bloomberg should reflect on the fact that public opinion has not been kind to recent third party candidates for the President.

as his running mate.[104] Bloomberg, however, declined the ballot line.[105]
.At the same time as the presidential run was being considered, there was also some speculation that Bloomberg could be a candidate for the vice presidency in 2008. In a blog posting of June 21, 2007, The Politico's Ben Smith asked the question of whether a VP candidate can self-finance an entire presidential ticket.^ But is there any chance you would run for president this time around?
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^ To get an idea of just how much that is relative to normal candidates, consider that his challenger in 2005, the hapless Democrat Freddy Ferrer, spent on his entire run what Bloomberg spent on his consultants, all of whom should have advised him to tighten his purse strings.
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^ Because they’ve learned, I think, the lessons of 2004, of 1988, when there were Democratic presidential candidates who didn’t respond as quickly to some of the attacks.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[106] .Many believed that Bloomberg would in fact be legally permitted to self-finance a campaign as the VP candidate.^ I have no doubt that if Bloomberg ran, he would use an "overwhelming force" election campaign strategy.

^ While all the other candidates spend time and money raising money, Bloomberg can spend it campaigning and talking to people.

^ PERMALINK Nathan is right -- to think that Bloomberg would accept a VP spot is not to understand Bloomberg.

.Adding more fuel to the speculation that Bloomberg might consider a VP slot were a series of meetings he had in mid-August 2007 with former Georgia Senator Sam Nunn and later with Barack Obama on 30 November 2007.[107] A breakfast meeting with John McCain on May 17, 2008 led to speculation that Bloomberg may be on McCain's short list of possible VP candidates.^ John McCain for President 2008 .
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^ Barack Obama in 2008 .
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^ SEN. BARACK OBAMA, (D) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Senator McCain and his running mate talk about job killing.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

[108]

Possible gubernatorial campaign

.On November 6, 2007, the New York Post detailed efforts by New York Republicans to recruit Bloomberg to oppose then-incumbent Governor Eliot Spitzer in the 2010 election.^ (BEGIN VIDEO TAPE) FEYERICK (voice-over): When it comes to guns -- specifically getting rid of them -- New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg is on a crusade.
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^ BLITZER: Coming up in our next hour, the New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, on the financial crisis and his bid for a third term.
  • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ This Mayor Bloomberg special Sandwich was served with spoiled, sour milk in a carton decorated with a picture of the latest missing child from New York City.
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.Early polls indicated Bloomberg would defeat Spitzer in a landslide.^ PERMALINK Some polling indicates that Bloomberg draws significantly more support from the Republican candidate than from the Democratic candidate.

.(The potential 2010 match-up became moot when Spitzer resigned on March 17, 2008.)[109] A March 20, 2008 poll of New York State voters had the Mayor topping newly ascended Governor David Paterson and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the 2010 gubernatorial election.^ An unusual endorsement by New York's mayor.
  • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

^ NEW YORK CITY, NY 10022 .
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^ Rudy Giuliani in 2008 .
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[110] Bloomberg has denied any plans to run for the governorship in 2010.[111]

2012 presidential campaign speculation

.In March 2010, Bloomberg's top political strategist Kevin Sheekey resigned from his mayoral advisory position and returned to Bloomberg LP, Bloomberg's company.^ Investigate Says: March 29th, 2009 at 2:19 am If anyone wants to contact Mayor Bloomberg, I found 2 fax numbers below: .
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^ Joining us here in THE SITUATION ROOM is the Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and his political ally, the Virginia State Senator Jeannemarie Devolites Davis.
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^ I am not running for mayor to march in parades or have my picture taken like Rudy Dinkins-Bloomberg.
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It is speculated that the move will allow Sheekey to begin preliminary efforts for a Bloomberg presidential campaign. An individual close to Bloomberg said, "the idea of continuing onward is not far from his [Bloomberg's] mind." [112]

Bloomberg businesses

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.Michael Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) was elected Mayor of New York City in 2001.^ Michael R. Bloomberg, the 108th Mayor of the City of New York was born on February 14, 1942 to middle class parents in Medford, Massachusetts, where his father was the bookkeeper at a local dairy.
  • Mayor Michael R Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.carnaval.com [Source type: News]

^ Michael Bloomberg is its elected mayor.
  • Sky News - Michael Bloomberg And Manhattan In Depth 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC indepth.news.sky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mayor of New York City as of 2008 .
  • Michael Bloomberg Photos | Who is Michael Bloomberg dating? Girlfriend, Wife 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

.He ran for re-election in 2005 and won a second term.^ It was not an issue in his 2005 re-election campaign.
  • Sex Suit Could Be Problem for Bloomberg - washingtonpost.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: News]

^ He ran for re-election in 2005 and won a second term.
  • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Bloomberg won re-election in 2005, beating Fernando Ferrer .
  • Cityfile: Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC cityfile.com [Source type: General]

.He is frequently mentioned as an independent candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election.^ He is frequently mentioned as an independent candidate in the 2008 Presidential Election .
  • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Presidential Election 2008 .

^ June 25th, 2007 6:09 pm ET I hope the prospect of an independent candidate would force both parties to take more moderate positions, instead of pandering to their extremes; however, I would not even consider an independent in the 2008 presidential election.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Poll: Bloomberg could have Perot-like effect « - Blogs from CNN.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: News]

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Education

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  • “By any yardstick, a higher percentage of New York City high school students are graduating now than at any time in decades.^ Mayor of New York City as of 2008 .
    • Michael Bloomberg Photos | Who is Michael Bloomberg dating? Girlfriend, Wife 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Bloomberg to buy New York Times?
    • Moonbattery: Michael Bloomberg Echoes Michael Moore 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.moonbattery.com [Source type: General]

    ^ New York City Mayor: New York is voting on their mayor.
    • Michael Bloomberg // Current 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC current.com [Source type: News]

    .The rate has risen every year during this administration and is an important validation of our reforms, w:Chancellor Klein’s leadership, and the hard work of our students, principals, and teachers.^ The rate has risen every year during this administration and is an important validation of our reforms, w:Chancellor Klein’s leadership, and the hard work of our students, principals, and teachers.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The rate obviously remains far too low, but the gains demonstrate that our hard work to raise student achievement is paying off, and we are beginning to turn around a failing system.” [1] On his performance in college: "I was the one of those students who made the top half of the class possible."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They must know that we can’t fix our schools without holding teachers, principals and parents accountable for results.
    • Michael Bloomberg not running for president, but...: The Swamp 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    The rate obviously remains far too low, but the gains demonstrate that our hard work to raise student achievement is paying off, and we are beginning to turn around a failing system.” [1]
  • On his performance in college: "I was the one of those students who made the top half of the class possible." [2]

Energy Reform

.
  • "We need to inject some old-fashioned American values and common-sense, practical thinking into our energy policy."^ Get a life and some common sense.
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "We need to inject some old-fashioned American values and common-sense, practical thinking into our energy policy."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is the man who thinks we need to be treated like children because we cannot control our cravings.
    • The Daily Evergreen Online - Opinion - Columns 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.dailyevergreen.com [Source type: News]

    .[3]
  • "In 1975, Congress passed a law requiring fuel efficiency standards to double over 10 years, with incremental targets that auto manufacturers were required to meet.^ "In 1975, Congress passed a law requiring fuel efficiency standards to double over 10 years, with incremental targets that auto manufacturers were required to meet.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the last four years, he lobbied Congress to change a federal law that limits access to trace data on illegal firearms.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And then Congress passes laws to keep the cops from enforcing that law.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That was the responsible approach, and it worked.^ That was the responsible approach, and it worked.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But since 1985, we’ve done nothing — even as technology has moved at light speed."^ But since 1985, we’ve done nothing — even as technology has moved at light speed."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is it even theoretically possible for Democrats to "cooperate" more with Republicans than they've been doing since taking over control of Congress?
    • Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just because it has nothing to do with speed or red light running – which we have said all along is not what the cameras are about – doesn’t mean it’s not relevant to this website.
    • Liberty vs. Michael Bloomberg « CameraFRAUD.com – The Cameras are Coming Down 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC camerafraud.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [4]
  • "Any friend of fossil is a friend of mine. ... .We've got to do everything we can to get people out of their automobiles and into mass transit."^ We've got to do everything we can to get people out of their automobiles and into mass transit."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Your making criminals out of ordinary citizens by arresting bicycle riders (See the Critical Mass Video by WeAreChange) and now people with cameras.
    • Change Confronts Mayor Bloomberg on Subway 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.jonesreport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've argued before that Albany and the federal government need to step up to the plate to fund long-term investments in the city's mass transit system.
    • Mayor Bloomberg Shortchanging Mass Transit | DMI Blog 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.dmiblog.com [Source type: General]

    [5]

Environment

.
  • "If they don't act, we will.^ "If they don't act, we will.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Shame on them but we cannot sit around and watch our environment deteriorate and put this world in jeopardy.^ Shame on them but we cannot sit around and watch our environment deteriorate and put this world in jeopardy.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In addition to that partnership, we're also working with cities across the nation and around the world, learning from their experiences, sharing our best practices.
    • Mayor Bloomberg's Column 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.newsun.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Wherever you are watching from around the world, thanks very much for joining us for LATE EDITION. .
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    .We are willing to stand up, we think it is one of the seminal issues of our time."^ We are willing to stand up, we think it is one of the seminal issues of our time."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A recent news article in the London Times reveals that the world’s richest men and women have agreed their “number one issue” is population control.
    • Michael Bloomberg | The Kansas Progress 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kansasprogress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ One-stop shopping for The Times's opinion journalism on the 2008 campaign: the issues, controversies, debates and dramas that will rise up during the long march to Nov.

    .[6]
  • "As the city continues to grow, the costs of congestion – to our health, to our environment, and to our economy – are only going to get worse.^ Because the fact is that we can actually improve our environment while growing our economy.
    • Mayor Bloomberg's Column 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.newsun.com [Source type: News]

    ^ "As the city continues to grow, the costs of congestion – to our health, to our environment, and to our economy – are only going to get worse.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hold CUNY accountable for both improving the performance of students and for preparing them to attain higher education and/or jobs in growing fields in our economy.
    • Mike Bloomberg Announces New "Gateway to the Middle Class" Plan to Expand the Middle Class by Transforming the City's Community Colleges - CUNY Newswire - The City University of New York 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC web.cuny.edu [Source type: News]

    .The question is not whether we want to pay but how do we want to pay.^ The question is not whether we want to pay but how do we want to pay.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Even if that’s true, it could take a decade or more for an investment in rooftop turbines to pay off — and some experts have questioned whether the economics will ever make sense.

    ^ What you want to do is pay attention to how you can, for example, improve your own personal health, watching your weight, and not smoking, and eating intelligently.
    • RealClearPolitics - Interview with Mayor Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.realclearpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    With an increased asthma rate? .With more greenhouse gases?^ With more greenhouse gases?
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These processes generate methane gas, one of the greenhouse gases more damaging to the climate than carbon dioxide, the predominant heat-trapping gas.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    Wasted time? Lost business? And higher prices? .Or, do we charge a modest fee to encourage more people to take mass transit?"^ This would encourage more people to take the train, which simultaneously would relieve congestion at New York City airports and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions .
    • Michael Bloomberg | All American Patriots: Politics, economy, health, environment, energy and technology 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.allamericanpatriots.com [Source type: News]

    ^ (Apr 2007) $8 fee to enter NYC by car, to encourage mass transit.
    • Mike Bloomberg on the Issues 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Second, a congestion charge will generate the revenue we need to upgrade and expand our mass-transit system.

    [7]
  • "In New York City, a lot of people think 'the great outdoors' is the area between your front door and a taxi cab." [8]

Faith Based Science

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  • "It boggles the mind that nearly two centuries after Darwin, and 80 years after John Scopes was put on trial, this country is still debating the validity of evolution."^ JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL A power grab nearly puts the NYC mayor out of power.
    • Michael Bloomberg - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.wsj.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Having said that, there are still a lot of structural things in place in this country to keep it a two-party system.

    ^ For nearly two years, there was one question that dominated discussion about Bloomberg in New York political circles: What’s next?
    • Michael Bloomberg - WhoRunsGov.com, a Wash Post Co 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.whorunsgov.com [Source type: News]

    .[9]
  • Today, we are seeing hundreds of years of scientific discovery being challenged by people who simply disregard facts that don’t happen to agree with their agendas.^ Today, we are seeing hundreds of years of scientific discovery being challenged by people who simply disregard facts that don’t happen to agree with their agendas.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This book offers scientific proof to the fact that the human being has a distinct soul and thus has a special moral imperative and questions whether morality is possible without religion.

    ^ The Justice Department needs to protect young people who are being battered and raped in juvenile corrections facilities.
    • In Israel, Bloomberg Shows His Support - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
    • Farewell, French Fries! Hello, Sliced Apples! - New York Times 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC travel.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
    • Campaign Trailer - 12,000 Women Gather at Hammerstein to Support Bloomberg - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.pheedcontent.com [Source type: News]

    .Some call it "pseudo-science," others call it "faith-based science," but when you notice where this negligence tends to take place, you might as well call it "political science."^ Might as well give them a call… .
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You might as well as sit in your beach chair and tell the tide not to come in.
    • Michael Bloomberg - SourceWatch 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: News]

    ^ When decades of scientific discovery take a backseat to political ideology—something I refer to as “political science.” That, and smoking.
    • Proust Questionnaire: Michael Bloomberg | vanityfair.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.vanityfair.com [Source type: General]

    [10]
  • "It's scary in this country, it's probably because of our bad educational system, but the percentage of people that believe in Creationalism is really scary for a country that's going to have to compete in the world where science and medicine require a better understanding." [11]

Gun Control

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  • "Most gun dealers follow the law and run honest businesses.^ "Most gun dealers follow the law and run honest businesses.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nearly all of them arrive from out of state – and most are sold by a small group of rogue gun dealers who refuse to obey federal laws."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These tactics do not target illegal guns, but rather honest citizens and lawful dealers, essentially criminalizing all gun ownership.
    • Another pro-gun mayor wises up to Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" charade 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.buckeyefirearms.org [Source type: General]

    .But the statistics show that 1 percent of dealers sell more than half of all illegal guns.^ But the statistics show that 1 percent of dealers sell more than half of all illegal guns.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nearly all of them arrive from out of state – and most are sold by a small group of rogue gun dealers who refuse to obey federal laws."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As a result, graduation rates have increased by more than 20 percent, and reading and math scores have both risen to record levels.
    • Michael Bloomberg - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.wsj.com [Source type: News]

    .Why isn't the federal government going after them?^ Why isn't the federal government going after them?
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But these days, the federal government isn’t at the front – it’s cowering in the back corner of the room, ducking responsibility and hoping no one notices."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (I’m also going to publicly grill all the FEDERAL prosecutors and make them explain why they IGNORED every violation of FEDERAL LAW by City Hall.
    • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Here's one reason: unlike mayors, members of Congress don't get a phone call in the middle of the night when a cop is shot and killed.^ Here's one reason: unlike mayors, members of Congress don't get a phone call in the middle of the night when a cop is shot and killed.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Source: Politico New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg found himself in an unexpectedly tight race Tuesday night with long-shot challenger City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. NBC called the race for Bloomberg, then withdrew its call.
    • Michael Bloomberg's race unexpectedly close - Democratic Underground 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.democraticunderground.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The final product, often architecturally stunning, serves as a long-standing reminder to residents and visitors alike of what one person -- a mayor, a member of a city council or Congress -- fought for, regardless of the cost or the casualties.
    • michaelbloomberg coverage by DCist 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]
    • mayormichaelbloomberg coverage by DCist 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC dcist.com [Source type: General]

    .They don't deliver the eulogies."^ They don't deliver the eulogies."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [12]
  • .
  • "Even though New York is the safest big city in the nation, there are still far too many illegal guns on our streets.^ NEW YORK (Reuters) – This year has been the safest in New York City in m … more → .
    • Mayor Michael Bloomberg — Blogs, Pictures, and more on WordPress 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mayor of New York City as of 2008 .
    • Michael Bloomberg Photos | Who is Michael Bloomberg dating? Girlfriend, Wife 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.whosdatedwho.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you dream of making it big in politics then New York is the city for you.
    • Daily Kos: Iran is Not the Only Election Being Stolen--Michael Bloomberg? 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.dailykos.com [Source type: News]

    .Nearly all of them arrive from out of state – and most are sold by a small group of rogue gun dealers who refuse to obey federal laws."^ Nearly all of them arrive from out of state – and most are sold by a small group of rogue gun dealers who refuse to obey federal laws."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Most gun dealers follow the law and run honest businesses.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These tactics do not target illegal guns, but rather honest citizens and lawful dealers, essentially criminalizing all gun ownership.
    • Another pro-gun mayor wises up to Bloomberg's "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" charade 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.buckeyefirearms.org [Source type: General]

    [13]

Homeland Security

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  • On fears arising after the foiling of an alleged plot to blow up a fuel pipeline beneath JFK airport: "There are lots of threats to you in the world.^ On fears arising after the foiling of an alleged plot to blow up a fuel pipeline beneath JFK airport: "There are lots of threats to you in the world.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When we buy tickets for UK events, we usually go to GET ME IN! There you can find great deals on theatre tickets such as Oliver tickets but also on a lot of amazing concert tickets .
    • Michael Bloomberg Theatre Credits 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.broadwayworld.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There's loads of technology, lots of people, not much room -- and all the free food you can eat.
    • The House that Bloomberg Built | Fast Company 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: General]
    • Related Content: Michael Bloomberg | Fast Company 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.fastcompany.com [Source type: General]

    .There's the threat of a heart attack for genetic reasons.^ There's the threat of a heart attack for genetic reasons.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .You can't sit there and worry about everything.^ You can't sit there and worry about everything.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think if you asked them today, they’d say, ‘I don’t have to worry about it.
    • Gay City News > Archives > Gay City News > News > EXCLUSIVE: Bloomberg Puts Gay Marriage Chances This Year at "Zero, Zero" 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.gaycitynews.com [Source type: News]

    ^ You and I sit here and wonder why everything works in the city.
    • Mayor Michael Bloomberg Interview With Time Out New York - Time Out New York 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC newyork.timeout.com [Source type: General]

    Get a life."[14]

Honesty

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  • "What you’ve got to do is be honest.^ "What you’ve got to do is be honest.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Say what you believe.^ Say what you believe.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why don’t you believe what the man says?” Boren said later.
    • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I want YOU to pay attention to what I will say and then tell me, in writing, if you believe these situations are what Justice in NYC is all about.

    Give it to them straight. .Just don’t wuss out."^ Just don’t wuss out."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I don't trust he will keep the common interest of people in NYC in mind, instead he will just keep other rich people in NYC happy and drive out the poor and working people.
    • Jim Watkins Blog – WPIX-TV 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC weblogs.wpix.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Reply “We can’t just say everybody can go everyplace and do anything they want.” ***************** Don’t all oppressive governments start out with this kind of fearmongering?
    • Liberty vs. Michael Bloomberg « CameraFRAUD.com – The Cameras are Coming Down 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC camerafraud.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [15]

Illegal Immigration

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  • "We're not going to deport 12 million people, so let's stop this fiction."^ "We're not going to deport 12 million people, so let's stop this fiction."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On issues of domestic and homeland security , Bloomberg has attacked social conservatives on immigration calling their stance unrealistic, "We're not going to deport 12 million people, so let's stop this fiction.
    • Michael Bloomberg - SourceWatch 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: News]

    ^ You can't stop criminals from getting guns but what you can do is let people protect themselves.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .[16]
  • "Nobody’s going to go home for a year and come back.^ "Nobody’s going to go home for a year and come back.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If worse comes to worst and you are sick, you could always have the pair of SUVs that shuttle you from the brownstone to your favorite subway stop take you back home.
    • NYC Educator: Mike Bloomberg, Practical Guy 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC nyceducator.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And he’s coming at it through the back door.” Michael Bloomberg is the son of a Boston bookkeeper who never earned more than six thousand dollars a year.
    • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

    Nobody could ever enforce that. .Nobody in their right mind would ever try to do it.”[17]
  • "I know that many Irish-born New Yorkers are caught in the trap of our federal immigration policies.^ Nobody in their right mind would ever try to do it.” [17] "I know that many Irish-born New Yorkers are caught in the trap of our federal immigration policies.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And as Americans and New Yorkers, we must continue to stand with Israel as we have done for the past 58 years, and we must never lose our hope for peace.
    • Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Many TV viewers feel like they know New York City, even if they’ve never set foot there.
    • Michael Bloomberg - 2006-10-21 00:00:00 | Broadcasting & Cable 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.broadcastingcable.com [Source type: General]

    .If we are going to continue to attract the best and the brightest - and Ireland has more than its fair share - we need to inject some common sense into our immigration laws, and I'm doing my best to make that case in Washington."^ You're going to need to be a lot more specific than that.
    • Leading Independent Green, Michael Bloomberg | Green Commons 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.greencommons.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "We need to inject some old-fashioned American values and common-sense, practical thinking into our energy policy."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ CLANS AND FAMILIES More than 25 of Ireland's best-known clans!
    • New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's take on all things Irish | Irish News | IrishCentral 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC www.irishcentral.com [Source type: General]

    [18]

Intelligent Design Theory

New York City

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  • "We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.^ Which education world, New York Times?
    • Michael Bloomberg | GothamSchools 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC gothamschools.org [Source type: News]

    ^ "We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Many TV viewers feel like they know New York City, even if they’ve never set foot there.
    • Michael Bloomberg - 2006-10-21 00:00:00 | Broadcasting & Cable 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.broadcastingcable.com [Source type: General]

    .And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you."^ No, he's protecting the citizens of New York .
    • Michael Bloomberg Jumping the Gun on Plaxico Burress | Bleacher Report 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC bleacherreport.com [Source type: General]

    ^ So no, it is you who is wrong.
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [20]
  • "We're the world's second home, the place where every religion is practiced and every culture is celebrated." [21]
  • "New York has been, and will continue to be, a magnet for people from all over the world. .This is where the arts, business, research and technology converge to create the world's foremost urban economy."^ This is where the arts, business, research and technology converge to create the world's foremost urban economy."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We can create high-wage jobs here by supplying green technologies to the world.

    ^ World U.S. N.Y. / Region Business Technology Science Health Sports Opinion Arts Style Travel Jobs Real Estate Autos Search Business Financial Tools Select a Financial Tool .
    • Bloomberg Eyes Danish Offshore Wind Farm and Sees New York’s Future - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
    • MICHAEL BLOOMBERG - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    [22]
  • .
  • "If it wasn't for O'Flanagan's Pub on Manhattan's Upper East Side, I don't know where I would have spent my Friday nights as a young man."^ He also fared better in Manhattan, particularly on the Upper East Side, where he lives.
    • Bloomberg wins third term as NYC mayor - More politics- msnbc.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ So I don't know which side he'd hurt more.

    ^ For years, moderate Republicans held a number of elected positions on the Upper East Side, once home to Mayor John V. Lindsay.

    [23]

Optimism

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  • "There will be ups, there will be downs, there will be sideways.^ "There will be ups, there will be downs, there will be sideways.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I can just tell you I have been hired, I have been fired, I have been lauded, I have been vilified.^ I can just tell you I have been hired, I have been fired, I have been lauded, I have been vilified.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I can tell you this: In New York, we don’t think of alternative power as something that we just import from other parts of the nation.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I retorted with, you just told me it was public information, so why can’t you tell me the date?
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I've said some of the most brilliant things that just by accident appeared on my tongue, and I’ve said some of the dumbest things that you could imagine.^ You could be some kind of czar!
    • Jim Watkins Blog – WPIX-TV 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC weblogs.wpix.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Q: If I could just read you a quote that he said this morning?
    • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

    ^ You just make things worse.
    • 1010WINS.com  - * 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.1010wins.com [Source type: News]

    .But each day - even the day that I knew I was going to be fired - I looked forward to because I've always believed that tomorrow was going to be the best day of my life."^ I even liked going to work the day I knew I was going to get fired from Salomon Brothers .
    • New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's take on all things Irish | Irish News | IrishCentral 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC www.irishcentral.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is a man who called a chapter of his book "I Love Mondays," writing that "Sunday night was my favorite because I knew when I awoke the next morning I'd have five full days of fun at the office."
    • John Avlon on Mayor Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.radicalmiddle.com [Source type: General]

    ^ SOURCE: NYT: City Room 1 week ago The key to this response time is a strengthened response system – Michael Bloomberg SOURCE: The Epoch Times 3 days ago Mayor Bloomberg is going to send some more information, and I've got my people looking into it.
    • Michael Bloomberg - News, photos, topics, and quotes 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Michael Bloomberg - From Treehugger 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [24]

Philanthropy

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  • "My father, a bookkeeper who never earned more than $11,000 a year in his life, sat there, writing out a $25 check to the NAACP. When I asked him why, he said discrimination against anyone is discrimination against us all.^ (Who’s ruined your life more?
    • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Anyone out there care to chime in?
    • Mayor Bloomberg Takes On the NRA - washingtonpost.com 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Where are all of the others and who earns all of the money?
    • Mayor Bloomberg Misses the Problem, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC econlog.econlib.org [Source type: General]

    And I never forgot that. .Indeed, his philanthropy was a gift, not just to that organization, but to me."^ Indeed, his philanthropy was a gift, not just to that organization, but to me."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .[25]
  • "Most people won’t have opportunity to do full-time service, but those lucky enough to have monetary wealth or some spare time really can make an enormous difference.^ "Most people won’t have opportunity to do full-time service, but those lucky enough to have monetary wealth or some spare time really can make an enormous difference.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And, it will continue to get even worse without redevelopment of some kind because the people that now own most of the property are vacating those spaces.
    • ConeyIsland.com �Message Boards - Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have kept his BIG m 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.coneyisland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A given neighborhood can consider itself lucky if word leaks out giving residents enough time to demand consultation.
    • Robert A. George on Michael Bloomberg & New York City on National Review Online 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.nationalreview.com [Source type: General]

    .As someone who’s now in the public sector, and is seeing up-close-and-personal the real impact of what we do and what we give, I can tell you: every dollar and every volunteer help, in more ways than you can count."^ Much, much more help is on the way."
    • Michael Bloomberg - News - Road Runner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.rr.com [Source type: News]
    • Michael Bloomberg - News - Road Runner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.roadrunner.com [Source type: News]
    • Michael Bloomberg - News - Road Runner 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC websearch.timewarnercable.com [Source type: News]

    ^ They will tell you that the criminal has more rights than you do!
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now you will get to see the belly of the beast as I have.
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [26]

Politics

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  • In response to criticism from Democratic mayoral candidates for appearing at a 2004 event for the Independence Party: "To all the critics who are rushing out to criticize me tonight, criticize me for being here tonight, let me point out that this night is about the one million New Yorkers who are denied the most basic rights by the two major political parties."^ One night to vote on them all.

    ^ In response to criticism from Democratic mayoral candidates for appearing at a 2004 event for the Independence Party: "To all the critics who are rushing out to criticize me tonight, criticize me for being here tonight, let me point out that this night is about the one million New Yorkers who are denied the most basic rights by the two major political parties."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Up until that point he was a major Democratic Party contributor and supporter.

    .[27]
  • "We all know that election reform takes time.^ "We all know that election reform takes time.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There’s been talk that he’d spend $100 million by the time all the final checks are cut in this election, and that’s a huge disadvantage for Bill Thompson.
    • Michael Bloomberg : Home of the Marist Poll: Pebbles and Pundits 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC maristpoll.marist.edu [Source type: News]

    ^ We keep talking about that, you know, with all the problems going on, more and more people, more and more young people might care about this election more than ever.
    • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

    .That’s because those who have benefited from the system are the ones who fight hardest to preserve it.^ That’s because those who have benefited from the system are the ones who fight hardest to preserve it.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there are political issues — because the system is subject to manipulation by elected officials who want to hand out exemptions to special interests.

    ^ Well, in one of those attacks, the NYPD framed an INNOCENT MAN (who just happened to be black and poor!
    • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

    .So if we’re going to succeed, we need an independent coalition of citizens who believe in reform, who believe that our election laws should treat every voter equally, who believe that low levels of competition and participation are not healthy for democracy.^ So if we’re going to succeed, we need an independent coalition of citizens who believe in reform, who believe that our election laws should treat every voter equally, who believe that low levels of competition and participation are not healthy for democracy.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now he should be the aggressive reformer our city needs.
    • John Avlon on Mayor Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.radicalmiddle.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In every city I have visited — from Baltimore to New Orleans to Seattle — the message of an independent approach has resonated strongly, and so has the need for a new urban agenda.
    • Michael Bloomberg not running for president, but...: The Swamp 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .The Independence Party is helping to build that coalition and I am happy to join you in doing so."^ The Independence Party is helping to build that coalition and I am happy to join you in doing so."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With our Resume service you can add photos and build a complete resume to help you achieve the best possible presentation on the IMDb.
    • Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Independence Party never made mention of my candidacy even though I was announced last year and asked them for help and support.
    • Michael Bloomberg For Mayor 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC blackstarnews.com [Source type: General]

    .[28]
  • Today, you're a piranha if you are seen having coffee with somebody from the other party in many cases.^ Today, you're a piranha if you are seen having coffee with somebody from the other party in many cases.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He has stated, "Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them, so they're a necessary evil."
    • Michael Bloomberg - SourceWatch 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sourcewatch.org [Source type: News]

2008 Presidential Debates

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  • "The press really is not doing its job of holding [the candidates'] feet to the fire.^ "The press really is not doing its job of holding [the candidates'] feet to the fire.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rahm is probably just ****ed off that Weiner has the balls to hold the Obama Administration's feet to the fire on health care reform.
    • N.Y.C. Mayor Michael Bloomberg survives scare - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.politico.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We need to hold their feet to the fire if they dont.
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ... .The tough questions are not what are you in favor of, but how are you going to get it through Congress?"^ The tough questions are not what are you in favor of, but how are you going to get it through Congress?"
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can tell you if everybody doesn't cooperate, we aren't going to [get through this].
    • Michael Bloomberg | ajc.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]
    • Michael Bloomberg | ajc.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How different would this be if a reporter from MSNBC was arrested because he’s known for asking tough questions?
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [29]

Presidential Prospects

.
  • "Nobody's going to elect me president of the United States."^ "Nobody's going to elect me president of the United States."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You need 270 to be elected president of the United States.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In Bloomberg's own words, "How likely is a 5′7″-Jew-from-New-York billionaire who's divorced and running as an independent to become president of the United States?"
    • The Mystery of Michael Bloomberg | The Weekly Standard 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.weeklystandard.com [Source type: General]

    [30]

Election Reform

.
  • "If you want to get the best people to run for office, we’ve got to make the rules easier, and simpler, and more understandable to get on the ballot."^ If 1% are paying 50% of the taxes, you want to make it even more?"
    • Michael Bloomberg Objects to Income-Tax Hikes for New York Households - WSJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Do you want Mike to Run for President?
    • Draft Mike Bloomberg for President | Unite For Mike 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.uniteformike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He will run, and you can make a difference.

    .[31]
  • "Government by three men in a room has turned New York State into a national symbol of governmental dysfunction.^ "Government by three men in a room has turned New York State into a national symbol of governmental dysfunction.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In New York, this is known as the three men in a room situation.
    • The Oil Drum | Stories tagged with "michael bloomberg" 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.theoildrum.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I've been thinking that a good measure for the health of the United States is how much or little non New Yorkers have to care about New York politics.
    • Myths of Michael Bloomberg - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC reason.com [Source type: General]

    Enough is enough!" [32]

Health Care

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  • "...[W]e’re paying more for the privilege of getting sick and dying early.^ [W]e’re paying more for the privilege of getting sick and dying early.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Once again, it makes no sense.^ There’s no explanation for it that makes any sense.
    • Michael Bloomberg | Politicker NJ 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.politickernj.com [Source type: News]

    ^ If Obama is the nominee, then it makes no sense for Bloomberg to run, and I’ve already noted evidence to suggest that he would not run against Obama, and he wouldn’t have much impact if he did.
    • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

    .And once again, no one in Washington is talking about how to fix it."^ And once again, no one in Washington is talking about how to fix it."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one could talk her out of it.
    • ConeyIsland.com �Message Boards - Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have kept his BIG m 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.coneyisland.com [Source type: General]

    ^ How about this one from July?

    [33]

On His Declaration to Leave the GOP

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  • "Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city."^ Although my plans for the future haven’t changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our City.
    • michaelbloomberg coverage by Gothamist 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Although my plans for the future haven t changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city.” The full text of his announcement is on the new City Room blog .
    • Mayor Bloomberg Quits the G.O.P. - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    [34]

Partisanship

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  • "I believe we can turn around our country’s current, wrong-headed course, if we start basing our actions on ideas, shared values, and a commitment to solve problems without regard for party."^ While the article offers an image of Bloomberg with a crown hovering over his head, the caption says this, " Ambitious younger mayors around the country call him Papa Smurf ."
    • michaelbloomberg coverage by Gothamist 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But it won’t focus on what happens to them over the next eight years of turn thing country around.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ But we certainly can make sure that we lead by example and make sure that when it comes to sharing best practices or volunteering ourselves elsewhere around this country, that we in a ways make sure that we repay what this country did for us.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    [35]
  • .
  • "When you go to Washington now, you can feel a sense of fear in the air – the fear to do anything, or say anything, that might affect the polls, or give the other side an advantage, or offend a special interest."^ But you also have to give voters a place to go.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ "When you go to Washington now, you can feel a sense of fear in the air – the fear to do anything, or say anything, that might affect the polls, or give the other side an advantage, or offend a special interest."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When you go to Washington these days, you can feel a sense of fear in the air, the fear to do anything or say anything that might affect the polls or give the other side the advantage or offend a special interest group,’’ Mr. Bloomberg said.
    • Mayor Bloomberg Quits the G.O.P. - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    [36]
  • .
  • "Neither party has God on its side, a monopoly on good ideas, or a lock on any single fiscal, social, or moral philosophy."^ "Neither party has God on its side, a monopoly on good ideas, or a lock on any single fiscal, social, or moral philosophy."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [37]
  • .
  • "Partisanship may be King in Washington – but the rest of us don’t have to pay tribute."^ "Partisanship may be King in Washington – but the rest of us don’t have to pay tribute."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The rest of us are coming to this page from all over the planet and don’t have the ability to.
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [38]

Running a Business vs. Running a City

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  • "One's a dog-eat-dog world, and the other one's just the opposite."^ And I think to the extent that he eats into the votes of one or the other candidates, it's more likely to be the Democrat.
    • Michael Bloomberg's 'Declaration of Independence' : NPR 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: General]

    .[39]
  • "Too often, failing government agencies get bigger budgets, while successful agencies have their budgets cut – because government caters to those screaming the loudest, regardless of what they’re screaming about.^ "Too often, failing government agencies get bigger budgets, while successful agencies have their budgets cut – because government caters to those screaming the loudest, regardless of what they’re screaming about.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nobody knows how to value them because they’re based on home mortgages, and nobody can predict how many foreclosures there will be.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ I won’t respond again because you’re just here to piss people off and ruin this website for those of us who really care about freedom.
    • Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    In business, it’s exactly the opposite! .You invest more in the most successful departments, and less in those that aren’t performing."^ You invest more in the most successful departments, and less in those that aren’t performing."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Except for the local Air Force Base most of the economy is Agricultural and you can guess how many folks we have here that are less than legally in this country.
    • Michelle Malkin » Michael Bloomberg: Open-borders hypocrite of the day 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What is quite possibly more amazing, is that a tiny number, 8% of those polled, rated his performance as “poor”.

    [40]

State of America

.
  • "Our reputation has been hurt very badly in the last few years.^ "Our reputation has been hurt very badly in the last few years.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty said, “Last year, the DSNY collected 1.7 million tons of recyclables – about 16 percent of our residential waste.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    ^ BTW, this was a few years ago, but Medford Human Rights told us they never thought of our situation as having to do with them.
    • Your Town - Boston.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

    .We've had a go-it-alone mentality in a world where because of communications and transportation, you should be going exactly in the other direction."^ We've had a go-it-alone mentality in a world where because of communications and transportation, you should be going exactly in the other direction."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "We've shown the world that New York can never be defeated, because of its dynamic and diverse population and because it embodies the spirit of enterprise and the love of liberty.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Start here; you've 89 or so more to go.
    • Snarksmith: new york. gossip. art. politics. pop culture. literature. etc.: Why Michael Bloomberg Is Hugely Overrated 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.snarksmith.com [Source type: General]

    .[41]
  • "Leading from the front: It’s what built America.^ "Leading from the front: It’s what built America.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But these days, the federal government isn’t at the front – it’s cowering in the back corner of the room, ducking responsibility and hoping no one notices."^ Why isn't the federal government going after them?
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one else offered these features.
    • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

    ^ But these days, the federal government isn’t at the front – it’s cowering in the back corner of the room, ducking responsibility and hoping no one notices."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [42]

Why He Was Elected Mayor

  • "I was elected to be independent. .I was elected because I owed no political debts.^ I was elected because I owed no political debts.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there are political issues — because the system is subject to manipulation by elected officials who want to hand out exemptions to special interests.

    ^ He owes fewer political debts than any mayor imaginable.
    • John Avlon on Mayor Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.radicalmiddle.com [Source type: General]

    .I was elected to “do the job,” and not to spend my first four years in office campaigning.^ Bloomberg had a rocky first year in office.
    • Michael Bloomberg - WhoRunsGov.com, a Wash Post Co 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.whorunsgov.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Last fall, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg won his campaign to extend the city's mayoral term limits from two four-year terms to three.
    • Michael Bloomberg: News & Videos about Michael Bloomberg - CNN.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    ^ (This clown failed to accomplish almost ANYTHING in four years of spending almost $200,000,000,000 [billions!!
    • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I’ve kept that promise -- and that’s why we face the future with renewed optimism."^ I’ve kept that promise -- and that’s why we face the future with renewed optimism."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [43]
  • “Others may doubt us. .They may criticize us.^ They may criticize us.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They may try to deny us what is rightfully ours.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One can condemn and criticize the US President, Christians, Muslims, Bilderberg, Council on Foreign Realtions, Mexicans, Chinese, Illuminati etc… because they are not in power.
    • Alex Jones’ Prison Planet.com » Luke Rudkowski Arrested for Attempting to Question Mayor Bloomberg 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They may try to deny us what is rightfully ours.^ They may try to deny us what is rightfully ours.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They may criticize us.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ BTW, this was a few years ago, but Medford Human Rights told us they never thought of our situation as having to do with them.
    • Your Town - Boston.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.boston.com [Source type: General]

    But they will fail. And I promise you, as long as I am mayor, I will never back away from fighting any opponent -- or confronting any obstacle -- that would prevent our people from achieving all of their dreams in Our New York.” [44]

Poverty

.
  • "The federal poverty measurement ...^ "The federal poverty measurement ...
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    hasn't been changed since it was first introduced in 1964. ... [T]he formula [doesn't] indicate that we've made any gains in fighting poverty. ... [Yet] we have made real progress in fighting poverty and raising living standards since the 70s. ... The poverty formula ... is bankrupt."[45]
  • .
  • On his controversial initiative "Opportunity NYC": "Now, you might say, 'why should we pay people for doing what they're supposed to do?'^ But they’re unwilling to say which things we can’t do.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ So why are YOU paying for THEIR crimes??
    • IS MIKE BLOOMBERG REALLY CORRUPT 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC mayorbrodeur.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Is that what you’re saying?
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    It's a fair question -- but think of it this way. .Every other anti-poverty program that's been tried has failed to get the national poverty rate below 11 percent.^ But Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, has gone even further than Chicago to suss out an anti-poverty program that he may adapt for New York.

    ^ But since this program got its start in rural Mexico in 1997, it has been heralded by the World Bank and others as a powerful model for fighting chronic poverty .

    ^ If the program works, we’ll strongly consider doing it again; maybe we’ll try it in other parts of the city,” said Mayor Bloomberg.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    ... .Why shouldn't we experiment with a program built around the one strategy that has proven time and again to work wonders -- capitalism?"^ You and I sit here and wonder why everything works in the city.
    • Mayor Michael Bloomberg Interview With Time Out New York - Time Out New York 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC newyork.timeout.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Council Member Jessica Lappin said, “I have been a long time advocate of the program and am pleased to be working with the administration to expand it.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Carr tells us that Bloomberg "has proven to be one of the most durable and consistently innovative media barons of our time".
    • Run Mike Run - Michael Bloomberg for President of the United States 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC runmikerun.com [Source type: News]

    [46]
  • "Progress is not inevitable. It's up to us to create it."[47]

Speaking Out

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  • "I’ve always wondered if people who block each other from expressing their opinions do so because they have so little confidence in their own.^ "I’ve always wondered if people who block each other from expressing their opinions do so because they have so little confidence in their own.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They've become bad people.
    • John Avlon on Mayor Michael Bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.radicalmiddle.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And the other folks, who are they?
    • MySpace - Mayor Michael Bloomberg - 67 - Male - Manhattan, NEW YORK - myspace.com/mayorbloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: General]

    To me, encountering an opposing point of view is a chance to gain a deeper understanding of the issues at stake... and develop my own point of view. .But the first thing you’ve got to do is you’ve got to let people speak and you’ve got to listen.^ But the first thing you’ve got to do is you’ve got to let people speak and you’ve got to listen.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I've said some of the most brilliant things that just by accident appeared on my tongue, and I’ve said some of the dumbest things that you could imagine.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Wade: I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    And that’s what the first amendment is all about. .That’s what really distinguishes this country from others."^ That’s what really distinguishes this country from others."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [48]

Stem Cell Research

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  • Despite the potential to lead us to new cures, the federal government has restricted funding for creating new cell lines – putting the burden of any future research squarely on the shoulders of the private sector.^ "Despite its potential, the federal government has restricted funding for creating new cell lines – putting the burden of any future research squarely on the shoulders of the private sector.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Despite the potential to lead us to new cures, the federal government has restricted funding for creating new cell lines – putting the burden of any future research squarely on the shoulders of the private sector.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Together they have formed a new coalition, “Building America’s Future,” which will rally support for a renewed federal commitment to funding America’s infrastructure needs with state partners, and policies to leverage investment partnerships with the private sector.
    • Run Mike Run - Michael Bloomberg for President of the United States 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC runmikerun.com [Source type: News]

    .The consequences of this decision have not only driven thousands of scientists overseas in search of more money and greater opportunity – but also put the brakes on the march of medicine.^ The consequences of this decision have not only driven thousands of scientists overseas in search of more money and greater opportunity – but also put the brakes on the march of medicine.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thanks to his money, Bloomberg has managed, perhaps more than any democratic politician ever before, to govern strictly with what he considers to be the greater good in mind.
    • The power of Michael Bloomberg : The New Yorker 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.newyorker.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Mike Bloomberg's Money - WSJ.com More BigCharts Virtual Stock Exchange FiLife.com WSJ Asia WSJ Europe WSJ Portuguese WSJ Spanish WSJ Chinese SEARCH .
    • Mike Bloomberg's Money - WSJ.com 20 September 2009 10:37 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

    .I’ve always wondered how these legislators would act if their health – or their children’s health – was on the line and stem cell research might lead to a cure."^ I’ve always wondered how these legislators would act if their health – or their children’s health – was on the line and stem cell research might lead to a cure."
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "I’ve always wondered if people who block each other from expressing their opinions do so because they have so little confidence in their own.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bloomberg supports embryonic stem cell research and has been helping Nancy raise money for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
    • Run Mike Run - Michael Bloomberg for President of the United States 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC runmikerun.com [Source type: News]

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  • "Despite its potential, the federal government has restricted funding for creating new cell lines – putting the burden of any future research squarely on the shoulders of the private sector.^ "Despite its potential, the federal government has restricted funding for creating new cell lines – putting the burden of any future research squarely on the shoulders of the private sector.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Despite the potential to lead us to new cures, the federal government has restricted funding for creating new cell lines – putting the burden of any future research squarely on the shoulders of the private sector.
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Michael Bloomberg - Wikiquote 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The federal government has given until Monday for New York to decide if they want up to $500 Million to start a pilot program for congestion-pricing.

    .Government’s most basic responsibility, however, is the health and welfare of its people, so it has a duty to encourage appropriate scientific investigations that could possibly save the lives of millions."^ The federal checks are the centerpiece of the government’s emergency effort to stimulate the economy, under the theory that most people will spend the money right away.
    • » Michael Bloomberg Liberal Values 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC liberalvaluesblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ More than eight million people live in the low-lying city, and it has hundreds of miles of coastline that are vulnerable to hurricane threats.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    ^ To successfully minimize waste, redundancy, and inefficiency, however, health care must become better coordinated at the basic, family doctor-patient- level as well.
    • Former Bush Health Secretary Thompson Praises the Senate Finance Bill - Prescriptions Blog - NYTimes.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

    [50]

Taxes

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  • "Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil."^ If 1% are paying 50% of the taxes, you want to make it even more?"
    • Michael Bloomberg Objects to Income-Tax Hikes for New York Households - WSJ.com 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But they’re unwilling to say which things we can’t do.
    • CQ Politics | CQ Transcript: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Rep. Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Marsha Blackburn Interviewed on CNN’s “Late Edition” 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cqpolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Get 'em while they're new and good.
    • Snarksmith: new york. gossip. art. politics. pop culture. literature. etc.: Why Michael Bloomberg Is Hugely Overrated 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.snarksmith.com [Source type: General]

    [51]

Teamwork

  • "Working collectively and collaboratively is the difference between mediocrity by yourself...or success as a team. You have to share the pain... and the responsibility... and if you do then you will also share in the rewards." [52]

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Abortion

  • On Rudy Giuliani's evolving opinion on Roe v. .Wade: I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers.^ As things change, I will give in and change,” he says.
    • Ken Auletta :: Articles - The Bloomberg Threat (Michael Bloomberg) 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.kenauletta.com [Source type: News]

    ^ They don't, but people persist on thinking so.
    • Mayor Bloomberg Takes On the NRA - washingtonpost.com 25 September 2009 6:06 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Or, if you're looking for something different, search our huge database of over 25 million products by clicking on the link below: .
    • Michael Bloomberg for President : StickEm2: Stickers with an Attitude 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.cafepress.com [Source type: General]

    [53]

Homeland Security

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  • "We all must recognize that homeland security funds should be allocated by threat and no other reason."^ Detailing the efforts his administration has made to prevent terrorism since he took office less than three months after the 9/11 attacks, Mayor Bloomberg said “we are sparing no expense,” but accused the Bush administration and Congress of cutting the budget for terrorism prevention and allocating funds for it as part of a mix of other threats.
    • SUNfiltered : Fresh culture daily. » michael bloomberg 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.sundancechannel.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Bloomberg "has no record on Iraq at all," yeah, other than that he has supported the war from day one.

    ^ Click here for the full quote on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security .
    • Mike Bloomberg on the Issues 15 January 2010 10:52 UTC www.ontheissues.org [Source type: General]

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