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Cost of Being Mayor?
$650 Million, if He’s Rich

New York Times, by Michael Barbaro and Kitty Bennett

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Posted By:Drive, 12/30/2013 8:56:23 AM

Michael R. Bloomberg loves tropical fish. So when he was elected mayor, he installed two giant aquariums in City Hall. The cost to him for having the tanks cleaned out every week for the past 12 years: around $62,400. The mayor likes to nosh, too. So he paid to feed his staff daily a light breakfast (coffee, bagels, yogurt) and a modest lunch (tuna salad, PB&J, sliced fruit). The bill for his entire mayoralty: about $890,000. Mr. Bloomberg, above all, enjoys hassle-free travel. When he took his aides anywhere, from Albany to Athens, it was by private plane. The price tag for all that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 12/30/2013 9:05:58 AM     (No. 9672618)

This is stunning on so many levels. It´s amazing, Romney was the evil rich guy with binders full of women; and nanny bloomberg is just a hell of a nice guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/30/2013 9:09:37 AM     (No. 9672625)

He is so impressive, spending millions of dollars for the pleasure and comfort of he and his staff, all the while attempting to interfere in the pleasures of his minions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 12/30/2013 9:10:13 AM     (No. 9672626)

Like many RINO´s, Bloomberg was a media darling because he "rushed" to the middle to make nice-nice with the leftists and media. They adored his "we know what is better for you" style of facism.

But now, they have a REAL dyed in the wool communist in as Mayor. Out with Bloomy, he will be left like all dummy GOP´ers who thought the media "really liked me!".



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Reply 4 - Posted by: PAdiva, 12/30/2013 10:22:07 AM     (No. 9672737)

Do you think that there is a chance that Bloomberg will move out of New York because of the high taxes now that he is no longer the mayor?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JAN, 12/30/2013 10:51:02 AM     (No. 9672782)

Will the NYSlimes be running any stories on how much money deBlazio COSTS the taxpayers of NYC?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 12/30/2013 11:05:40 AM     (No. 9672805)

Maybe we should elect him President, since he can make a trip w/ friends to China for $500,000 and Barry and the Mooch would cost at least $50 million for the same trip. s/o

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Reply 7 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 12/30/2013 12:11:41 PM     (No. 9672895)

"...In moments of candor, his own advisers conceded that without his money, he probably would never have won the office, let alone secured a controversial third term...

...Mr. Bloomberg loathes discussion of his wealth..."

So without his mind-boggling wealth it sounds as if he´d be a tool. The only wayhe can secure ´friends´ and allies is by buying them. He must be a real jerk.

From what I understand BlØØmberg is building a new financial center in London and he´ll be spending lots of time there. He´s also dropped some serious scratch ($$$) for the fine arts there - and he´s not well liked there.


The American Soros...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/30/2013 7:55:04 PM     (No. 9673461)

Bloomie, you are no Rudy.
Don´t let the door hit you on the way out.

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