I received in the mail, as I am sure many of you readers have, a brochure from Mayor Michael Bloomberg in which he claims he knows “helping small businesses is key to helping the middle class stay and thrive in New York City.”
This will come as a surprise to small businesses and their employees in Willets Point, since Bloomberg and his real estate friends have consigned them to the unemployed trash heap.
If Bloomberg thought he should be entitled to seek a third term, notwithstanding two public referendums supporting term limits, he was free to seek a third referendum.
Fearful term limits would again be approved, he orchestrated with 21 term−limited council members to enact legislation permitting them to seek a third term. He has such an indifference to the will of the public, which includes his exclusion of Garry Esposito, manager of Brooklyn Community Board 1, from a public meeting because he claimed Esposito would be a threat to order without Esposito having uttered a word and his outrageous spending of vast sums of money to buy a third term.
Bloomberg may, with his enormous personal wealth, win a third term, but he does not have enough money to buy self−respect. The electorate should keep that in mind before giving him a third term.
Benjamin M. Haber
©2009 Community News Group
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