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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 02:38 PM

Twitter thread by at federicca about Mike Bloomberg

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I saw @MikeBloomberg speak to a group of rich executives end of 2018, when he was already considering running for president. I was so shocked at his views that I took notes.

Here are the highlights: (thread)
He opposes legalizing marijuana and criminal justice reform; used the "gateway drug" argument.
He's against investing in tech education in public schools because -get this- "we invest in computers and then they're used for porn and to plagiarize homework" , verbatim.

I could spend a whole thread just on this but there's more to cover.
He's against minimum wage and regulation around income and aid for poor Americans who have to hold several jobs just to make ends meet
Literally said "you can't train people to do tech jobs, they're just not wired that way" when asked about tech education to mitigate job loss because of AI advances
He ranted for several minutes about younger generations wanting to retire (?) and how that makes things hard on the economy #okboomer

at some point said "women all of a sudden have opportunities now" so there are 2 bread winners in every family...

Sorry Mike, ALL OF A SUDDEN?
And finally, he said "we need to go back to how things were done in Clinton days, when he'd get 3 democrats, 3 Republicans and take them golfing, then go lock themselves in a room, close the door, smoke cigars and make all the decisions" (all men implied)

In conclusion, pls don't.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:21 PM

1. Good info to know!

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:41 PM

2. He's seeing the Warren Express picking

up steam. Hes going to try to derail it. That is the only reason hes jumping in now, in my opinion.

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Response to irisblue (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 06:50 PM

3. Fuck Bloomberg.

He's a republican. He should run as a republican.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:39 PM

4. +1 and louder for the seats in the back. nt

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