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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:23 AM

 

This is Mike Bloomberg

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Bloomberg Pitches Program to Boost Black Economic Progress
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-19/bloomberg-pitches-program-to-boost-black-businesses-homeowners

Bloomberg tax proposal seeks to collect $5T from high-income taxpayers
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/481031-bloomberg-tax-proposal-seeks-to-collect-5-trillion-from-high-income

Bloomberg Seeks to Limit Drug Patent Protection to Reduce Costs
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-27/bloomberg-seeks-to-limit-drug-patent-protection-to-reduce-costs

Bloomberg unveils plan to boost housing affordability, tackle homelessness
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/480667-bloomberg-unveils-plan-to-boost-housing-affordability-tackle-homelessness

Bloomberg Proposes $1 Trillion Public Works Plan
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-01-22/michael-bloomberg-unveils-1-trillion-public-works-plan?srnd=politics-vp

Bloomberg donates $4.5M to U.N. climate body after U.S. cuts
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/michael-bloomberg-donates-4-5m-u-n-climate-body-after-n868266

Bloomberg gave $500M to clean energy effort
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny-michael-bloomberg-500-million-clean-energy-20190607-v2lq7vufxjc2dj34jeganghh4i-story.html

He came out in support of marriage equality in 2005.
https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2020/2/05/michael-bloomberg-his-lgbtq-priorities

Bloomberg statement on Black History month
https://www.mikebloomberg.com/news/statement-from-mike-bloomberg-on-black-history-month

Bloomberg gave Johns Hopkins $1.8 billion for financial aid
https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/former-nyc-mayor-michael-bloomberg-giving-johns-hopkins-1-8-billion-financial-aid/

Michael Bloomberg Reiterates Apology for 'Stop and Frisk'
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-03/michael-bloomberg-reiterates-apology-for-stop-and-frisk

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:26 AM

1. +1

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Michael Bloomberg

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:29 AM

2. Thanks

 

We need to hear this because the Bloomberg possibility is real.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:29 AM

3. Thanks for the position papers list.

 

It will take me some time to read and digest before commenting. For now, I am hearing from moderate family members and friends who think he has the best chance of beating rumpublicans.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:29 AM

4. But, but, but...BILLIONAIRE!!!

 

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:55 AM

13. Mike won't be selling off ambassadorships to donors.

 

That's the point.
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Response to denem (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:59 AM

14. An important point!

 

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #14)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:02 PM

17. Or putting fossil fuel moguls in charge of the EPA.

 

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Response to denem (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:43 PM

38. Then firing one because he testified against tRump. 1 million gets destain from orange face.

 

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Response to usaf-vet (Reply #38)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:07 PM

71. Awwwwww... look at that mPEACHy face!

 

He doesn’t need roses in his cheeks. Not when he has that nice warm mPEACH color all over his face and figure!
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Response to denem (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:59 PM

85. Bloomberg has been a billionaire a LONG time....

 

I understand most here are not very familiar with hhow he operates. Or you are and are just DENYING it out of desperation or you are totally shot from years of cheato.

When he was mayor, he divided NY into sections that he then $OLD off to his cronies. See: Dan Doctoroof , etc etc etc.....

All of his top guys were REAL ESTATE EEVELOPERS, that PUSHED POOR AND WORKING CLASS out of their neighborhoods, all the while ENRICHING HIMSELF and his CRONIES.

And using his POLICE DEPARTED to violate the

Guy is a fucking OLIGARCH , right now bending whichever way the wind blows to BUY power.

And he WILL give out jobs to his cronies the same.
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Response to NedBraden (Reply #85)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:03 PM

86. I'm certainly willing to listen.

 

But when the likes of Louis Susman scores a UK ambassadorship after bundling $500K for Obama, it leaves a bitter taste ...
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Response to brooklynite (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:02 PM

47. But but but he gets things done.

 

you don't get re-elected twice without getting things done.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:29 AM

5. I think many people see "former R" and just assume he's conservative.

 

He's not in my list of favorites for the nomination, but I also think he's not what many people insist. He's done and said some objectionable things, certainly, but based on his overall record, it's pretty clear that he's not a conservative.


https://www.politico.com/2020-election/candidates-views-on-the-issues/michael-bloomberg/

https://www.ontheissues.org/mike_bloomberg.htm
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:37 AM

6. i presume that r was about local politics, not national. it's like that in chi.

 

once in a while when someone doesnt want to wait their turn for a higher office will do something to ditch the party label, get in the other party, run in the other primary.
or if they dont like the party nominee, but the ge is a token thing. famously, when harold washington was nominated, his primary opponent started a new party.

i dont know the details of it, but i just assume it was a convenience.
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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:41 AM

7. I apologize because I don't remember which DUer posted this...but I saved a little

 

re Many Lives of Mike Bloomberg book...

One area of confusion the book dispels without any question is that he never deceived the public about why he switched from Democrat to Republican. He grew up in a Democratic family. When he ran for mayor, there were many candidates running as Democrats, and Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, had been in office for two terms. Bloomberg switched to Republican to avoid the chaotic shark tank the Democratic primary had become, but whenever he was asked about his politics, he always said, "I am a liberal." He gave a memorable news conference where he was asked yet again about his politics, and his answer was this: "I am a Liberal. I am a Liberal. I am a Liberal. I AM A LIBERAL."

After he was elected and he was doing meet-and-greets with influential local politicians, his campaign chairman asked him, "Which Republicans do you want to meet with."

In response, Bloomberg used the fingers of one hand to make the number zero.

Soon thereafter he met with Al Sharpton and several other important Democratic leaders.
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:49 AM

10. well there you have it. thank you. he is really growing on me.

 

he's a smart guy who does, in fact, get shit done.
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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:54 AM

12. not my first choice but

 

he has accomplished good things (and some not good things)

He raised taxes on the wealthy in NYC after 911 to support the redevelopment of the city instead of cutting serviced for the poor.

He donated a billion dollars to his alma mater so that students of limited means will be able to attend

He donated hundreds of millions to democrats running for elections

He donated hundreds of millions to choice.

He also continued stop and frisk, he ran his business with a frat party atmosphere and made some unsavory comments to female employees, and if it matters, he's a billionaire..but an actual self-made billionaire.

So good and bad. Good outweighs the bad to me (so far) but he's not my first or last choice.

Legalizing marijuana is not in my top 10 concerns.
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Response to mopinko (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:20 PM

28. You understand Chicago politics.

 

Sometimes pragmatism and ruthlessness are the way to go. We are up against a criminal and a madman. I think it is time to play dirty, Chicago style.
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:52 AM

11. I completely accept his decision to go "R" regarding his run to the mayor-ship.

 

I do have a bit of an issue with him donating millions to Republicans through 2016.
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:02 PM

16. Thank you for adding this

 

I would not have known otherwise, and likely many others wouldn't have either.
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Response to pandr32 (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:06 PM

23. I feel bad..i did the DU search and didn't find the OP

 

it isn't my work so someone else deserves the credit
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:14 PM

51. Still grateful to you

 

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:42 PM

66. Also, there used to be liberal Republicans, like John Lindsay or Nelson Rockefeller, and

 

Democrats like Strom Thurmond and George Wallace.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:41 PM

35. That also would make it easier for No Trump Republicans to get out and vote for him.

 

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:18 PM

52. He was a Democrat but switched to run as mayor....

 

he couldn't have been that bad since they overturned a law about 2 terms and he got a third term. The primary was 9/11/01 . It was Bloomberg that had to come up with a way to put the city back together, not America's putz.
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 01:17 AM

119. I really really really want Liz to get the nod

 

But if she doesn’t, Bloomberg would be my distant second choice. Primarily because I think he could beat Trump. I much prefer Bernie on the issues, but there’s no way a self-proclaimed socialist is gonna win a national election in 2020. Maybe in 2050, but not now. America isn’t ready for him. And Bloomberg is infinitely better than the current squatter at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:42 AM

8. Thank You!

 

Well worth reading. As far as being a former Republican... I believe everyone has the right to change their mind.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 11:49 AM

9. His stance on legalizing marijuana is not close to average democratic voters

 

He’s against legalizing it.

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/marijuana-legalization-is-the-stupidest-thing-anybody-has-ever-done-michael-bloomberg-says/
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:03 PM

19. And Joe Biden

 

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president on Monday rolled back his stance that marijuana is a "gateway drug" — and wrongly claimed that he had never said so in the first place.

"I don't think it is a gateway drug. There's no evidence I've seen to suggest that," Biden said in a conference call with reporters.

Biden claimed that he never said marijuana was a gateway drug, only that "some say" it is. When asked about legalizing weed, Biden said "some in the medical community" say pot needs to be studied more to determine whether it is a gateway drug or could be harmful when combined with other substances.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/joe-biden-rolls-back-stance-on-marijuana-being-a-gateway-drug-2019-11-26/
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:05 PM

22. I just can't believe these older baby boomers are against it

 

Heck in college it was all over the place for them. Did they go on to other drugs? Doesn’t appear they did.
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:07 PM

24. Yes, I'm a baby boomer who went on to other drugs

 

At 73, I now take drugs for my heart, diabetes, glaucoma, etc.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:32 PM

114. LOVE IT!

 

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:49 PM

41. I don't think folks should go to jail for pot...

 

...however, as a boomer, former pot smoker, pot smoking is undermining all the progress we've made against public smoking.

Folks have assumed that because it's legal, you can smoke it anywhere. There are many folks who cannot be around smoke - asthmatics, folks with severe allergies, lung diseases, etc. The most basic right to breathe clean air in our own home is being trampled by pot smokers who feel their right to smoke pot gives them permission to pollute the air around them.

My "nonsmoking" apartment complex is practically unliveable at times due to the pot scofflaws blowing stank into other folks' homes. It has caused a lot of conflict between residents, and a lot of resentment against the selfish smokers.
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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #41)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:18 PM

53. I understand that but that's a totally different issue that should be addressed

 

Maybe kicked out of apartment if not abiding by the rules or a 250 dollar fine like hotels and rental cars for rentals.
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #53)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:57 PM

70. The problem is that they do it when mgmt isn't around.

 

Mgmt cannot enforce it unless they catch them in the act. Which is near impossible. So they've given up on trying to enforce it.

I live blocks from the sea. Imagine not being able to open a window and enjoy a fresh breeze in your home for the pot stank. The pot smokers are far more inconsiderate than the tobacco smokers here.

If you want to see the scope of the issue, go to AVVO and do a search on pot smoking neighbors. It's a legal site that shows how rampant the problem is, and how intractable.
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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #70)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:36 PM

77. Cell phone video works

 

You can even send it to management anonymously. I am on your side and am not taking away from your original thoughts. Just throwing “stuff that might stick to the wall.”
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #77)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:15 PM

88. Thanks for the ideas

 

They smoke inside their units, then blow outside, or the smoke travels through the vents, floors, walls, etc. Just like secondhand tobacco smoke disperses throughout a building. Also, mgmt has no obligation to enforce the lease, even if they say it's no smoking.

Looking for another place to move. But there's no guarantee the problem won't be there as well.

I'm hoping that by being vocal, at least the conscientious smokers will take pity on those of us who cannot be around smoke.

Really feel bad for pregnant women, chemo patients, and kids with asthma. They are hit particularly hard.
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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #88)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:48 PM

96. I feel so upset by this. This is selfish and rude.

 

I hope something happens like all the nonsmokers gather and protest outside management’s front door. I wish you the best!!!!!
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:33 PM

76. They're not boomers

 

The oldest Boomers were born in 1946. Biden and Bloomberg were born in 1942.
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Response to Polybius (Reply #76)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:36 PM

79. I mean that's a stretch. But ok.

 

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #79)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:40 PM

80. Well, it's not like they are on the cusp

 

Four years is small, but a reasonable enough difference. Most that generation really hated pot.
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Response to Polybius (Reply #80)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:44 PM

81. You are right.

 

I just wonder if Bloomberg could get the youth vote out with him so against legalization.
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #81)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:52 PM

83. Unfortunately, probably not

 

18-29 year olds are the most liberal wing of our Party, and they are very much in favor of marijuana legalization.
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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:12 PM

50. It's getting legalized despite opposition from some.

 

It's not even close to my top 10 issues. But I did enjoy both my visits to Denver and Las Vegas.
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Response to aeromanKC (Reply #50)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:20 PM

54. Fun cities for sure

 

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:11 PM

97. he has moderated since that year old article

 

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Response to Celerity (Reply #97)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:13 PM

98. Hmmmmm. Really? A year!

 

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:56 PM

101. To me, that is such a minor issue

 

compared to everything else. Although we need it more than ever to get through the next few months!
Seriously--priorities.
And I'm not marrying the president. We can have some differences.
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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #101)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:24 PM

109. I was thinking the young voters

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:00 PM

15. That's a little self-serving since most of those are from Bloomberg.com nt

 

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Response to Quackers (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:05 PM

20. "most of those are from Bloomberg.com"

 

4 of the 10 are from his 'position papers'
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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:03 PM

18. I dislike that he is

 

essentially buying the office if he gets the nomination.
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Response to Bettie (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:05 PM

21. And the other candidates use no money?

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:08 PM

25. So Bernie isn't influenced for free college because of his college supporters?

 

Mike Bloomberg isn't beholden to anyone.
It is his money and he's using to bludgeon the Obese Orange Liar, go Mike
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Response to Fresh_Start (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:27 PM

99. yep, pound Trump into orange slushie

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:39 PM

33. Fine, I guess a billionaire buying an election

 

is exactly the same as candidates gaining donations from regular people who scrape together a donation because they believe in them.

We should just always elect the richest guy, because rich= good. Is that what you were getting at?

He entered the race because he didn't like the idea that his taxes might go up.

If he's the nominee, I'll vote for him, but he is not my choice. Everyone but Tulsi is above him on my preference list.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:41 PM

34. "We should just always elect the richest guy, because rich good. Is that what you were getting at?"

 



I always get a laugh out of someone telling me my thinking.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:04 PM

48. Not telling you

 

ASKING you. Did you not see the question mark?

I don't trust the guy. Seems that you do. That is called a difference of opinion.

ETA: I tend to put more trust in people who have actually lived in the real world, outside of the bubble of wealth. It is a very different world than the one Mr. Bloomberg inhabits.
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Response to Bettie (Reply #33)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:43 PM

37. "He entered the race because he didn't like the idea that his taxes might go up."

 

Bloomberg tax proposal seeks to collect $5T from high-income taxpayers
https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/481031-bloomberg-tax-proposal-seeks-to-collect-5-trillion-from-high-income
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:24 PM

57. But thats not what the article says......

 

Bloomberg looks to reverse many of the tax reforms put in place by the Trump administration in 2017. Bloomberg's plan proposes adding a 5 percent surtax on incomes above $5 million a year and increasing the corporate tax from 21 percent to 28 percent, which is still 7 percentage points less than it was prior to the 2017 tax law.

The plan also proposes to close loopholes and increase funding for the IRS in an effort to shrink the tax gap, which Bloomberg's advisers say is about $6 trillion to $8 trillion over 10 years.

"Tackling income inequality requires major new investments in education, job training, health care, affordable housing, infrastructure and other areas this president is ignoring or making worse," Bloomberg said in a statement. "Those investments require new revenue - and a fairer, more progressive tax system that asks wealthy Americans like me to pay more."


He didn't support a wealth tax.
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Response to Historic NY (Reply #57)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:29 PM

60. "a wealth tax" -- as in Warren, Sanders?

 

No. That's just someone's 'label',
which Bloomberg did not quote/copy.

Bloomberg:
"... a fairer, more progressive tax system that asks wealthy Americans like me to pay more."

So, he did not quote "a wealth tax"?
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Response to Bettie (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:11 PM

72. Well, I havent been sent any money to vote for him.

 

But a sure will if it looks like HE'S the one who can beat trump
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:10 PM

26. I love his public works plan.

 

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:20 PM

29. I get the feeling climate change terrifies him as much as me.

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:17 PM

27. Bloomberg is not my first, second or third choice. But I would vote for him.

 

I like that he is willing to financially support the democratic nominee regardless of who it is. He does not attack other democratic candidates. I think he realizes this will only diminish them if they become the nominee. He hates Donald Trump and I has deeper pockets. I suspect he does not anticipate winning, he just wants to get Trump out.
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Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:25 PM

30. I'm not mad he's running and I love his ads

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:37 PM

31. Impressive

 

Yes he is a very rich man. But so was JFK. Rather have a filthy rich guy with empathy than the fake rich guy in Office now who has no empathy whatsoever.

If he gets the nod I’ll be all in on him, now more than ever it’s vote blue no matter who.
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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #31)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:28 PM

75. FDR was rich too

 

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #75)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:18 PM

106. Yes. It's what a President tries to do and how well they do it

 

that is important.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:39 PM

32. I'm seriously thinking about switching. Bloomberg/Klobuchar?? I like it.

 

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Michael Bloomberg

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:52 PM

42. I like that a lot!

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:57 PM

102. Exactly my thought today!

 

I just said it on another thread. I think it might be the winning ticket.
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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:05 PM

104. Amy is my first choice for VP

 

Whether it's Biden or Bloomberg she would compliment either one of them very well. And it would give needed name recognition for another presidential run in the future.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:41 PM

36. I can get behind that.

 

Thanks for posting.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:44 PM

39. I'll vote for the misogynist if he wins the primary.

 

(that too, is Bloomberg.)
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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:45 PM

40. good

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:52 PM

43. K&R

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:57 PM

44. It will take 1 or 2 more positive polls

 

For Bloomberg to be on the debate stage where he will not be encumbered by the pussy footing of the other candidates.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 12:58 PM

45. Fool me once shame on you

 

Fool me twice shame on me
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:01 PM

46. I remember when Bloomberg first entered the race

 

people thought he was trash, no one would support him, nobody wants another out of touch billionaire.

Now he's getting more support than Biden lol.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:12 PM

49. Bloomberg spent 3 million to help Republican Rick Snyder of Michigan. Flint water crisis...

 

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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #49)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:23 PM

56. I'm not shocked a Sanders supporter doesn't like Bloomberg

 

Bloomberg stands in Bernie's way.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #56)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:28 PM

59. I, on the other hand, am completely shocked that any Democrat could like him.

 

Billionaires stand in the way of Democrats actually working for the people.
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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #59)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:30 PM

62. OMG !

 

Quoting Sanders and Warren,
to attack Bloomberg?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #62)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:45 PM

69. Quoting myself, thanks...been saying it for 30+ years.

 

And if fact-based opinions are "attacks", perhaps the candidate has some unsavory history....
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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #59)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:19 PM

74. Bernie people are shocked by anyone

 

who would support anyone not named Bernie.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #56)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:30 PM

63. I understand you don't like Bernie.

 

But maybe stop for a second and take a good long look at what you just did here.
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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #63)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:32 PM

64. "take a good long look at what you just did here"

 

I posted Bloomberg's positions.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #64)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:36 PM

65. Doubling down on poisoned kids.

 

There's a winning strategy.
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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #65)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:42 PM

67. "A winning position?

 

Let's see who's still running after Super Tuesday.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #67)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:54 PM

84. I'm not talking about the candidates.

 

I don't expect much critical self reflection from them, Bloomberg least of all. I do, however, expect better of my fellow rank-and-file Democrats.
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Response to Indepatriot (Reply #49)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:26 PM

58. Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrat

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/us/politics/mike-bloomberg-democrats-election.html
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Response to Kaleva (Reply #58)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:36 PM

78. That's nothing with all of those races

 

Why not 5 billion?
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Response to Polybius (Reply #78)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:20 PM

89. Remind me how much $$ has Warren spent on down ticket candidates?

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #89)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:23 PM

91. my guess is about the same amount as Bloomberg spent on misogyny.

 

(since we're now obviously reduced to asking questions predicated on false-equivalencies to maintain our pretense of self-righteousness)
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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #91)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:26 PM

93. "misogyny"

 

That attack isn't getting any traction.

move on

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #91)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:59 PM

103. I need more info on Bloomberg and misogyny

 

I've paid no attention to him until today. I keep seeing this.
I'm seeing Bloomberg/Klobuchar as a statement of anti-misogyny (among other things)--but need to research this.
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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #103)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:30 PM

111. Here's an article that covers the basics pretty well:

 

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bloombergs-sexist-remarks-fostered-company-culture-degraded-women/story?id=67744180
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #111)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:35 PM

115. Thank you!

 

This is sickening and he has this in common with Trump if all of it is true. (Unlike billionaire, which he is and DT is not.)
He has woken up and repented on other things.
Could he on this?
Woman for VP would be a really good indication that he could.
That is how much I believe we need to WIN this.
(Who am I and what did I do with Lulukc? I have finally snapped. It was Vindman.)
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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #115)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:41 PM

117. His campaign did apologize for them prior to his announcement.

 

Whether that will be enough or if he'll need to further clarify remains to be seen. I'm sure they'll come up if he attends at least one of the debates or a town hall.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/us/politics/michael-bloomberg-women.html
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #89)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:25 PM

92. She doesn't have 50 billion

 

Bloomberg does.
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Response to Polybius (Reply #92)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:27 PM

94. How much has Warren spent on down ticket candidates?

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #94)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:44 PM

95. She's already a Senator

 

Let non-elected citizens spend.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:22 PM

55. That last link is really the big one for me.

 

I have trust issues around that item. But it's nice to see he's started apologizing for it.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 01:43 PM

68. He also contributed a ton of money to GW and almost personally funded Pat Toomey - R.

 

This is why I still don't trust the man. However, I do like the messages he's running on tv for the most part.

Also - if he gets the D nomination - I will 100% vote for him and even do GOTV efforts with FL Democratic party to help him win. He's not pure evil like his opponent, so that's good enough for me this time.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:17 PM

73. .....My Philosophy.....

 

.....for president 2020......VOTE....BLUE....NO....MATTER....WHO !!!!
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 02:46 PM

82. Yeah but where is his apology for his ...

 

sugary soda cap rule that was later over turned. He forced me to buy two soda drinks instead of one.

I'm only kidding.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:03 PM

87. are these the plagiarized ones?

 

MIKE BLOOMBERG’S PRESIDENTIAL campaign plagiarized portions of its plans for maternal health, LGBTQ equality, the economy, tax policy, infrastructure, and mental health from research publications, media outlets, and a number of nonprofit, educational, and policy groups.

The Intercept found that exact passages from at least eight Bloomberg plans or accompanying fact sheets were direct copies of material from media outlets including CNN, Time, and CBS, a research center at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the American Medical Association, Everytown for Gun Safety, Building America’s Future Educational Fund, and other organizations. Bloomberg co-founded Everytown for Gun Safety, a political organization focused on gun control, and Building America’s Future Educational Fund, a nonprofit working on infrastructure investment and reform, and has chaired them in the past, and he was listed as a co-author on the educational fund’s reports. He is not clearly affiliated with the other sources. The plagiarized sections ranged in length from entire paragraphs to individual sentences and fragments in documents that were between five and 14 pages long.

On Wednesday afternoon, The Intercept sent a detailed query to the Bloomberg campaign. By Thursday morning, one of the plans was completely taken down, while others were changed. Asked about the plan that was removed, spokesperson Julie Wood said the campaign would notify The Intercept when it was posted again.

The Bloomberg campaign did not deny the plagiarism. In a statement, the campaign said, “Much of what you flagged were fact sheets that went out via MailChimp” — an online newsletter service — “which doesn’t support footnote formatting. When we announce policy platforms, we put together detailed fact sheets with context and supporting background, so that reporters understand the problem we’re trying to solve with our policy. For sourcing, we often look to the organizations that Mike has led or worked with in the past, like the City of New York and Building America’s Future. We have since added citations and links to these documents.”

https://theintercept.com/2020/02/06/mike-bloomberg-campaign-plagiarization/

also, if you visit the link, there are side-by-side comparisons of the original source and Bloomberg's positions.

another thing: the MailChimp excuse doesn't cut it. We don't do footnotes anymore, we do MLA and APA, which are easy to document in MailChimp.
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Response to NJCher (Reply #87)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 03:22 PM

90. Bernie bros slinging mud again

 

Those attacks were already proven false.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #90)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:30 PM

110. No they weren't

 

If you have a link, post it.

The link I posted absolutely shows that Bloomberg plagiarized.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 04:37 PM

100. Keeping an open mind. How will he deal with old white guy wall street criminals? n/t

 

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:15 PM

105. This may be Bloomberg "now"

 

But it sure wasn’t when he was mayor - guess he changed, right? Amazing how all those little gifts are doable all of a sudden, but Bernie’s ideas are pie in the sky..
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Response to choie (Reply #105)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:23 PM

108. He's been donating to charities, causes, and Johns Hopkins for decades.

 

Including while he was mayor, most notably donating $350 million to Johns Hopkins in 2013.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomberg_Philanthropies
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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #108)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:44 PM

113. what does that have to do with

 

policy and how he's going to govern? Does it mean he won't touch Social Security? Does it mean that our tax money will go to pay for safety net programs? No, it doesn't mean that at all.
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Response to choie (Reply #113)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 07:18 PM

118. Your assertion was that he did none of this when he was mayor.

 

"But it sure wasn’t when he was mayor - guess he changed, right? Amazing how all those little gifts are doable all of a sudden"

The "little gifts" aren't "sudden" -- they've been going on for decades, including during his time as mayor.

He pledged to donate his fortune to charity in 2010, right in the middle of his tenure as mayor. He'd already donated hundreds of millions to charities prior and has donated billions since.

This is nothing new. He's not doing this because he's running for president. The stuff in the OP is no different from what he's been doing for 20 years or more.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052748704017904575409713589040490
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:21 PM

107. One thing about Bloomberg compared to Trump.

 

It would be nice to have a president who actually does work again.
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Response to ooky (Reply #107)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 06:36 PM

116. Amen to that.

 

Oh, how refreshing it would be. (Any of the top six would, now that I think about it.)
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 10, 2020, 05:43 PM

112. Best of all, no one can call him a "socialist"

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #112)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 02:25 AM

120. no because he is a republican

 

geesh
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #120)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 06:53 AM

121. Hasn't been a Republican since 2007.

 

And since he spent tens of millions on Democratic causes and candidates in 2018, calling him one now would be a bit disingenuous.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #121)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 07:39 PM

122. he was still supporting repug gov in 2014

 

the jerk from mich that screwed ovr flint

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/12/bloomberg-snyder-reelection/18915445/?fbclid=IwAR2t1uZidL_DiLKUOYgk-YqEII55VvQjiHrY75sd0xjzxXKkBzxM3rOC6Qs


him spending tens of millions is like me spending 50 bucks ...means nothing
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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