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Old 10-02-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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Hello,

A friendly Northern NJ neighbor wonders what you guys in NYC think of this.

Personally, I like Bloomberg... I think he could be good for the city. But the voters have spoken on term limits, twice...

What do those in NYC think?
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Morrisania, Bronx
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The best thing I liked about Bloomberg is the reforms in the school system. Here in the Bronx, most of our big high schools have been broken up into small schools where students are in smaller classes (meaning more individual attention from staff). Also, we have charter schools settling into the Southwest Bronx (primarily in Mott Haven, Morrisania, Hunts Point, and Highbridge) where there are longer school days, smaller class sizes, and a more rigid curriculum, with higher expectations.

This all results in more school pride for students as well as higher grades and achievement.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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I support term-limits, no matter how well a politician does. Can anymore image if Bush could get a third shot? Besides, I believe in a third term "jinx". Just ask Kotch what he thinks of a third term.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:34 PM
 
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help me figure this one since I'm not too smart:

"I believe in term limits once I can extend them anytime."

Is this the same as no term limits?
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:44 PM
 
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Are you implying that Bush did a good job? -_- Comparing Bush to Bloomberg is an insult. Not only has Bloomberg gained the necessary experience and succeeded in improving our political system, he also is an entreprenuer and one of the world's most successful finance experts that other experts turn to. It's obvious that with the current economic crisis that we are in now it would be a tremendous benefit for nyc to have someone like him. After all, we all know he's not doing it to get rich, his annual salary from the city is $1.00. =P
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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When did I compare Bush to Bloomberg? I simply stated that no politician should get a third term, no matter how popular, or unpopular they are. This is nothing more of a power grab for Bloomberg. To me, it seems that he is putting his image and legacy before the needs of New Yorkers. If he wants a thrid term, let the people decided. I'm sure over 60% will vote NO!
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:50 AM
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Why do the streets smell of garbage?

Doesn't Bloomberg care about a huge influx of mice, rats, roaches?

Why is Bloomberg pushing this stupid recycling?

Dump Bloomberg.

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Old 10-03-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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I think it's great. A mayor who does this job for $1 a year and is not in it for his own aggrandizement. I'd vote for him again in a flash.

And if you think the garbage is bad now, I guess you don't remember the nonsense that went on during Dinkins' four misguided years.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:42 AM
 
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I think it's great. A mayor who does this job for $1 a year and is not in it for his own aggrandizement.
That's delusional. Nothing could be further from the truth.

So what if he's rich enough to not need a mayoral salary? He's in the mayor's office SOLELY for his own aggrandizement.

Why else did he spend $100,000,000 to get elected?

Why else is he seeking to PERVERT democracy and turn the city into his perpetual MONARCHY?

EGO.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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That's delusional. Nothing could be further from the truth.

So what if he's rich enough to not need a mayoral salary? He's in the mayor's office SOLELY for his own aggrandizement.

Why else did he spend $100,000,000 to get elected?

Why else is he seeking to PERVERT democracy and turn the city into his perpetual MONARCHY?

EGO.

It's the height of arrogance, egotism, and self-delusional grandeur for any elected official in any jurisdiction in the USA to feel that he or she is indspensable to the functioning of that entity.

Regardless of how successful one has been in office, the will of the people must not be thwarted. In a city of eight million, do we suffer from such a paucity of qualified technocrats that we must extend the services of someone lest we all perish?

The matter of compensation is irrelevant. It's the idea that someone can feel that he is a messiah sent to save the poor souls of our city and thus can perpetuate his own glory at the expense of democratic norms that is appalling. Such a maneuver, unfortunately, can only serve to blemish the record of what has largely been a successful tenure in office.

Please, Mr. Mayor, we the citizens of NYC thank you for your good accomplishments. We also admire your keen business acumen and expertise. We do not envy your wealth or your personal achievemnts. That's what America is all about.

America, however, is also about honoring the wishes of the electorate.

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