What’s the difference between Bill de Blasio and Bloomberg? Not much besides one having a son with an ugly afro. Hey kid, the 70s are over, go get a haircut you young Obama wannabe. And before anyone calls me racist, hair style is a choice, and there are white people with afros, dreadlocks, and all that garbage. Of course, Bill’s kid is not really my problem, this is:
NEW YORK — While mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg sent his police force after guns on the streets, launched sting operations against gun shows, and pumped millions of dollars of his own money into defeating gun control opponents at the polls.
His name is now uttered as a curse on right-wing talk radio. But Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio told HuffPost in an interview Friday that Bloomberg’s laudable approach on gun control was ultimately hampered by his politics.
“I think he’s been right on gun control, right on immigration reform and right on climate change. I think in several cases there was a sort of incompleteness to the approach,” de Blasio said.
“I think on gun control we have to go after the money supply to manufacturers of guns and ammunition,” he said, suggesting cutting off public pension investments to those companies so they can’t “fund the industry that then turns around and funds the NRA.”
De Blasio, the current public advocate, supported that divestment approach as a trustee of the city’s pension fund. The mayor’s office objected, stating that politics and pension planning shouldn’t mix, but ultimately lost the argument.
“We can implicitly say that is not the approach Michael Bloomberg likes to take, because he’s a free-marketeer,” de Blasio said. “He does not like to see government interfere in that fashion. So amen for what he did on gun control. I think we should go the next step.”
Marc Lavorgna, a city spokesman, said the mayor’s office was “not commenting on candidate proposals.”
Wow, so much BS from de Blasio, where do I begin?
1. Bloomberg is not a “free market guy,” he’s a crony-capitalist. I don’t expect a Marxist like de Blasio to understand that, but when you collide with government to make investments, when you seek public money to fund private projects, you’re a crony-capitalist which is synonym for socialist.
2. Less than 4% of the money the NRA gets comes from the gun industry. As The Atlanta, a liberal publication, reported “National Shooting Sports Foundation, the nation’s “other” gun lobby….This April, when Senator Mitch McConnell (the NRA’s single biggest recipient of campaign contributions) used procedural tactics to block an expanded background check bill, NRA Board member Adolphous Busch publicly resigned from the organization, saying the group “clearly places priority on the needs of gun and ammunition manufacturers while disregarding the opinions of [its] 4 million individual members.” The NSSF has no such conflicting constituencies—its 8000 members are gun and ammunition manufacturers and dealers.”
Now the NRA has 5 million members, multiply $35 times 5 million and you get a $175 million war chest, and that’s not counting additional contributions most members make every year.
You’re lucky you’re running for Mayor in New York City, that cesspool by the river may tolerate Marxist vermin like you, but in the rest of America, including towns in the State of New York, you are hated, you are despised. The only reason you’re winning is because New Yorkers hate liberty. I know that sounds funny, but that Statue of Liberty that France gave them is just a symbol. And the poem at her base by that dirty socialist Emma Lazarus, “give me your poor, your tired, yearning to breathe free” is just a call for welfare, an invitation to moochers and looters. A real Statue of Liberty would feature a lady holding a gun instead of a torch.
Chattanooga has no statue of Liberty, but here we are free. We don’t need three different recycling bins in our homes, we just call it garbage. We don’t have incomes taxes, you don’t have to jump through hoops to get a business license, and in spite of a few “gun-free zones” in tourist areas, we can open carry without a license. No rent control, no rubber rooms, no unions, no BS and no de Blasio.