Bloomberg: Obama Has Broken Campaign Promises

Says Commander-In-Chief Needs More Business In Inner Circle

NEW YORK (AP/ 1010 WINS/ WCBS 880) — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg normally shies away from criticizing the president.


1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reports

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports on Bloomberg’s advice for Obama

In an interview in December’s issue of GQ Magazine, Bloomberg said that President Barack Obama has broken campaign promises and needs better advisers.

“He campaigns, ‘I’m gonna do A,’ and then he doesn’t do it. Now he’s pissed off the supporters and the opponents,” the mayor told GQ.

 The White House declined to comment Thursday.

When asked about the comments Thursday, Bloomberg told 1010 WINS’ Senior Correspondent Stan Brooks, “Oh I think we can all use better advisers. I can use some, too.”

The mayor did not elaborate on which promises he believes Obama has broken. Bloomberg also said, as he has in the past, that he does not intend to run for president “or any other office.”

“One of the things that I’ve urged the president to do is to get some business people in his close tight circle,” Bloomberg said. “One of the president’s jobs is to promote American business around the world, sell our products around the world, get people from around the world to come and invest here.”

Bloomberg also had a surprise message for his own aides Thursday.

Last month, fellow media mogul and fellow billionaire Rupert Murdoch told the Australian Financial Review that Bloomberg told him Obama was “The most arrogant man” he’s ever met.

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  • Tim Jung

    Obama has done more damage to this country than any other President in history. In 2 years Obama has spent more than any other President in history has in 4 years. Obama has increased the national in 2 years more than any other President did in 4 years. Obama has increased the debt 40% more in 2 years than Bush did in 4 years.

    Broken promise No. 1: ‘Sunlight Before Signing’
    Broken promise No. 2: Capital gains tax elimination for startup & small biz
    Broken promise No. 3: New American jobs tax credit
    Broken promise No. 4: Hiatus on 401(k) penalties
    Broken promise No. 5: ‘No jobs for lobbyists’
    Broken promise No. 6: Earmark reform
    Broken promise No. 7: Bring troops home in 16 months
    Broken promise No. 8: Sign ‘Freedom of Choice Act’
    Broken promise No. 9: $4,000 college credit
    Broken promise No. 10: Government Transparency
    Broken promise No. 11: Executive signing statements added to laws
    Broken promise No. 12: Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers
    Broken promise No. 13: Expand the child and dependent care credit
    Broken promise No. 14: End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000
    Broken promise No. 15: End no-bid contracts above $25,000
    Broken promise No. 16: Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes
    Broken promise No. 17: Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners
    Broken promise No. 18: Allow imported prescription drugs
    Broken promise No. 19: Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives
    Broken promise No. 20: Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts.
    Broken promise No. 21: Double the Peace Corps
    Broken promise No. 22: Allow five days of public comment before signing bills
    Broken promise No. 23: Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials
    Broken promise No. 25: Double funding for after school programs
    Broken promise No. 26: Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws
    Broken promise No. 27: Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage
    Broken promise No. 28: Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council
    Broken promise No. 29: Support human mission to moon by 2020
    Broken promise No. 30: Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit
    Broken promise No. 31: Give annual “State of the World” address
    Broken promise No. 32: Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels

    We don’t need more of this from someone who was just a simple activist and community organizer.

  • Teacher

    Please don’t call one of the most successful people in the world an idiot and then fail to have even a basic mastery of the written language. The following is a short list of the reason this post should be completely disregarded as the ramblings of a moron:

    Failure to use a comma after an introductory clause
    Using pronouns without a clear antecedent
    Capitalizing the word “money” as if it were a proper noun
    Improper use of ellipses
    Failure to capitalize “Bloomberg”
    Spelling the word “hiking” incorrectly — That’s a tough one, I know
    Spelling the word “every” incorrectly
    Failure to hyphenate “middle-class”
    Failure to use a question mark at the conclusion of a question
    Using the word “forgot” when the word “forgotten” was correct — Verb tense kids, it’s important
    Using a comma when you clearly wanted an exclamation point after the word “Idiot.” Or, if the comma is what you wanted, don’t capitalize the word “Look”
    Failure to use any sort of punctuation between the words “post” and “his” in the concluding sentence

    So, I’ll paraphrase you to conclude this post. Idiot! Look in the mirror before you call someone an idiot.

    • Thomas Jefferson

      Unable to see the forest for the trees, Teacher? What if this fella hadn’t forgotten to list the promised closing of Gitmo. “Teacher” would’ve paddled him for mis-appropriating a non-approved abbreviation. So what if what he says is true.

      Further, what you did at the end wasn’t paraphrasing, it was merely name calling.

  • INJUN93



    WHY can t we all GET ALONG?????? CHILL OUT

    • INJUN93


  • Lex Fenwick

    People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stomes. I remember Blomber thought the 2 term limit was there for a reason and that he would never consider a third term. Talk about arrogant.

    • INJUN93


  • midi-man

    Bloomberg should be half the man Obama is. He has done more for the unemployed and middle class than Bloomberg. In fact he wants to get more Money from him not the average Joe.. Unlike bloomberg who keeps hikeing ever tax under the sun on the middle class and unemployed.

    Hey Blommy where is the 3 million you promised to get from the MTA when they went on strike have you forgot that promise. Idiot, Look in the mirror before you accuse people.

    Also I agree with the other post his 3x term is by his bid not ours.

  • christine

    OBAMA….not keep a promise…..naaahhhh….not that fine young man…..
    thank you all who got on the bus outside the church just to vote for a man named obama and whos views you knew NOTHING

  • c smith

    They are all a joke and we are not laughing. They made the mess and we have to suffer with higher taxes and less services. It is the best country in the world but we have very selfish leaders. Me, me, me and the heck with you

  • Mr. Chuzzlewit

    Pot meets kettle, hilarity ensues.

  • flash gordon

    Obama the most arrogant man Bloomberg has ever met? You bet, just take a look how Obama dictatorially push through the healthcare bill, and that says it all!

  • JNYer

    I can’t wait to vote for Obama again!!

  • good2all

    but it’s politics…

  • mills

    That they may all be one” John 17:21

    Jesus walked on the earth in perfect unity with his Father’s will. He did whatever he saw the Father doing and he destroyed the works of the enemy everywhere he ministered. He was God made flesh. Can it get any better than that? Yet, Jesus prayed a prayer at the end of his earthly life that has yet to be answered.

    At his last supper with his disciples he prayed a prayer for all who would believe in him: “that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us; that the world may believe that Thou didst send Me.” (John 17:21)

    It would seem that in the very beginning of the church there was that unity Jesus prayed for. As they waited for the Holy Spirit to fall on Pentecost, Acts 1:14 tells us: “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.” However, before the rest of the New Testament books were written, we hear of lots of factions and divisions and doctrinal arguments. Letters to the different churches were often written to address conflicts.

  • Josh

    Although there is legitimate criticism to President Obama’s first 2 years in office, I do not respect any criticism coming from the person who swore they would abide by term limits, then went around the voting public to get himself on the ballot for a 3rd term. More people voted for term limits (3X) than voted in any election for Bloomberg. His commentary is as important as the floor’s.

  • The Truth

    OMG they won’t post my posting. Welcome to NAZI America! Bloomberg not bad. Obama for the most part a failure. A pink poodle had more bite. Palin is dumber that Forrest Gump. Better go before I get zero’ed off

  • Harold Jones

    Bloomy is crazy

    He’s broken more pledges in his 2, er correct that 3, terms than President Obama. He just wants the publicity on the back of some one else.

  • Stephen Perlo

    Worst of all has been Obama’s lack of leadership.
    He has allowed the opposition to define his agenda and has been incredibly naive in thinking that the Republicans would be willing to work with him.
    He has been unable to get his message across to most Americans.
    Such promise he had given us has faded to disappointment!

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