Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg, Not Running, Spends $5.6M On Ads

NEW YORK (AP)Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he has no plans to seek office again. But he’s still spending millions of dollars of his own money on political advertising.

Financial disclosures released Friday show that Bloomberg spent $5.6 million on television ads, polling and direct mail in the weeks surrounding the passage of a state budget that met few of the mayor’s demands.

His administration said in March that the campaign-style TV ads touting his budget plan were meant to rebut critical advertising funded by unions representing teachers and municipal workers.

They also coincided with a decline in approval ratings as voters expressed their dissatisfaction with his handling of the budget and his administration’s clean-up following a December blizzard that shut down much of the city.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • DanTe

    Watch. There’ll be another “emergency” that will “require” he extend his term again. Just like Hitler did.

    Hitler and Bloomberg are the same person:

    Bloomberg and Hitler both unilaterally broke the law on term limits and extended their terms due to an “emergency”.

    Bloomberg and Hitler both like to dictate what healthy activity or food the peons need to do or eat. Hitler was a vegetarian too.

    Bloomberg and Hitler both have grand automobile/people mover plans. The Autoban and the massive lane changes in NYC.

    Bloomberg and Hitler both hates it when civilians are allowed to own guns. Gee, I wonder why they both like a helpless citizenry.

    Bloomberg and Hitler both use “emergencies” to increase their special police’s powers. NYC’s SS even perform overseas “investigations”, like NYC is a wholly separate little dictatoriate.

    Bloomberg and Hitler both just love to control how our youths are “educated”. And children were encouraged to report the teachers if they said the wrong thing.

    Bloomberg and Hitler people both wear monochrome colored shirts in a uniform manner. (While it’s true, this is placed here more so that the fascists can have something to respond to.)

    I wonder what “emergency” will occur for Bloomberg to break the term limit on the Presidency?

  • NYSmike

    Trying to spin his legacy or run for the White House. Hmmmm. Which is it King Bloomberg?

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