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Cost of Being Mayor? $650 Million, if Hes Rich
New York Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | Michael Barbaro

Posted on 12/30/2013 1:55:25 PM PST by Biggirl

Michael R. Bloomberg loves tropical fish. So when he was elected mayor, he installed two giant aquariums in City Hall.The cost to him for having the tanks cleaned out every week for the past 12 years: around $62,400.

The mayor likes to nosh, too. So he paid to feed his staff daily a light breakfast (coffee, bagels, yogurt) and a modest lunch (tuna salad, PB&J, sliced fruit).

The bill for his entire mayoralty: about $890,000.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; cityhall; nyc
The cost of politics.
1 posted on 12/30/2013 1:55:26 PM PST by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Well, at least he didn’t give them sodas bigger than 16 oz. drinks. We can’t have that.


2 posted on 12/30/2013 1:58:19 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Biggirl

That had nothing to do with politics. The money was spent on things he would have spent on himself and his cronies no matter what job he was doing.


3 posted on 12/30/2013 2:00:25 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Biggirl

Well, say what you will about Bloomberg, but at least he is one politician that didn’t have his hand in anyone else’s pocket.


4 posted on 12/30/2013 2:02:50 PM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81

Concur. It was his own money, so who cares? Compare this to guys like Charlie Rangel and the others who scam taxpayers. Or how about the Obama who have probably spent at least this amount or more for their personal and extravagant vacations, courtesy of taxpayers.


5 posted on 12/30/2013 2:33:53 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Biggirl

This article is to pave the way for DeBlasio who has no money, is a “man of the people” and, I’m betting, will spend this kind of money on his staff after confiscating it from the tax payer.


6 posted on 12/30/2013 3:06:06 PM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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Bloomy had his staff on a very high carb diet, likely to lead to diabetes, heart disease and obesity.


7 posted on 12/30/2013 4:52:00 PM PST by StevieRay20
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