Skip to comments.Cost of Being Mayor? $650 Million, if He’s Rich
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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Well, at least he didn’t give them sodas bigger than 16 oz. drinks. We can’t have that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bloomy had his staff on a very high carb diet, likely to lead to diabetes, heart disease and obesity.