My comment posted on Crain’s new york
Our founding fathers never allowed for the longevity and immense wealth with more multi-billionaires and mega millionaires as Americans are marrying, divorcing, inheriting fortunes and few like Bloomberg that actually made their own wealth. Therefore we need to limit how much a person can spend on their campaign because democracy is being distorted! I call NYC oligarch central and we have so many mini-Mike wannabes.
I wish we could have term limits for every part of government including senate and house of representatives down to community boards here in NYC where we are deprived of the voting for the people that supposedly represent our communities! The office of the President of the United States is limited to two terms as a standard for term limits...which mayor king Mike Bloomberg has seemed to forgotten about....the Presidency is the highest office at least in theory for America. I just made a new youtube "Mayor Bloomberg King of New York Part 2" to lampoon him. Youtube is my art and the mayor a muse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?
I posted 2 more comments on why I would never vote for Mike again even if he offered me 3 bil
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I forget to put my name Suzannah B. Troy. I voted for Mike Bloomberg twice because I believed in him. Little did I know that he and his mega millionaire socialite city planner would take what was left of the East Village and allow NYU to mega dorm it to death, allow Cooper Union and other greedy developers to make the the historic area look like a bad xerox of Dubai. If they had showed their plan for what was my home for the last quarter century, I would never have voted for him and if he offered me 3 billion dollars to for a third term, the answer is "NO!". Amanda Burden's green light for Cooper Union to supersize their little Science Building to lease it for 99 years by a subway stations so delipidated they leak and on rainy days the Village looks like Venice, Italy. The mayor and Burden pushed a tsunami of community crushing development on "old" New York's infrastructure and too many people have been displaced and I continue to worry for the people's very safety. Do the research and see how many infrastructure breaks and related problems we have had since the Bloomberg administration. Look at the state of the subways by these rapid sky piercing mirrored builds that reflect a history destroyed and communities city wide no longer welcome. Greed was the priority and I am surprised Columbia U., Cooper Union and NYU students do not protest the destruction of our community for an expansion that is dangerous and reckless. I did not see the mayor at one rally to fight eviction in the East Village/Lower East Side! Even the President of the United States, the highest office in America doesn't get to change the rules and run for three terms.
We need more limits and the end of "Wall Street" as part of this economic meltdown was proof and higher education expanding dangerously and recklessly here in NYC is proof these powerful real estate magnates with not for profit status need to capped and reigned in and city council who voted themselves a raise did not have the right to prevent New Yorkers from voting and yes or no term limits.
Abraham Lincoln, an excerpt from The Gettysburg Address:
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.