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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Says God Wants Him to Be Rich, Poor People to Starve

Posted by Paul Constant on Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Someone finally asked New York's outgoing mayor for his opinion on that New York Times story about the homeless girl named Dasani. His response?

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NY) went on the defensive when asked whether he was moved by the New York Times’ powerful series on a homeless family struggling to survive in New York City. Bloomberg defended his homelessness policies and claimed that 11-year-old Dasani, the star of the piece, ended up in dire straits due to bad luck.

“This kid was dealt a bad hand. I don’t know quite why. That’s just the way God works. Sometimes some of us are lucky and some of us are not,” he told Politicker, calling her plight “a sad situation.”

One of the richest men in New York, who also "happens" to be the mayor of New York, saying that God wanted him to be rich. That's right up there with "let them eat cake." I refuse to believe that Bloomberg, who is a very smart man, actually just throws up his hands and says "it's what God wants" when he's faced with a serious question about economics. He's just hiding behind God to avoid the question, and to deflect his responsibility in the matter.

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