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Mayor makes sense

April 11, 2013 - John D'Agostino
Here's what New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said regarding those who have a lifetime of public service in the election arena:

"The system is broken," he told WOR radio on April 5.

"It's like the school system. It's designed for the people that work there and not the people they're supposed to help.

"I have lots of friends who'd love to do public service — and when they look at this bloodsport of destroying people's lives and going after totally irrelevant things and trying to embarrass them because it gives them a good headline — they say why should I go into public service?

"And so you don’t get people that have knowledge. The average legislator who has to make policy on things that influence our lives, our kids' lives, our future — would they ever get a job in the public sector making policy on big things? No. Not a chance.

"And yet those are the ones we keep re-electing. You've got to ask yourself why."

Unfortunately, we cannot get a local mayor or representative to tell it like Bloomberg will. Our representatives, instead, want the job with little power that is obviously too much for them to handle.


Article Comments



Apr-12-13 3:50 PM

I agree w/the mayor's assessment on what's wrong with our political system.

A true public servant is hard to find, w/the exception of military enlistees, Peace Corps volunteers, religious officials, etc.


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