Another windbag New York billionaire
To the editor,
The Durango Herald Editorial Board’s endorsement of Michael Bloomberg is just plain wrong on so many levels. First of all, no real reasons for the endorsement are provided other than that he’s a rich, self-funding businessman. He’s so rich he can even buy the presidency! From the lack of cogent facts behind the endorsement, perhaps he bought the Durango Herald too.
Think that Bloomberg is somehow a better person than our current New York billionaire president? Wrong! This is the man who told a female employee who had just announced her pregnancy to “kill it;” who boasted about having a “girlfriend in every city;” and of the computer terminal that made him a billionaire, “It will do everything, including give you (oral sex). I guess that puts a lot of you girls out of business.” Bloomberg LP has fielded nearly 40 sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits in the past few decades, many naming Bloomberg himself.
As mayor of New York, Bloomberg oversaw and expanded the unconstitutional and racist “stop and frisk” program. As the main financial backer behind Everytown for Gun Safety, Bloomberg has continued his assault on the constitutional right to bear arms. Speaking in 2018 to his Washington cronies, he remarked that raising taxes on the poor was a “good thing” and that taking money from the rich was a bigger problem than income inequality.
Thankfully, Wall Street values are not Colorado values, and I think that the vast majority of my fellow Coloradans are intelligent enough to see that Bloomberg is not the president we need. I am sorry the Herald Editorial Board are not among them.
– Lukas Lerner, Durango