Is Michael Bloomberg the worst mayor in US history?

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  1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    Is Michael Bloomberg the worst mayor in US history?

    I mean in large cities, of course, as a Michael Bloomberg in a small city couldn't do much harm.

  2. Jeff Gamble profile image73
    Jeff Gambleposted 5 years ago

    The Federation of American Bubble Wrap Manufacturers doesn't think so. In fact, they praised Bloomberg's decision to install automatic bubble wrap dispensers at all NYC subway stations, providing riders with the much needed ability to protect themselves against accidental bumping while riding the trains. (Plus, being a native Bostonian, I have no issue with NYC'ers being illiterate.)

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Jeff.....I think I love you.

    2. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      AHA!  Caught you, my boy toy....professing your love to another.  How could you, after all we've been through?  I'm devastated...or is that  overstated?  or nauseated?  I'm missing ALL of my hub loves! yes, I confess.I cheat on you too, Wessie-poo.

    3. Jeff Gamble profile image73
      Jeff Gambleposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right back at ya W, in a Big Tex sort of way of course

    4. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this


      These San Fran liberals sent me my "final warning" email today!  I miss you too.  I might comment friend's hubs here, and return my comments...but other than finishing what I've got started...I've got to dump this website.

  3. gmwilliams profile image81
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    Next to the worst..............Mayor Rudy Giuliani was the worst mayor.   He divided the city among racial lines.   During Mayor Giuliani's tutelage, there was massive police brutality especially towards men of color.    The New York City public school system especially in the Black and Latino neighborhoods were abysmal to say the least.   Black and Latino children in the New York City public school system receive an inferior education compared to children in the more affluent New York neighborhoods.    However, the teachers are not the only ones to be faulted, many of the parents of these Black and Latino children are not active and involved regarding their children's education.   They believe that their children's education is the sole responsibility of the teachers, not them.   In order for the public schools in the inner city neighborhoods to be more educationally effective for their children, these parents must be more involved and proactive. 

    Let me not digress.  Mayor Bloomberg is somewhat removed and clearly does not have the priorities in correct order.   His main concerns should be to devise methodologies as to how to improve and revitalize the current educational system so that 95% of the high school graduates are literate and college prepared.   Also, there should be more concentration in creating viable ways of employment and decreasing housing costs.   Sadly, Mayor Bloomberg does have his values completely askewed.   Stop concentrating on the less significant issues and concentrate more on issues such as education, jobs, housing, and eliminating the homeless situation.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How much longer does NYC have to put up with that guy?  Can he be elected again?

    2. gmwilliams profile image81
      gmwilliamsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      /weismann, he was supposed to be in office for 2 terms.Regarding the 3rd term, there was a running mate, a lesser known school board member whom I voted for.However, Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire, used his money, influence, and was elected a 3rd term.

  4. LandmarkWealth profile image79
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    Growing up in NY my whole life. No...he's not.  But he is getting there.  I would have to say it was David Dinkins.  During the Dinkin's adminstration, at one point the city averaged about 8 homicides a day.  It was total chaos.  Times square was riddled with prostitutes and peep shows.  The subways were like a war zone covered in grafitti with constant muggings, rapes, assaults and murders.. The city was extremely unsafe in areas that today are once again popular tourist attractions. The Guliani administration greatly cracked down on the crime in the city.  He helped bring in some major investment dollars to areas like time square from companies like Disney that totally revitalized key areas of the city.  Today, while NY certainly still has it's dangerous areas like any big city, it is actually one of the overall safest cities in the country.  Yet the Dinkins era was one of near total lawlessness.  One where race hustlers like Mason, Maddox, and Sharpton ran wild.

  5. Angela Blair profile image76
    Angela Blairposted 5 years ago

    I can't truthfully answer the question as I live in a very small town BUT. . . I do know one thing. If this jerk were mayor in my little town he'd get his pink slip and final paycheck at the end of his first week of work when he tried to outlaw big soda pop! We have a little food bank that helps support our poor and when this idiot began measuring salt and fat some of our city fathers would definitely pay him a visit and explain what "starvation" means. He's so far short of common sense I don't even think he could get elected by us "country people" as dog catcher -- we think more of our critters than that! Good Question!

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