2011-06-03 / Letters

A Strong Foundation

In a recent newspaper article Mayor Moneybags, the beloved leader of our city, was portrayed as supplying bucks through his and his children’s foundations to different city agencies. What have you done through your foundations lately? The most troubling part of this revelation is the support of the foundations will be ongoing after the Mayor is long out of office. What this means is Mr. Bullypulpit can influence the many facets of government partially funded by his foundations even from the grave. This can be likened to a New York computer virus planted to affect computers in perpetuity.

It’s a wonderment how narcissistic one must be if he considers his input upon his adopted city so valuable as to never have the city spend another single day without it. Here’s a mayor who, through his extravagance with our money, especially in trying to equate public sector salaries with those in the private sector, has brought the city to its budgetary knees. Our economy, on life support, Mayor Mighty Mouse uses a part of his personal fortune to rescue us. What a guy!

How does the mayor’s foundation funding affect us? Running the city by proxy certainly obviates the mayor’s quest for a fourth term. The city also, so the news article stated, cannot overturn any of these contributory inroads the mayor has made in city governing. Think of it as the most virulent strain of virus worm. There must be a law passed by our city council to eliminate any outside contributions to city agencies by a family or a foundation so that we are not governed by big spenders not shouldering a bit of accountability. If contributors insist on financing NYC, their contributions should go into a city bank account from which the comptroller may draw to satisfy budgetary shortfalls, no strings attached. If my new proposed law, the Bloomberg Law, is drafted to render it retroactive accounting for the time immediately prior to the mayor’s foundations’ first contribution, at our next mayoral election when our city finally bids Bloomy good-bye, we can really mean it.

JOAN METTLER

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