Democratic politicos were smirking yesterday when Mitt Romney veered waaaayy off-message at the Iowa State Fair and proclaimed that taxes should not rise on corporations because, “corporations are people.”
Adding himself to the pile-on now is Public Advocate Bill de Blasio:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn’t say much this morning in response to news that two NYPD officers were acquitted of rape accusations leveled against them by a woman who said she was drunk and assaulted back in 2008.
Speaking on his weekly radio show, the mayor said the NYPD Commissioner, Ray Kelly “fired them right away,” referring to the two cops, who were found guilty of three counts of official misconduct for each time they returned to the woman’s East Village apartment that night.
“What we have to deal with is whatever the jury decided; that it” said the mayor.
Soon after, the mayor’s co-host, John Gambling, switched the conversation to charter schools.
Later on in the radio interview, Bloomberg was asked about the ticket-fixing scandal that prosecutors allege may involve dozens, if not hundreds, of police officers in the NYPD. “Ray Kelly is all over it,” said Bloomberg. “This is embarrassing to the greatest police department in the world.”
A City Councilman The Progressive Caucus of the New York City Council says the mayor’s administration is trying to “sabotage” a long-awaited Council hearing tomorrow about a controversial bill requiring a “living wage” for workers at projects that get public subsidies.
Councilman Brad Lander of Brooklyn The caucus said the Economic Development Corporation’s decision to release only the executive summary of their report late Monday night is “very suspicious timing.”
“This release came just a few days before a City Council hearing on the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, legislation that the study was clearly designed to discredit,”
said Lander the Caucus said in a statement, released by Councilman Brad Lander’s office. “The full study won’t even be released until this summer but the EDC couldn’t wait to try to sabotage the Council hearing and cast doubt on legislation that thousands of New Yorkers support.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened a public art exhibit this morning in Central Park by the jailed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei and delivered a forceful defense of free speech.
Real estate mogul turned Reality TV star Donald Trump has sent a statement to ABC News congratulating President Barack Obama for the killing of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
“I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job well done,” he said.
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