You know you’re a winner when you draw attacks from all the candidates. Everyone came to destroy Mike and it didn’t happen. Everyone wanted him to lose his cool. He didn’t do it. He was the grownup in the room. Mike Bloomberg presented himself as the leading alternative to Bernie Sanders. Everyone came to get under Mike’s skin, but instead, Mike got under Bernie’s. Mike delivered the line of the night to Senator Sanders when he said:
South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford announced his endorsement of Mike Bloomberg for president. In his endorsement, Rep. Rutherford cited Mike’s record and ability to beat Donald Trump behind his support.
U.S. Representative Pete Aguilar (CA-31) today endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, touting his commitment to making climate change a national priority, his plan to implement common-sense gun safety laws, and his sensible approach to working across the aisle to get things done.
New York Congresswoman (NY-17) and Chair of the House Appropriations Committee Nita Lowey endorsed Mike Bloomberg for president, lauding his proven leadership as Mayor, his support for vital progressive causes, his commitment to repair the United States’ reputation abroad, and a belief that Mike is this country’s best chance to beat President Donald Trump.
New Jersey Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, endorsed Mike Bloomberg for president today, praising his leadership and proven problem solving in both business and government, his pragmatic approach to working across divides to get things done, and his ambitious plans to address our country’s most pressing issues.
“You know you are a winner when you are drawing attacks from all the candidates. Everyone came to destroy Mike tonight. It didn’t happen. Everyone wanted him to lose his cool. He didn’t do it. He was the grownup in the room.
Mike Bloomberg’s plan is the most serious commitment of any candidate for president to addressing economic inequality in our country. As president, Mike will reverse the Trump tax rules that benefit the wealthy and undermine the middle class by raising $5 trillion to pay for public investments in health care, infrastructure, education, climate resilience and affordable housing.
Senator Bernie Sanders used to criticize the “millionaires and billionaires” — but now it’s just billionaires because he is a millionaire himself. He profited off of his books and chose not to donate those profits to charity.
The tax code is contributing to worsening inequality in the United States, and we need real-world solutions to close gaps in wealth and income. The wealth tax is difficult to implement, potentially unconstitutional, and unnecessary. Many countries have tried it, and most have gotten rid of it.
Mike Bloomberg has called redlining a disgrace of American history designed to keep Black Americans from gaining wealth. As Mayor, he advocated against predatory lending, and took several actions in the years preceding the mortgage crisis to protect vulnerable New Yorkers from predatory lenders and mortgage foreclosure.