Skip to comments.Mayor Bloomberg: Government Shutdown Threat Makes Us "Look Like A Third World Country"
Posted on 09/30/2013 3:36:09 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
Mayor Bloomberg said Congress is making the United States look like a third world country by threatening to shut down the government this week. DSC_5290.JPG This is an outrage. They cannot hold the country hostage. This is just plain and simple politics, Bloomberg said in response to questions about the impending shutdown Monday morning.
This is going to be devastating to all of Washington. Its devastating to this country, he said. We look like a third world country. Its going to hurt our economy. It leaves businesses up in the air in terms of making investments.
Bloomberg said that while Obamacare isnt a perfect bill, it passed fair and square and should be implemented.
Weve for a long time had an enormous problem with healthcare. Its going to bankrupt us unless we figure out a ways to do something about it, he said. I dont know that this is the perfect bill. It was written by committee. I would have done some things differently. But at this point, it was passed by a majority and we should put it in and see if it works.
He singled out the health insurance exchanges set to start this week as a promising part of the bill.
What has to happen here is the public has got to call their senators and congressman and say you just cannot do this. We will not tolerate this and will make you pay the price at the polls, he said.
If you want to have an ideological battle theres plenty of forums for that. And theres plenty of things that probably could use reform and there probably are things that we could spend less on, but you dont do it by paralyzing the government, Bloomberg said.
And in terms of the healthcare thing, you had a chance to vote against it. The public wanted it. Now I think weve gone so far down the road it would be a sin not to try it and see whether it works, and if it works, great, if it doesnt, you can always fix it.
While blasting the possibility of a shutdown, Bloomberg downplayed the immediate impact it would have on city government.
At the beginning it really doesnt hurt us, he said, adding the pain would grow if a shut down stretched on. Weve talked to every one of our agencies to make sure to the extent possible we can either substitute for what the federal government is doing on a short term basis or learn to cope and figure out how to keep people in the city safe. So its not great for anybody.
Trying to mandate personal consumption of soft drinks and salt makes you look like a tin pot Caribbean dictator, Mayor Bloomingturd.
There. I fixed it.
NYC is run like a Turd world country.
Pray America is Waking Up
Who cares what this gun-grabbing midget has to say about anything?
Wish he would move to his house in Bermuda and stay there.
We are a third world country.
Don’t worry New York will be anyway once the Marxist gets elected Mayor.
In third world countries, they say, “this action makes us look like we are Americans”.