April 29, 2009

The NY Post is shocked, shocked to find that donations are going on in here!

The New York Post is playing to a double standard this week in counting up donations from UFT to state politicians. Not only is there no examination of donations from others (Hi, Mayor Bloomberg and allies!), but one of the UFT's adversaries in mayoral-control politics is Democrats for Education Reform, which prides itself on getting down in the dirt and political.

So for the 37 Big Apple adult citizens who are not yet aware that there is shmuts in the big city, I have news for you: people donate to political campaigns. Organizations donate to politicians. If you don't have public financing of campaigns, you either have to have donations or all your major politicians will be billionaires. Well, maybe not all of them. Just your mayor.

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Tags: Joel Klein, mayoral control, Michael Bloomberg
Posted in Education policy on April 29, 2009 9:35 AM |