"Michael Bloomberg's candidacy is bad news for democracy"

Michael Bloomberg, New York, November 17. YANA PASKOVA / AFP

CIs official: Michael Bloomberg is a candidate for the US presidential election. And that's bad news. Bloomberg, the man whose New York Times said, in 2013, that he had paid to be the mayor of New York. And who is preparing today to do the same to become President of the United States. President Philanthropist, happy to show the extent of his generosity, which will consist in spending up to $ 1 billion to defeat Donald Trump. And lose at the same time and the Democrats, and American democracy.

Democrats to begin with, the popular classes have been moving away in recent years, preferring in 2016 Trump vote to that of Clinton. Why ? Because the Democrats have left the redistributive ground for decades: they have abandoned the workers and stopped denouncing the excesses of Wall Street – just think of Hillary Clinton's speeches with Goldman Sachs and others Citibank.

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Policies to please those – the richest – who finance their election campaigns; because billionaires democrats are just as conservative on economic issues as their alter ego republicans, which led the party in power all too often to ignore the issue of the explosion of inequality.

The last two years had been a turning point

But from this point of view, the last two years had marked a turning point in the electoral strategy of the Democrats, turning in 2016 started by Bernie Sanders in campaign that refused all donations greater than 200 dollars, and publicized a few months ago by the an implacable demonstration of an Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, establishing in just five minutes in the political video most seen to date the corruption of American political life by the "dark money".

The arrival of a Bloomberg and all those millions. Millions he proudly wields in field weapon

By the beginning of 2019, the vast majority of Democratic primary candidates had pledged to refuse a number of political donations, at least from the fossil fuel sector or from lobbyists at the federal level. The Democratic National Committee, which heads the party at the national level, decided to promote the use of small donations by 2020, by giving a place to one of the two primary debates to all candidates who would have at least 65,000 donors, with at least 200 donors in each of the 20 states. A turning point for small donations that is particularly visible with the applications of Sanders and Warren (much more than with that of Biden).


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