Billionaire Bloomberg will face opponents on debate stage in Las VegasDemocratic rules were changed, opening door to former NY mayor’s participationBloomberg facing criticism over past policies and alleged commentsHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 3.38pm GMT Hours after qualifying for the next debate, Michael Bloomberg released a set of proposals aimed at reforming the criminal justice system.The billionaire former mayor of New York is calling for a $22.5 billion investment to cut the US prison population in half by 2030. Bloomberg is also proposing spending $1 billion on programs for young men of color. Related: Bernie Sanders calls Mike Bloomberg’s stop-and-frisk policy racist 3.13pm GMT With Michael Bloomberg climbing in the polls, the billionaire candidate’s campaign is going on the offensive against frontrunner Bernie Sanders. Bloomberg’s campaign manager suggested the opposition research on Sanders would be “disqualifying”:The opposition research on @BernieSanders could fill @realDonaldTrump’s empty Foxconn facility in Wisconsin.
It is very damaging, perhaps even disqualifying.Your boss @MikeBloomberg literally backed the Iraq War, endorsed Bush, pushed Social Security cuts, opposed raising min wage, vetoed a living wage law, and promoted a stop and frisk program that terrorized communities of color https://t.co/Q9OtUMSH6H Continue reading…
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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington (now), Paul Owen (earlier)
Publish date : 2020-02-18 15:38:24
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