Little man wanted to be king

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Spent a lot of money - imagine what could have happened if he spent it wisely instead of on narcissistic self-aggrandizement.
From The Hill:

Bloomberg spent over $900M on presidential campaign
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped more than $900 million on his presidential campaign, an eye-popping figure for a White House bid that lasted a little more than three months.

New filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) showed that Bloomberg, a billionaire who personally bankrolled his bid, spent $875,369,840.07 through the end of February. The campaign accrued debts of an additional $31,661,136.33.

Imagine how many charter schools could have been built. How many Voc-Tec training centers. Provide something good and tangible for his constituency instead of some vague idea of tyranny masquerading as benevolent despotism.

Andrew Carnegie built over 2,500 public libraries from 1883 through 1929 - many of these are still in operation. He was a plutocrat but he also understood the benefit to society of an educated populace.

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