Mike Bloomberg’s $20 million dollar Southampton mansion was the site of a protest on July 2nd, as more than 100 taxi drivers and 100 other leftist protestors voiced their anger and their demands outside the gates of his home.
The protestors were angry about Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that there would be a 20% cut in funding for schools, hospitals, and housing. The angry mob marched into the ritzy Southampton neighborhood to tell New York’s 118 billionaires to make up the state’s budget shortfall.
The crowd of angry marchers carried plastic pitchforks and shouted, “Tax the rich, not the poor!”
Why taxi drivers?
The taxi-cab drivers pay exorbitant licensing fees for their medallions, but with the Corona scare and state-wide lock downs, their income all but dried up for months—while their fees remained static.
Safe Behind His Armed Security Team
But Bloomberg was not in any danger. After all, he has an entire team of armed security.
The guy who funds Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety and more wasn’t afraid of 200 angry protestors because he had men with guns around him.
And at the end of the day, all his rhetoric and fake talking points aside, the rich old leftist knows that guns are essential for personal safety.
The New York Times reported on his security detail when Bloomberg was Mayor, saying:
“The mayor also takes along a police detail when he travels, flying two officers on his private plane and paying as much as $400 a night to put them up at a hotel near his house; the city pays their wages while they are there, as it does whether Mr. Bloomberg is New York or not. Guns are largely forbidden in Bermuda — even most police officers do not use them — but the mayor’s guards have special permission to carry weapons. A spokesman for the Police Department declined to comment.”
Young Leftists Devour The Hand That Feeds Them
Far left politicians have steadily radicalized their base against the values of American conservatives. Unfortunately for them – and all of us – the mob has learned the lesson well. Nobody is ‘woke’ enough’ nobody can grovel low enough. And nobody on the Left will stop them – no matter which building or statue or citizens they attack.
By teaching America’s youth to hate America – and thus vote left to transform it into a ‘better, fairer, more equal’ society — they have unwittingly created their own worst enemy.
Instead of recognizing that the government is too big, taxes are too high, and regulations too stiff, they want to go after rich private citizens.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg’s bodyguards – who were taxpayer funded back when he was the mayor of New York City – are still there. And we would bet money that they’re making more in a year than any of the people in the crowd of angry demonstrators!
As for the rest of us, it goes without saying that the left talks out both sides of their mouth, and Bloomberg is the king of that two-minded crowd. For average Americans, a handgun on their person is the difference between being a free American and being at the mercy of the mob.