Croesus-Democrat Michael Bloomberg, with a net worth of $55 billion, could pay the entire tab of the Democrats’ 2020 election effort if he wanted and notice no dent in his pocketbook.
Buying an election, so they say.
He’s doing something quite a bit sneakier: he’s buying a government. Seriously, in the manner of privateers of old, he’s offering “gifts” of “free” left-wing lawyers to state attorney general offices with the express purpose of undercutting President Trump on greenie regulations. Naturally, only Democrats among them accept.
According to the Daily Caller, which found the news on some New York University alumni booster brag sheet:
Bloomberg Philanthropies financed a group that is planting private attorneys into state attorneys general offices for the explicit purpose of pushing back against Trump’s regulatory rollbacks.
“What’s problematic is the arrangement through which a private organization or individual can promote an overtly political agenda by paying the salaries of government employees,” Indiana Attorney General (AG) Curtis Hill, a Republican, told the Daily Caller News Foundation, citing a common criticism of New York University’s State Energy and Environmental Impact Center (SEEIC).
Bloomberg’s philanthropy supported the center with a $6 million grant. The NYU School of Law launched the group in 2017 […]
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