Mon, Jun 4, 2012
deBlasio Ethics Questioned Again
New York City Public Advocate Bill deBlasio is opposed to the City plan that would allow Livery cabs to pick up passengers in the outer-boros where yellow cabs can be scarce. deBlasio has gone so far as to file a law suit to block the plan. Bill deBlasio doesn’t care about whether folks in Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx have access to taxi-service. What he does care about are campaign contributions for his 2013 campaign for mayor. DeBlasio has taken in a whopping $76,000 from people affiliated with the yellow-cab industry, who opposes the outer-borough plan, with most of the contributions made since last November.
It raises again the question of whether Bill deBlasio has the integrity to be mayor. DeBlasio was first elected Pubic Advocate thru a campaign finance scam in which public sector unions subsidized DeBlasio’s campaign illegally by providing him campaign services at deeply discounted rates through their front organization, the Working Families Party and the WFP’s Field and Data services. The Staten Island District Attorney put an end to the practice and Field and Data was disbanded.
While serving as a New York City Councilman it was revealed that deBlasio had a lobbying contract with the New York Working Families Party ( WFP) DeBlasio failed to publically disclose the contract or the $10,000 that was paid to him by the WFP. How can you be an elected official and a lobbyist at the same time ?
We’ve got to keep an eye on Bill DeBlasio.