As Mayor of New York City, billionaire Michael Bloomberg was the quintessential statist.
Even though he ran as Republican, the ‘stop and frisker’ was more of a neocon than libertarian. He’s also very pro-abortion, pro illegal immigration, and pro-taxes. He’s known for creating a lot of rules and regulations. He wanted to ban salt at restaurants and Big Gulp sodas at fast food restaurants. He is for gun control and had banned smoking in public places. Bloomberg said government was ‘a force for good.’ Notice the word ‘force.’ Government is force, and like many tyrants, Bloomberg gets to decide what is good for us. The billionaire switched parties and became a Democrat, which is more in alignment with his views. That is, they all love a big, bloated, and meddlesome government that forces citizens to do their bidding.
His main passion: doing something about ‘climate change.’ Washington Governor Jay Inslee also made that the number 1 priority in his campaign. He’s already dropped out. Americans don’t want globalism or a carbon tax.