Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Bloomberg spent loads on donuts & pizza

From the Daily News:

Mayor Bloomberg's $102.1 million campaign for a third term was powered by pricey ads and consultants - and fueled by lots of pizza and coffee, spending records show.

Bloomberg, whose fortune is estimated at $17 billion, easily broke his own record for spending personal cash to get elected.

From Oct. 20 to Nov. 26, he spent $18.7 million - and more than $12 million of it went to ad makers Squier Knapp Dunn for creating ads and buying TV air time.

That outlay would cover first-semester tuition for about 8,000 students at Borough of Manhattan Community College (or for 319 freshmen at Bloomberg's alma mater, Johns Hopkins).

The reports show visits to some upscale joints, but pizza and Dunkin' Donuts fare were definitely Team Bloomberg staples.

The total paid to pizza places during that period was more than $17,000 - enough to pay a minimum-wage worker for 310 days or buy 5,556 gallons of milk.


Wait...I thought fast food high in saturated fat was bad...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like Bloomberg cares about saturated fat, or the economy in NYC for that matter unless it involves boosting some new buildings up as soon as possible.
He spends like a hedge fund banker with a new bonus check that they didnt deserve.

primadonna said...

Hopefully the fat in those doughnuts and pizza clogs his arteries sooner rather than later.

Anonymous said...

He didn't eat this crap. But he probably fed it to interns and minimum wage kids doing work for him.

He's a millionaire. He didn't get there by giving money away.

Queens Crapper said...

Actually, it's been well documented that he does eat that crap.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing wrong with eating crap as long as it is done in moderation and you are active or do so exercise.

Adolf Bloomhitler said...

Eat me!