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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Moskowitz Refuses To Give Back The Blood Money

From the Daily News:

Lawmakers slammed Success Academy charter boss Eva Moskowitz Wednesday for accepting an $8.5 million donation from controversial hedge fund manager John Paulson.

Paulson recently bought $120 million of Puerto Rico's debt and has developed a luxury retreat for wealthy Americans fleeing rising taxes in the U.S.

His critics say he is exploiting the island's recent economic troubles.

"You should not be living and making a profit off the bones of Puerto Rico," said New York State Sen. Gustavo Rivera. "This is blood money."

"It's important Eva Moskowitz stand up and say we don't take dirty money," said City Councilmember Antonio Reynoso.

More from Reynoso:
“Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are,” Mr. Reynoso said, quoting a popular Spanish proverb. “Right now, the message Eva Moskowitz is sending to us and the diaspora of Puerto Rico is that her friends are false, and they take advantage of the terrible financial policies in Puerto Rico that have crippled the residents and the citizens of Puerto Rico.”

Moskowitz's reply?

But Moskowitz dismissed the criticism, saying: "Success Academy is proud to accept money from John Paulson."

Hey, what's a little blood money when it will buy some extra "Test Prep Pampers" for the kids to wear during the school day?

8 comments:

  1. Yesterday's discussion about deBlasio losing either a primary or general election was nonsense. Eva Moskowitz wouldn't get 30% of the vote against him and I suspect she would receive substantially less. I see no reason to go into all the reasons because they are more than obvious to anyone that understands NYC politics. I can't see anyone successfully challenging him from with the Democratic Party either. These types of polls can be deceiving. When he ramps up his campaign apparatus there is little doubt in my mind that he will trounce the rest of the field.

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    1. This twitter thread from Ross Barkan, Observer reporter, says what you say:

      https://twitter.com/RossBarkan/status/629119603625566208

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  2. ..especially since its 27 months away.....and his numbers are almost " even" without even defending himself....against daily front page attacks by the tabloids, and a mulit-million dollar ad buy by Uber.

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    1. Okay, but when does he defend himself? How did he get rolled by Uber when they used the same playbook as Eva?

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