Bloomberg: ‘We just got to start to thinking a little bit more about the implications of things before we rush to legislate and rush to legislate everything’

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 at 9:36 am

Gee, ya think, Mikey? This from the guy who just last week had a foot-stomping temper tantrum after a judge blocked his absurd soda regulations. Naturally, he speaks of others, not himself.

When Governor Andrew Cuomo quickly passed tough new gun control measures in January, he faced a raft of criticism for skipping the standard deliberative period and allegedly ignoring the more minute legislative details. The criticism recently found new substance with the bill’s apparently unworkable 7-bullet magazine requirement, which Albany is now working to reverse. And, on his weekly radio show with John Gambling, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that “one criticism” may indeed have merit.

“This is true of a lot of things,” Mr. Bloomberg said after accusing an unrelated City Council bill of having unintended side-effects. “You asked before about the magazines in Albany. We just got to start to thinking a little bit more about the implications of things before we rush to legislate and rush to legislate everything.”

Mr. Bloomberg said allowing additional time to read legislation could have helped avoid this sort of sticky situation, but maintained his “100 percent” support for Mr. Cuomo’s efforts on the gun issue overall.

Of course. Just make sure you folks read the legislation before stripping constitutional rights from the citizens. Thanks for clearing that up.

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2 Responses to “Bloomberg: ‘We just got to start to thinking a little bit more about the implications of things before we rush to legislate and rush to legislate everything’”

  1. Susan Prior on 23/23/13 at 10:04 am

    Sometimes what these politicians say are so moronic I actually half expect them to come out with “Sike” after a brief pause! Imagine nimrod Pelosi “Well we have to pass the bill to see what’s in it…..SIKE!!” ! Wishful thinking, I know!

  2. Blue Hen on 25/25/13 at 8:52 am

    Translation: I like being a thug, but dislike having our incompetence rubbed in our faces.