Mike Bloomberg Handing Over $80 Million to Peter Ackerman of Americans Elect
Americans Elect is the first-ever privatized online presidential nomination with heavy control over nominee selection by a Board of Directors.
That Board of Directors was appointed by Peter Ackerman and his surrogates.
Jason Ackerman, co-founder and CEO of FreshDirect, is Peter Ackerman’s nephew.
FreshDirect pays its warehouse and delivery drivers less than $9 an hour.
Michael Bloomberg is the Mayor of New York City, the founder and majority shareholder of Bloomberg LP, and a billionaire — the 12th wealthiest person in America and 30th wealthiest person in the entire world.
Mike Bloomberg on his relationship with Peter Ackerman: “Well, I’ve always been a big supporter of Peter Ackerman and I’ve known him forever, and I put his wife on the board of Johns Hopkins, which she may still be on, as a matter of fact.”
Michael Bloomberg just announced a package of state and city tax incentives and subsidies for the FreshDirect corporation. The total size of the gift arranged by Bloomberg is roughly $129 million. New York City will pay FreshDirect $81 million.
Michael Bloomberg is a Draft Candidate for President of the United States in the Americans Elect privatized nomination.
In an ethically-minded world, this week’s giveaway of public funds by Michael Bloomberg to Peter Ackerman would seem to preclude the possibility of Michael Bloomberg running for President under the Americans Elect banner. If you believe our leaders are ethical, then you should believe that Michael Bloomberg will refuse to accept an Americans Elect nomination should it comes his way.
Postscript: Through his spokesman, Michael Bloomberg has denied contributing money directly to Americans Elect with his own personal funds. The $81 million in funds funneled from New York City taxpayers to Ackerman’s FreshDirect, on the other hand, is undisputed.