The mayor’s fundraiser apparently attracted a large crowd with most of those attending bringing a check for the mayor’s political account. The fundraiser was appropriately held at the Encore Boston Harbor, amid the opulence of a room that excites the mayor because it is so close to the casino gaming floor of the business he aided in bringing to Everett.
Many attendees brought $500 checks or $250 checks of $100 checks although the mayor and his faithful money collectors watch the tally closely telling those who have higher salaries they need to make the checks larger in case their original donation was too small.
Many developers were present to pay homage to mayor and to drop a $500 into his political pot.
For what, we wonder?
What has the mayor done that deserves $500 contributions from anyone, let alone developers?
And why would the mayor have his money raiser so close to Christmas, when most city employees who appeared there would likely have preferred to donate $500 to their own personal spending accounts for Christmas presents that need to be bought?
The mayor has made a business out of serving the city and its people.
Under his regime, he feels it is necessary for his employees, that is city employees who he believes he owns, to pay him, and for those who do business with the city to pay him, for everyone to pay him as much as possible because he is the head of the political machine.
Most contributors have come to find the mayor rather insistent that they attend these costly times. Nearly everyone working for the city is told to come or at the very least to donate, lest their jobs might be put in question (this is how many believe the mayor’s thinking goes).
The mayor apparently intimated to one contributor, a developer, that he needed the fund raiser because paying criminal attorneys was milking him dry.
It is believed he continues to pay about $10,000 a month to a major criminal law firm in Boston to protect him from a plethora of lawsuits, one of which claims he received a kick-back when he aided in selling the casino land to Steve Wynn.
These are lawsuits that are not going away, and so the belief is that the need for criminal lawyers hasn’t gone away, either.
For those of you who had to toss a $500 in the mayor’s hungry pot, well, we feel badly for you.
You have to ask yourself, “What do I get in return? Except my job” when in fact your job is yours, not the mayor’s.
In such a world you are contributing $500 for nothing. That’s how the mayor likes it.