Mayor, Can You Spare a Dime?

City Hall announced yesterday that Mike Bloomberg donated a total of $140 million to 843 groups last year, the Sun reports today. It's the most money he's ever given in one year — up from his previous record of $135.3 million, in 2003 — and by far the largest number of groups he's given to, up from his 2002 record of 655.

At this point, of course, we're well beyond being troubled that the billionaire mayor (indirectly) buys his elections.

We're just pissed he won't pay for our vote.

(You think the therapy it'll require after pulling a Republican lever is going to come free, Mike? Come on.)

Bloomberg's Giving Increases to $140M; 843 Groups Benefit [NY Sun]