Bloomberg: ‘Somebody's Got to be Blamed for Everything’

March 4, 2013 - 3:02 PM


Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York (AP Photo)

( - During an appearance on WOR radio late last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg discussed his thoughts on what’s wrong with education. The mayor focused on a lack of teaching children personal responsibility.

Radio Show host John Gambling asked Bloomberg, “Where did we go off-track on education? What's your assessment on that?”

"We've gotten in a society to where somebody's got to be blamed for everything and we don't want anybody to feel hurt," Bloomberg said.

The mayor who pushed for a ban on soft drinks larger than 16 ounces then recalled a cartoon in The New Yorker where a teacher tells parents, "We've successfully isolated your child from any criticism or competition, so she or he will be totally unprepared for the real world."