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Congressman-Elect Grimm

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Michael Grimm, newly elected Congressman from NY-13, which includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, talks about his win over incumbent Michael McMahon.

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Comments [14]

gaetano catelli from Oxford, MS (pop. almost 20,000)

@Mike from Tribeca
re: "'Peaceful handover of power'? Good gravy, Brian, what are you going on about?"

try listening to the BBC from 9am to 10am on WNYC. or, go to their website.

Nov. 09 2010 06:32 PM
Mark from NJ

re Grimm's response to the question about Bloomberg's propsal to disallow soda purchases with food stamps:
The Mayor's proposal has nothing to do with personal freedom and everything to do with the proper use of taxpayer-derived funds to purchase nutritionally advantageous food. Food stamps can't be used to buy alcohol or tobacco, either. But food stamp recipients are perfectly free to buy these items -- with their own money. Brian allowed Grimm's fuzzy thinking to morph into another opportunity to re-state the Tea-Party "get the Government off our backs" mantra.
C'mon Brian ... don't let these weasly responses go unchalleged.

Nov. 09 2010 10:58 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Does Michael Grimm's experience owning a health-food restaurant or his opposition to gov't. spending put him in favor of cutting subsidies to farms that use pesticides? Or to concentrated animal feeding operations?

Nov. 09 2010 10:44 AM
bernie from bklyn

brian- good job...maybe you could ask him some more questions about his health food opinions? i thought this was NPR....that was like a moron writer from New York Magazine wrote those questions. does he like "sex in the city"?
sorry pal, but that was a horrible interview.

Nov. 09 2010 10:43 AM
Jack from Brooklyn

Who is 'demonizing entrepreneurs?'

How is the gov't keeping people from choosing what they want to eat?

C'mon Brian, ask some critical questions, please.

Nov. 09 2010 10:43 AM
Mike from Tribeca

"Peaceful handover of power"? Good gravy, Brian, what are you going on about?

Nov. 09 2010 10:42 AM
Hugh Sansom

Why doesn't Brian Lehrer ask Grimm for some specifics?

If he wants smaller government, what would he cut?

If the US is hostile to business, as he says, then how would he make it less so?

What happened to journalists asking pressing questions?

Nov. 09 2010 10:41 AM
Mary from nyc

Make America more business friendly, as opposed to corporate friendly?

Nov. 09 2010 10:40 AM
Lloyd from NY

Brian -- Ask Grimm the questions posed above by Michael O'Brien. I;m very intetrested in his response

Nov. 09 2010 10:39 AM
Mike from Tribeca

When's he going to talk about his district?

Nov. 09 2010 10:39 AM

would he cut farm welfare?

Nov. 09 2010 10:37 AM
bernie from bklyn

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/brooklyn/shell_bloomberg_wwii_find_won_blow_zave4ndmDds181YN9K7QVP

lemme guess....mr.grimm will side w/ bloomberg and the rest of the republicans?
this is one of the few places in nyc with a beautiful waterfront...beaches, marinas etc.. this is a classic case of "can't you put this somewhere else? why there?

Nov. 09 2010 10:36 AM
bernie from bklyn

does mr.grimm's district include the area in bensonhurst where the DOS wants to build a waste treatment facility? and if so, is mr.grimm aware of the munitions recently found in gravesend bay that would make dredging the bay extremely hazardous?

Nov. 09 2010 10:03 AM

What specifically do you plan to do for Staten Island? You've lived in the district for all of four months; you've never been involved in any local civic or community organizations; and your campaign was based on national agenda issues. What local issues concern you, and how do you plan to contribute?

And, do you ever plan to divulge the names of your "successful" businesses. All I've heard is the "restaurant in Manhattan" and the "biofuel company in Texas". We, the voters of Staten Island, would like to know.

Nov. 09 2010 09:34 AM

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