Skip to comments.Bill de Blasio: the Left's Nutty Professor Transforming New York into a Giant Political Petri Dish
Posted on 01/20/2014 8:42:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Bill de Blasio swept into office on a pledge to transform New York's 'tale of two cities' by ending income inequality, raising taxes on the evil 1%, doling out free or reduced-cost housing for poor and working-class residents, and establishing that all-important job-creating engine, pre-kindergarten education.
But just three weeks into his tenure as mayor of America's biggest city, the man born Warren Wilhelm in Manhattan 52 years ago has already raised hackles with his many detractors -- and even some of his staunchest supporters.
First, despite campaign pledges of bipartisanship and unity, his 1 January inauguration was filled with vitriol and venom. Calypso singer Harry Belafonte, oddly given a prime speaking role, served up some gruel as he derided the city for its "deeply Dickensian justice system." Newly appointed "public advocate" Letitia James brought a living prop on stage: a 12-year-old girl who, she said, was there highlight child hunger....
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It is sort of like sitting back in front of the TV watching for the count down to start for a Space Shuttle launch. In this case it will be implosion.
Cities are the scourge of society not the center of civilization many think. Cities are where all the problems begin, all the money flows, all the major corruption is, where all the major crime is and where the majority of liberals live and the entitlement crowds flock to.
I’ll take small town rural America any day.
Somehow, just your phrasing of that answer is hilarious!
The other ones were worse.
Why was that? That's the real question.
"The last time anybody made a list of the top hundred character attributes of New Yorkers, common sense snuck in at number 79."- Douglas Adams (1952-2001), Mostly Harmless
Interesting factoids regarding New York -- New York City has a lower median per capita income than New York State.
Wyoming has a higher per capita income than New York.
I think de Blasio may be grossly overestimating the size of the herd of sheep he has to shear.
I suppose those figures don’t include non-taxable government benefits?
I'd guess not -- but the sheep are already being pretty closely shorn pay for all of New York's generous social benefit programs. New York states's residents have the highest total tax burden of Obama's 57 states -- New York City's taxes are the highest in the state.
I'm only surprised that Atlas hasn't shrugged in New York. Yet.
This experiment is going to be interesting to watch -- from the other side of the Hudson River. (Probably safest to watch it from a bunker a thousand miles away.)
We need a Constitutional Amendment to deny the vote to anyone who has accepted any Gov’t welfare within a year prior to the election. Elsewise the collapse will be swift and catastrophic.
You ask why did New Yorkers elect this nutjob?
Easy — De Blasio’s son has an Angela-Davis-style afro, and New Yorkers thought that looked fresh.
I think some Dem’s are actually going to regret not having Anthony Weiner as mayor before this is over.
I'd have voted for him just to hear him rant. Can you imagine his SOTU message?
This 1981 movie comes to mind -
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