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Saturday, January 4, 2014

A New York State of Mind


(Washington Post) POLITICAL REALITY has a way of undoing populist campaign promises. But to the delight of many a Democratic activist, New York’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, roared into office on New Year’s Day, declaring that this time will be different.
In his inaugural address, Mr. de Blasio, an unabashed “progressive” who ran on a pledge to end the Big Apple’s glaring income inequality, did not trim his vows to raise income taxes on high-earners, expand preschool, require mandatory sick leave and require developers to build affordable housing.
I neither live nor do I work in New York City and I don't care (in the slightest) that they raise taxes on the rich - again. New York City boasts the highest individual taxes in the nation. They can tax people in New York City 100% of their income and provide communes for them all to live in and soup kitchens to eat at for all I care (with tiny little cups to serve beverages in).

However if they do that, the rich will leave, Wall Street will relocate and The Big Apple will end up looking a lot more like Detroit.

Progressives never learn. NEVER. Government programs usually turn out to be vastly expensive and ineffective - and are put into place based on lies/deception for the purpose of buying votes and expanding government's control over your life. (If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. PERIOD! If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan. PERIOD!)

The only way to advance the condition of the poor is to have a robust economy. The rich will get richer, but so will the poor. De Blasio was Hillary Clinton's campaign manager and got his start in the political grind from Bill Clinton (first in what Hillary hopes to be a Clinton Dynasty). Many cynics believe that he's the litmus test for Hillary's promise of hope and change when she tries to become Chief Executive, Commander-in-Chief and Leader of the Free World beginning later this year.





15 comments:

  1. I find it profoundly disappointing that the promise of "free stuff" can sway the vast majority of a large city into believing the reality of the lies. . . . This is one of the primary indicators to me of just how far we have fallen and that we may well be past the tipping point where that ship can ever be righted. Time will tell. As for NYC - those who can will leave, those who can not will simply expect and demand "more".

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    1. You need to engrave this reply in marble somewhere.

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  2. NYC didn't "ask for" the new Liberal, they DEMANDED him. What the hell, there's a lot of people there, they can stand to loose a few. The last time I went to New York was, very hopefully, the LAST TIME.

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    1. I have only been there once since 9/11. Never since Bloomberg became mayor. Now I have even less interest in visiting the progressive hell.

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    1. They are working hard to make NYC into Detroit. And I'm sure that their concerted efforts will pay off - so that they'll need a government bail out.

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  4. It is urban hellholes like NYC and San Francisco that are ruining this country for the rest of us. Full of blue state whiny progressive communists who want red state earners to pay their way.

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    1. It defines the "progressive" movement.

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    2. Maybe they should wall all of the rich into the city (including Hillary) and then move all of the homeless in from around the nation...

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  5. I think the Stock Exchange would do very well in St. Louis, MO.

    p.s. After the death of Tom Perdue there was no reason to go to San Francisco.

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    1. AND St. Louis is a fun town with fun people.

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  6. Hey, the stock market can come to Arizona. We're still fairly conservative in Arizona and we have constitutional carry gun laws allowing to conceal carry without a permit.

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    1. I think that Phoenix would be a great location for the former NYSE.

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  7. People play in the stock market, real life plays out in futures.

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    1. Futures and the Chicago Board of Trade really does work for people who are trying to assure a price for their products and hedge potential losses. You can set it up anywhere in the nation. It doesn't have to be Chicago.

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