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De Blasio vs. the market
NY Post ^ | November 16, 2013 | Charles Gasparino

Posted on 11/16/2013 12:30:24 PM PST by lowbridge

Business leaders in the city are scratching their heads over recent remarks by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

Describing how he plans to govern once he takes office next year, the mayor-elect declared flatly that he doesn’t believe in the free-market system.

At least Comrade Bill was being honest.

“Everything you heard about me is true. . . I am not a free-marketeer. . . I believe in the heavy hand of government,” de Blasio stated matter-of-factly during an hour-long presentation to some of the city’s biggest real-estate developers.

The meeting occurred several weeks before the election with de Blasio way ahead in the polls and New York’s business elite hoping and praying he wasn’t as much of a leftist as he said he was on the campaign trail.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: deblasio; newyork; newyorkcity

1 posted on 11/16/2013 12:30:25 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

I give Commisar Whilhem points for honesty. None of the many idiot New Yorkers who voted for him should be surprised by this. Just as the retards and parasites who voted for Obama (twice) should be surprised by what a spectacular disaster he is.


2 posted on 11/16/2013 12:33:20 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: lowbridge

I believe DeBlasio (or Wilhelm, whatever his last name may be)is a leftist to the nth degree. Obviously, he does not care that half the city’s revenue comes from the 25,000 top earners on Wall Street or that these job earners, and their jobs, can readily move to NJ, PA, SC or other states - labor and capital are mobile, Mr. Mayor - an old rule of thumb states that “business stays where it is wanted and goes where it is appreciated”.


3 posted on 11/16/2013 12:33:52 PM PST by laconic
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To: lowbridge

It will be fun to watch the very pure experiment: What happens when an unabashed Marxist takes control of an already very socialist American city? I guess we should look to Europe for precedent.


4 posted on 11/16/2013 12:35:13 PM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: lowbridge

NYC needs to suffer the consequences of its insanity. Companies and high income individuals need to get out of the city now and not wait for the beheadings to begin.


5 posted on 11/16/2013 12:35:52 PM PST by Truth29
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To: laconic
A leftist? He claims to be a communist.

If you live in New York City, sell all your real estate and move.

6 posted on 11/16/2013 12:38:35 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: BlueStateRightist

New Yorkers for years have lectured the rest of `flyover America’ for our supposed social backwardness, provinciality, reactionary political views, and inability to appreciate the `finer things of life’.

They’ve elected their dream lefty candidate, now let them stew in their own juices. Should be fun to watch.

(Cue up Sinatra crooning “New York, New York”. Followed by “The Internationale”.)


7 posted on 11/16/2013 12:46:01 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: lowbridge

He’s going to use the Detroit model to spread the wealth and make everyone “filthy rich”.


8 posted on 11/16/2013 12:49:53 PM PST by Portcall24
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To: lowbridge

How can any reasonable investor continue to buy bonds from a city whose mayor has declared himself to be an anti-capitalist radical bent on destroying his city’s companies and banks?


9 posted on 11/16/2013 12:51:23 PM PST by Bluestocking
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To: FReepers

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10 posted on 11/16/2013 12:53:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lowbridge

I hope this guy winds up being 10x as crazy as he sounds. I don’t care about NY City and would be excellent entertainment and lessons for the rest of the country


11 posted on 11/16/2013 12:55:31 PM PST by PGR88
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To: BlueStateRightist
what happens when an unabashed Marxist takes control of an already very socialist American city?

But it's a "very socialist American city" that depends on Wall Street, the entertainment industry, robust tourism and people wanting to live in penthouses that cost millions of dollars. I'd think it could get weird.

12 posted on 11/16/2013 12:55:55 PM PST by grania
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To: DJ MacWoW

LOL, I like that. King George couldn’t screw this up worse.

Actually the one who really merits asking “miss Me yet” is the Jesus that was the reason for the 1776 revolution. “No king but Jesus!” Ahem, now people are looking to a jillion little kings to take care of their needs, and they are doing a lousier and lousier job of it.


13 posted on 11/16/2013 12:56:14 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: BlueStateRightist
I guess we should look to Europe Detroit for precedent.

Fixed it.

14 posted on 11/16/2013 12:57:10 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I have that quote! :-)


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15 posted on 11/16/2013 12:57:57 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: lowbridge

Snake Plissken will soon be doing NY tourism and business commercials.


16 posted on 11/16/2013 1:00:41 PM PST by hometoroost
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To: DJ MacWoW
Live there Americans with souls so dead, who never to themselves have said...“We left the British? What were we thinking?”
17 posted on 11/16/2013 1:01:57 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: laconic

Wall Street, big business and big gov created this economic mess. Together (gov regulators looked the other way, corporate America shipped off good jobs, Wall Street leveraged and created scams that no one ever dreamed off) crashed the US economy in 2008. Now they will blame each other once the US public is angry. Wall Street is about to learn what it is like to ally with politicians to commit fraud and act recklessly in the market. When the system implodes the politician will use the mob to go after Wall Street and big business. There is never honor amongst the powerful.
If freepers are smart let big gov and big business kill each other. Just make sure Main Street is ready to pick up the pieces to create a new economic order. Big gov and big business is a threat to American freedom and security.


18 posted on 11/16/2013 1:36:56 PM PST by Fee
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To: lowbridge
And any increases in local taxes will be partially offset by federal deduction essentially forcing the rest of the country to subsidize leftist programs at the state/local level.

I know calling for tax increases is taboo here, but these people deserve to experience the full measure of their idiocy. Remove the deduction for state/local taxes.

19 posted on 11/16/2013 1:40:48 PM PST by freerepublicchat
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To: RichInOC

Look at the Brits now. But that’s probably what happens when you a church whose head is the civil leader of your country, thanks to Henry VIII. They’re certainly not a model for us.


20 posted on 11/16/2013 1:45:00 PM PST by livius
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To: lowbridge
Business leaders in the city are scratching their heads over recent remarks by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

Wasn't it obvious to them that this guy is a flat-out Communist? If these "business leaders" have any functioning brain cells, they will flee NYC immediately.

21 posted on 11/16/2013 1:45:48 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17

If they don’t him by now, they will never never know him....


22 posted on 11/16/2013 1:48:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

NY the Home of Communism that never sleeps


23 posted on 11/16/2013 1:51:14 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: Fee

Of course you are going to have a screwed economy and shrinking middle class when allow extreme free trade meaning millions of decent paying jobs get shipped out of America. Japan, Korea and Germany don’t allow this. On top of this many jobs are getting computerized and roboticized out of existence....more decent paying middle class jobs get eliminated. Then allow all kinds of illegal and legal immigration from the 3rd world. Most of them being eligible for affirmative action preferences. End result being the people who built and fought for America get screwed and it will worse for their children. It already is

All that degenerate money printing by the Federal Reserve is designed to juice the economy. But a sound expanding economy is built on sound economic activity within a nation. We don’t care about this anymore.


24 posted on 11/16/2013 1:56:13 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: stocksthatgoup

New Jersey awaits a short distance away. Physical/geographical presence on Manhattan not necessary. A good number of business left “WALL STREET” after 9/11 and never came back.


25 posted on 11/16/2013 1:57:19 PM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: lowbridge

This is nothing more than blacks wanting to take from whites pure and simple.


26 posted on 11/16/2013 2:05:29 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: livius
Historically the kingdom form of government works pretty well but their bane is inbreeding.


27 posted on 11/16/2013 2:14:52 PM PST by Reeses
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To: Reeses

He sort of pulled up the welcome mat so far a business is concerned. Fortunately, most of us can avoid NYC altogether and just spend our money elsewhere. Find a broker who isn’t NY Based. Find a good credit union and stop doing business with NY.


28 posted on 11/16/2013 2:20:09 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: lowbridge
Worst of all and it has been reported in thier local papers that his so called wife Mccray the proud lesbian has been at every meeting and is responsible for the appointments to his administration. She is ACORN, and the family workers party friend. You voted for this imbecile and you now have a stranger not related even by marriage governing the largest most prosperous city in America
29 posted on 11/16/2013 2:20:15 PM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: Maceman

You stole my post.


30 posted on 11/16/2013 2:26:45 PM PST by MrEdd (iHeck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

lets see what Donald Trump does now that a Sandinista has taken NYC


31 posted on 11/16/2013 2:28:51 PM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Fee
If freepers are smart let big gov and big business kill each other

But they never do. They talk big, but, in the end, they help each other survive and prosper. This dope will be no different -- though he may bluster more than the others. He knows where his bread is buttered.

32 posted on 11/16/2013 2:34:22 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: BlueStateRightist

Detroit if you want an American Marxist example.


33 posted on 11/16/2013 2:36:50 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (An Administration of communists, incompetents, and the corrupt ...reminds one of FDR's brain trust.)
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To: Bluestocking

Well, a Communist runs China.


34 posted on 11/16/2013 2:37:56 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: lowbridge
Business leaders in the city are scratching their heads over recent remarks by Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.

Liberals constantly tell us how so very smart they are and dumb they believe Conservative bumpkins are. I am not exaggerating, Liberals are some of the stupidest, most gullible, easiest to fool, idiots on the planet.

So now, when like 80% of the people voted for this guy, suddenly their scratching their heads at what he is saying? Most of us here live thousands of miles from NY City and totally understood this guy. Just how dumb are liberals?

I predict a lot of dysfunction in NY City's future -- a lot. And, watch for crime and the seedy underworld explode. Detroit, here comes NY City!

35 posted on 11/16/2013 3:17:02 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

“Detroit if you want an American Marxist example.”

I like it!

Call it the Illustrious Detroit School of Economics.


36 posted on 11/16/2013 3:19:08 PM PST by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: laconic

Right across the river in New Jersey Chris Christie is running around telling commercial landlords and real estate developers to join him and get down on their knees every night and pray that this dope DeBlasio is an even more radical Marxist than reported.


37 posted on 11/16/2013 3:31:14 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: lowbridge

Just change the name to New Detroit already.


38 posted on 11/16/2013 3:39:19 PM PST by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: lowbridge

I believe that New York City (NYC) is in for a rather interesting and bumpy ride over the next 4 years and it is ALL BLOOMBERG’s fault! Nanny Bloomberg was limited to 2 terms ending in 2010 when he persuaded the city council to allow him and all other current office holders another term. Every decision has consequences and it is likely that without this display of billionaire ego, the proto-social engineer would not be in this position until 2017.

Now to see how the city that never sleeps works with an anti-business left-hand-ista!


39 posted on 11/16/2013 3:51:07 PM PST by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: lowbridge

Business leaders to de Blasio: Bleeeeet.


40 posted on 11/16/2013 4:07:46 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: dennisw

I agree, but the people who fought for this country and getting screwed (white America) represents 65 percent of the population. If they stop dividing themselves into two camps and voted as one group 70+ percent one way, we would not be having this conversation. If white America learned how to pick their own cotton, and pick their own lettuce, we would not be dealing with angry and costly minorities.


41 posted on 11/16/2013 5:03:36 PM PST by Fee
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To: Fee
I couldn't agree more. If I lived in that era, I would have been outspoken against slavery. Not because it's obviously inhumane to own another human, but the long-term consequences of bringing Africans here and assimilating.

I read where Lincoln proposed to give the British money to take the slaves and let them resettle in a Central American nation.

42 posted on 11/16/2013 5:41:54 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Alberta's Child

New Yorkers moving to New Jersey in the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s is a big reason we are so screwed up today.

They (not all of them but alot of them) came to Bergen, Union, Middlesex, Somerset and Monmouth counties and politically changed what were fairly conservative places to live, into “lite” versions of the liberal cr*phole they ran away from.


43 posted on 11/16/2013 8:09:14 PM PST by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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