Skip to comments.De Blasio vs. the market
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 doesnt 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 citys biggest real-estate developers.
The meeting occurred several weeks before the election with de Blasio way ahead in the polls and New Yorks business elite hoping and praying he wasnt as much of a leftist as he said he was on the campaign trail.
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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.
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”.
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.
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.
If you live in New York City, sell all your real estate and move.
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”.)
He’s going to use the Detroit model to spread the wealth and make everyone “filthy rich”.
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?
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
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.
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.
Snake Plissken will soon be doing NY tourism and business commercials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If they don’t him by now, they will never never know him....
NY the Home of Communism that never sleeps
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.
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.
This is nothing more than blacks wanting to take from whites pure and simple.
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.
You stole my post.
lets see what Donald Trump does now that a Sandinista has taken NYC
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.
Detroit if you want an American Marxist example.
Well, a Communist runs China.
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!
“Detroit if you want an American Marxist example.”
I like it!
Call it the Illustrious Detroit School of Economics.
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.
Just change the name to New Detroit already.
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!
Business leaders to de Blasio: Bleeeeet.
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.
I read where Lincoln proposed to give the British money to take the slaves and let them resettle in a Central American nation.
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.