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New Mayor Bill De Blasio Tells New York City, ‘We Will Not Wait’ on Inequality
New York Times ^ | 01/01/2014 | THOMAS KAPLAN

Posted on 01/01/2014 3:53:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Claiming his place as the 109th mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio delivered an inaugural address on Wednesday that focused on the issue of inequality, promising that the attention he gave to the subject when he was running for office was not merely campaign rhetoric.

Outside City Hall, in front of an audience that included members of his family, luminaries like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton and hundreds of ordinary New Yorkers, Mayor de Blasio spoke of the city’s history of embracing liberal causes, and he laid out a mayoralty that emphasized social and economic justice.

“We are called to put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love,” he said. “And so today, we commit to a new progressive direction in New York. And that same progressive impulse has written our city’s history. It’s in our DNA.”

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His first proposal:

INCREASE TAXES ON THOSE NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS EARNING $500,000 OR MORE TO PAY FOR UNIVERSAL PRE-K ( Which he believes will help children grow up to be more competitive).

HE THINKS THEY CAN AFFORD IT AS IT WILL SIMPLY BE THE COST OF A STARBUCKS COFFEE EVERYDAY.

1 posted on 01/01/2014 3:53:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This should be fun to watch...as long as you don’t live there.


2 posted on 01/01/2014 3:54:28 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: SeekAndFind

The moving companies are going to have a very good year.


3 posted on 01/01/2014 3:55:20 PM PST by centurion316
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To: SeekAndFind


4 posted on 01/01/2014 3:56:02 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: gorush

New York, the Detroit of the East.


5 posted on 01/01/2014 3:56:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They need a new movie titled Escape from New York. Or they could just use the old one.


6 posted on 01/01/2014 3:57:00 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a total wreck. Should make good press if they cover it honestly.


7 posted on 01/01/2014 3:57:04 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Because people in that income range could never, ever, just move.


8 posted on 01/01/2014 3:57:07 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC is f*cked.


9 posted on 01/01/2014 3:57:12 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

Universal Pre-K is definitely not about making kids more competitive, it’s pure propaganda.


10 posted on 01/01/2014 3:57:41 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: SeekAndFind

They thought Bloomie was bad, just wait .....


11 posted on 01/01/2014 3:57:58 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

But it wasn’t rape. It was totally completely consensual.

Get. What. They. Deserve.

Feel for the few freepers who still live there. Time to call Allied Van Lines guys.


12 posted on 01/01/2014 3:58:07 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind
Treat everyone like the horses.

Vintage EVs May Send NYC Horses to the Glue Factory

New York City's new Mayor is already planning a first round of "job cuts" that may enrage some and please others. One of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first orders of business is "to get rid of horse carriages" because the practice is inhumane.

13 posted on 01/01/2014 3:59:00 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: SeekAndFind

-— We are called to put an end to economic and social inequalities that threaten to unravel the city we love,” -—

Who is “we”? And who is calling them?

Commiepalooza 2014 should be a barrel of laughs.


14 posted on 01/01/2014 3:59:41 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Black Agnes

I would be willing to bet that before too long,
New York city would be requiring a large “tax” for the
privilage of moving out.


15 posted on 01/01/2014 4:00:11 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he can be their president when we split in two. Not that I care who they pick.


16 posted on 01/01/2014 4:00:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Black Agnes

Indeed. They got exactly what they asked for; suicide.


17 posted on 01/01/2014 4:00:13 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

He also thanked David Dinkins for reducing crime which is like thanking Hitler for reducing anti-semitism. And if you’ll notice, he had hardcore commie Harry Belafonte front and center at that faux inauguration. I say faux because there is no way in hell this guy is going to protect and defend the constitution.


18 posted on 01/01/2014 4:01:05 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: centurion316


19 posted on 01/01/2014 4:02:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Red States should aggressively court NYC companies to get them to relocate. All people with resources and or not in favored classes should get out of NYC ASAP. Then a wall should be built around the city with guard posts - I think Hollywood already made that one.


20 posted on 01/01/2014 4:03:15 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Fair Paul

-— Universal Pre-K is definitely not about making kids more competitive, it’s pure propaganda -—

The goal is government control from birth through age 24. Universal, daycare, prr-school, kindergarten and college make sense in this context.


21 posted on 01/01/2014 4:03:18 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Why I moved out last year and I grew up there. Best decision I ever made and I got out just in the nick of time. I just got sick to death of living under despotism now it looks like the people there will be living under Marxism. The city wants to continually boink itself in the arse, then include me out.


22 posted on 01/01/2014 4:03:29 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: JohnBrowdie; Black Agnes

It is interesting to note that last November, ONLY 22% OF NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS BOTHERED TO VOTE.

The other 78% DID NOT EVEN SHOW UP.


23 posted on 01/01/2014 4:03:43 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Soon, NYC will be wishing Dinkens was back.


24 posted on 01/01/2014 4:04:14 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are zillions of rich Obamna voters in NYC. I say raise their taxes.....through the roof!!!! Go DeBlasio!!! Make those libs put their money where their mouth is and has been for a long time!!!


25 posted on 01/01/2014 4:04:14 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: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I wonder exactly how he will put an end to social and economic inequality.

How do you fight this alleged injustice of inequality? Isn’t it right and proper that a neurosurgeon makes more than hired help at a fast food place? Heck, isn’t it proper that a mayor of a major city such as New York makes more than city councilmen or mid level bureaucrats in that city, based on a much greater responsibility that goes with the job?

I would love to have this debate with de Blasio, Obama, and the rest of the liberals who are spouting off this mantra about fighting inequality. What is the sam hill is wrong with inequality??? They drop these pronouncements, and never get asked the logical follow up questions by the lap dog media. We’re supposed to lap it all up, that inequality is bad, but we’re never told why it’s bad.


26 posted on 01/01/2014 4:05:38 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Get an early start on that government indoctrination.


27 posted on 01/01/2014 4:06:04 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ll be sorry they didn’t. And how.

The other interpretation of this information might conclude that the 78% looked at the polls that had DeBlasio far ahead and decided they didn’t need to vote. Their guy was already winning.

I met so few real conservatives up there. Or even RINO’s. It’s really not some place worth saving. Let them implode. Just don’t use fed tax dollars to bail them out.


28 posted on 01/01/2014 4:06:25 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind

Then, to pursue the metaphor, 22 percent screwed the 78 percent.


29 posted on 01/01/2014 4:06:25 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is interesting to note that last November, ONLY 22% OF NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS BOTHERED TO VOTE.

The other 78% DID NOT EVEN SHOW UP.
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If I were a NYC voter, I probably wouldn’t have showed up either. The Republican offering was a pretty weak link as well, not to mention the fact he had no chance.


30 posted on 01/01/2014 4:07:21 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: gorush

I know making $500,000 K sounds like a lot of money, but in NYC a union fork truck drivers probably clear $175K in a slow year.


31 posted on 01/01/2014 4:07:29 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: Black Agnes
I met so few real conservatives up there. Or even RINO’s. It’s really not some place worth saving. Let them implode. Just don’t use fed tax dollars to bail them out.

Trouble with that is then they'll metastasize to other states, and take their ideology and voting habits with them. It never dawns on them that they're the problem.

32 posted on 01/01/2014 4:10:46 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: SeekAndFind
luminaries like Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton

Who better to help in the help in the war against inequality that a couple of Ivy League educated grifters who get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars per speaking engagements.
I hope they got a chance to visit Chelsea in her multi-million dollar east side apartment while they are in town..
33 posted on 01/01/2014 4:11:08 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Riley

The upside is that they’re much less likely to reproduce in any significant numbers.


34 posted on 01/01/2014 4:11:24 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: SeekAndFind

New York City, more than most American cities, is based upon the idea of inequality.

The city has thousands of millionaire celebs, Wall St. hotshots and UN honchos being catered to by legions of service workers. Eliminate the inequality, you eliminate the reason for the town’s existence.

In addition, the city’s rent control scheme means you have people paying $300 rent control apartments living next door to others paying $6000 for the same unit. That’s about as unequal as it comes, changing that around will be chaotic.


35 posted on 01/01/2014 4:12:06 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: SeekAndFind
Mayor Bill De Blasio Tells New York City: We Will Not Wait on Inequality, we will make you all equally destitute immediately.
36 posted on 01/01/2014 4:12:56 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I just can’t wait til NYCers start feeling “Weiner remorse”


37 posted on 01/01/2014 4:20:16 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“...that inequality is bad, but we’re never told why it’s bad.”

They’re afraid to say, SOCIALISM/MARXISM/COMMUNISM. It’s just “understood”, so they don’t actually mention it. Everything I heard coming out of 0bummers mouth in 2007-08, pre-election, was just that crap. The 0bummerbots glossed right over it, with their ‘hope & change’ crap.


38 posted on 01/01/2014 4:20:59 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Truth29

“Red States should aggressively court NYC companies to get them to relocate.”

This.


39 posted on 01/01/2014 4:21:05 PM PST by Condor 63
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To: dennisw

I’m with you. I was lucky enough to spend about 3 years
of my mid-twenties there. Wonderful, had a blast. But this
is gonna be something to watch. This guy stands for most of
the philosophies most New Yorkers believe in, but have not
actually had to see enacted. If he REALLY wants to end
inequality, he should abolish rent-controlled apartments, instead of horse carriages, then we would see how much they
are against inequality.


40 posted on 01/01/2014 4:22:32 PM PST by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: SeekAndFind
We are called to put an end to economic and social inequalities

Libtards never realize that they are the cause of increasing economic inequality. As long as the government keeps expanding the money supply to finance budget deficits,there is always going to be increasing economic inequality. It is the libtard programs that lead to more government spending and larger budget deficits. So, the way to start decreasing economic inequality is to put an end to libtard programs.

41 posted on 01/01/2014 4:22:39 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SeekAndFind

New Yorkers voted for Communism, now they are gonna have it..once was such a beautiful state, people from all over the world come to see its greatness, now its gonna be another Venezuela


42 posted on 01/01/2014 4:25:53 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

And let’s not forget the teachers that will drill in those kids heads “Vote Democrat, Vote Democrat”


43 posted on 01/01/2014 4:26:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: b4its2late
They can start by calling him by his real name, Warren Wilhelm.

Whats with these marxist scumbags constantly changing identities?

44 posted on 01/01/2014 4:28:56 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: tet68

They have to fund the wall somehow.


45 posted on 01/01/2014 4:30:01 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just remember... People with money and lot’s of disposable income can always afford to leave.

Perhaps Orlando Florida could become the new financial center of the country?


46 posted on 01/01/2014 4:30:43 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: Rome2000

Interesting...his dad had PTSD and freaked out...took Mom’s last name....


47 posted on 01/01/2014 4:31:51 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Black Agnes

My prediction is by the end of DeBlazio’s term:

1. Crime will be way up
2. The balanced budget will turn into a huge deficit
3. White flight
4. Higher taxes...maybe even attempted property seizures
5. Income inequity will be a lot worse than it is now


48 posted on 01/01/2014 4:32:45 PM PST by rbg81
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To: gorush

This should be fun to watch...as long as you don’t live there.

Indeed. Precisely stated.

And true.

Good riddance, NYC. Upstate will feel no pain to watch you burn.


49 posted on 01/01/2014 4:32:50 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind
Yes, it isn't fair that multi-millionaires like Obama get to spend 17 days in Hawaii, at our expense.

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50 posted on 01/01/2014 4:32:55 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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