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De Blasio’s anti-rich policies are driving wealthy people out of NYC
The New York Post ^ | March 2, 2014 | Michael Goodwin

Posted on 03/03/2014 12:03:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Money — it’s the root of all evil. Behind every great fortune lies a great crime. Or at least an unfair advantage.

That’s the gist of the liberals’ creed and justification for their war on wealth. The other half of their view holds that the poor are innocent victims of life’s rigged game.

Their narrative of evil winners and noble losers clears the way for self-heroic redeemers. They will deliver social justice by meting out punishment and spreading the wealth around. Their virtue entitles them to power.

It sounds like a comic-book view of life, but it’s the reality of liberalism today. And thanks to the de Blasio administration, New Yorkers are getting a bitter taste of its divisive nature. So much so that talk about quitting Gotham is surging in some circles.

One friend says 10 wealthy people have told him they are leaving and another says disgusted New Yorkers bought $1 billion in residential property in Florida since the November election. The Sunshine State confers an automatic tax cut of about 12 percent because it has no city or state income tax, nor does it have an inheritance tax....

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: deblasio; democrats; newyork; wealth
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 12:03:37 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rich NYC libs feel threatened in the DeBlasio era and hate paying taxes so they move to Palm Beach country.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 12:08:10 AM 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: dennisw

Billy Joel was only 3 years off....

You know those lights were bright on Broadway
That was so many years ago
Before we all lived here in Florida
Before the Mafia took over Mexico
There are not many who remember
They say a handful still survive
To tell the world about
The way the lights went out
And keep the memory alive


3 posted on 03/03/2014 12:10:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t they know they were voting for a tax increaser???
Why move when they are gonna vote for another tax increaser in the next state!!!!


4 posted on 03/03/2014 12:11:36 AM PST by RginTN
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
VOTE DEMOCRAT!!

Until everywhere is Detroit!
5 posted on 03/03/2014 12:14:28 AM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Money — it’s the root of all evil.

sorry, mr. goodwin. that's not accurate.

the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.(1 Timothy 6:10)

6 posted on 03/03/2014 12:14:30 AM PST by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!!! Shocking!


7 posted on 03/03/2014 12:14:49 AM PST by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, De Blasio was overwhelming elected by NY’ers, so I only feel sympathy for those voters who saw him for what he is. Any one who cast a ballot for that fool deserves what they are getting now and can get stuffed, as far as I am concerned.

The bad part for the rest of us is, those folks fleeing to Florida are likely to retain their liberal ways when they finish relocated, further pushing one reliably red Florida further into Purplish Blue.

*sigh*


8 posted on 03/03/2014 12:22:33 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: RginTN

Because they’re stupid idiots who prefer tax increases, just not on themselves.


9 posted on 03/03/2014 12:22:39 AM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only wealthy who still live in NYC after all the other tax-and-rob schemes of Democrats are either liberals themselves or simply too stupid to be trusted with vast sums of money. Anyone wealthy and intelligent already fled New York a long time ago. Some parts of California are almost the same situation.


10 posted on 03/03/2014 12:22:40 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Enjoy sleeping in your own filth, liberals.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 12:25:55 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Starve the RINOs: Not one dollar, not one vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>Money — it’s the root of all evil.<

.
Dumbass NYT, if you are going to quote scripture, at least do it correctly.

It is ‘the LOVE of money is the root of all evil.’


12 posted on 03/03/2014 12:36:40 AM PST by 353FMG
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Money — it’s the root of all evil.

But leftist-socialists have no problem with stealing and coveting.

13 posted on 03/03/2014 12:43:36 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the biggets myth of all. Di Blasio is not anti-rich. He is totally devoted to making New York City serve his ultra-rich cronies. Everything he does is to that end.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 12:50:42 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bed. Made. Lie in it.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 12:55:56 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: 353FMG

This one’s not on the Times. It’s from the NY Post.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 12:57:16 AM PST by 22202NOVA ("Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage." -- H.L. Mencken)
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To: 353FMG

It’s all about being “your brother’s keeper” as per Obama.


17 posted on 03/03/2014 12:57:47 AM PST by paint_your_wagon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess the South is about to experience the second wave of carpetbaggers from the north. They have fouled their nest and now have decided to move south and foul ours with their silly ideas. Each southern state needs its own border patrols to keep out the plague carriers.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 1:07:12 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: dennisw

Typical leftist. Others should pay higher taxes, but not themselves


19 posted on 03/03/2014 1:29:50 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: OrangeHoof

If you’re rich, you can pretty much live anywhere.

So, if rich people are living in New York City, there must be a reason - fine restaurants, nightlife, Broadway, museums, etc.

The question is how much they’re willing to keep paying for all that. Cheaper to live elsewhere and only visit NYC .... once the rich start realizing that, NYC is really screwed ....


20 posted on 03/03/2014 1:43:48 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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