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  • De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’

    01/16/2019 11:22:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 15, 2019 | Adam Shaw
    Liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is rolling out a new plan that would potentially allow the city government to seize buildings of landlords who force tenants out -- a plan his opponents say amounts to “straight communism.” De Blasio, in his State of the City address on Thursday, announced he wants to take action against landlords who try to force tenants out by making the property unliveable -- and pulled out an executive order to create a Mayor’s Office to Protect Tenants. He said that in the event the government intervenes, the buildings would then be controlled...
  • The Democrats' Sandinista Wing Is Lining Up: NYC Mayor Won't Rule Out 2020 Run

    01/13/2019 3:03:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | January 13, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Well, we knew that the Democratic field in 2020 was going to be crowded. It was going to be filled by everyone. From Julian Castro to Sen. Liz Warren (D-MA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), every so-called up-and-coming Democrats thinks they have a shot to take on President Trump in the next presidential election. It remains to be seen. Gabbard and Castro are lightweights with zero constituencies. Harris has a problem with the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. And Warren won’t be able to appeal to voters who aren’t super liberal and super condescending. Oh, there...
  • Democrats are battling to see who is the most radically left

    01/13/2019 8:09:11 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    NYPost ^ | Michael Goodwin
    Another week, another feverish contest among Democrats to see who can drag the party faster and farther to the left. The new year is beginning with a blistering pace, with wild and crazy ideas popping up across the country. ... lexandria Ocasio-Cortez, already the left’s congressional rookie of the year, added to her appeal by making a push to tax the richest Americans at 70 percent of their income. She also continues to campaign for a Green New Deal, a set of ideas so big — and vague — that a Vox writer said it aims to do nothing less...
  • Bill de Blasio: 'We Will Seize Their Buildings...' (trunc)

    01/12/2019 4:47:31 PM PST · by Twotone · 85 replies
    Reason ^ | January 10, 2019 | Joe Setyon
    Fresh off proposing yesterday that private employers be required to provide their workers with 10 days of paid vacation, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio set his sights on a new target: property owners. During his State of the City Address, delivered Thursday, de Blasio warned that the city will take action against landlord abuse, even if that means seizing private property. "When a landlord tries to push out a tenant by making their home unlivable, a team of inspectors and law enforcement agents will be on the ground in time to stop it," the mayor said. If fines...
  • De Blasio: ThereÂ’s plenty of money in NYC — itÂ’s just in the wrong hands

    01/10/2019 9:00:47 PM PST · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2019 | Yoav Gonen and Max Jaeger
    Burnishing his progressive credentials, Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed himself as a protector of the working class on Thursday — while proposing a redistribution of wealth — in his sixth State of the City address. “Brothers and sisters, there’s plenty of money in the world. There's plenty of money in this city. It's just in the wrong hands,” said deBlasio, who owns two homes and collects $258,750 a year as mayor.
  • Bill de Blasio is Gotham’s Man of Steal

    01/10/2019 8:45:03 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10 Jan 2019 | Bob McManus
    Bill de Blasio has made a career of sticking his paw in New Yorkers’ pockets. Now he’s planning another national tour, and he’s digging deeper than ever. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Kaiser Wilhelm is the luckiest sonfabeech in American politics. Hectoring “millionaires” all the way, he parlayed a seat on New York’s do-nothing City Council into a term as the city’s pointless public advocate, which he then rode into Gracie Mansion — arriving just when federal monetary policy was giving Gotham a cash bath to end all cash baths. Bill came, he saw, he...
  • Mayor de Blasio announces plan guaranteeing paid time off for workers in the city (new york)

    01/10/2019 8:50:06 AM PST · by lowbridge · 50 replies ^ | January 9, 2019 | Kristine Garcia
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan guaranteeing paid time off for workers in the city. The plan would require private employers with five or more employees to offer 10 annual days of personal paid time, which can be used for any purpose, including vacation and religious observances. More than  500,000 full-time and part-time employees currently have no paid time off. If the plan is approved, New York City would be the first city in the nation to mandate paid personal time off for workers. “Workers across the nation have been working too hard without enough time to rest and...
  • De Blasio touts $100M plan to provide health care for all NYC residents

    01/08/2019 10:09:37 AM PST · by EinNYC · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 8, 2019 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    The 600,000 New Yorkers who don’t have any type of health coverage will be getting access to medical care under a program being announced Tuesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio. Previewing the plan on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, the mayor said it would cost about $100 million at full scale and ensure that all residents — including illegal immigrants — can see a doctor when they need to.

    01/08/2019 8:19:35 AM PST · by Monrose72 · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2018-01-08 21:00 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that all residents, regardless of citizenship status or ability to pay, will be guaranteed comprehensive health care. The recently re-elected Democratic mayor of the country's largest city announced on MSNBC Tuesday the government will pay for any and all resident's comprehensive care, including those who aren't eligible to receive comprehensive Medicaid coverage. The city's more than 600,000 uninsured residents, including its more than 300,000 undocumented residents, are included in this de Blasio guarantee.
  • Mother of all white flight to hit NY schools and De Blasio pretends he had nothing to do with it

    12/10/2018 8:57:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/08/2018 | Monica Showalter
    New York is facing an educational disaster. Mayor Bill De Blasio's socialist plan to end meritocratic entry to New York's famed specialty schools - in performing arts, hard sciences, engineering, academic achievement - in the name of racial equality, is about to trigger a huge white flight. And not just white flight, Asian flight. Here's an excellent report from New York Post columnist Karol Markowitz: In a push to improve diversity at District 15 middle schools in Brooklyn, Mayor de Blasio last week approved a plan to remove admission standards at all of them. and The announcement of the...
  • Rockefeller Christmas tree lights go ON! Thousands turn out, and BOO de Blasio as he hits the button

    11/29/2018 7:42:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/29/2018 | By ARIEL ZILBER
    Rockefeller Christmas tree lights go ON! Thousands turn out (and BOO) de Blasio as he hits the button after performances by Diana Ross, John Legend and Tony Bennett to kick off holiday season New York Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch Wednesday to light the Rockefeller Center Christmas TreeThe lighting followed a televised extravaganza that featured performances by Diana Ross and Tony BennettThe 72-foot tree is decorated with 5 miles of multicolored LED lights and a 900-pound Swarovski crystal starThe festive spirit was momentarily interrupted when de Blasio was booed by some in the crowd when his name...
  • City Planning staffer rakes in more than $300K thanks to 'double-dipping' (NYC)

    12/15/2018 7:11:30 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | December 14, 2018 | WILL BREDDERMAN
    One of the architects of Mayor Bill de Blasio's housing plan is living well at the taxpayer's expense... Anita Laremont, the executive director of the Department of City Planning, as one of four civil servants raking in more than $300,000 this fiscal year thanks to special permission to receive both a public paycheck and public-pension payments. Waivers granted under Section 211 of New York's Retirement and Social Security Law are supposed to allow the state and local governments to attract and retain employees younger than 65 ... the real number of high-earning double-dippers may be considerably greater because waivers are...
  • De Blasio lets security haul away Post reporter for asking question

    08/12/2018 7:43:55 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 12, 2018 | Kevin Sheehan and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio is a such a big believer in the free press that he let two bodyguards physically remove a credentialed Post reporter who had the temerity to ask him a question in public on Sunday. The unusual muzzling unfolded at the start of the annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, where the reporter sought de Blasio’s reaction to The Post’s front page story about his administration’s many meetings with lobbyists.
  • De Blasio slams Murdoch, Fox News: 'We would be a more unified country' without them

    08/08/2018 3:07:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/7/18 | Justin Wise
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is slamming conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Fox News, saying that “we would be a more unified country" without their influence. “If you could remove News Corp from the last 25 years of American history, we would be in an entirely different place," de Blasio told The Guardian last week before he spoke at an event in New Orleans, adding that he believes Murdoch is responsible for President Trump's election in 2016. De Blasio said if it weren't for Murdoch and Fox News, "we would not be suffering a lot of...
  • Two Americas: De Blasio’s Amazon Vs. Trump’s Walmart

    11/20/2018 2:37:54 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-20-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    John Edwards once spoke of “two Americas,” one “for all of those people who have lived the American dream and don't have to worry, and another for most Americans, everybody else who struggle to make ends meet every single day”. One is reminded of this by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio’s full-throated shouting of “socialism for all” from the rooftops of buildings whose height his politburo would determine and whose rents and occupants his commissars would control.Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all...
  • de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

    11/20/2018 10:00:00 AM PST · by EinNYC · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-20-18 | News Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all land and buildings in his city. “I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be,” de Blasio said in a wide-ranging interview with New York Magazine. “I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community that they would like...
  • de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

    11/19/2018 3:05:15 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 14 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 11/19/2018 | Fox News
    Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all land and buildings in his city. “I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be,” d
  • de Blasio, citing 'socialistic impulse,' wants more government control of NYC property

    11/19/2018 11:38:47 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 24 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/19/18 | Staff
    Mayor Bill de Blasio cited his "socialistic impulse" in describing an ideal world where New York City government has control over all land and buildings in his city. “That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level,” he said. “They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality.”
  • De Blasio passes the buck on city’s snowstorm chaos

    11/16/2018 2:39:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2018 | 2:18pm | Rich Calder and Bob Fredericks
    Facing a blizzard of criticism, Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Friday that he knew Thursday morning the city would be blanketed with up to 5 inches of snow — but still pointed the finger everywhere except at City Hall for the chaotic evening commute. Responding to an angry “George in the Bronx” on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” who was stuck in the snow for four hours on Gun Hill Road, Hizzoner offered a lengthy reply that stopped short of a mea culpa. “I think the crux of this matter was on Wednesday night the National Weather Service was saying 1...
  • De Blasio’s proposed Manhattan jail could include shops

    08/15/2018 9:36:57 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2018 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    The city on Wednesday announced plans to build four new lockups so it can close Rikers Island — and is trying to sell neighbors on the idea by adding perks like stores, parking lots, community facilities and even affordable housing.