New York City voters, what on Earth have you done?
Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in Wednesday, promising to usher in a sweeping agenda that would remake the nation’s largest city as a foundry for liberal ideas.
Among the Democrat’s early priorities are higher taxes on city residents making more than $500,000 a year, universal prekindergarten, de-emphasizing standardized testing in public schools and reining in aggressive street stops by the police
The new mayor, whose campaign theme was ending a “tale of two cities,” has made clear that he would like to be a national leader in trying to combat income inequality. Scott Stringer, the city’s new comptroller, said the 52-year-old Mr. de Blasio would tackle the income gap “in a way that hasn’t been a priority since Lyndon Johnson’s war on poverty.”
The city for the past 20 years has been ruled by mayors who won office as Republicans: Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. During those years, violent crime fell to record lows, mirroring national trends, while high-school graduation rates rose and development moved into neighborhoods once seen as dangerous. The agencies Mr. de Blasio says he wants to change—the New York Police Department and the Department of Education, to name two—were often held up as national models.
It gets worse:
This was the tone set by one of the preliminary speakers, comparing NYC to a plantation:
I am a proud liberal, but the speakers opening DeBlasio's inaugural are embarrassing. "The Plantation of NYC"……FUCK OFF!
— Darren Cohen (@_DarrenCohen) January 1, 2014
It gets worse:
Why do I get the feeling this is going to be deja vu all over again?
(Historical note, Ford never used the exact words “Drop Dead”)DONATE
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