Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It Looks Like the Far Left Democrat DeBlasio Will Be the Next Mayor of NYC

Bill de Blasio leads Republican Joe Lhota among likely voters by 43 percentage points in the race for New York City mayor, an early jolt of positive news for Democrats seeking to recapture City Hall for the first time in 20 years, a Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist poll just released shows.

De Blasio, the city's public advocate, is outpacing  Lhota, a former deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani, 65% to 22%.

As I have pointed out before, De Blasio is a total clueless Keynesian-type central planner. From his web site:
When wages rise, workers spend more in their neighborhoods, and local businesses can then employ more people.
Bill de Blasio will advocate for Albany to give New York City the ability to set the minimum wage rate at a level appropriate to the city’s high cost of living and worker productivity, rather than having the same rate as that of lower-cost upstate counties.
Bill de Blasio has committed to building or preserving nearly 200,000 units of affordable housing in the city over the next decade.
To fulfill the role abandoned by most banks — providing credit for neighborhood businesses — Bill de Blasio will establish new revolving loan funds targeting low-income neighbor- hoods that support growing industry sectors. By intimately knowing the local economy, economic development hubs will function as “loan officers” to identify and promote the entrepreneurs with the savvy and market opportunity to grow, while building partnerships with private lenders to co-invest. A new NYC Innovation Equity Fund, using a small portion of city pension funds, will target strategic equity investments throughout the five boroughs.
As mayor, I will spend every waking moment fighting to bring opportunity to every New Yorker — with a plan to create jobs in all five boroughs; a dramatic expansion of affordable housing and accessible health care; increas-ing taxes on the wealthy to fund early childhood and after-school programs; and building police-community relations that keep everyone safer.

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