In an interview with Chris Smith of New York Magazine, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said “a really, really powerful government” is the answer to income equality, and private property is the problem.
Notice how light-handed the question is. In 2013, New Yorkers elected de Blasio to fix income inequality. The appropriate questions here would be “Have you fixed it?” and “Why not?”
The unsaid answer here is “No, I haven’t reduced income inequality,” but de Blasio has plenty to say about why.
“What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property,” de Blasio said. The legal system he’s referring to here is the U.S. Constitution. “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.”
Income inequality is the notion that not all people make the same amount of money, because wealth is created, not shared from a single “wealth pie” that needs to be distributed. De Blasio actually believes that a government takeover of property in New York City would reduce income inequality and make New York a better, happier place:
I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs. And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.
De Blasio hears a disgraceful “socialistic impulse” everywhere he goes because he only listens to the far left. Of course, government housing can claim to plan “in accordance to their needs” all it wants, but we all know those dumps are far worse than private property, which is already federally regulated anyway.
De Blasio thinks of his “socialistic impulse” as a “serenity prayer” for a government takeover.
“They’d love to have a very, very powerful government,” de Blasio said. “Including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality. It’s not reachable right now. And it leaves this friction, and this anger, which is visceral. I try to explain the things we can do. It’s a little bit of a Serenity Prayer — let’s talk about the things we can fix.”
De Blasio talks about tearing down property rights outlined in the 5th amendment as a personal “serenity prayer” about what he and big government are capable of.
He’s gone full on communistic with this one, and he seems happy to talk about it.
Chris Smith seemed unfazed by the menacing response to his question, though, and continued happily through the interview.
America Rising PAC reports:
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has long been associated with the most extreme left-wing elements of the Democratic Party. Now he’s going even further. In an interview with New York Magazine, Mayor de Blasio channeled Vladimir Lenin and Fidel Castro in his comments about private property. Answering a question on income inequality, Mayor de Blasio turned his attention to the ills of private property:
[…] Elsewhere in the interview, Mayor de Blasio dodged four times on whether he’d support Governor Cuomo against a liberal primary challenge next year:
Are you open to supporting a progressive challenge to the governor next year?
I’m talking about this year.
Are you open to it?
I’m talking about this year. I’m in a mayoral election this year. That’s what we’re talking about.
So I’ll take that as a yes.
No, you shouldn’t take an answer like that as anything. I’m not talking about 2018 right now.
You’re unwilling to commit to endorsing him.
No, I’m literally not willing to talk about 2018 right now. Period. So if you interpret it, that’s not fair to your readers, with all due respect.
Mayor De Blasio needs a lesson on those “hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights” he talked about with malice.
Property taken from the people by government leaves people living in filth they don’t even own, while private property is a necessity for free people.
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