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In an interview published Monday at NY Mag, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio went full Communist, arguing against private property rights while saying the state should decide who gets to live in what buildings.
“In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools?” Chris Smith asked.
“What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property,” de Blasio said. “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.”
originally posted by: Moresby
Nothing communist about that.
He's talking about zoning laws. Which exist in almost every city.
Except places like Houston. And they're currently seeing the downside of that.
originally posted by: Subsonic
Socialism sounds great when it's for other people, but once you have to abide by Socialistic practices yourself, its novelty wears off really, really quick.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: xuenchen
Well he lead by example?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: scraedtosleep
It is when someone like de Blasio uses the term.
How is Obama's "affordable" health care working out for you? Unless you are poor, it ain't affordable.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
Yes, NYC...ALWAYS with the best interest of the commoner at heart.
NYC hikes price of pack of cigarettes to $13, highest in US
Let's make everything affordable!