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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: ketsuko
a reply to: growler
Actually, I think the OP called a communist a communist.
Shortly after completing graduate school at Columbia, he was hired to work as a political organizer by the Quixote Center in Maryland
A leader at the Center described U.S. efforts in Nicaragua as a "policy of terrorism." Some critics accused the Center of following a Marxist agenda and the United States Department of the Treasury investigated allegations that Quixote Center had smuggled guns
De Blasio was an ardent supporter of the ruling socialist government, the Sandinista National Liberation Front.
The FSLN overthrew Anastasio Somoza Debayle in 1979, ending the Somoza dynasty, and established a revolutionary government in its place. Following their seizure of power, the Sandinistas ruled Nicaragua from 1979 to 1990, first as part of a Junta of National Reconstruction. Following the resignation of centrist members from this Junta, the FSLN took exclusive power in March 1981. They instituted a policy of mass literacy, devoted significant resources to health care, and promoted gender equality, but came under international criticism for human rights abuses, mass execution and oppression of indigenous peoples.
his parents faced accusations of Communism during the 1950s
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: jonnywhite
If low income workers are needed and there is no low income housing for them ...
Then, the people who created a situation with no low income housing might have a problem. They may not have low income workers and might have to suffer for that, or they might have to pay to make those people not low income in order to have them around.
In the end, you can nearly always figure out why things cost what they do, and it almost always comes back to government tampering at some level.
Hey Rainbow you hit the nail on the head. I bet he has a nice big mansion home on a large estate lot while he wants the rest of us to suffer in sardine apartments. The American way is upwardly mobile not downwardky govt controlled. And he's darn right the American system is designed for free market and private property.
originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
This dude must have hit the crack pipe too hard or something. This is insane speech from a supposed American. Not surprising though coming from a gubment lap dog. One set of rules for us and another for the elite. It's tough being a left leaning centrist because I have to be accused of supporting clowns like this every time I support anything considered "liberal".
originally posted by: Quetzalcoatl14
What are you basing that on? A bit presumptive... Deblasio has instituted the most ambitious ten year plan for new affordable housing of any Mayor in the US. Bet you didn't know that did you.
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
I was homeless for 6 years and your assumptions are the faulty ones.
Me and my fellow homeless didn't do drugs because we had no money to buy them with.
When we did have money we bought food or a warm bed to sleep in. We didn't leave the area because whats the point?
Business do not hire homeless people so leaving to find cheaper homes doesn't work. Nothing is cheaper than 0 and 0 was what I had to spend on rent. I come across more "nutjobs" here on ats than I ever did while homeless.
My brother was homeless. He was an alcoholic, and also a drug user. He had tons of help offered to him, by family members and friends, and he stole from people, trashed their homes, and didn't want to work and improve his situation. He put himself on the street, and he kept himself there. Plenty of others just like him, too. He preferred to have someone else take care of him, and didn't think he should have to work to buy things he needed. With no job, he still managed to be drunk and/or high on something. He wasn't atypical. "Was", because he walked out in front of a car, and died.
This mayor doesn't care about homeless.
See my post above this one for more background, legally and other initiatives he is spearheading regarding anti-homelessness.