by: the Common Constitutionalist
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is upset at the New York State government for not rubber stamping his progressive agenda. He evidently feels his city should be effectively unpinned from the state government allowing him to form, as Frances Martel at Breitbart describes, his own “City-state”, like ancient Athens.
De Blasio’s agenda is beginning to look like Bloomberg on steroids. He has been in office only a couple of months and has sought to institute a tax on the city’s wealthy, which he claims will pay a citywide universal pre-kindergarten boondoggle.
I have mixed feelings about this. Not the bogus pre-kindergarten indoctrination factories. I know that’s a worthless money pit. No, it’s the tax hike on the wealthy. On one hand I don’t wish anyone’s taxes raised, but on the other, I think he should raise them until it hurts. After all, these are the same upper West side pompous rich leftist elitists who undoubtedly voted for the commie mayor.
Gov. Cuomo is none too pleased with the Mayor. Fox news reported that Cuomo called the idea of making rich neighborhoods fund themselves separately from the rest of the state “repugnant”.
Oh, and I almost forgot. The Mayor also wants to raise the minimum wage in the city, separate from the rest of the state.
Where is my head at. I also forgot to mention de Blasio’s plan to give criminal aliens (illegals) city government issued ID cards, allowing them to access city services and open bank accounts and the like. read more