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Old 12-10-2014, 04:01 PM
 
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Blas is a moron to say the least. Hopefully he doesn't do too much more irreversible damage before his term ends. He has made unbelievable public statements in general and against the police that NO mayor should ever say out loud. He claims his son didn't feel safe in the city yet Dante has a 24hr police detail with him everywhere he goes. Lets drop him off in east new york and have him take the train home without his escort. Then we'll see how safe he feels without his publicly paid bodyguards.
You should be happy about some of de Blasio's actions. He has sold a 50% stake in six NYCHA housing projects to developers, and on a long term basis the developers have the rights to make these units market rate. De Blasio is privatizing the housing projects. Aren't you happy?

NYCHA Senior Housing in Bed Stuy to Be Sold, Possibly Go Market Rate | Brownstoner
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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Hmmm ....maybe I'm warming up to him all of a sudden

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You should be happy about some of de Blasio's actions. He has sold a 50% stake in six NYCHA housing projects to developers, and on a long term basis the developers have the rights to make these units market rate. De Blasio is privatizing the housing projects. Aren't you happy?

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Old 12-11-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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How ironic, NY recently had this movement and NY is just getting more corporitized and expensive. Go figure. Guess the expression think globally act locally does not apply there. Wall st is a great for hypocrites and phonies. Didn't anybody tell them not to crap where they sleep.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:34 AM
 
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The unions refused to deal with Bloomberg, figuring that they could wait him out and then, with no big name / viable Republican looking to jump in the race, they would get some patsy from the union beholded Democratic machine in City Hall. And that's exactly what's happened.

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Today De blasio announced that his administration has $ettled with 71 percent of city unions. Bloomberg refused to deal with them. I don't know if this is a good or bad thing....
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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This is true. We'll have to wait until his first term ends. I just hope we can get another viable/capable Republican, in the vein or Giuliani and Bloomberg to come out or the woodwork to challenge him.

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No mayor of NYC has ever gotten booted out of the door, so the chance of that happening is zero.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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The unions refused to deal with Bloomberg, figuring that they could wait him out and then, with no big name / viable Republican looking to jump in the race, they would get some patsy from the union beholded Democratic machine in City Hall. And that's exactly what's happened.
Oh, but there are consequences to every action. Raising going to the unions is probably a factor in why privatizations of NYCHA sped up under de Blasio. Those increases for union employees cut the amount of money the city could afford to spend on NYCHA and with no government money forthcoming, they had to turn to the private sector.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:14 AM
 
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This is true. We'll have to wait until his first term ends. I just hope we can get another viable/capable Republican, in the vein or Giuliani and Bloomberg to come out or the woodwork to challenge him.
To be honest I don't think de Blasio is really that different from Bloomberg.

In order to get elected, he said what he had to say to win over the masses of poor people. But he picks Bratton as his chief of police, and he is currently privatizing the projects.

Basically, de Blasio is firmly following Bloomberg's policies, after spending years bashing him. At least Bloomberg was open and honest about his policies and what he intended to achieve. De Blasio is a two headed serpent, lol.

So if after his first term someone wins on a Bloomberg type platform, why not? I'd have no problem with that. Though there materially won't be any difference anyway.
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Old 12-11-2014, 11:34 AM
 
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The unions refused to deal with Bloomberg, figuring that they could wait him out and then, with no big name / viable Republican looking to jump in the race, they would get some patsy from the union beholded Democratic machine in City Hall. And that's exactly what's happened.
The contracts so far, have not added up to much for NYC's city workers. 1% annual raises & possible givebacks may mean that they got nothing, in the long run.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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You should be happy about some of de Blasio's actions. He has sold a 50% stake in six NYCHA housing projects to developers, and on a long term basis the developers have the rights to make these units market rate. De Blasio is privatizing the housing projects. Aren't you happy?

NYCHA Senior Housing in Bed Stuy to Be Sold, Possibly Go Market Rate | Brownstoner
Why would this make me happy?
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