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Old 03-01-2014, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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The 4 major political posts in NYC government are now headed by progressive liberals.
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Letitia James, Scott Stringer and DeBlasio are all liberal progressives and hold positions of power and authority.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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Trends my friend.

Seattle elected a socialist and NYC elected a Progressive.
Better to be informed about what the future may hold then to be ignorant of it and get surprised later on when policies come back to bite you.

Look around the world at what various policies have done over the long term.
What started out decades ago have driven countries into bankruptcy and anarchy.
Yes, What you say is true, but who is to say those policies were progressive ?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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The 4 major political posts in NYC government are now headed by progressive liberals.
Melissa Mark-Viverito, Letitia James, Scott Stringer and DeBlasio are all liberal progressives and hold positions of power and authority.
Progressive Liberal is an oxymoron.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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Nyc is not how it is painted on this board. It is not some playground only for the rich and famous. It's mostly poor people here, with minorities likely out numbering whites (and I've only been to boroughs not named manhattan 3 or 4 times in 8 years, so would imagine queens, Brooklyn, bronx is even more so). The subway truly feels like a third world country. But the left has controlled the public narrative and paint this picture of the wealthy vs. The poor, and that the wealthy having means everyone else can not. The narrative is catchy and appealing: these wealthy people were given unfair advantages and that's why they have, and you don't. Let's take back what is ours!


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This clown is going to run the capital of the world into the ground.

Why did the good people of NYC elect him?
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:21 AM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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I suppose if it would've pleased the right wingers we could've always elected bloombergs puppet christine quinn or heck why not ask bloomberg to run again ! No I think we made the right choice here and hired someone that might actually have a bit of compassion for those who are not wealthy or who lives in manhattan. Where i'm at in staten island we routinely are ignored by the other boroughs and are basically at the mercy of nj as well since we share bridges with them we routinely get screwed from nj and from ny.
Negative on everything you've said here. First, most people on the right were against Bloomberg's illegal reelection in 2010, and the right certainly did not support the hack liberal Christine Quinn who helped him obtain it. She was as left as Deblasio was in a lot of ways.

And Staten island is a conservative/republican borough...it's the only one of the 5, and it's the safest, and cleanest of them all. Staten Island is currently ranked as the most up and coming borough today...currently the St George area has had multi million dollar projects approved by city council for development.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Yes, What you say is true, but who is to say those policies were progressive ?
No one can say any one of those countries followed literal progressive agendas.
But they all changed policies with the intent that the money would just come from somewhere to finance it all.
Greece, Argentina, Venezuela, Italy, France etc. all have suffered financially based on their policies.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Progressive Liberal is an oxymoron.
Tell them that as that's how they identify themselves.

Liberal, progressive and Democrat are frequently interchanged in articles about DeBlasio.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:25 AM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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Its about doing some things for the outer Borough's. Thats why he won the election. Mayor Bloomburg did a great job repairing the damage from Rudy (financial), now it needs to be extended to the other Borough's of NYC.
Nope, Bloomberg was an extension of Guiliani's policies and vision...Deblasio is the tide going in the other way. He is the next Ed Koch, and NYC may be headed for another era that they had in the 70s and 80s prior to those two.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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They've been crying "unfair", "inequality" and victimhood.

Well now they are in the driver's seat.
Now they can raise the min wage in NYC.
Now they can raise taxes on the wealthy.
Now they can dismantle the school system and make it "diverse".

Now they are in the seats of power and can do what they claimed others didn't.
So I say let's sit back and watch what unfolds.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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They've been crying "unfair", "inequality" and victimhood.

Well now they are in the driver's seat.
Now they can raise the min wage in NYC.
Now they can raise taxes on the wealthy.
Now they can dismantle the school system and make it "diverse".

Now they are in the seats of power and can do what they claimed others didn't.
So I say let's sit back and watch what unfolds.
And if all that happens and it turns out well for the citizens of New York ?
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