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New Yorkers Welcome Bill de Blasio’s Leftist Utopia
New Yorkers don’t really vote anymore. In yesterday’s mayoral election, where the Democratic candidate, Bill de Blasio, trounced Republican Joe Lhota, less than 9 percent of the city voted. Regardless, he’s now set to become the first unabashedly left-wing mayor of New York City in 20 years, and he’s put together an impressive base of white liberals, blacks, and Hispanic voters. Now both sides of the political spectrum expect him to turn the city into a leftist utopia, following a decade of billionaire incumbent Michael Bloomberg making life awesome for city elites.
Exactly what kinds of changes are in store under de Blasio’s Sadinista-loving administration? I spoke to some experts on urban policy and de Blasio’s pals across the city’s political scene to get a sense of exactly what’s coming.
De Blasio ran on a promise that he’d address the city’s massive wealth gap. Constantly referring to New York as “a tale of two cities,” where super rich Manhattanites ship their kids to DJ schooland outer-borough minorities don’t even have two pennies to rub together.
De Blasio intends to raise taxes on the rich to fund universal pre-K and expanded after school programs. To do this, he’ll need his pal, and old boss in Bill Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development, Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign off, which is tricky to say the least. But the need to reorder the local economy is obvious, as Bloomberg has been content to lionize the city’s wealthy for their occasional outbursts of charity. “In many ways, New York is like a spoiled child, living off Wall Street money and the investment of the local rich,” explains Joel Kotkin, professor of urban development at Chapman University and former columnist for the New York Times.
If you have not heard by now about Charlie Sheen you’ve been out of the loop. The millionaire bad boy, formerly known as Carlos Estevez, is the son of Marty Sheen. The actor made his debut powerfully in the 80’s by staring in point roles in films such as Wall Street and Platoon. Since his 80’s run he hasn’t failed to live down his stardom. Now the former star of Two and a Half Men, he was reportedly paid an astounding $1.8 million dollars an episode. A now drug proclaiming, whore hiring, Hollywood stunt man, he has been on a path of destruction for almost two decades.
He has now broken world records with the creation of his phrase on twitter #winning. Charlie Sheen continues to make a mockery of the American society.
With countless reports of abuse to women, he has never once served jail time. Even with the convicted and sentences he has managed to slip authorities. I can either say he has damn good lawyers, or he is truly favored. Stating he snorts sometimes up to seven grams of cocaine, sooner or later your luck will run out. And you won’t be #winning anymore.