August 13th, 2013

Bill de Blasio for Mayor

Economics & Politics

Throughout American history, when Washington has stumbled, New York has led with progressive reforms. It goes with the territory. Teddy Roosevelt ushered in major progressive era reforms first as police commissioner and NY governor. Franklin Roosevelt ushered in the New Deal first as governor of NY. In an economy rife with inequality and inaction in D.C., NY’s vocation of reform is again at hand. The progressive mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is a very strong candidate to lead the city and the new reform agenda.

He gets it. In a city with more millionaires and billionaires than any other place on the planet; with a surging stock market; with high-end restaurants bursting with activity; and with tourists by the millions from around the world, the city has the ways, means, and need to address its poor and working class. De Blasio has made a basic proposal: the rich should pay just a tiny bit more in taxes, a surcharge of 0.4 of 1 percent on incomes above $500,000 to ensure a decent start for every kid in the city.

Read the full article at the Huffington Post

 

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