You go first, de Blasio: “US needs a program for actual redistribution of wealth”

When you gonna start redistributing some of YOUR $1.5 MILLION net worth, Comrade? Because last time I looked, you and your commie wife gave only $350 to charity in 2017. Typical taxpayer, money-grabbing demorat…

As reported by NY Post: While exploring a run for president in Nevada, Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed a committee to study reparations for descendants of slaves and then went further — saying that the country needs “a program of actual redistribution” of wealth.

A progressive activist asked the mayor his position on reparations at an event in Las Vegas Friday following the endorsement of the compensation plan by other presidential contenders like Elizabeth Warren.

“There’s no question that the issue of reparations has to be taken seriously,” said de Blasio, whose Vegas area barnstorming continues today, stating a clear, public position on the topic for the first time.

“I do believe the way to do it is to form a very public commission and say, ‘What is the way to address this problem once and for all?’”

But, he added, there needs to be a “bigger discussion about income inequality and oppression of other groups including Latinos, Native Americans, Asian and women,” he said at the event organized by the immigrant advocacy group Make the Road.

“I think we’re going to need something bigger even in a way, broader even in a way, then some of the ideas that have been put out there,” he said to the approximately 35 attendees.

“I think a program of actual redistribution which includes much heavier taxes on the wealthy,” he said. “The ultimate resolution has to be profoundly economic,” de Blasio said.

The redistribution comment went further than the message de Blasio has been honing since his state of the city speech in January—that “there’s plenty of money in this city, it’s just in the wrong hands.” During his out-of-city jaunts to early primary states de Blasio has swapped the word “city” for “world” and “country.”

His answer didn’t satisfy the activist who asked the question. “He did what a lot of candidates do, they, ‘All lives matter’ it. They try to broaden reparations for everyone,” Leslie Turner, 37, told The Post after the event.

“It’s actually ok to say, ‘This is actually for black people. We shouldn’t shy away from talking about what reparations specifically for black people could look like,” Turner said.

Other Democratic presidential candidates including Beto O’Rourke and Cory Booker support studying the matter.

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Dr. Eowyn
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Yet another 2020 Demonrat presidential aspirant. Friggin’ hypocrite.

kjf
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kjf

Isn’t that what the US tax code is doing? Esp the death tax

Alma
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Alma

S.O.B., yes,
he is, our hard earn money is not going to any bums, it stays in my pocket just like my gun stays in my holster, ready to take it out to cover my needs.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Buy him a tutu and send him to Texas.

Lophatt
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greenworxx

We desegregated schools, gave blacks “Affirmative Action” in the 1960’s and implemented scores of programs and handouts for them over the decades. That’s their “reparation and redistribution”. When I was getting ready to go to college in the early 70’s, the issue of less academically qualified blacks taking the college spots of more qualified students was in the news. It wasn’t a fair practice, but we “whites” gave it to them anyway. Yet, blacks want more in the form of currency, as there are still way too many who don’t want to work honestly to achieve their life goals. The… Read more »

True Dan
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True Dan

Instead of reparations, offer them jobs. If nothing else, jobs picking up trash on streets, vacant lots and highways and jobs removing graffiti.

Jackie Puppet
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The activist, Leslie Turner, who asked the question of de Blasio, doesn’t like the “All Lives Matter” answer he gave, either.

Racist.

William
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William

I am certain that some of my Irish-Catholic ancestors were de facto slaves. You could say that they came here voluntarily but they left Ireland to escape “The Poverty”. It was either leave Ireland or starve to death. They entered into varying degrees of indentured servitude which was in many ways worse than chattel slavery. Blacks were more highly valued, the Irish, especially the Catholics, were at the absolute bottom of the social hierarchy. Hence the old expression, an Irishman is just a nig*er turned inside out. Reading this it occurred to me that maybe I should ask for reparations.… Read more »

Lana
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Lana

Yeah, we already have wealth redistribution…I have a well qualified engineer friend who can’t find a job. All the applications forms want to know the race before the qualifications and the race if the defining arbiter whether one gets the job. In cases where East Indians have reached places of power in this field ( and I suspect many others ) they only hire other Indians.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Commie… no friend of groundhogs, either.

Glenn47
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Glenn47

I am still curious as to what his wife did with the 850 Million of the cities money. No accounting what so ever.
Redistribution, who died and put him in charge. Last I heard donating to charities was voluntary, the rest can go and earn their own money.

Steven Broiles
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Well, the White Dinkins strikes out again! MY GOD THE MAN IS A MORON!!! Actually, we DO have a program to redistribute wealth: It’s called public education. It’s funded by property taxes, which redistributes the wealth. What a scam: You go to twelve years of public school, and wind up paying property taxes for the rest of your life! D’oh! We have to be careful and keep watch on the political system in America. The Democrats are becoming emboldened with their socialism, and “Kaiser Wilhelm” won’t sell even in New York anymore, but the Dems will come up with someone… Read more »