Bill De Blasio became the 109th Mayor of New York City yesterday. He took the oath using a Bible once used by FDR, which went missing for a short time after the ceremony. Along with Bill De Blasio was his wife, Chirlane McCary and their two teenage children, Dante and Chiara. At 52, De Blasio is the first Democrat mayor of the Big Apple since the no-fat yogurt scandal got Giuliani elected in 1993. Actually, that was a spoof from the TV series ′Seinfeld′. But there is no comedy in the fact that NYC now has a genuine Marxist as its new mayor.
Before Giuliani, New York City had become a trash heap. The streets were filthy as homeless beggars and drug addicts littered the avenues with urine and feces. Crime was rampant and corruption ruled the day. When elected, Giuliani cleaned up the city, reducing crime and taxes, spurring a revitalization that made New York one of the best cities in the world. Now that a true Democrat is back in office, we can expect to see a return to the bad old days. Soon, we will not be able to tell the difference between NYC and a cesspool now that the ugly head of Socialism has returned.
What does this say about the rest of America? Probably not too much. New York City is one of those special cases where stupidity is the norm as far as politics goes. They gave Bloomberg three terms and what did he do other than wage war of tobacco, salt and sugar. A recent poll shows that nearly three-quarters of Americans believe that Big Government is dangerous. People are fleeing NYC, as well as New York state due to excessive taxation and regulations.
So goo luck to you New Yorkers as Bill De Blasio takes the office of mayor. He took the oath yesterday, accompanied by his wife, Chirlane McCray and their two teenage children, Dante and Chiara. I am glad that the FDR bible turned up after going missing for several hours. But that does not change the fact that Bill De Blasio is a real, live Marxist who intends to raise taxes and redistribute wealth.