OPINION – If you want a glimpse of what the future is going to look like under the rule of ‘elitist’ socialists, one needs to look no further than the communist who is currently running New York City directly into the ground, at terminal velocity.
De Blasio has taken the once shining city on the hill, New York City, with the nation’s crown jewel, Manhattan, and has done everything in his power to turn the island into the s***hole that it was in the last 60’s and early 70’s. If you have an armored car, or are crazy enough to dare to take a ride down 5th avenue you will quickly get the feeling of just how bad things have gotten.
Just take a look at this video from June:
Now, with the city in shambles and Mayor de Blasio forced to resort to begging the federal government for a bail out (this is the financial capital of the world mind you, and they are out of money?) to avoid having to lay off 22,000 city workers:
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 4, 2020
With the city so strapped for cash, you would think that the Mayor would look at cutting his WIFE’s $2,000,000 budget for staff. Yes, you read that right … the city’s tax payers are paying $2 MILLION dollars a year for the ‘court’ of the queen of NYC. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is socialism in a nutshell. The ‘elite’ squat above us telling us we need to embrace austerity all while spending money on credit cards whose bills are paid by us, the lowly tax payer.
Fox News explains:
‘There’s no money for regular trash pickups or to maintain city parks, but Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife enjoys a 14-member staff — including a $70,000 videographer who captured her baking cookies during the pandemic.
Some of the Chirlane McCray staffers, who cost city taxpayers nearly $2 million a year combined, work for the first lady’s $1.25 billion mental health initiative ThriveNYC, which has come under fire for its lack of metrics.
“Whatever happened to the money from ThriveNYC?” asked City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Queens).
“How much taxpayer money will the mayor’s wife pilfer before leaving office? How can she sleep at night hiring these hacks knowing so many other city workers are facing layoffs this fall? This is a disgrace!” Ulrich fumed.’
Ulrich is revering to the staggering $850,000,000 in city funds that has gone ‘unaccounted for’ which under the control of the Mayor’s wife.
‘McCray has a core team of eight staffers, according to a recent list provided to The Post following a Freedom of Information Law request filed in October 2019. This is despite the city facing layoffs of 22,000 municipal workers over the coronavirus-induced budget crisis.
There’s a $117,000-a-year speechwriter, even though McCray held that same position under former Mayor David Dinkins, and a $150,000-a-year senior adviser who was recruited in April after de Blasio announced a hiring freeze to help close a $7 billion deficit caused by the coronavirus.
But she has at least six other city employees deputized to her office from other public agencies, as was first reported by The City. That makes a robust roster of 14 staffers– double the amount she had in 2018.’
Who else is on the never-ending pay off … err payroll?
‘Other members of the shadow staff who participated in a “Team Lunch” in The Bronx in January 2019, according to McCray’s public schedule, are a $143,000-a-year public relations director, also from the Department of Health, and a special assistant from the mayor’s office who makes $115,000.
Then there’s the $130,000 “executive program specialist” from the Dept. of Social Services and $65,000 “associate director of advance” to the first lady.’
In true Marie Antoinette style, the spokeswoman for City Hall, Chanel Caraway had the audacity to suggested that New Yorker’s should not be complaining , but rather THANKING the first lady’s staff for their selfless contributions to the city. If this does not wake you up to how these bureaucrats think, nothing will.
‘“The First Lady manages a robust portfolio and her team works tirelessly to carry out goals and priorities on issues like mental health and domestic violence that will improve the lives of New Yorkers,” she said.
“As the City navigates unprecedented challenges triggered by the COVID-19 crisis, these public servants continue to show up everyday to deliver solutions that reach into every neighborhood and family, and we owe them a debt of gratitude,” Caraway said’
Look, if you reside in NYC and have not moved yet, I don’t know what to tell you, you’re getting what you deserve.
This country is heading towards a breaking point and it is not going to be pretty. Here is a piece of advice, move to a modest house with acreage, a well and solar power. Buy guns and ammo, make friends with like minded neighbors. Develop plans for when the mob comes for your neighborhood.
I don’t mean to sound over dramatic, but I have a feeling that things are only going to get worse from here on out …
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