Meet Bill de Blasio, Democrat candidate for mayor in NYC.
On Monday's front page, The New York Times took a peek at de Blasio's past by, in part, highlighting his activities in the late 1980s:
Mr. de Blasio became an ardent supporter of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries. He helped raise funds for the Sandinistas in New York and subscribed to the party’s newspaper, Barricada, or Barricade. When he was asked at a meeting in 1990 about his goals for society, he said he was an advocate of “democratic socialism.”
Now, Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, describes himself as a progressive. He has campaigned for mayor as a liberal firebrand who would set out to reduce inequality in the city by offering more help to poor families and asking wealthy residents to pay more in taxes. He said that seeing the efforts of the Sandinistas up close strengthened his view that government should protect and enhance the lives of the poor.I wonder if New Yorkers are following how socialism is crumbling in Venezuela post-Chavez.
Troops occupy the toilet paper factories in Venezuela, but there's still not enough toilet paper. Troops occupy the power plants, yet still the grid still wobbles and fails.
For NYC, de Blasio envisions taxing the rich more. Will New York's "rich" finally say no and move on when a mayor with an out-right socialist resume takes office?
Oh, by the way... The Times is also reporting Barack Obama has endorsed de Blasio's bid for office.