De Blasio’s Waging a Liberal War on the Rich

Letter on De Blasio’s Mansion Tax


I am so bored with rich champions of the lower classes.  I am tired of De Blasio trying to feel good about himself by seducing the poor while proposing a “mansion tax.”


In punishing the rich he thinks that he is building his voting base. He will use the tax money to make 200,000 affordable living spaces.  Why that could represent 200,000 more votes for him and just as many boring housing units.


De Blasio lives in Gracie Mansion and is the most powerful, spoiled man in the city. He jumps from limousine to limousine.   He recites his usual litany of dimwitted clichés—“This can’t be a city of just penthouses and luxury condos.”


Why not?  Has he ever been to the rich sections of Paris and London?  That’s what makes these cities beautiful, not their violent slums.


Does De Blasio think that he’s going to make New York exciting by displaying our affordable housing?  Sure, let’s skip Fifth Avenue and look at the boulevards of Bed-Sty.


Is he a joke or the last laugh of a dying city?

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David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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