New York City rents, both residential and commercial, have become so sky high that they have fundamentally altered the economic/population structure of the city in the most non-progressive way possible.
What started under Giuliani and continued under Bloomberg, both Republicans, has continued to spiral out of control under DeBlasio so the idea of him embracing a Republican market forces style vision for New York City completely destroys his accomplishments as a progressive.
If you can’t afford to live in New York City and have to leave or if you live in New York City under such economic stress due to high rent and the prices for goods marked up due to high rent then free kindergarden don’t cut it.
It’s a pebble tossed into an ocean.
This is why I denounce his candidacy as it’s a bullshit form of liberalism acceptable only to limousine liberals.
So fuck him bigly.
From the Intercept:
Privately she tells executives. She didn’t tell any of us anything privately.
She’s happy to foster a liberal hero image by sparring with the Giant Cheese Doodle.
She’s happy to have you extrapolate from her sparring that she’s on your side.
But she’s talking privately to insurance company executives.
From the Guardian:
It is possible to create a fair society where humans are happy.
But we’re not going to work towards that cuz it’s hard work and it’s not profitable for the people in charge.
So we’re working on a pill.
From NBC News:
For those folks not paying attention Nancy Pelosi is fucking around with House rules to essentially cock block universal health care. This is my main beef with Pelosi and a large part of the centrist Democratic Party. They continue to insist on the awesomeness of Obamacare and are down with a for profit healthcare system.
Obviously they’ve never been on Obamacare as a normal American or they would recognize it kinda blows and only shines when you compare it to Trump’s bag of shit health care plans which amounts to a ‘good luck out there bitches’ kinda thing.
If Pelosi can’t bring herself to make American bodies a non-profit obligation of the government you can’t really trust her with much else.
From the Guardian here:
The sad reality is that Trump has given more of a shit to victims of neoliberalism and globalization than Hillary Clinton and Obama and Bubba Clinton.
Of course they would vehemently deny this but if their lives were decent and their economic futures assured at the same level as Obama’s tech donors we never would have been treated to the Trump.
It is the rotting body in Obama’s Presidential closet that his economic policies brought on Trump. He’s never going to cop to it but it’s true.
Headline from the Guardian:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stages climate protest at Nancy Pelosi’s office – live
From CNBC here:
Large companies actually cut back on bonuses in 2018 and plan to do so even more next year, according to new data from Aon, an insurance broker. (It surveyed 1,000 businesses with 5,000 or more employees.)
“It’s particularly startling in light of the fact that the economy is strong and company performance is very good,” said Ken Abosch, broad-based compensation leader at Aon.
It’s not startling, it’s business as usual.
The goal is not to pay you and not to make you prosperous.
The goal is to make as much money for shareholders as possible and pay it out to them in increased share price or via dividends.
I don’t know why any American with half a god damn brain would be surprised that wages aren’t growing.
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature.