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  • And Then There's The Truth: The Big Rotten Apple

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  • The city and state of New York are committing suicide. Former Mayor 
    Rudolph Giuliani once led this city to prosperity and helped unite it 
    after 9/11.
    Then came Michael Bloomberg who decided he knew better than you what 
    was good for you. You may remember his policy of attempting to ban all 
    soft drinks over 16 ounces.
    He and Governor Andrew Cuomo also championed huge gun control measures 
    statewide making New York one of the most restrictive anti-gun states 
    in the nation.
    Governor Cuomo was then quoted as saying that people who are anti-
    abortion, pro second amendment, and pro traditional marriage, are 
    extreme conservatives and “have no place in the state of New York.”
    Cuomo says he’s a practicing Catholic but his own church is opposed to 
    two out of three of his get out of New York points.
    Then came newly elected New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. Pledging 
    to address income inequality between the rich and poor, that he calls 
    “A tale of two cities,” he won a resounding victory in November with 
    more than 70% of the vote.
    At De Blasio’s inauguration, former President Bill Clinton called 
    income inequality a moral outrage and said eliminating it will “give 
    people the security they need to tackle problems like climate change.”
    The first way to conquer this they say are tax increases. The first 
    proposed tax increase is on people with incomes over $500,000.
    New York City and state taxes together already constitute one of the 
    highest tax burdens in the country and any more could drive those 
    taxpayers to states with lower taxes.
    To further his agenda, Mayor De Blasio announced he is cutting $210 
    million in funding set aside for charter schools.
    He argued that charter schools have a “destructive impact” on 
    traditional schools even though charter schools have given thousands 
    of low income minority children their only shot at a decent education.
    Children opting out of traditional public schools are a threat to the 
    teachers’ unions, which supported De Blasio during his campaign so he 
    will do whatever he can to stop the expansion of these programs.
    De Blasio also declared that New York City’s public schools will be 
    closed for at least two Muslim holy days.
    So now what if students from other various ethnicities now demand 
    Page 2 of 2 - their uniquely ethnic holidays be added to the school vacation calendar?
    Mr. De Blasio then claimed that the city is “underserved” by its 
    dozens of abortion locations and pledged to help abortion supporters 
    wipe out pro-life crisis pregnancy centers. He campaigned for 
    increased access to abortion providers despite New York City having 
    the highest abortion rate in the country. According to New York 
    Magazine, approximately 41% of pregnancies in New York City end in 
    To appease the animal rights activists, the new mayor has vowed to get 
    rid of the horse-drawn carriages in Central Park and replace them with 
    electric cars. This is a wildly popular tourist attraction that’s been 
    around for 100 years. If that wasn’t enough, De Blasio plans to give 
    illegal aliens city government issued ID cards, allowing the access to 
    city services.
    Bill De Blasio is sending New York City toward the inevitable 
    destruction that is the fascist nanny state and Governor Cuomo has 
    sent a message that it’s not acceptable to be a conservative in the 
    state of New York.
    They represent the direction that every liberal wants to head.
    They call it progressive but it’s actually regressive. Ask any Marxist 
    what our government’s responsibilities should be, and they will give 
    you a laundry list of things that aren’t expressed in the constitution.
    The problem is that these ideas have been tried many times before, and 
    every single time, they have failed miserably. Marxist philosophies 
    never work.
    As New York turns into a leftist progressive dream state, reality will 
    rear its ugly head.
    In a city where democrats outnumber republicans six to one and where 
    it’s possible for children without insurance to literally get a sex 
    change operation at taxpayer expense, nothing should surprise us.
    This is a leftist progressive’s dream and when it all implodes, it’ll 
    once again be conservatives that will be asked to bail them out.