By Larry Gordon –
I like to think of the Di Blassio victory in New York City yesterday as more of a tale of two tails as he promises to shift New York into reverse and seeks to implement his unworkable progressive vision. Message to Bill—just take a look in the rear view mirror to get a good luck at the Obama train wreck. It’s a work in progress, but still quite a spectacle.
Di Blassio says things and will promise to do things that have been proven not to be effective. Razing taxes on the so called rich and on business in the city will prompt a spike in unemployment as businesses will either lay off people or seek to move out of the city asap.
Governor Cuomo scored a resounding victory in New York with the passage into law of a proposal to bring full Las Vegas type casinos into New York. The Governor says that we have been hemorrhaging money by forcing gamblers from the state to look for income opportunities at the blackjack and craps tables in New Jersey and Connecticut. And he may have a point there. It just may be the right time to allow people to spend their food, rent and insurance money on gambling losses here in New York. If you are going to squander money that destroys families why not do it here so that the tax income can be redistributed with greater efficiency.
We have a fresh face and a fresh look in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office after three decades with the election of Ken Thompson. Prosecuting crime in Brooklyn is a tough job. And the Di Blassio plan is to keep the DA’s and the public defender’s office very busy. After all people have a right to commit crimes and we the people have the additional right to prosecute them. Is that the way it works?
Out here in Nassau County incumbent Ed Managano handily defeated former County Executive Tom Suozzi. It was a tough and confusing campaign. Few understood or were able to absorb the conflicting campaign messages about which one was more committed to steering Nassau County to economic insolvency. In the end the people ignored the bluster and sought to stay the course.
Over in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christy won a resounding victory. The magic about Christy is that he is a Republican that wins by landslide numbers in a blue liberal Democratic state. Today he looks like he may be the man that we will have to hand the shovel to dig us out of the Obama mess into which we are sinking deeper every day.