Mayor DeBlasio Panders To Protesters With Taxpayer Funded Project
The blue state of New York once again shows us just how inept they are when it comes to leadership. This time it is New York City's Mayor DeBlasio who has made the blunder. DeBlasio is going to use taxpayer money to pay for a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower. I guess he thinks he is sticking it to Trump, but really he is just screwing over New York taxpayers, while appearing to show favoritism to a cause.
"Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to install a massive Black Lives Matter mural right outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, The Post has learned.
Plans for the mural — which will be painted in yellow block letters along Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets — come as the city grapples with troubling surges in gun violence and illegal firework activity.
“Obviously he is doing it to antagonize the president,” a source said. “This is what he is concerned about while the city burns. What an amateur politician.”
The source said the mayor’s office reached out to the Department of Transportation about the feasibility of the mural — but it was mentioned that de Blasio wanted it done."
“The president is a disgrace to the values we cherish in New York City,” Julia Arredondo, a spokeswoman for Mayor de Blasio, said in a statement. “He can’t run or deny the reality we are facing, and any time he wants to set foot in the place he claims is his hometown, he should be reminded Black Lives Matter.”
"The reports of the mural came the same day de Blasio announced that the jobs of tens of thousands of New York City employees are on the chopping block due to budget shortfalls stemming from the COVID-19 crisis.
Fox News reported that "during a news conference Wednesday, de Blasio said the city is facing $9 billion in lost revenue, with a possibility that losses could end up actually being much higher." He said 22,000 municipal employees could be laid off to bridge the gap."
So NYC just lost Billions in revenue and they think now is the time to spend money on a giant mural to pander to protesters and stick it to Trump. Sure that makes sense... He should include that in pink slips he sends out to 22k people that are likely going to lose their jobs. I wonder how many jobs he would be saved if he were to skip the mural? Even if it's only a couple, that's food on the table for a family, versus a pointless mural.