The recent ruling in finding NYC’s prevailing wage unconstitutional was the correct decision. Bloomberg understands the fundamental economic premise regarding paying a wage what the market dictates the worker is worth. Those that support the prevailing wage policies do not. It is both unfortunate and dangerous, because implementing a prevailing wage has two effects: 1) it devastates the very people its proponents think they are | Read More »
So I’ve been gone a while. Sorry about that. After Summer Games Done Quick and the Redstate Gathering, I was supposed to be back in action. But a case of the shingles took me down fast. I was a sleepless zombie in pain for a week. No fun. Was actually alright on Friday, but I had so much reading to do I couldn’t catch up in time to post on Friday, so here we are. Hang on.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become the face of nanny state politics during his tenure. Whether it be his unsuccessful bid to ban sodas he deemed to big, or his fight against big Styrofoam, “Nanny” Bloomberg has been obsessed with making decisions on your behalf. His current issue with how those in New York City live their lives? They take the escalator and elevator too much, | Read More »
I mean, how could it? Anthony Weiner is running for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner thus has a very good chance of becoming the next NYC Mayor. Eliot Spitzer heard this and said Hey, maybe I can get in on this action. Eliot Spitzer is thus running for office in NYC. Eliot | Read More »
The last week of the New York State Legislature is a flurry of activity as hundreds of bills are passed each day with marathon days starting at 9 or 10 a.m. until the early hours of the morning. This week was dominated in the headlines by the governor’s ten plank “Women’s Equality Agenda” a program that featured a radical abortion expansion provision as the tenth | Read More »
There are three races in the Middle Atlantic states in 2014- Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. In Maryland, a reliably blue state of late in statewide races, incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley is term limited thus creating an open race. For the Democratic Party, there are several potential candidates but only Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has officially declared and received an almost immediate endorsement from the | Read More »
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been crisscrossing Upstate New York pitching his latest idea for an economic recovery. That plan is Tax-Free NY, which would provide businesses north of Westchester County, with a ten year exemption from property, sales, and business/corporate taxes. Employees of the chosen businesses will be exempted from income tax for five years. The “tax-free zones” will be located on State of New | Read More »
(Updated: Yes, I support the Weiner/Spritzer ticket. Why do you ask?) Come, I will hide nothing from you: I want to see Anthony Weiner elected Mayor of New York City. And deep down, you know you want it too. So here are the top ten reasons I want to see a Mayor Weiner: 10) Let’s be honest with ourselves. If New York City broke off | Read More »
New Rochelle, New York, city council member Jared R. Rice(D) thinks that the Gadsden flag, also known as the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag, is offensive. So earlier this month Mr. Rice complained about the flag flying on a flag pole at the New Rochelle Armory to the city’s manager asking for it to be removed. The manager initially declined, however the Democrat majority of | Read More »
(H/T: Jammie Wearing Fools) Geez Louise. State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this year’s mayoral election through fraud and bribes. The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith — one of the state’s top Democrats — placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said. | Read More »
Last week the House voted on 6 different budget frameworks. Surprisingly, with so many budgets to choose from, Rep. Bill Owens couldn’t bring himself to support a single one. He’s a budget nihilist. Owens’ refusal to support any budget last week is a classic case of a Washington politician trying to have his cake and eat it too. By opposing everything and failing to offer | Read More »
Governor Cuomo did this epically, admitting that the restrictions on magazine possession that he pushed through and signed into law earlier in the year are too flawed to exist, and need to be repealed. “There is no such thing as a seven-bullet magazine. That doesn’t exist. So you really have no practical option.” – Andrew Cuomo So why the [expletive deleted] did you sign | Read More »
Alternate title: Son, you’re on your own. The New York state budget currently under negotiation may be remembered years from now as the beginning of the end for many small towns, cities and school districts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo had tough words Friday for local officials facing fiscal crises and seeking more help from Albany, telling them they should consolidate services or whole governments and school | Read More »
New York City’s ban on select beverages larger than 16 ounces struck many of us as a progressive nanny state running its due course. It was a senseless blow to liberty, expanding government in a pointless way, that also happened to affect less-wealthy New Yorkers disproportionately.
But as the city now turns toward enforcement of the ban, new developments in city government point to a disturbing revelation: New York City’s health department knows nothing about science, about testing, or about how to use calibrated instrumentation to make accurate measurements in restaurants.
In expanding the nanny state, Mike Bloomberg reveals New Yorkers probably aren’t very safe under its growing umbrella.