New York City Mayor De Blasio introduced a plan this week that would allow the government to seize private property from “bad landlords.”
“When a landlord tries to push out a tenant by making their home unlivable, a team of inspectors and law enforcement agents will be on the ground to stop it in time. If the fines and the penalties don’t cut it, we will seize their buildings and we will put them in the hands of a community nonprofit that will treat tenants with the respect they deserve,” Bill de Blasio said according to the NY Daily News.
Bill de Blasio made these shocking remarks during his yearly State of the City address which left one Assembly member saying, “My first reaction was, ‘Is this communist Cuba?’”
State Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who ran against De Blasio in the 2017 mayoral race, told Fox News, “I can say that as a daughter of Cuban refugees who fled Castro’s Cuba in 1959, this is what happened to her family, she had her home taken, my grandfather had his gas station taken.”
“This is extreme even for Mayor de Blasio, because we know that he has socialist leanings, but this is straight communism and I think it’s very scary to America-loving, democracy-loving people.”
According to the communist Mayor’s website, the city is “pursuing new local law to seize upwards of 40 of the most distressed multiple dwelling buildings annually and transition them to responsible, mission driven ownership.”
De Blasio is on a big government communist roll — he recently promised healthcare for all city residents, including illegal aliens.
“Health care is a right, not a privilege reserved for those who can afford it,” de Blasio said in a statement. “While the federal government works to gut health care for millions of Americans, New York City is leading the way by guaranteeing that every New Yorker has access to quality, comprehensive access to care, regardless of immigration status or their ability to pay.”
De Blasio has also floated the prospect of running for president in 2020.